EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump said fired FBI Director James Comey lied in his Senate testimony and that he would be willing to testify under oath that he didn’t demand a pledge of personal loyalty from Comey.
EghtesadOnline: Donald Trump’s White House had feared the worst from former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony -- the revelation of what one close associate called a "salacious bomb" that would send the investigations off into entirely new, and entirely unpredictable, directions.
EghtesadOnline: The dollar wallowed near a six-week low against the safe-haven yen on Wednesday, with traders cautious ahead of Britain's general election, a European Central Bank policy decision and testimony by former FBI Director James Comey.
EghtesadOnline: Investors adopted a cautious stance ahead of a barrage of events due in the next 48 hours.
EghtesadOnline: Gold’s taking aim at $1,300 an ounce. The metal has rallied to the highest since November as investors position themselves for the outcome of the U.K. election and potential drama of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, while also tracking tensions in the Middle East.
EghtesadOnline: World stocks fell while safe-haven gold and German government bonds were in demand on Tuesday as tension in the Middle East, an election in Britain and upcoming testimony from the former head of the FBI pushed investors away from risky assets.
EghtesadOnline: The White House is reviewing whether to invoke executive privilege to prevent former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before a congressional panel next week.
EghtesadOnline: The weight of an FBI probe could stifle Jared Kushner in his role as President Donald Trump’s most trusted adviser, potentially undermining policy priorities and hindering behind-the-scenes communications with business leaders and foreign governments.
EghtesadOnline: The “special relationship” appeared to be back on after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May suggested the FBI was to blame for the intelligence leaks by U.S. officials on the Manchester bombing. Donald Trump, she said, told her the breach was “unacceptable.”
EghtesadOnline: FBI scrutiny of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, brings the sprawling probe into Russia’s role during and after last year’s campaign into the heart of the White House.