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France expertly trolls the White House on the Paris Agreement again

Some of the governors are part of a group that also includes companies, mayors and university presidents that are planning to present a plan to the United Nations that would meet the greenhouse-gas emission targets under the Paris climate agreement that President Trump pulled the US out of on Thursday, The New York Times reported . [Full Article...]

White House: Trump will not exert executive privilege over Comey

White House: Trump will not exert executive privilege over Comey USA presidents in the past have invoked executive privilege to keep their conversations with top aides secret. "The president's power to exert executive privilege is very well established". The former FBI Director's testimony is set to begin at 10 a.m. ET. Read: Comey to testify Trump asked him to end Russian Federation probe. The statement lays to rest speculation that Trump would t... [Full Article...]

Putin denies knowledge of Jared Kushner's back channel proposal

Kelly pointed out that there are two congressional investigations and an FBI probe into the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russian Federation, and that the FBI investigation is spearheaded by special counsel Robert Mueller. NBC News has reported that Flynn is considered a formal "subject" of the Russian Federation probe, which includes a deep look at his business interests, though no evidenc... [Full Article...]

Bloomberg pledges $15M to United Nations to cover U.S. climate share

Bloomberg pledges $15M to United Nations to cover U.S. climate share Mr Pruitt himself said he was not convinced anything could be done about the impact of human activity on climate change . Both he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed their intension to progress with TPP 11 - all the countries involved, except the US. [Full Article...]

Trump will not use executive privilege to block James Comey's testimony

Trump will not use executive privilege to block James Comey's testimony Some legal observers speculated that a Trump assertion of executive privilege would be hampered by the president's public conversations about his interactions with Comey, such as in the interview with NBC's Lester Holt. Mr Trump's decision to fire Mr Comey led the Justice Department to appoint special counsel - former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller - to look into allegatio... [Full Article...]

No Proof of Trump Team's Contact With Russians, Says White House

No Proof of Trump Team's Contact With Russians, Says White House The intelligence was among the clues - which also included information about direct communications between Trump's advisers and Russian officials - that USA officials received a year ago as they began investigating Russian attempts to disrupt the election and whether any of Trump's associates were assisting Russia in the effort. [Full Article...]

White House: Trump will not claim executive privilege to block Comey testimony

White House: Trump will not claim executive privilege to block Comey testimony Comey was leading a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's United States presidential election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign when the president fired him last month. "The president's power to assert executive privilege is well established", Sanders said at the briefing. The White House has denied that the conversation with Comey took... [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out at London mayor -- again

Trump lashes out at London mayor -- again The White House on Monday defended President Donald Trump's tweets targeting London Mayor Sadiq Khan , saying that he was not trying to cause trouble with Khan. Others knocked Trump for the tweet , including former Rep Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a gunshot to the head at a constituent event in 2011 and has since become among the most prominent advocates for gun control legislation. [Full Article...]


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