Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House
May 21 2017
The House and Senate, each conducting investigations into Russian involvement in the elections, plan to call Comey to testify before committees next week.
Chaffetz has scheduled a hearing on Comey's firing next Wednesday, although it's not clear if Comey will testify. That's what I want to be focused on because believe me, there's no collusion. I think it divides the country, I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things.
The Colombian President then went on to thank Trump, the United States Congress and people of America for supporting "Plan Colombia", the ambitious U.S aid program that funneled over 18 years more than US$10 billion into the so-called War on Drugs. He added that "everybody" says it's "ridiculous" to think he's done anything criminal, denying any collusion between himself and Russian Federation.
The newspaper is citing unidentified people familiar with the investigation.
Santos will walk away with no illusions about the fact that continuing administration support for the peace process will be contingent on turning the tide on cocoa.
The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats that firing the "nut job" Federal Bureau of Investigation director had relieved "great pressure" on him. It says one official had read quotations to the Times and another had confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion.
Yates, who drew the ire of Trump for issuing instructions to the Department of Justice not to defend his first travel ban executive order, said during her testimony that she had two in-person meetings with White House Counsel Don McGahn to discuss concerns about Flynn. He was sacked as national security adviser in February after it emerged he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations with Russia's ambassador to Washington in December.
"We knew the pattern of decision-making in Washington quite well, for decades, and suddenly that pattern has changed", said Silva, who served as Colombia's ambassador to Washington in the early nineties, and again from 2010 to 2012. The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations. Joe Lieberman was a leading candidate to become the country's next top cop.
The president departed Friday afternoon on a four-country, nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe. "This is the first time that this could be done because of the peace", Santos said, noting that previously the conflict had prevented building roads to the areas where coca is grown.
Congressional Republican leaders, under pressure to act on the growing number of controversies swirling out of the White House, applauded the Justice Department decision to conduct an independent probe with a special counsel.
The White House released a statement from Trump after the appointment was made, which said the probe would find there was no collusion between his campaign and a foreign entity. A lot of Democrats, however, are pouring cold water on that idea.
He says that even his "enemies" recognize his innocence, and he's declaring himself the most unfairly hounded president in history.
Mr. Trump said Thursday that he respects "the entire thing" but said that he personally has no ties to Russian Federation.
Elsewhere, senators held a closed-door briefing with Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, after which Sen.