/ Feb 18, 2018

McMaster calls Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate ...

Failure to avert school shooting adds to pressure on FBI

/ | Feb 17, 2018

Failure to avert school shooting adds to pressure on FBI

The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America's top law enforcement agency at a time when it is already under extraordinary political pressure. Even before the startling disclosure that the FBI ...

13 Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

/ Feb 17, 2018

13 Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat ...

As Trump attacks U.S. law enforcement, another top official quits

/ Feb 10, 2018

As Trump attacks U.S. law enforcement, another top official quits

The U.S. Justice Department's third-ranking official, Rachel Brand, will resign and take a senior job at Walmart Inc., with sources familiar with her decision saying on Friday that she had grown increasingly uncomfortable with President Donald Trump's attacks on her department and the FBI. The ...

Trump won't declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe

/ Feb 10, 2018

Trump won't declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe

Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI's Russia probe. White House ...

Will intelligence agencies stop confiding to Congress?

/ Feb 7, 2018

Will intelligence agencies stop confiding to Congress?

Top U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials warn that last week's release of a congressional memo alleging surveillance abuse by the FBI could have wide-ranging repercussions. Spy agencies could start sharing less information with Congress, weakening oversight; lawmakers may try to declassify more intelligence ...