Speaking at the Common Good forum in New York City, Gillibrand argued that Trump has "tried to undermine the basic institutions of our democracy", by firing former FBI Director James Comey earlier this week, saying Trump was further politicizing the department.
The president's morning Twitter comments again raised the specter of Richard Nixon, whose secretly taped conversations and telephone calls in the White House ultimately led to his downfall in the Watergate scandal. But sources have told CNN that Trump's decision to ax Comey was made after he grew increasingly frustrated with him following a congressional hearing last week in which he said he was "mildly nauseous" over the idea that he helped sway the 2016 election.
Of the Times report itself, President Trump would only say: "I read that article".
"As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!"
Mason then asked if the president thinks it's "appropriate to threaten someone like Mr. Comey not to speak".
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017.Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???
Democrats Going to Do Whatever It Takes to Impeach Trump In a weird twist on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to turn over to Congress records of Trump's discussions. And the Senate Intelligence Committeesent a letter to Comey asking him to appear before them in both closed and open sessions.
At least six candidates to be the bureau's director were in line Saturday for the first interviews with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, at Justice Department headquarters.
The White House has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation probe. On Thursday, Trump told NBC he knew he ran the risk that by firing Comey he would "confuse people" and "lengthen out the investigation" into ties to Russian Federation.
The president said he never pressured Comey into dropping the FBI investigation, and added that there was no "collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians". "You know, it depends on how you define loyalty, No. 1; No. 2, I don't know how it got out there because I didn't ask that question".
Perhaps the White House has a different definition of the word "threat" than literally everyone else in the English-speaking world.
USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of interference in the election aimed at tilting the vote in Trump's favor.
The figure includes discouraged workers who stopped looking as well as part-time workers who want but can't get full-time jobs. The 37,400-strong jump in jobs boosted the Australian dollar AUD=D4 which rose a third of a USA cent to a two-week high.
The Harris study, in its 29th year, measures the strength of brands across various media - from travel to finance to restaurants. This year's study was based on input from 102,617 USA consumers age 15 and older between December 30, 2016 and February 21.
Channel 2 TV said one American official told the Israelis the site is "not your territory" but part of the occupied West Bank. A USA official who confirmed the disclosure to The Associated Press said the revelation potentially put the source at risk.
OnePlus has announced that it is teaming up with DxO Labs to improve the photography experience of its upcoming OnePlus 5. DxO has lots of experience "and expertise, both for professional cameras and for smartphones", the company said .
Ultimately, she told Cooper , she has no regrets about her decisions during her tenure as acting attorney general. Aside from that breach of trust, the big problem was that there was no way he could get away with it.
Jinder Mahal continued his winning ways on Smackdown Live Tuesday as he defeated AJ Styles and laid out WWE Champion Randy Orton. Maybe there's more to Mahal than most have seen to date, but he still seems to need a bit of development to hang with Orton.
She is all set to present the romantic tragedy, Devdas to an global audience for a second time in Cannes this year. While mom Aishwarya looked a little guarded, Aaradhya, on the other hand, did not mind goofing around.
Being surrounded by all the new talent coming in - led by point guard Matt Coleman - should only help what Bamba can do, as well. But thanks to the surprise commitment of Bamba, the Longhorns will still be really good either way.
Therefore, says the Justice Department, "it follows that an endeavor to obstruct justice need not be successful to be criminal". The Justice Department's appointment late Wednesday of a special counsel in the case is a positive development.
" Young Sheldon " and his grown-up version on "The Big Bang Theory" will be paired on CBS' Thursday night schedule this fall. Sunday , it's 60 Minutes in its 50 year, followed by new drama Wisdom of the Crowd , NCIS: Los Angeles and Madam Secretary .
The single-cam comedy examining one man's life over a 50-year span - with Moynihan playing the protagonist at age 40. This season was planned to be his final hurrah with the show, freeing him up to delve into the network comedy world.
The classified information Donald Trump told Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting reportedly came from Israeli sources . Vladimir Putin says he is willing to hand over a transcript of a discussion between Donald Trump and senior Russian officials.
Bella Thorne shows off flowers after Scott Disick date
His partying and drinking were so out of control that some of his friends think it best that he goes back into rehab. She had on a fluffy white jacket and accessorized with a gold septum ring and layers of gold chokers.
SSE squeezes higher profits from household energy customers
It said in a statement: "As a major energy supplier we believe customers" best interests is served by competition, not caps. Its wholesale business reported an operating profit of 498.2 million pounds after a loss of 481.3 million in 2015/16.
Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead
The storm also knocked out telephone service into and out of the city, while school officials have canceled classes for Wednesday. The area stretches from the Texas Panhandle through Oklahoma, western Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa into Minnesota and Wisconsin.
KitKat trade mark crumbles before Court of Appeal
Yesterday, Chancellor of the High Court Lord Justice Vos, Lord Justice Kitchin and Lord Justice Floyd issued a unanimous opinion. A spokesperson for Nestle said: "Nestle is disappointed by the Court of Appeal judgment and is considering next steps".
Chevrolet to pull out of India, South Africa
Its first stint in India dates back to 1928 when it assembled cars, buses and trucks under the Chevrolet brand. The giant has said it is investing around $600m a year as it ramps up efforts to develop driverless vehicles.
Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?
Comey was leading an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election when he was sacked by Trump. But the White House (and, in the case of the Comey-Trump memos, the FBI) could just decide not to hand anything over.
Bollywood's favourite mom, Reema Lagoo passes away
She took the name Reema Lagoo after her marriage - she and her husband later separated but Ms Lagoo retained the name. Veteran actor Reema Lagoo passed away at the age of 59 this morning after suffering a cardiac arrest.
What you need to know about North Korea's missile test
The adoption of the statement comes on the eve of an emergency, closed-door meeting of the Security Council scheduled for Tuesday. North Korea published photos and video clips from Sunday's successful launch of its Hwasong-12 midrange missile.