Classified information

December 22, 2020 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating the origins of the FBI's probe into the 2016 election now has the authority to use classified information indefinitely in his investigation, a procedural step following his earlier appointment, according to a memorandum issued Tuesday by President...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, The White House viewed from the Washington Monument in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden soon will be entering a no-Zoom zone at the White House. It's just one sign of the challenges his new administration will face when it moves to Washington in the midst of a pandemic. After months of making a virtue of being cautious about COVID-19, Biden’s prudence will be tested by technology and tradition when his new administration arrives on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 16, 2020 - 2:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three blocks from the White House, office space for more than 500 Biden transition staffers sits mostly idle. The government is shipping out laptops so staffers can work from home. President-elect Joe Biden, surrounded by just a handful of aides in Delaware, is using Zoom to...
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President-elect Joe Biden stands with his hand over his heart, after placing a wreath at the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing, on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 12, 2020 - 11:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House race was in limbo in 2000 when outgoing President Bill Clinton decided to let then-Gov. George W. Bush read the ultra-secret daily brief of the nation’s most sensitive intelligence. Clinton was a Democrat and his vice president, Al Gore, was running against...
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President-elect Joe Biden stands with his hand over his heart, after placing a wreath at the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing, on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 11, 2020 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential race was hovering in limbo in 2000 when outgoing President Bill Clinton decided to let then-Gov. George W. Bush read the ultra-secret daily brief of the nation’s most sensitive intelligence. Clinton was a Democrat and his vice president, Al Gore, was running...
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November 04, 2020 - 7:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The retrial of a former CIA software engineer charged with leaking secrets to WikiLeaks in an espionage case will begin June 7, a judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty set the date for Joshua Schulte over the objections of a defense lawyer who said it would be...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 file photo, a video technician monitors a computer screen as National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by the ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu. Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden says he will apply for Russian citizenship but not renounce his U.S. citizenship. The former contractor for the National Security Agency has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the U.S. after leaking classified documents detailing government surveillance programs. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
November 02, 2020 - 3:03 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden said Monday that he and his wife intend to apply for Russian citizenship without renouncing their U.S. citizenship. Snowden, a former contractor with the U.S. National Security Agency, has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape...
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October 22, 2020 - 1:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowden, a former contractor with the U.S. National Security Agency, has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the U.S. after leaking classified...
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Kristinn Hrafnsson editor in chief of Wikileaks gives a statement outside the Old Bailey in London, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, as the Julian Assange extradition hearing to the US ended, with a result expected later in the year. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 01, 2020 - 10:52 am
LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will likely spend the rest of 2020 inside a British prison cell before finding out whether he can be sent to the United States to face espionage charges, the judge in his extradition hearing said Thursday. After hearing nearly four weeks of evidence at...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019 file photo, former National security adviser John Bolton gestures while speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. A judge ruled on Thursday that the Trump administration can move forward with its lawsuit against former national security adviser John Bolton over that his tell-all book, which officials say contains classified information. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 01, 2020 - 9:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration can move forward with its lawsuit against former national security adviser John Bolton over his tell-all book, a judge ruled Thursday in denying a request to dismiss the complaint. The Justice Department alleges that Bolton's book, “The Room Where It...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2020, file photo a copy of "The Room Where It Happened," by former national security adviser John Bolton, is photographed at the White House in Washington. Trump administration officials repeatedly exerted political pressure in an unsuccessful effort to block the release of former national security adviser John Bolton’s tell-all book, a career government records professional said in a court filing Wednesday, Sept. 23. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 24, 2020 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for former national security adviser John Bolton told a judge Thursday they want to interview White House officials following new allegations that a pre-publication review of his tell-all book was politicized in an effort to block its release. Michael Kirk, a lawyer for...
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