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Overhaul of Spy Law Widens Trump-Congress Rift and Shows GOP Divide

Overhaul of Spy Law Widens Trump-Congress Rift and Shows GOP Divide

Lawmakers called off a hearing on legislation to overhaul U.S. surveillance powers for the first time in years, escalating a messy fight that could unravel political alliances and expose fractures
Barr Rips China’s Dominance of 5G Technology as Major Threat

Barr Rips China’s Dominance of 5G Technology as Major Threat

The U.S. should urgently consider whether to enter into partnerships with companies of allied nations to counter the threat posed by China’s dominance of emerging 5G technology, Attorney General
FBI Says It Still Can’t Access Data on Florida Shooter’s iPhone

FBI Says It Still Can’t Access Data on Florida Shooter’s iPhone

The FBI has reconstructed an iPhone belonging to the shooter behind the December Naval Air Station attack in Pensacola, Florida, but still can’t access the encrypted data on the device, Director
FBI Head Vows to Fix Secret Warrant Process, Wants Power Renewed

FBI Head Vows to Fix Secret Warrant Process, Wants Power Renewed

FBI Director Christopher Wray said he’s committed to fixing major problems in seeking secret warrants to conduct electronic surveillance on suspected spies and terrorists and called on lawmakers to
U.S. Tour Guide Accused as Spy for China's Security Service

U.S. Tour Guide Accused as Spy for China's Security Service

The U.S. arrested a California man accused of spying for China’s security service while working as a tour guide in the San Francisco area.
FBI Agent Fired Over Anti-Trump Texts Sues to Get Job Back

FBI Agent Fired Over Anti-Trump Texts Sues to Get Job Back

A former FBI agent sued the Justice Department to get his job back, claiming he was unlawfully fired over his text messages critical of Donald Trump after the bureau caved in to pressure from the
Democrats Criticize Trump’s Rhetoric After Shootings in Texas and Ohio

Democrats Criticize Trump’s Rhetoric After Shootings in Texas and Ohio

Gun control, a sleeper issue so far in the race to replace Donald Trump, rose to the forefront after a pair of mass shootings, fueling fresh criticism from 2020 candidates over Trump’s rhetoric and
Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ If Foreigners Offer Dirt on 2020 Rivals

Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ If Foreigners Offer Dirt on 2020 Rivals

President Donald Trump said he’d want to hear damaging information about a political opponent in the 2020 election even if it were provided by a foreigner -- a scenario that evokes some of the
Trump Just Berated His Own Intelligence Chiefs, Called Them 'Passive and Naive' for Disagreeing With Him

Trump Just Berated His Own Intelligence Chiefs, Called Them 'Passive and Naive' for Disagreeing With Him

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to berate his own intelligence officials for not understanding the true danger that Iran poses. Read more...
Russia Is ‘Keyboard Click’ From Major Election Hack, Coats Warns

Russia Is ‘Keyboard Click’ From Major Election Hack, Coats Warns

Russian efforts to interfere in upcoming U.S. midterm elections have yet to reach the intensity of the Kremlin’s campaign to disrupt the 2016 presidential vote, but they’re only “a keyboard click
Trump Invites Putin to Washington After Senate Rebuke on McFaul

Trump Invites Putin to Washington After Senate Rebuke on McFaul

The Republican-led Senate signaled unease with President Donald Trump’s shifting policies toward Russia after his meeting with Vladimir Putin as the White House announced the U.S. president is seeking
Senate Rebuffs Russia Interviews of Americans in Rebuke to Trump

Senate Rebuffs Russia Interviews of Americans in Rebuke to Trump

The Republican-led Senate effectively rebuked President Donald Trump for considering Russia’s request to question U.S. officials, giving voice to growing unease over the president’s shifting policies
McConnell Orders Russia-Meddling Hearings Amid Uproar Over Trump

McConnell Orders Russia-Meddling Hearings Amid Uproar Over Trump

Senate Republican leaders blocked a resolution supporting U.S. intelligence agencies, even as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ordered a review of additional sanctions against Russia in a sign of
Trump ‘Looks Weak’ by Considering Putin’s Interrogation Idea, McFaul Says

Trump ‘Looks Weak’ by Considering Putin’s Interrogation Idea, McFaul Says

President Donald Trump’s willingness to entertain a request from his Russian counterpart to question a former U.S. ambassador makes him “look weak in the eyes of Vladimir Putin,” the Obama-era envoy
Trump Struggles to Explain Putin Posture as Zigzag Worries Aides

Trump Struggles to Explain Putin Posture as Zigzag Worries Aides

The White House struggled for a second straight day on Wednesday to explain President Donald Trump’s posture on Russian election meddling, and some administration officials are concerned there may be
FBI Chief Dismisses Putin Offer for Investigation Cooperation

FBI Chief Dismisses Putin Offer for Investigation Cooperation

FBI Director Christopher Wray made clear that U.S. law enforcement doesn’t support a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin to have American investigators go to Russia to observe interviews of
Rosenstein Showdown Escalates as House Sets a Document Deadline

Rosenstein Showdown Escalates as House Sets a Document Deadline

The House approved a Republican-backed resolution demanding that the Justice Department turn over all remaining documents sought by congressional committees on the investigation into Russian election
Trump Demands ‘Transparency’ From Rosenstein on Mueller Probe

Trump Demands ‘Transparency’ From Rosenstein on Mueller Probe

President Donald Trump said he expects “total transparency” from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the FBI regarding documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of
Rosenstein Will Let Congress See ‘Highly Classified’ Information, White House Says

Rosenstein Will Let Congress See ‘Highly Classified’ Information, White House Says

The Justice Department agreed to show congressional Republicans “highly classified” information they have demanded from the Russia probe, the White House said after Deputy Attorney General Rod
Pentagon Bans Chinese-Made Smartphones From Military Exchanges

Pentagon Bans Chinese-Made Smartphones From Military Exchanges

U.S. military exchanges have stopped selling smartphones made by two Chinese firms, the Defense Department said.