Intelligence agencies

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray testifies before a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on 'worldwide threats to the homeland', Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 on Capitol Hill Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)
September 17, 2020 - 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, delivering testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group. Hours after the hearing, Trump took to Twitter to chastise...
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September 16, 2020 - 12:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who is accused of joining the Islamic State group in Syria has been returned to the United States to face terrorism charges. Abdelhamid Al-Madioum made his first court appearance in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Wednesday. Authorities say he was vacationing...
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September 14, 2020 - 11:49 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Monday accused a U.S. citizen recently arrested in the Caribbean nation of spying and planning to sabotage oil refineries and electrical service in order to stir unrest and kill innocent people. The man, alleged to have CIA ties, had help...
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Det. James Skernivitz is shown in this undated photo provided by the Cleveland Division of Police. Skernivitz, 53, was shot and killed along with an informant, while sitting an unmarked car during a drug operation in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Cleveland Division of Police via AP)
September 05, 2020 - 11:49 am
CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Two fire truck ladders stretched a large American flag over a hearse that threaded the Cleveland streets Saturday as it carried the body of a police detective killed in the line of duty to a funeral home. Other first responders stood at attention as the procession for...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, then-FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Strzok, a former FBI agent who was fired because of derogatory text messages about Donald Trump, writes in a new book that he believes the president has been compromised by Russia. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 05, 2020 - 3:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Peter Strzok spent his FBI career hunting Russian and Chinese spies, but after news broke of derogatory text messages he'd sent about President Donald Trump, he came to feel like he was the one being hunted. There were menacing phone calls and messages from strangers, and anxious...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, police spray a substance to clear the area where a colleague was down on the Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. Two men from Minnesota and North Carolina who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group have been charged with terrorism counts for allegedly building weapons they believed were going to Hamas. They are allegedly members of the "Boogaloo Bois." The investigation into the men began after they posted messages on social media about inciting violence after the May 25 death of George Floyd. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP, File)
September 04, 2020 - 3:41 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two men who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group, who toted guns on Minneapolis streets during unrest following the death of George Floyd and spoke about shooting police, blowing up a courthouse and killing politicians, have been charged with federal...
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This Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 photo shows flowers placed as a memorial at a playground where a car driven by a slain Cleveland police detective came to rest after being shot the night before in Cleveland. Three people have been arrested in the shooting that killed Detective James Skernivitz, 53, said Jeff Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, the department's largest police union. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 04, 2020 - 1:58 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police detective who had just joined a federal violence task force was shot and killed in his unmarked car along with a police informant during a drug operation, officials said Friday. Three people have been arrested in the shooting that killed Detective James...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. A federal appeals court hears arguments on whether a judge can be ordered to dismiss the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn now that the Justice Department no longer wants to pursue it. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 01, 2020 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington declined to order the dismissal of the Michael Flynn prosecution, permitting a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department's request to dismiss its case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser. Monday's decision keeps...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Attorney General William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on the Mueller Report. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 01, 2020 - 9:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced new restrictions Tuesday on how it conducts any secret national security surveillance of candidates for federal office or their staff. The restrictions, announced by Attorney General William Barr in a pair of memos, are part of broader changes to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, during the House impeachment inquiry hearings in Washington. The Trump administration has ended all election security briefings to Congress just weeks before Americans cast their ballots for president. The top U.S. intelligence official, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe, told lawmakers Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 that they would only be receiving written updates about election security to help ensure the information “is not misunderstood nor politicized.” (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
August 30, 2020 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing the political clock, frustrated Democrats on Sunday searched for a way to force the Trump administration to continue briefing Congress in person about foreign attempts to interfere in the November election. The director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, said most...
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