Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial
Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial
08 June, 2017, 04:40
"Without prejudging what will surely be a probing confirmation process, I think Wray is qualified to be director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". A graduate of Yale Law School and veteran of the George W. Bush administration, he has extensive experience in both government and the private sector.
He previously served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of Criminal Division of the Justice Department from 2003 to 2005. He has defended Fortune 100 clients in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and financial services industries against government probes into alleged fraud and misconduct, according to his law firm biography. "I've worked with Chris for a number of years and always had complete confidence in him".
The timing suggests the White House is interested in trying to turn the page on Comey's era at the FBI before the former director testifies to a Senate committee on whether Trump pressured him to ease off his investigation of Russian meddling in last year's election and whether anyone on his campaign colluded in that effort.
Republicans largely praised Trump's choice. Sen.
"The president asked us to look for an FBI Director who has integrity, who understands and is committed to the rule of law, and who is dedicated to protecting the American people from crime, gangs, and terrorists", Sessions said in a statement.
Thomas O'Connor, president of the FBI Agents Association, says in a statement that the group's leadership hopes to meet with Wray very soon.
Wray is a traditional choice for the job. "Details to follow", Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
Ken Wainstein, former chief of the Justice Department's National Security Division, described Wray as "an exceptionally strong choice".
House Speaker Paul Ryan also appeared caught off-guard by Wray's nomination.
House Republicans say President Donald Trump's pick to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation seems like a good choice.
Wray, who was Chris Christie's personal lawyer during Bridgegate, is now a partner at the law firm King & Spalding, where he chairs the special matters and government investigations practice group.* According to his bio, he "represents companies, audit and special committees, and individuals in a variety of white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters". Conaway he wasn't given a heads up and told reporters: "you all surprised me on the way in". Ryan said he favored a "career person" and that Wray "certainly seems to fit that bill".
Rep. Pete King of NY said, "I assume it's a good choice".
The announcement comes ahead of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the circumstances that he was sacked by Trump amid the ongoing probe into alleged Russian meddling into the United States election last November.
Almost two hours after Trump tweeted "details to follow" about Wray, the Justice Department circulated a one-page primer on Wray's prior government service, work in private practice and education to Republican surrogates, according to a source with knowledge of the document.
Rosenstein was only empowered to make that decision because Sessions in March recused himself from involvement in that investigation due to his role as a top Trump campaign adviser and prominent surrogate. While two former Christie aides were convicted of plotting to close lanes of the bridge as punishment to a Democratic mayor who wouldn't endorse the Republican governor, Christie was never charged and denied any wrongdoing.
Wray's selection also highlights an ironic supporting role the then-young Justice Department official played in a 2004 incident that vaulted Comey to national prominence.
French national, Xavier Thomas, 45 who has been missing since Saturdays terrorist attack has possibly been found in the Thames. Borough Market, a popular gathering place, remains closed as more evidence is gathered.
In another key exchange, Mrs May said she didn't know whether North Korea receives funding from the UK's foreign aid budget. He said it was a "shame" that May refused to debate head-to-head with him before the election.
Pruitt, 49, who stood beside Trump as he announced the decision Thursday, faced a grilling on several Sunday morning shows. And while he has been associated with the Republican and Democrat parties, he now considers himself to be an Independent.
Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi told the media on Wednesday that Presidential elections will take place on July 17. Sources said the BJP will consult allies and announce its candidate after the EC declares the schedule of the poll.
The revised order has also been stayed by the judiciary, and the case has now reached the Supreme Court for a final verdict. The president's first attempt was withdrawn by the White House after it was also blocked by the courts.
When asked what she meant by nothing, she elaborated, "it was bankrupt ... its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong". Give Clinton (or one of her lackeys) credit for this comeback, a play on Trump's mysterious new pet word.
A handful of eagle-eyed viewers did spot the poignant detail, and took to Twitter to praise the 32-year-old star. They have called for her to be formally honoured by Queen Elizabeth and the city of Manchester .
Reality Leigh Winner , 25, who reportedly worked at an NSA facility in Georgia, was arrested over the weekend. The Intercept co-founding editor, Glenn Greenwald, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
For good measure, Ronaldo's double took him above Messi to finish as this season's Champions League top scorer with 12 goals. But within seven minutes, Ronaldo was shaking his head with a scowl after seeing an equalizer of individual brilliance.
Silver sees it's not necessarily time off the league is trying to create, but time in between games to allow their stars to rest. Kevin Durant tied his 2017 playoff high with 38 points for the Warriors and Stephen Curry added 28 points and 10 assists.
Ribbs compted in three Cup races in 1986 and Bill Lester raced sporadically from 1999 until 2007 at all three national levels. There's no need for me to force a hole, end up tearing up a race vehicle .
Two of the space station's five residents, meanwhile, are scheduled to return to Earth on Friday via a Russian Soyuz capsule. Reuse of the Dragon, along with reuse of its Falcon 9 rockets, is key to SpaceX's long-term profitability.
Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship
Now, even his blocking of fellow Twitter users is under fire. "Twitter certainly doesn't want to be a public forum", Overing said. The attorneys argue that blocking users suppresses speech, since those blocked can't interact with Trump on Twitter anymore.
Merkel vows 'more decisive action than ever' on climate
Merkel on Saturday labelled the result of the "six against one" discussion "very hard , not to say very unsatisfactory". Merkel embraced the actions of companies and US states determined to carry out plans to safeguard the environment.
'Wonder Woman' Director Patty Jenkin Wants to Set Sequel Here
Warner Bros. revised revised the film's weekend estimate up to $103.1 million U.S. from its earlier figure of $100.5 million US. Last week, it was reported that Wonder Woman was on track to become one of the highest rated superhero movies of all time .
Goldman Sachs Under Fire For Venezuelan Bond Purchase
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. In Brussels, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani denounced Maduro's plan for a new constitution.
Chiefs part with WR Maclin in salary-cap move
Rookie Tyreek Hill was dynamic as a rookie last season, leading the wide receivers in receptions with 61 and six touchdowns. Maclin consistently got first-team reps in OTA practices, though there was some rotation among the skill players.
World leaders reaffirm commitment to fighting climate change
Flatt said he's concerned that the political leadership in the United States doesn't have an understanding of climate change. However, his decision to pull the USA from the voluntary agreement isolates the country from most of the rest of the world.
CBSE Class X: Results out for some zones, others following
In Guwahati and other states of the region, the students and guardians struggled to log on to the website to get their scores. The CBSE announced the results of five regions - Delhi, Chennai, Dehradun, Trivandrum and Allahabad -at around noon.
China will take the lead as Trump scores climate change own
More worrisome than the long-term guesses could be the expected tariffs on USA carbon emitters slapped on by other countries. Regardless of the anticipated impact, the important thing to remember is these commitments were voluntary, Konisky said.