House committee issues subpoenas; Comey OK'd to testify

Donald Trump backs probing the Obama administration. Flynn was required to indicate by Tuesday whether he meant to comply with the records request.

Those reports suggested that Flynn may have given Kislyak the impression that the incoming administration might be willing to consider lifting sanctions that were imposed on Moscow following Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from neighboring Ukraine.

But House Intelligence committee staff members would not confirm the reports, and one said whatever subpoenas might have been issued were not part of the committee's Russian Federation probe and had not been approved by the Democrats on the committee.

A political feud erupted on Wednesday over the U.S. House Intelligence Committee's probe of suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, with charges that the panel's Republican chairman subpoenaed the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency without telling Democratic members. "He blows away their case against him & now wants to clear his name by showing 'the false or misleading testimony by James Comey, John Brennan...' Witch Hunt!"

Michael Cohen has been approached by the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee to be interviewed, along with roughly a dozen others.

The names of American citizens who are caught up in incidental surveillance are protected by law, with very few exceptions granted to unmask them, even within classified material.

What to know about the Paris Agreement, possible U.S. withdrawal
Trump also tweeted Wednesday morning that he will have a formal announcement on the decision "over the next few days". Elon Musk's strained relationship with United States president Donald Trump may be nearing the breaking point.

Flynn was sacked by Trump in February after revelations that he misled administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador.

Nunes has unilateral authority on the House intelligence committee to issue subpoenas, although the committee's rules recommend he consult with the top Democrat as well, who is now Schiff.

A congressional source familiar with the committee's probe tells CNN that the House intelligence committee issued a total of seven subpoenas today.

A spokesman for Warner declined to comment for this article Tuesday, while a spokeswoman for committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., did not immediately return a request for comment.

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will hand over subpoenaed personal and business records to the Senate intelligence committee, a source close to the retired Army lieutenant general told Fox News Monday. Trump denies any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign and has questioned the veracity of the USA intelligence finding.

A White House official says President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.

Muguruza begins French Open defence with win over Schiavone
This marked Kerber's 11th consecutive trip to the French Open with her best showing when she journeyed to the 2012 quarterfinals. Kerber's strokes were off against Makarova, who has reached two major semifinals but never been past the fourth round in Paris .

A second person within President Donald Trump's inner circle has denied a Congressional request to participate in the Russian Federation probe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied leading efforts to interfere in last year's USA election, and on Thursday (Friday NZT) said some Russians might have acted on their own but not with their government's involvement.

Meanwhile, Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sounded similar tones as they criticized the ongoing USA scrutiny of Russia's attempts to sway the presidential election.

Also Wednesday, a Justice Department official confirmed that Mueller had named a top Justice Department official to his team.

Russian officials had pledged to wait for Trump to take office before reacting but last month said they might retaliate.

Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe
On Friday, the police said a man was arrested in Moss Side, an impoverished neighborhood nestled south of Manchester city center. Wearing an Ariana Grande T-shirt, she said she had won VIP tickets to the Monday night concert at Manchester Arena .

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