The attorney general made his position known in a phone call to White House Counsel Donald McGahn last weekend, as President Trump’s fury at Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein peaked after he approved the FBI’s raid on the president’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
The surprise announcement came less than a week before Kim Jong Un is due to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a precursor to a meeting between Kim and President Trump. Tests will be suspended starting Saturday, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Analysts noted that the announcement made no mention of giving up its program, simply signaling a freeze.
The unusual release of the memo is part of a broader campaign to rehabilitate Gina Haspel’s image ahead of her Senate confirmation hearing to become CIA director. Senators who want the agency to declassify documents related to her record were angered by what they saw as a “selective” response to their demands.
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Lawsuits and arrests, fundraising difficulties, tepid recruitment, widespread infighting, fierce counterprotests and banishment on social media platforms have exhausted even some of the staunchest members of the movement.
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Keith Davidson has been contacted by federal authorities investigating Trump’s personal lawyer and has turned over “limited electronic information,” a spokesman said.
In the two weeks since the suspected chemical attack in Douma, Russian military police, the Syrian army and journalists have visited the city, but one group has been barred access: a team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Since the Skripal poisoning, the lives of Russian economics majors, sous-chefs and kleptocrats in Britain are fraught with new anxieties. Critics in London of Russian President Vladi­mir Putin are reevaluating their need for personal protection. Russians with money worry they will be ensnared by new laws going after “unexplained wealth.” Russians without money say they are being maligned with stereotypes.
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Milwaukee wins, 116-92, to cut its first-round deficit to 2-1; guards Bradley Beal and John Wall lift Washington to a victory over Toronto; and Indiana rallies from 17 down at the half to top Cleveland for a 2-1 series lead.
Fewer than 450 North Atlantic right whales remain, and not a single newborn was seen this year.
At the height of his career, the Swedish star DJ stopped touring to try to preserve his physical and mental health.
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