"If we were to lose the 702 authority, I would fully expect leaders from some of our closest allies would put out one loud scream", said Adm. Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency.
McCabe said they may fall "within the purview" of the special counsel's investigation, but Kingasked, "Is there some prohibition in the law that I'm not familiar with that you can't discuss an item that you've been asked directly?" Warner responded. "Because that is what the questions are being asked about, reports that nobody has laid to rest here that the President intervened directly in an ongoing FBI investigation".
Acting director of the FBI Andrew McCabe refused to answer when asked whether he had talked to Comey, his predecessor, about claims that Trump put pressure on him to close down Russia-related inquiries.
White House officials had weighed trying to block Comey from testifying on Thursday by arguing that his discussions with the president pertained to national security and that there was an expectation of privacy.
McCabe repeated he would not comment on the conversation he'd had with Comey or about ones Comey may have had with Trump, to Heinrich's seeming consternation.
"What you feel isn't relevant, admiral", King shot back.
Coats said he would not share with the general public any conversations that he had with the president or his colleagues within the administration that he thought should not be shared.
"I think conversations between the president and myself are, for the most part-" he started.
McCabe said those questions fell within the scope of issues being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller who is investigating the alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), noted that Coats and Rogers had said they had not felt "pressured" by Trump. What you feel is not the answer.
Rogers response did not go over well.
However, under persisting grilling by the committee's top Democrat, Sen.
That's when Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) came through, grilling these bamas.
The Senate Intelligence Committee held an open hearing to discuss Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) legislation with top intelligence officials.
"There is a series of questions and I think some confusion about the timing of Mr. Rosenstein's memos and some of the circumstances around the firing of Director Comey", Warner said.
Another source has told CNN that the President may have misunderstood the exact meaning of Comey's words, especially regarding the FBI's ongoing counterintelligence investigation.
Despite winning the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Murray has not been playing the sort of tennis we are used to seeing. Svitolina won the first set 6-3 and raced into a 5-1 lead in the second before Halep bounced back and took the second 7-6 (6).
Officials in at least five counties in Florida - a key political swing state - received the emails, the Miami Herald reported. Election offices across the country were on high alert past year after USA intelligence identified potential Russian threats.
Along the way, he split with his coaches - first Boris Becker then Marian Vajda, along with other members of his entourage. The fourth-seeded Nadal, a nine-time champion at Roland Garros , was leading 6-2, 2-0 when Carreno Busta stopped.
The updated iMac with Retina 5K display features more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3 and a brighter display. Now, Apple thinks consumers who'll purchase the said desktop all-in-one computer will require enormous power.
Authorities say a church bus carrying dozens of people has crashed near Atlanta , killing one person and injuring several others. It apparently was a student ministry mission trip. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the folks at Mount Zion Baptist".
The third period started with Windsor finishing the rest of their leftover power play from the second, but nothing went in. And the home team took advantage of its opportunity as Gabriel Vilardi found Knott at the side of the net to make it 3-3.
Open but lost in the third round at Wimbledon, the first round at the Rio Olympics and the second round at the Australian Open. Overall, Djokovic committed 35 unforced errors and struck 18 winners compared to Thiem's 28 unforced errors and 38 winners.
Holliday smacked a three-run homer in the fourth, as the Yankees extended their advantage to 12-0 off Stefan Chrichton. But he followed that up by permitting seven runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 10-4 loss at Baltimore on May 31.
Authorities are looking at two laptops, a tablet and four cellphones seized from Winner's home as well as spiral-bound notebooks. Winner's mother and stepfather, Billie-Jean and Gary Davis, told " CBS This Morning " on Wednesday that she is a "patriot".
Mujeeb Ahmed's relatives from Chicago rushed to California and are attending on him in the hospital on his request. Mubeen, shot in the abdomen, is undergoing treatment at a hospital there and his condition is stated to be stable.
Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes
Gormley was fourth, meaning that of the five horses who ran in the Belmont exiting the Derby, four swept the superfecta. A $2 trifecta pick (2-7-12) would have paid out $624 while a $2 superfecta pick (2-7-12-3) would have paid out $4,486.
Hunt stops Lewis in main event of UFC Auckland
Round Four: The round begins with Hunt attacking Lewis with some leg kicks, the fighters also start jabbing away at each other. It was a nice bounce-back performance for Brunson, who was coming of back-to-back defeats to Silva and Robert Whittaker .
IMac Pro, the most powerful Mac ever, arrives this December
Video editors have largely switched to PC as Premiere Pro has usurped both Avid and Final Cut over the past couple of decades. The iMac Pro sports a 27-inch display screen, with a 5k display resolution, wearing the a fashionable Space Gray color.
Polanski victim asks judge to end sex abuse case
Roman Polanski's sexual assault victim is expected to stand up for him in court to help put an end to the 40-year-old case. Samantha Geimer has previously said she has forgiven him but this will be her first court appearance on his behalf.
Director: 'Wonder Woman' a hero for all
After conquering the global box office with an opening of 223 million Dollars , a " Wonder Woman " sequel is inevitable. Aspell also reminisced about filming her favorite scenes and the most challenging sequences in Wonder Woman .
No clash! 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' to release on August 4
The film now is set to hit the screens on August 4, and will avert a box office clash with Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha . The movie has been titled " Jab Harry Met Sejal " and we are absolutely loving it. "So it is bang on", Imtiaz said.
Soldier, 2 militants killed, infiltration bids foiled on LoC
Officials said that there have been multiple infiltration attempts from Uri that is considered the shortest route to the Valley. According to Indian army , at both the sectors, militants were trying to infiltrate deep inside Indian-controlled Kashmir .