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He heads the McDermott, Will and Emery firm's government strategies practice. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Trump's associates and Moscow. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the lawyer's internal order, which was sent Thursday. Trump's tweet could be targeting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special ...
  • Mike Pence Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer

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    Pence's spokesman says he's hired an outside counsel to help him deal with inquiries related to the probe. "The vice president is focused entirely on his duties and promoting the president's agenda", said Pence's Director of Communications Jarrod Agen .
  • Trump attacks Hillary again over 'bleaching' emails

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    The Clintons and the Clinton Foundation made lots of money from Russians while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Before Thursday, the last time The Briefing had tweeted was November 7, one day before Clinton's historic loss to Trump in the presidential election .
  • COLOMBIA: John Kelly pone"milagro de Colombia? como ejemplo para Centroamérica"

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    El ministro de Seguridad de Honduras, Julián Pacheco Tinoco, se posicionó hoy a favor de que México entrene a las fuerzas de seguridad de su país como hacen Estados Unidos y Colombia en Centroamérica desde 2012. "Nos aseguraremos de que nuestras fronteras estén cerradas para aquellos que busquen hacernos daño y de que sean infranqueables para las drogas que están asolando nuestras familias y comunidades".
  • Qatar Airways urges United Nations action against Gulf 'blockade'

    Qatar Airways urges United Nations action against Gulf 'blockade'

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    ANKARA, June 13 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday denounced the isolation of Qatar as "inhumane and against Islamic values", and said the methods used against the Gulf state were unacceptable, and analogous to a "death penalty". "Victimising Qatar through smear campaigns serves no goal", he said during a parliamentary address, using the Arabic abbreviation for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), on Tuesday.
  • COLOMBIA: Gobierno retirará proyecto de ley que reglamentaba la JEP

    COLOMBIA: Gobierno retirará proyecto de ley que reglamentaba la JEP

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    Volveremos a presentarlo para discusión el 20 de julio, escribió el ministro del Interior de Colombia, Guillermo Rivera en su cuenta de Twitter. De manera sorpresiva el Gobierno Nacional retiró en la mañana de este viernes el proyecto de ley que reglamenta la justicia especial para la paz.
  • White House: Donald Trump won't sack special counsel investigating Russian 'meddling'

    White House: Donald Trump won't sack special counsel investigating Russian 'meddling'

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    If Trump were to fire Mueller, after firing Comey, the Russian Federation investigation would continue in various forms nonetheless, as both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees are conducting their own ongoing investigations and the FBI investigation continues as well, though if Mueller were fired, he would no longer oversee that branch of the probe.
  • Atari CEO confirms the company is working on a new game console

    Atari CEO confirms the company is working on a new game console

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    A YouTube video earlier this month teased what appeared to be a new console from Atari . Now the Atari CEO has confirmed that a new Atari console is being worked on, though we don't have any real information about it. The company is in the midst of a big revival, with Chesnais buying the company after it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013. Given Atari's catalog of classic games, it'd make a lot of sense for the company to re-release its library - or maybe just a handful of ...
  • Wall St falls as Amazon-Whole Foods deal crushes retailers

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    Baird & Co in Sarasota, Florida. The company has its own delivery service, AmazonFresh, and is experimenting with a "click and collect" model, offering customers to buy groceries online, then pick them up in person. We don't yet know much about why Amazon is buying Whole Foods' fleet of 461 stores as Bezos and his management team declined to hold a conference call with Wall Street analysts and members of the media.
  • Casan a joven a la fuerza y se escapa en Oaxaca

    Casan a joven a la fuerza y se escapa en Oaxaca

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    El organismo investiga posibles violaciones a los derechos humanos de la mujer, atribuibles a autoridades municipales de Santa Lucía Monteverde, Putla de Guerrero , y servidores públicos de la Oficialía del Registro Civil de esa comunidad, luego de que la joven fuera obligada a casarse con un hombre con quien ella no desea vivir.
  • ISIS leader may have died in airstrike near Raqqa — Russian military

