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.
President Trump went on Twitter to again decry what he calls a “witch hunt” against him. He appeared to be angered by an article that examined his relationship with Michael Cohen, whose office was raided by federal authorities last week.
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.
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Of the 238 cities and counties that applied for consideration, plenty have the population, the pleasant environs and the basic infrastructure that the retail giant seeks. But if they don’t also have an exceptional art museum — and preferably more than one — those places didn’t make the cut.
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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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.
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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