Former intelligence officials criticize Trump's decision to revoke John Brennan's security cleara…
Aug 18, 2018, 01:46
"This action is quite clearly a signal to other former and current officials", the letter says. And, per an analysis at the Washington Post, he also knows former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled the infamous dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russian Federation. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump again called the probe a "rigged witch hunt" and said "these people led it!"
The White House announced Thursday that it was revoking the former Central Intelligence Agency director's clearance because of what press secretary Sarah Sanders called "unfounded and outrageous allegations".
"I've never respected him", Trump said.
Sanders added that Trump would review the security clearances of other critics: former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page; the FBI veterans no longer have clearances per Bureau exit procedures.
North Korea 'working on new missiles'
But many experts say those are neither irrevocable nor serious steps that could show the country is honest about denuclearization. But they did not agree on details, which will be further discussed through working-level talks, the ministry said.
He called Trump's assertion there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation "hogwash".
The extreme action of revoking security clearances is one more instance of Donald Trump undertaking measures that no other president has done, leaving legal analysts in question about whether the action is actually within his authority.
Mark Warner of Virginia, plans to introduce a resolution that would prevent the President from arbitrarily revoking security clearances, days after President Donald Trumprevoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.
McRaven called Brennan "one of the finest public servants I have ever known" and called on Trump to lift his own top secret clearance to show solidarity with Brennan. "The Obama Administration depended on stern words from President Obama to Vladimir Putin to keep this from happening, and it didn't work".
Bill Hemmer asked Rove about this, and the former George W. Bush-adviser panned Trump for making a "sideshow" out of his effort to punish his critics, saying it "might have been the right action for the wrong reason".
Whitmer, the first-ever female leader of a MI state Senate caucus, beat back challenges from former Detroit health director Dr. In a sign of Trump's looming presence in the midterms, both winners alluded to the president in their acceptance speeches.
Manchester United appear to have named Marcus Rashford as the club's new number 10 ahead of the upcoming season. David de Gea was kept relatively busy in the first period, making diving saves from Martinez and Serge Gnabry .
One of TMZ's sources, said: "She could die if she doesn't, and that's not going to be on my watch that we did nothing". A source previously told Entertainment Tonight that Demi was serious about getting back on track with her sobriety .
Erdogan appealed to a crowd in the city of Bayburt to exchange dollars and gold for Turkish lira to prop up the plunging currency. European stocks closed sharply lower on Friday amid fears that problems in Turkey could infect other eurozone countries.
He hit 11 of 20 passes for 212 yards, didn't turn the ball over and converted two fourth-down plays with his feet. Mayfield's National Football League debut got off to a rocky start after some conservative play-calling.
Sinclair already has 173 stations around the country, including KENV in Salt Lake City, KOMO in Seattle and WKRC in Cincinnati. Sinclair wanted to purchase Tribune Media's 42 stations in 33 markets, but there was a problem .
After Manigault Newman told Trump she'd been fired, he responded: "No, nobody even told me about it". The president also pointed out Omarosa only had great things to say about him until she was sacked .
Stewart said when he made his predictions, he was asked about who he thought Russian Federation wanted to win the election. All of them, except for Nielsen, specifically mentioned Russia's past and future- intended interference in USA elections.
Search and dive teams responded immediately and found the body of a young girl approximately 30 minutes after the initial report. A woman was arrested Thursday after she threw her 4-year-old daughter into a Tampa river , killing the child, police said .
Over 4,300 personnel assigned to the blaze have carved containment lines around 37 percent of the perimeter of the blaze. The fire has destroyed more than 1,000 structures and damaged almost 200 others.
Protesters interrupted a news conference that Freeman held this morning announcing the decision, according to ABC affiliate KSTP . Blevins springs from the curb and starts running, dropping the dog's leash and almost knocking over a woman with a stroller.
Trump signs defence policy bill with softened China measures
Rather, it authorizes the policies under which funding will be set by the appropriations committees and then voted on by Congress. To curb the impacts, the USA government will providing funding to allow businesses to pay for the technology they must replace.
I saw Donald Trump being racist many times, ex-aide claims
The reliability of Omarosa Manigault's claims about what's been going on in the Trump White House is coming under some question. At the time, an early Apprentice producer took to Twitter to say "there are far worse" behind-the-scenes tapes from the show.
Tech stocks drive Nasdaq higher; Dow, S&P flat
The S&P technology index fell 0.8 per cent, with Intel down 2.6 per cent after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "sell". Sinclair dropped 4 percent after Tribune Media ended its $3.9 billion deal to be acquired by Sinclair and filed suit.
NASA set to launch 'touch the Sun' spacecraft
On Saturday, August 11, NASA will launch its Parker Solar Probe from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. By operating so close to the Sun, it will be passing through an environment with enormous radio interference.
Samsung set to unveil next flagship Note smartphone
Samsung also said the popular shooter game " Fortnite " is coming to Android and will be exclusive to Samsung phones until Sunday. The new Note phone is expected to be bigger, have more generous storage and tout improved camera performance in low light.
Oscars announce new popular film category
Last year's telecast hit an all-time low in ratings with just 26.5 million viewers, a drop of 20% from the previous year. In a tweet Wednesday morning, the Academy announced it's planning a new category "around achievement in popular film ".
NASA announces crew for first commercial space flights
He is a colonel in the Air Force, where he was a flight test engineer before being selected as a NASA astronaut in 2009. Josh Cassada: Coming to NASA after a career as a test pilot in the Navy, Cassada was chosen as an astronaut in 2013.
China appeals for US calm after new tariff threat
Last month, the US proposed 10 percent tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese products, a response to China's retaliation. The United States slapped duties on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, provoking a similar response from China.
Bush’s doctor’s killing may have been act of revenge
At the time of the doctor's death, former President Bush called him "a fantastic cardiologist and a good man". Acevedo told reporters that evidence indicated Pappas put a lot of planning into the alleged crime.