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    U.S. national security officials were quick to discount - and even mock - reports from Moscow that the Russian military had killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a May 28 strike. There was no mention al-Baghdadi. Even senior Russian officials said Baghdadi's death had not been fully confirmed. Moscow has a strong interest in showing that it is also fighting IS in Syria - something that has been questioned in the West.
  • Alcaldía de Montería confirma detención de su alcalde

    Alcaldía de Montería confirma detención de su alcalde

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    En cuanto a Carlos Eduardo Correa , se conoció que habría sido capturado en el aeropuerto de Cartagena, cuando descendía de un avión procedente de Chocó. Sin embargo, demoras en las obras y fallas en los planos impidieron que la obra se terminara. A través de un comunicado, el alto consejero para las regiones, Carlos Correa, aseguró que en su periodo como Alcalde de Montería actuó con total transparencia .
  • Special Counsel Looking Into Possible Obstruction of Justice by Trump

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    Comey had confirmed during a congressional testimony in March that the FBI was investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, which included possible collusion between the country and Trump associates. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet . Kasowitz issued a statement saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation was behind the Post story and called the leak " outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".
  • Watch Conrad Roy's father react to Michelle Carter's guilty verdict

    Watch Conrad Roy's father react to Michelle Carter's guilty verdict

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    Carter , 20, cried silently in the MA courtroom as Judge Lawrence Moniz outlined the steps she took - and the ones she did not take - that led to Roy's death from carbon monoxide poisoning. "I did this to finally to be happy". No more pain. It's okay to be scared and it's normal. She was "unable to form intent" after switching to a new prescription drug months before Roy's suicide, and even texted his phone for weeks after he died, the psychiatrist testified .
  • USA warns Beijing over militarisation of South China Sea islands

    USA warns Beijing over militarisation of South China Sea islands

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    Mattis said in Singapore on Friday that Washington stands with its Asia-Pacific partners and allies. -China relations, saying that while competition between the two countries "is bound to occur, conflict is not inevitable". "For me, the troubling thing is I don't know what the strategic plan of the United States is", Cohen added. "We believe the United States can engage China diplomatically and economically to ensure our relationship is beneficial - not only to the United States and China ...
  • Hallan cuerpo de joven dentro de cisterna de Iztacalco

    Hallan cuerpo de joven dentro de cisterna de Iztacalco

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    De acuerdo con los primeros reportes, el cuerpo de la adolescente, de aproximadamente 17 años, fue abandonado en la cisterna luego de ser asesinada y agredida sexualmente. Al lugar arribaron peritos del Ministerio Público así como elementos de la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública capitalina para realizar las investigaciones correspondientes.
  • Pitcher Luke Heimlich won't join Oregon State in Omaha

    Pitcher Luke Heimlich won't join Oregon State in Omaha

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    The move comes a week after a report from The Oregonian revealed that Heimlich pleaded guilty in August 2012 to molesting a 6-year-old family member. He finished probation and court-ordered classes in 2014 and was required to register as a sex offender. He was sentenced to 40 weeks of detention at Washington's Juvenile Rehabilitation authority.
  • Gobierno de Trump cancela política de Obama para familias de inmigrantes ilegales

    Gobierno de Trump cancela política de Obama para familias de inmigrantes ilegales

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    El gobierno de Trump revocó formalmente el jueves el programa creado por su predecesor que protegía de la deportación a los inmigrantes que fueran padres de ciudadanos estadounidenses o de residentes legales. "Esto es injusto y me preocupa porque hay más de 750,000 jóvenes amparados en DACA a quienes les va a dar temor", dijo entonces Justino Mora, activista proinmigrante de Los Ángeles, quien se benefició con este programa creado por la administración Obama en el 2012.
  • Letter from Whole Foods Morristown Regarding Their Merge With Amazon

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    The deal is expected to provide Amazon a strong introduction into the $800 billion USA grocery market, where retail giant Walmart is increasingly feeling the pressure from Amazon's online retail business. "How can we provide a service that Amazon will not be able to match?" Amazon is placing a $13.7 billion bet on the future of high-end groceries.
  • Advierte Fox que detendrá a AMLO

