Maher asked about allegations of Russian hacking and interference in the 2016 USA election. JOHN DICKERSON: The White House also said that they talked to FBI Director Comey about the investigation going on and that Comey told them or that the FBI told the White House there was nothing to these stories about Russians contacting Trump administration officials.
The meeting is the latest effort to ease long-standing tensions between the two countries. Iraq past year asked Saudi Arabia to replace its ambassador, Thamer al-Sabhan, after his comments about Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs and alleged persecution of Sunni Muslims angered local Shi'ite Muslim politicians and militia leaders.
In response, social media has erupted in petitions to join and form third parties , as well as somber declarations of the death of the Democratic party under the hashtag #DemExit . Ellison, on the other hand, was often portrayed as the "disrupter" who ran on a platform calling for drastic changes in the party. "Unity is essential.
Just the day before Trump announced he wouldn't be attending, his administration blocked several news outlets from attending an off-camera press briefing. "And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter - like, did we fake the moon landing?" But some members of the press saw silver linings in the announcement - in particular, an opportunity to return the dinner, typically attended by major media outlets and a plethora of celebrity guests, to its roots.
These fighters, which include hard-line Shiite Muslim forces designated as terrorists by the USA, are now officially part of Iraqi's security forces. Aridhi said the CTS, an elite force, had suffered no losses since the renewed push on west Mosul was launched on Sunday.
A man interviewed by Bill O'Reilly of Fox News this week, who was identified in an on-screen caption as a "Swedish Defense and National Security Advisor", turns out to be entirely unknown in his native country, with no connections to either the nation's defense or security services.