Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

The committee's chairman, Sen.

"This is a moment where we need a law enforcement professional that's never campaigned for a presidential candidate, never campaigned for office, never worn a party label to head the FBI", McCaskill said. Frank Keating also reportedly went in for interviews.

He apparently "bonded" with Trump, Politico reported, citing "a person familiar" with the meeting. Joe Lieberman was among the candidates. But when Trump fired Comey, Portman said in a statement, "The American people must have faith in a strong, independent Federal Bureau of Investigation".

President Donald Trump greets Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as he arrives at the the White House in Washington, Thursday, May, 18th, 2017.

The Justice Department has since appointed a special counselor to investigate the issue. The firm represented Trump in his lawsuit against journalist Tim O'Brien, for example, who claimed in his book "Trump Nation" that the real estate developer's net worth was at most $250 million, not the billions he claimed.

Trump confirmed that former Sen.

Would the House really need to vote again on health care?
Early this month the Legislature went into session for two days without being presented a budget bill. Steny Hoyer says that's what happens when the House votes on a bill "before they knew what was in it".

Comey's abrupt firing came as a shock last week, with competing explanations from the White House and the president as to what spurred the dismissal.

"I'm not ruling anybody out, and I'm not ruling anybody in", Blumenthal said.

Trump is leaving town Friday on his first foreign trip, and aides have been hopeful the journey will be a chance for the administration to get back on track after weeks of chaos and distractions. The former CT senator flashed a thumbs-up as he left the White House on Wednesday after meeting with Trump and said they had a "good meeting". He has no federal law enforcement experience and, while now at a high-profile law firm, is most associated as a centrist Democrat.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who like Lieberman is from Stamford, also demurred on potential nomination.

The president departs Friday afternoon on a four-country, nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe.

He'd previously said he might announce his nominee before he left.

Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case
He signed a plea agreement with prosecutors in which he agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. Despite claiming he had changed his ways, Weiner was revealed to have sent other similar messages with women and girls.

The firing drew instant criticism from both sides of the aisle, as Comey was overseeing the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA election and any possible links between the Trump camp and Russian Federation during the campaign. Michigan Republican Rep. Dave Trott says lawmakers pressed Rosenstein on the memo but he declined to respond.

"It's a mistake to nominate anyone who's ever run for office", Sen.

"Well I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt", he said, insisting there had been "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation.

Some Senate Democrats hold a grudge against him for his rightward turn and opposition to some of President Barack Obama's agenda late in his Senate career, Politico says.

The 75-year-old former congressman, who would be hired to serve a 10-year term, is well-liked among both Democrats and Republicans, according to Politico, although CNN notes that he is not particularly popular among Democratic voters, as he lost a Senate primary in 2006, the last time he ran as a liberal.

Lieberman's closest law enforcement experience is serving as his state's attorney general, an elected position.

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Deere's sales had taken a hit as lower prices for corn and soybeans left farmers with less cash to spend on equipment. The company now expects sales to rise 9% through October, up from its earlier estimate of about a 4% increase.

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