    Advierte Fox que detendrá a AMLO

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    Una reportera le cuestionó si dichas mañas son democráticas. "Le hablaré a los mexicanos del riesgo que nos corremos, hay estrategias y lo vamos a hacer", expresó.
  • Theresa May sidesteps questions about response to Grenfell Tower disaster

    Theresa May sidesteps questions about response to Grenfell Tower disaster

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    This comes in the wake of the events in London , where a fire in the high rise flats at Grefnell Tower has claimed the lives of at least 30 people . Conservative former cabinet minister Michael Portillo said Mrs May should have been prepared to face residents' anger. Cundy said police had started a criminal investigation but there was nothing to suggest "that the fire had been started deliberately".
  • Oposición droga a niños para que protesten: Maduro

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    Las manifestaciones comenzaron el 4 de abril pasado, luego que la Asamblea Nacional (Congreso) acusó al Tribunal Supremo de Justicias de haber dado un golpe de Estado al despojarla de sus funciones constitucionales. La alianza opositora venezolana Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) evaluará en los próximos días convocar a una "gran huelga nacional" de todos los sectores del país para presionar al Gobierno del presidente Nicolás Maduro y la convocatoria de la Asamblea Nacional ...
  • Londres: aumentan a 30 los muertos en el incendio de edificio

    Londres: aumentan a 30 los muertos en el incendio de edificio

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    Hay otras 20 personas hospitalizadas, varias de ellas en grave estado. Los portales Facebook y Twitter se han llenado de llamamientos desesperados de personas que buscan noticias de algunos de los residentes del bloque de 24 plantas que ardió el miércoles, sin que aún se conozca la causa, y de quienes no han vuelto a tener contacto.
  • Fiscal venezolana presenta tres nuevos recursos contra la Constituyente

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    Luisa Ortega Díaz introdujo en las salas Constitucional y Electoral tres recursos de nulidad contra el Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE ) y los decretos presidenciales que convocaron la asamblea constituyente y las bases comiciales , y pidió un amparo para suspender temporalmente el proceso constituyente .
  • Qatar Purchase of US Fighter Jets Not Escalating Diplomatic Row - Turkish FM

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    Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago, accusing it of fomenting regional unrest, supporting terrorism and getting too close to Iran , all of which Doha denies. Speaking to Agency during his visit to Qatar's capital, Doha, amid a diplomatic row in the Gulf region, Cavusoglu said the efforts by Turkey so far and the future steps to be taken were discussed during his meetings with several top Qatari officials.
  • Donald Trump Challenges Obstruction of Justice Investigation

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    The former top cop also told the Senate Intelligence Committee that his termination seemed tied to his refusal to lift what Trump called a "cloud" hanging over his presidency, referring to the broader FBI Russia meddling probe. At a hearing last week of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr Coats and Mr Rogers refused to say whether they were asked by Mr Trump to help impede an FBI investigation and suggested any response in a closed hearing would require consultations with White House ...
  • Anger erupts in London fire neighborhood over renovations

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    The London Fire Brigade dispatched more than 200 firefighters, at least 40 fire engines and about 20 ambulance crews in an effort to battle the inferno. Using drones and sniffer dogs, firefighters continued Friday to search the burned-out housing block that looms over Notting Dale, a low-income community next to the super-affluent Notting Hill neighborhood in west London .
  • US Senate passes Russia sanctions bill

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    The measure is widely seen as a rebuke to Trump, as it hits Russian Federation with new sanctions to punish Moscow for its interference in USA elections, as well as over Moscow's aggression in Ukraine and Syria. The measure also would apply terrorism sanctions to the country's Revolutionary Guards and enforce an arms embargo. Iran's defensive missile program is legitimate, in full conformity with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, and no move can deprive Iran from its ...
  • 17 dead, public investigation sought in London tower fire

