President Trump restored tough sanctions dropped by his predecessor Barack Obama during 2015 in May this year, ostensibly over concerns about Iran's nuclear ambitions. He added that it is imperative for the global community "to collectively counter malign U.S. unilateralism". On Friday, Pompeo pulled all USA diplomats out of the American consulate in Basra, Iraq, after several violent incidents near the facility and elsewhere in the country.
Trump didn't discuss whether he might release the written scope of work. "They laid out the request, and we've opened it up", press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday. Charles Ludington said he chose to speak out because he was "deeply troubled by what has been a blatant mischaracterisation by Brett himself of his drinking at Yale".
Indeed, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not tasked with drawing conclusions, but, Comey wrote , "their granular factual presentation will spotlight the areas of conflict and allow decision makers to reach their own conclusions". Activists participate in the " Believe Survivors". Kavanaugh has called Swetnick's accusations a "joke". Kavanaugh denies both Ford's and Ramirez's allegations.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announced Wednesday that he is filing a lawsuit against President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in a bid to prevent the Senate from taking up Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination until his "full record" is available.
Senator Flake about an hour ago, right after telling the committee he would advance Kavanaugh's nomination out of committee but that he wanted a reopened Federal Bureau of Investigation background check before the full Senate vote. They emerged after a few hours of back room talks and Flake made a statement calling for the FBI investigation. That suffocating hand that she says was slammed over her teenage mouth was now replaced with those of disbelieving male senators.
Asked how she was sure it was Kavanaugh, she replied, "The same way that I am sure that I am talking to you right now". "Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, the uproarious laughter between the two, and them having fun at my expense", she said when asked about her most powerful memory of the incident.
Iran's state TV has reported that a 4-year-old boy who was wounded during Saturday's terror attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz has died at a hospital. The commanders could present a show of strength by launching missiles at groups operating in Iraq or Syria that may be linked to the militants who carried out the attack.
The Dallas Morning News has debunked this claim . Not surprisingly, Cruz said he supports President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall at the border and O'Rourke does not. "I did not try to leave the scene of the accident, though driving drunk, which I did, is a bad mistake for which there is no excuse or justification or defense, and I will not try to provide one", O'Rourke said.
Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers issued a statement Saturday afternoon saying that Ford "accepts" the Judiciary committee's request to testify next week. Grassley's stance reflected a desire by Trump and GOP leaders to usher the 53-year-old Kavanaugh onto the high court by the October 1 start of its new session and before the November elections, when Democrats are mounting a robust drive to grab congressional control.
That's why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago, it struck Cordes as the latest example of the ceaseless - and needless - drama in the capital.
Ford has said she wants the FBI to investigate her allegation before she will testify. Grassley rejected that idea Wednesday. But as the claims force new hearings on Kavanaugh, the Senate Judiciary Committee's Republicans - men, all of them - may have more to lose .
Her lawyers wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee saying Ford wants to cooperate. Republicans are rushing to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in spite of credible sexual assault allegations, and are unwilling to let the FBI investigate to determine whether those accusations are true.
Ford said she will participate in any proceedings she is invited to participate in. Grassley previously stated that he had reached out to his Democratic counterpart on the committee, U.S. Feinstein had been in possession of the letter since July, but did not question Kavanaugh about its contents before or during his appearances before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Even if Democrats peel off the one Republican vote to not recommend Kavanaugh to the full Senate , Republicans have another option. Mr Kavanaugh attended a private school for boys in Maryland while Dr Ford attended a nearby school. According to a letter to Grassley from Ford's legal team Tuesday, she has been the target of harassment and death threats, which has led to Ford and her family relocating from their home.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a joint news conference after the signing ceremony, and after the two Korea's defence chiefs adopted a separate military pact. "In the meantime there will be no Rocket or Nuclear testing", Trump wrote on Twitter. Kim Yo Jong roamed around Tuesday's events in a black two-piece suit, stealing the show on the live broadcast screen in Seoul's press center for inter-Korean summit .
Khan, on his first global visit since taking office last month, was accompanied by Finance Minister Asad Umar and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at a time when the country is trying to avert a balance of currency crisis stemming from a large current account deficit.
Ford is now a professor at Palo Alto University in California. After her story began to leak, she changed her mind and chose to go public. "Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation", Ford told the Post .
She says Kavanaugh groped her over her clothes, grinded his body against hers and tried to take off her one-piece swimsuit and the outfit she wore over it. However, Slate points out that Judge has written about his struggle with alcoholism, including black-out drunkenness, fictionalizing the name of the school he attended and referring to another individual who he names "Bart O'Kavanaugh", who partook in enough alcohol to vomit in someone else's vehicle and pass out.
One of the Ionian island's main attractions, Navagio has a shipwreck on the shore and is surrounded by steep cliffs . Coast guard officials told the Evening Standard that those hurt had not sustained any life-threatening injuries. The water hit his feet with such a strong force, it knocked him onto his back and went on to cover more than half the beach . Rescue services with sniffer dogs are searching the beach for possible victims.
China this month is sending 3,200 troops and about 900 weapons units to take part in the biggest Russian military exercises since the Cold War. Xi is travelling to Vladivostok, in the Russian Far East, on Tuesday and Wednesday for an economic conference where he's expected to meet with Putin, while China joins vast Russian war games for the first time.