Lavrov's visit came on the heels of Trump's dismissal of James Comey from his role as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. The abrupt firing is consequential in many respects, but one issue was bound to dominate the public discussion: the FBI's unfinished investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign's possible ties with Russian Federation. Sessions recused himself from any investigations involving the Trump administration and Russian Federation after acknowledging he failed to tell senators during his confirmation hearing that he previously met with he diplomat.
SIEGEL: I mean so he's both - in Russian terms, he says he's a journalist working for a news agency.
Trump's meeting with Lavrov was listed on his schedule as "Closed Press", which would mean the media would not be allowed to document its proceedings.
The Lavrov meeting came just hours after Trump fired his Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, the man responsible for investigating allegations of collusion between the Republican leader's team and Russian Federation.
Giro rider celebrates stage 'win' a lap too early
Saturday's eighth stage, a 189-km ride between Molfetta and Peschici, is again likely to favour the sprint specialists. Jungels should face more of a test over the next two stages. "But Luka [Mezgec] did a great leadout, so it was ideal ".
Asked whether they believed the intelligence community's January assessment that Russian Federation was responsible for hacking and leaking information to influence the elections was accurate, all six spy and law enforcement bosses appearing before the panel said "yes".
Can't you see the part of the SNL skit where the Russians and Trump get into a verbal one-up-manship contest over who lies bigger and better than the other? He was there along with a white house official photographer and was only there to take pictures at the top of the meeting, not during the meeting.
The press was barred, but a Russian photographer was allowed inside the Oval Office for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, raising concerns by some security experts. However, a camera-wielding member of the Russian delegation "described... as Lavrov's official photographer" was granted access to the Oval Office.
"No, it was not", David S. Cohen, the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, replied. It was Flynn's susceptibility to blackmail that led then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates to warn the White House in January about the security risk Flynn posed.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in March that the sanctions would remain in place until Russian Federation returned Crimea to Ukraine. The spokesman said "contacts of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov were maintained further to a recent telephone conversation of the two presidents".
Today, the White House claims it was "misled" about the photographer's presence.
Expedition 51 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA floats inside the International Space Station while wearing his spacesuit. The ExPRESS Carrier Avionics supplies electricity and data connections to science experiments aboard the station.
One of the major papers in Turkey, Sozcu, has already called for the government to shutdown the USA base in retaliation. Central Command had convinced Trump's inner circle that the fight against ISIL can only be carried out with the YPG.
Buffett said the bloody removal of a 69-year-old passenger from a United Express plane in Chicago was obviously "a bad mistake ". Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett prepares to hug table tennis player Ariel Hsing, bottom.
Philip K Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers' Association (SMA) said that Lighthizer's appointment was extremely pleasing. Lighthizer has more congressional contacts and more experience with the fine points of trade law than Navarro or Ross.
On Afghanistan, Coats said the situation "will very likely continue to deteriorate, even if global support is sustained". Vincent Stewart and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo at Thursday's Senate hearing.
Two other people were found dead near a home, and authorities say the deaths appear to be linked to Mainhart's killing. The incident happened at the intersection of State Highway 27 and Slow Fork Road near Chickalah in Yell County.
Usually, after you try to turn around a franchise with a new movie, you're interested to see how it does before making more plans. In the movie, the pioneer spacecraft Covenant , which is carrying the settlers to the planet Oriage-6, lands on the wrong planet.
The Washington FBI office said the investigation, including the raid, is being done with "fierce coordination". The firm's vice president is former congressional aide Chip O'Neil, according to the group's website.
Jackson - who led the NFL in receiving TDs in '96 - was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday morning in Louisiana ... Jackson played in the National Football League in the 90s for the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns.
Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash
The Bartlett native blamed for crashing an Amtrak that killed eight people and injured hundreds more will now face charges. A federal judge in October approved a record $265 million settlement for the accident victims.
Oil prices edge up in anticipation of extended crude output cut
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $47.57 per barrel, up 24 cents, or 0.5 per cent from the last settlement. Brent crude has endured a volatile past few years, plummeting from more than $100 a barrel in 2014 to less than $30 last year.
Led coalition lauds capture of Syrian IS town
Meanwhile, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis expressed confidence that the United States can allay Turkey's concerns over the decision. The United States regards the YPG as a valuable partner in the fight against Islamic State militants in northern Syria.