Trump slams Yates hearing: ‘Nothing but old news’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)


President Donald Trump said allegations of collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia are “a total hoax.” | AP Photo

President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted his first reaction to testimony from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, dismissing her comments as “nothing but old news” and asking “when will this taxpayer funded charade end?”

Trump also said allegations of collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia are “a total hoax.”

The series of tweets came as Yates Senate testimony, along with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, dominated cable coverage and the days news in Washington.

“The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?” the president tweeted after Yates and Clapper testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism earlier Monday on the Russian campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election.

“[Former Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is ‘no evidence’ of collusion w/ Russia and Trump,” Trump added.

Clapper reaffirmed during his testimony that he had seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, while Yates declined to comment on the subject, citing concerns that she’d reveal classified information.

“Sally Yates made the fake media extremely unhappy today — she said nothing but old news!” Trump said.

Yates told the Senate panel Monday that while serving as acting attorney general she had informed the Trump White House in January of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contact with Russian operatives.

She added that Flynn being compromised could’ve made him susceptible to blackmail by the Russians.

Her testimony served as her first public comments on the controversy since Flynn resigned from his post in February.



North Korea Slams US For money Launderer Label

North Korea Slams US For Money Launderer Label

america on Wednesday branded Pyongyang a “international cash laundering concern“, aiming to fasten the impoverished by means of nuclear-armed us of a out of the world financial machine. (Reuters documentimage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: North Korea hit back at the us on Sunday for labelling it a cash-launderingcountry, describing it as a “nonsensical” attempt that only found out the issues of current sanctionspushed through Washington.

the united states on Wednesday branded Pyongyang a “global money laundering subject“, aiming to lockthe impoverished by means of nuclear-armed us of a out of the arena economic machine.

The move could save you both direct and oblique North Korean economic sports in the US bankingcommunity, ensuring that any thirdbirthday celebration offers concerning great sums people dollar ordifferent currencies can not transit the us.

but the North’s country wide Coordination Committee for Anti-money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism slammed the united states motion as “some other unlawful act of infringing upon the sovereignty and crucial rights” of the united states.

the united states is loudly calling at the neighbouring countries to increase pressure upon the DPRK…however the DPRK dismisses this as a nonsensical talk,” it stated in a assertion carried by way of thekingdom-run Korean important news organisation (KCNA), the usage of the u . s .‘s respectable call of Democratic humans‘s Republic of Korea.

It claimed Pyongyang had a “nicely-regulated” gadget to combat cash laundering and wasnow notnervous inside the least” via the present day label.

Washington’s pass comes after the UN safety Council slapped the cruelest-ever sanctions on the North in March for its extensively-condemned nuclear test and a longvariety missile release.

The North staged its fourth atomic take a look at in January and a protractedvariety rocket check a month later — extensively seen as a ballistic missile take a look at, banned below present UN resolutions.

Washington led the pressure for new sanctions implemented in March, which urged unprecedentedinspections of all shipment to and from the North, and known as for UN participants to sever banking ties with Pyongyang.
The money laundering designation however become proof that america determined it “hard to attain itsobjective (to punish the North) through the unreasonable UN… sanctions,” said KCNA statement.

america is lamentably improper if it calculates it may obtain its sinister political goal thru the movement,” it added.

The North has currently confronted growing stress from the global community, although questionscontinue to be on whether China — its economic lifeline — could join the frenzy.

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is set to urge China to crack down tougher at the North for the duration of a planned visit to Beijing from Monday to Tuesday, consistent with senior US officials.

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