But former Obama administration intelligence officials and lawmakers rebuked Trump and downplayed his concerns, insisting that the informant didn't infiltrate the Trump campaign and wasn't really spying.
Napolitano went on to talk about the tension being placed on the relationship between Sessions and Trump, explaining that past presidents didn't have to "threaten the AG to get things done".
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is defending the FBI after sitting in on last week's classified briefing about oversight of the FBI's campaign-season investigation into Russia's influence operation and possible Trump campaign contacts.
As per The Hill, Gowdy, who was later quoted by Trump said the US President was merely "expressing frustration that Attorney General Sessions should have shared these reasons for recusal before he took the job, not afterwards". Sessions, a top Trump campaign surrogate, announced the decision in March 2017 after it was revealed that he had contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. during the 2016 election. "He said 'I didn't collude with Russian Federation, but if anyone connected with my campaign did, I want you to investigate it.' It strikes me that that's exactly what the Federal Bureau of Investigation was doing", Mr. Gowdy said. "Nor do I think he should".
In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Giuliani said Trump "did know about the general arrangement" surrounding the payment, weeks after Trump denied any knowledge. (The recusal was a slam dunk, as Sessions had a clear and glaring conflict of interest in an investigation of a campaign he was part of on a subject he misled Congress about.) Now Jonathan Swan reports that Trump did not give up when the recusal was explained to him.
He says if Sessions leaves or is ousted, it would likely be seen as political interference with Mueller's investigation.
Mueller's prosecutors have so far obtained guilty pleas from five individuals, including three former Trump campaign staffers, and indictments of 14 other people and three companies.
Sessions has stood by his decision and continued to offer no public signal that he intends to step down in face of the criticism, despite an apparent offer to resign after Trump berated him and called him an "idiot" previous year.
It joins other European countries such as France, Germany and Belgium in the move which will come into force on 1 August. There are around 310,000 Muslims in Denmark , according to the Pew Research Center, and most do no wear a veil.
The Warriors beat the Rockets 115-86 on Saturday to level the series and force their decisive game seven on Monday in Houston. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said that amid all the upheaval with trades in and out, James had been a true leader.
That exemption was due to expire on Friday. "We urge the European Union to consider this when initiating its response. But it would be a great pity if we ended up in a tit-for-tat trade dispute with our closest allies'.
Kim Yong Chol was greeted at the White House by chief of staff John Kelly and then whisked into the Oval Office. By the next day, he was signaling the event could be back on after a conciliatory response from North Korea.
Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, bumped knees with Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Thompson limped to the locker room but was cleared to return, and came back in the second quarter to pour in eight points.
The most active of the five volcanoes that form the islands of Hawaii, Kilauea has been erupting almost continuously since 1983. Authorities on Tuesday advised residents to minimize exposure to avoid irritation to skin and eyes and breathing problems.
Under that program, China aims to take a leading role in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and electric cars. Analysts said the renewal of the tariff threat could disrupt Ross's planned talks in China this weekend.
And it looks as if there might be more to come from Pusha T , who's standing by the allegations in the song. Certifying authenticity of the cover art for the diss track as not "coverart" at all, but an actual photo.
Giuliani has frequently questioned the legitimacy of Mueller's investigation since joining Trump's legal team earlier this month. The New York Times reports that Trump "berated" the attorney general and urged him to remain in control of the investigation.
Arsenal put break clause in Unai Emery deal?
According to Paris United , the north London club is set to sign 17-year-old midfielder Yacine Adli from the Ligue 1 champions. But, with only 12 months remaining on his current contract, the Welshman will be sold if he does not agree an extension.
Chelsea halt Stamford Bridge redevelopment
The club statement said today: "Chelsea Football Club announces today that it has put its new stadium project on hold". Chelsea have had talks with former Paris St-Germain coach Laurent Blanc as a possible alternative.
US Pauses New North Korea Sanctions
He's a longtime Korean intelligence official with past involvement in many violent acts, and now he's heading to the U.S. China said it had no information to offer on any North Korean officials travelling to the United States via Beijing.
Salah will play at the 2018 world Cup
But on Friday before the game and on match day he won't do that, so the post will not affect him", said Pons. He had been an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti when Madrid won the Champions League in 2014.
Rockets' Paul recruiting LeBron to Houston
The Warriors are absolutely, 100 percent, the better team in this series, even if the Cavs have the best player on the court. That is long hours in the gym in Houston , L.A., Arizona, in the Bahamas with us last offseason.