Sessions mulling second special counsel to investigate Republican concerns, letter shows
Nov 15, 2017, 00:52
In response, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote that Sessions had "directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters", and those prosecutors would "report directly to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not now under investigation should be opened, whether any matters now under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel". Mr Sessions said the Trump campaign "was a brilliant campaign in many ways".
"After reading his account, and to the best of my recollection, I believe that I wanted to make clear to him that he was not authorized to represent the campaign with the Russian government, or any other foreign government, for that matter", Sessions said on Tuesday. His letter, signed by 19 other Republicans, said that Judiciary Committee members were concerned that Mueller might not have a broad enough mandate to investigate other election-related matters, which he said included actions taken by Comey, Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Mr Page's trip has drawn scrutiny in inquiries into Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
And at his latest appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sessions seemed to shift his position again.
"You can't x-ray people's minds to see what they were thinking and what they knew, so perjury can be a hard crime to prove", said Bennett Gershman, a professor of criminal law at Pace Law School.
Those questions have only deepened since the guilty plea last month of George Papadopoulos, a former Trump adviser who served on the council Sessions chaired and who proposed arranging a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
All are Republicans who have apparently copped to smoking pot. We know the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, paid for, through the law firm, paid for the dossier [that alleges Trump-Russia ties].
"I'm not able to reveal internal investigatory matters", Sessions said.
He struggled to answer when asked the same about white groups. Democrats have said they plan to ask Sessions about what they see as the discrepancies, some of which he has yet to address publicly.
Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, displayed copies of a series of recent tweets from Mr. Trump in which the president called for an investigation into Russia's 2010 purchase of uranium rights and donations to the Clinton Foundation while Mrs. Clinton led the State Department.
The panic-stricken passengers tried to rush to one side, but the inexperienced driver failed to control and the boat overturned. The passengers were travelling to Pavitra Sangamam to see a daily ritual when the boat lost its balance.
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Police have not provided details of the assault, citing security reasons, only saying that Boucher was an acquaintance of Paul. By late Saturday, the page had been overrun by other Facebook users criticizing Boucher for his alleged assault on Paul.
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - that's about in the middle of the country. Australian tourists are most likely to climb the rock followed by the Japanese, according to the park's figures.
Podesta and Wasserman Schultz last month denied knowledge about payments when interviewed by congressional investigators. Last week Trump labeled the deal, which gave Russia 20 per cent of the U.S.'s uranium to Russia, 'Watergate modern age'.
I'm going to vote for Roy Moore to make a statement.' So, I don't interpret the 29 percent as condoning what Roy Moore did. The woman, Beverly Young Nelson, said at a press conference that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and 16.
His trip to Indonesia marked the first time he made a state visit to a foreign nation since taking office in May. The two leaders last met in July in Berlin, on the sidelines of the Group of 20, or G-20, summit.
FSU President Thrasher says the ban on Greek life will stay in place until there is a new culture in place for the organizations. They also cannot have any organized participation in homecoming activities, which are scheduled for next week.
A Philly judge sentenced the popular rapper to 2 to 4 years in prison for violating probation in the almost decade-old case. In ending Mill's probation, Brinkley cited technical violations including misdemeanor arrests in New York City and St.
We're guessing that every court decision made in the future, as evidenced by history, will be appealed, so don't expect Apple vs. That amount excluded another $382 million in damages for allegations that Samsung copied Apple's packaging materials.
Watson left the game twice, including an early trip to the locker room at the end of the first half, but returned each time. Watson has thrown more touchdown passes (19) in his first seven games than anyone in National Football League history.
Alibaba racks up $35b in Singles' Day sales
But JD.com, reporting 11.11 figures for the first time, generated 127.1 billion RMB in revenue, or $19.14 billion. The day was unremarkable until 2009, when Alibaba turned the occasion into an online shopping festival.
Apple wants AR headset to 'succeed' the iPhone by 2020
AR could help Apple re-energize its fan base and re-establish its mobile leadership, according to TechRepublic's Conner Forrest . We don't know too many details about the headset , but it sounds like it will be a direct competitor to Microsoft Hololens .
IPad 2018 could borrow the best features from the iPhone X
Apple has invested somewhat heavily in Touch ID, the company's fingerprint sensor; it's used on the iPad and the MacBook Pro. With the declining revenues garnered from iPad sales, Apple is expected to redesign the iPad on the lines of the iPhone X.
One way to get bumped from jury duty: be Barack Obama
Obama still owns a home at 51st and Greenwood, and is registered to vote in Chicago , although he and his family live in D.C. For his day of public service, he will presumably receive the standard payment for every Cook County juror, which is $17.20.
Got The Apple 'i' Glitch? Here's How To Fix It
Apple has not yet released a software update to fix the bug, but they have a suggestion for frustrated "A?" phone users. For those who are, Apple has provided a temporary workaround until a software patch can be issued.
PlayStation Trophies Can Now Earn You Discounts
The system has been updated so it will now allow you to convert trophies you've earned in various games towards currency as well. With all that said, there's no timetable as to when Xbox would begin to implement a feature like this or even if they will.
Yemen rebels fired at Saudi Arabia's missile
Al Arabiya TV reported the missile was sacked from Yemen and was brought down close to the capital by Saudi air defence forces. The explosion occurred in one of the terminals of the global airport king Khalid, 35 km from Riyadh. "This is not the end".
Timeline: Trump's Las Vegas vs. NY responses
In practice, that promise so far has been labeled "enhanced vetting", which has been implemented in regards to the U.S. We need quick justice, and we need strong justice, much quicker and much stronger than we have right now.
Flash Flood Watch in effect through late tonight
It will be partly sunny with a chance of rain on Friday and partly sunny, but drier, on Saturday and Sunday. The low overnight at the Covington airport was 41 and highs are only expected to reach the low 50s.
76ers' rookie Fultz (shoulder) out indefinitely
There is no "structural impairment" in Fultz's shoulder, and he will continue physiotherapy treatment, the team said. It doesn't appear that Fultz's injury is as grievous as the other's, but you just never know with the 76ers.