The scene surrounding what is President Trump and the alleged surveillance of his transition team by the Obama Administration seems to continue to be ever so chaotic, as just yesterday, supposed sources for the intelligence which was taken to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), who are private United States citizens, were unmasked.
Rep. Adam Schiff says the White House has not explained why the materials were shared with only one member of the committee, chairman Devin Nunes.
On Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer continued to deflect questions regarding Chairman Nunes' handling of classified information, but did defend his visit to the White House to view classified documents as "routine and proper".
The White House contends that Nunes' information - which has not been made public - validates Trump's explosive claim that his predecessor wiretapped his NY skyscraper.
"If these documents are the same as those shared with our Chairman over a week ago, the White House must fully disclose what role it appears to have played in concealing that the White House was the very source of documents presented to the White House". The California congressman later said he viewed the reports at the White House. Trump has suffered defeats in court, where his travel ban on six predominantly Muslim countries remains halted by judges, and in Congress, where legislation scaling back Obamacare failed to reach the House floor last week because of opposition by conservatives. The numbers themselves were not classified, said the official.
Team Trump may have managed to navigate the politics of 2016, but the maze of the vast federal bureaucracy Steve Bannon seeks to "deconstruct" might be the ultimate undoing of Trump's White House. "And fourth and finally, I want to be clear, none of this surveillance was related to Russia, or the investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team", he added.
Shortly after the bemusing press conference, Trump himself took to social media to clarify his next move against White House leaks in a long series of tweets. They were first named in reports by The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, likened the situation to a "mystery novel", telling CNN this week that, "you never know what is going to happen next". After years in the White House, Obama aides-many of whom had more governing experience in their pinky fingers than Trump's entire top White House staff-likely had the competence to layer those intelligence nuggets in ways Bannon & Co. will never be able to comprehend. "Let's talk about some of the substance", Spicer said.
Play Ms. Pac-Man in Google Maps
For example, search "do a barrel roll" and the screen will do a 360-degree turn, in honor of the classic Nintendo series Star Fox. So today (Friday) is April Fools Day-APRIL FOOLS! It will then evaluate the map and redesign it into a level from the game.
'We need people to investigate who actually have an interest in an independent investigation, ' said protester Annaliese Herms, a 23-year-old office worker from Fresno.
And though he stopped short of saying Farkas' claims proved the President's unsubstantiated claim that former President Obama unlawfully ordered the surveillance of Trump Tower, Spicer frequently mentioned Farkas and Trump's wiretapping claim in the same breath.
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody
As the crowd huddled in a partially covered alcove at the entrance, talk ran through the crowd that they'd heard gunfire. A District of Columbia police spokeswoman, Margarita Mikhaylova, says it's possible that an officer fired shots.
BlackBerry turned in an impressive fourth-quarter earnings report, sending BBRY stock to levels not seen since September. The S&P 500 posted 16 new 52-week highs and 1 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 87 new highs and 15 new lows.
Priebus and other White House officials stressed that Walsh was the one who made a decision to leave the administration. Making America Great has the financial support of one of Trump's most influential backers, Rebekah Mercer.
Twitter has made this a great day for countless Twitter users who feel suffocated by the 140 character limit. Twitter does not officially raise the character limit, but stops counting username in character limit.
Speaker Paul Ryan says he understands and shares President Donald Trump's frustration with the House Freedom Caucus . In a Twitter post , Trump took aim at the Freedom Caucus , a bloc of the most conservative Republicans in the U.S.
The forecast will change over the next day as I get more information about the thermal profile of the atmosphere during the storm. Snow will also make an appearance in much of Wyoming, the Wasatch Range in Utah and in northern Arizona, including Flagstaff.
If you're familiar with how Snapchat works, then you'll be right at home with Facebook stories because it's a blatant ripoff. FILE - In this May 16, 2012 file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.
Chief Olson says Cedar Falls Police respond to bar fights every weekend, but the bouncers typically break up fights themselves. KCRG has about five minutes of video from the outside of the bar, although it's hard to tell what's happening in it.
Spain's conservative government, which has been particularly vocal about getting Gibraltar back, welcomed the latest development. Gibraltarians want to stay British, as demonstrated in 2002 when they rejected a referendum on shared sovereignty with Spain.
As if the Destiny 2 hype wasn't slowing building enough already, a fun little teaser video has been released by Bungie. There is a rumor about a potential PC version but no official confirmation has been given by Activision or Bungie .
Is it an unlicensed taxi service? The rules also cap the number of new drivers that can be licensed each quarter to 125. They also require all cars to have fare meters, and restrict the types of cars that can be used for taxi-like purposes.
British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker
Earlier PM Modi took to micro-blogging site Twitter and said that India stands with United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism. He appealed for anyone who knew Masood well or was aware of his recent movements to get in touch with authorities.
Three North Koreans cleared over Kim Jong Nam death
It was released as part of a deal under which nine Malaysians previously prevented from leaving North Korea have now arrived home. He said police still wanted to question four other suspects believed to be in North Korea.
NC lawmakers announce deal on HB2 standoff
North Carolina lawmakers and the governor reached an agreement to repeal the state's controversial "bathroom bill", called HB2. It now moves on to the Senate floor, where it must survive two additional votes before moving to the House for a final vote.
Morgue reopens as Kim's body reportedly leaves Malaysia
Kim Jong-nam's body is believed to be on Malaysia Airlines flight MH360 to Beijing en route to North Korea, according to Reuters. South Korean and U.S. intelligence sources say North Korea masterminded the attack, which Pyongyang denies.
S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request
She can be detained for up to 20 days before prosecutors file formal charges, meaning she may be in jail while her case is heard. Accompanied by two of her lawyers, she is belived to have denied all the charges including bribery and abuse of power.
Senate intel panel working on Russia probe
Asked if retired national security adviser Mike Flynn had been requested to attend, Mr Burr said it was "safe to say" he had. While House Intelligence Committee members say their probe has ground to a halt, Sens.
Chelsea reportedly agrees £35m deal for Monaco star
The Monaco star has been linked with a number of clubs around Europe since impressing for the Ligue 1 outfit this season. If they offer me that, I do not see why I would refuse.' But he said, 'I have time.
Duterte asks USA envoy, 'Why didn't you stop China?'
While China calls United State's blockade in the South China Sea an "act of war", the USA calls it an "act of peace". A similar zone in the South China Sea could rapidly increase tensions in the region, experts said.
North Korea tests new high-thrust rocket engine
Kim called the test "a great event of historic significance" for the country's indigenous rocket industry, the KCNA report said. It might though soon be able to demonstrate that it had perfected an ICBM system's booster rocket stage.