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    Flames and smoke billow as firefighters deal with a serious fire in a tower block at Latimer Road in West London , Britain June 14, 2017. She added: 'I could see people from all angles, banging and screaming for help. "If it's compromised, something else has to be done, " he said. Police and crowds outside St Clement's Church in west London , which has provided shelter and support for people affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower, during a visit from prime minister Theresa May .
  • Mueller Hires 13 Lawyers for Special Counsel

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    Several of the lawyers on Mueller's team are current Department of Justice officials: Michael Dreeben, is the deputy solicitor general who has argued more than 100 cases before the Supreme Court; Andrew Weissmann, a former director of the Enron Task Force, heads the Criminal Division's fraud section; and Lisa Page, a former trial lawyer who worked in the organized crime and gang section.
  • Led coalition 'cannot confirm' IS chief death

    Led coalition 'cannot confirm' IS chief death

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    Russia's defence ministry is investigating whether it killed the jihadi chief in an air strike in Raqqa. The Islamic State group leaders had gathered at the command centre , situated in the southern suburb of Raqqa, the group's de-facto capital, to discuss possible routes of retreat from the city, the statement said.
  • One Love Manchester breaks BBC iPlayer records

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    Stars like Justin Bieber , Miley Cyrus , Katy Perry , and the Black Eyed Peas all participated to help raise money. Swiss fans of the American singer Ariana Grande gathered outside the Hallenstadion in Zurich on Monday night to pay their respects to the victims of the attack at a Grande concert in Manchester two weeks ago.
  • What Motion Fluent Design Can Do For Xbox One X UI?

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    During said event, we were told the price of the console at launch, with it set to cost £449 / $499 / 499 euros when it launches on November 7. When Ben Gilbert asked Spencer whether Microsoft is making any money on each unit of the Xbox One X , to which he simply replied: "No".
  • Leo Varadkar officially takes charge as Ireland's prime minister

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    Former Taoiseach Kenny nominated Varadkar to succeed him at the start of today's Dail proceedings, saying that he would carry out the role with integrity and skill. As it happened, it was ten years to the day that Varadkar, a Dubliner with a father from India and mother from Waterford, first took his seat in the Dáil .
  • Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill. . It began earlier this year, when Trump called the investigation into Russia's hacking of the presidential election a " political witch hunt ".
  • Donald Trump's Family Wishes Him Happy Birthday On Social Media

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    She shared a picture with her father, both of them beaming, and attached a message in the caption. "Happy birthday grandpa. We love you". Tiffany's older sister, Ivanka, also uploaded a family portrait with two of her three children and her husband, Jared Kushner, while visiting the White House for the birthday dinner.
  • Se estrella destructor de EU y buque de carga, cerca de Japón

    Se estrella destructor de EU y buque de carga, cerca de Japón

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    Se están investigando el alcance de tales daños y el estado de los heridos, junto con las causas del incidente. Se está evaluando el número de heridos. El USS Fitzgerald tiene base en Yokosuka y apoya misiones de paz y seguridad en la región de Asia-Pacífico. El ACX Crystal , en tanto, es un buque mercante que, de acuerdo a sitios web de rastreo marino, se dirigía a Tokio.
  • Trump friend clashes with White House over special counsel claims

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    The Daily Beast reported a second senior administration official pointed to Trump's role in propagating the rumor he might fire Mueller, suggesting the leak to the Post on Wednesday might have been an unintended outcome of that move. Ruddy says he does not believe Trump will follow through on his consideration to remove Mueller. I'll say very positive things when they're warranted.
  • Mark Rowlett: Heat Advisory set for most of area on Saturday

    Mark Rowlett: Heat Advisory set for most of area on Saturday

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    However, the triple-digits return Saturday for nearly all valley locations with highs between 99-103 degrees. "The general rule of thumb for this the advisory is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 100-degrees or higher for at least two days, and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75-degrees", NWS officials explained on their governmental website, http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/ww.shtml.
  • London fire: Death toll soars to 30

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    A speech given near the tower by London Mayor Sadiq Khan was interrupted by hecklers, who said that the fire "could have been prevented". When the building was refurbished, "there were so many worries", Labour councilor Judith Blakeman, who liaised with the building's residents, told the BBC on Friday.