Watercolour has become a very large and important part of my life-living in Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates for 16 years has given me plenty of inspirations for my paintings. Painting even just an Arabic building is beautiful.
I love watercolours and I learn more and more every day.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ran into resistance for calling ousted FBI chief James Comey a “showboat,” an attack that was swiftly contradicted by top U.S. senators and the acting FBI leader, who pledged that an investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia would proceed with vigor.
In his first interview since firing Comey on Tuesday, Trump appeared t
o try to underscore that Comey’s dismissal was about his performance at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and not about the Russia probe.
Trump faces accusations from Democrats that he fired Comey to hinder the FBI investigation into U.S. intelligence agency allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election to benefit Trump. The probe has hung over Trump’s presidency since he took office in January and threatens to overwhelm his policy priorities.
“He’s a showboat. He’s a grandstander,” Trump told NBC News. “The FBI has been in turmoil. You know that I know that, everybody knows that.”
Trump’s characterization was at odds with that of the top Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
At a hearing on Thursday, the Republican chairman of the panel, Richard Burr, and the top Democrat, Mark Warner, praised Comey. Warner said he was offended at Trump’s remarks.
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, testifying in place of Comey, contradicted Trump’s appraisal of turmoil at the FBI, saying that Comey had “broad support” from the rank and file “and still does to this day.”
Trump, in his interview, also gave further details of his account that Comey had told him on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation in the Russia matter.
“I said: ‘If it’s possible, would you let me know, am I under investigation?’” Trump told NBC. “He said: ‘You are not under investigation.’”Speech(読売新聞より、 extract from Yomiuri sinbun )