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Jim Burke, executive director of the local Mt. Zion Historical Society, tells Brandon Griggs of CNN that he undertook his own search for the lost gold, even hiring a private investigator to comb through government records in Washington, D.C.. “We found no credible evidence that there was ever gold there,” he ...
The United States Department of Justice announced charges against nine Iranians accused of stealing private data from U.S. universities, private companies and U.S. government agencies. FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich said in a statement that the state-sponsored hackers worked for more than four ...

After the shooting, then-FBI Director James Comey said federal agents would examine their failures to stop Mateen before he attacked “in an open and honest way and be transparent about it.” The FBI has not disclosed what came of the examination. When The Intercept inquired about it one year after the ...
Former FBI Director James Comey, whose public conflict with President Donald Trump has played out on social media, tops the list of voices to be heard in the 2018-19 New Jersey Speaker Series. Presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, the series ...
Until a few months ago, Duke alum Andrew McCabe was deputy director of the FBI and, after then-FBI Director James Comey's departure, the Bureau's acting director. He was then fired from the Bureau by Attorney General Jeff Sessions less than two days before he was eligible for a government pension.
While Wray touched on his comments during the interview with NBC, he has yet to respond to the civil rights coalition's request for a meeting, John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC told HuffPost. HuffPost reached out to the FBI, but the agency has yet ...

Before a special counsel was appointed, the FBI was investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and if Trump campaign associates potentially colluded with the Russians. After Comey was fired, McCabe briefly stepped in as acting FBI director before Wray was confirmed by the Senate. Attorney ...
Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday liked a tweet from conservative commentator Kurt Schlichter that appeared to blame the FBI for not stopping the Parkland, Fla., high ... FBI Director Christopher Wray chided the media Tuesday during a congressional hearing for only focusing on its investigation into Russia's ...
“The FBI and black America have a long and not so pleasant history,” Horne said. “We could go back to 1956 and the COINTELPRO episode in which the [FBI Director J. Edgar] Hoover sought to destabilize the anti-Jim Crow movement by infiltrating civil rights organizations and undermining its leaders.”.
FBI director slams Huawei and ZTE phones, Chrome's ad-blocker. Today's most important tech headlines include the US warning against using Huawei phones, Chrome's ad-blocker going live this week and Apple's acknowledgment that its HomePod speaker can cause unsightly rings on wooden surfaces.
For the past few months, we've talked about how FBI Director Chris Wray has more or less picked up where his predecessor, James Comey, left off when it came to the question of encryption and backdoors. Using a contextless, meaningless count of encrypted seized phones, Wray insists that not being able ...
The head of the criminal/cyber division of the FBI's Washington Field Office has been named the chief of the agency's Detroit office, officials said. FBI Director Christopher Wray said he has appointed Timothy Slater special agent in charge of the Detroit Division. Slater will report to the Detroit Division in ...
Huawei has had carrier deals with AT&T and Verizon fall through in recent months, with rumblings that the US government encouraged the carriers to pass on the Chinese electronics giant. This was confirmed on Tuesday. FBI Director Chris Wray told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that ...
... and what the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew -- and when -- about a senior White House aide who resigned in response to domestic abuse allegations. But of importance to higher education, the hearing on a wide range of threats to U.S. security also featured comments from FBI director Christopher ...
And, rather than circling the wagons after the F.B.I. director spoke, a number of White House officials appear to have blabbed to reporters about what a mess Kelly has made of things. “Inside the West Wing, a growing number of aides blamed Trump's second White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, for the ...
Updated at 3:42 pm ET. FBI Director Christopher Wray said the bureau completed its investigation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter in July, nearly seven months before Porter was forced to resign over allegations of domestic violence from two ex-wives. That appears to be at odds with the account ...
Steve Bannon Phone Call About Trump-Russia Dossier May Have Featured in FBI Surveillance of Carter Page ... probably picked up," Elizabeth Goitein, a former trial attorney at the Justice Department and co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security Program, told Politico.

In January, Trump accused FBI agent Peter Strzok of "treason" in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, arguing the agent had plotted to undermine his presidency during the 2016 election. Biden is said to be considering a presidential run against Trump in 2020 and has emerged as one of the ...
House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes is preparing to release the second memo in his investigation into alleged corruption at the FBI and .... FBI Director Christopher Wray, the lawmakers asked the DOJ to investigate whether Steele made false statements to the FBI about his contacts with members of the media.
Johnny Ray Spinelli poses at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Johnny Ray Spinelli pleaded guilty to eight felonies and was assigned to the Chino men's prison years ago. He is now a master electrician in the Austin area who is seeking to keep his license. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN- ...
Two more senior government officials who were prominently discussed in text messages exchanged by FBI personnel formerly assigned to the Trump-Russia investigation are leaving their positions. Mike Kortan, FBI assistant director for public affairs, is set to retire next week, an FBI spokeswoman ...
FBI Director Christopher Wray is set to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week for a hearing focused on global threats, the panel announced Wednesday. Wray will be joined by a slate of top intelligence officials, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats · Daniel (Dan) Ray ...
WASHINGTON — The day in July 2016 that FBI Director James Comey defended to Congress the bureau's decision in the Hillary Clinton email probe, two FBI officials traded admiring texts about his verbal dexterity — and mocking jibes at the lawmakers questioning him. Congress, wrote FBI lawyer Lisa ...
In the days after President Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the White House told the public that the bureau had "lost confidence" in its leader. New e-mails obtained by the Lawfare blog paint a different picture of the reaction inside the FBI. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare's ...
Now's he's getting close to the point of no return with his replacement. The bureau's public call for the White House to halt publication of a Republican memo condemning its conduct in the Russia investigation puts FBI Director Christopher Wray in open conflict with the President -- and his job on the line.
In his defense, Swecker's FBI tenure coincided almost exactly with that of Louis Freeh, Robert Mueller and James Comey, the directors of the agency from 1993 to last May. ... That forced the BOI director of the time to resign, opening the door to a young officer who became the agency's head in 1924.
And Trump may not realize he is up against three present and former FBI directors who have proved fearless and fiercely independent when it comes to ... But many forget that the present FBI director, Christopher Wray, then chief of the criminal division of the Justice Department, was prepared to resign with ...
In testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, recently fired FBI Director James Comey disclosed that he spoke contemporaneously with other senior bureau officials about potentially improper efforts by the president to curtail the FBI's investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump ...
Former FBI Director James Comey, who's been embraced and excoriated by politicians on both sides of the aisle over the past year for his conduct in and out of public office, is slated to teach a college ethics course in the fall semester. Comey, whom President Donald Trump fired last May amid the agency's ...
One US senator is calling out the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for pushing the moronic notion that there is somehow a good way to add backdoors ... In a speech earlier this month, FBI Director Christopher Wray carried on the time-honored agency tradition of claiming that Silicon Valley can ...
The White House Wednesday declined to explicitly deny a report that President Donald Trump questioned the former acting director of the FBI about who he voted for in the 2016 presidential election, amid ongoing questions about whether Trump improperly sought a leader for the agency who would be ...
McCabe became acting director of the FBI after Trump abruptly fired James Comey in May 2017. Trump reportedly asked McCabe to the White House for a meeting after McCabe was named to the position. At one point during the meeting, the conversation veered off course, according to the Washington ...
18, 2018, letter and complaint to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Smith said, “William J CLINTON signed the document over the words 'For the William J Clinton Foundation HIV/Aids Initiative.' In a statement (emailed to me) DFAT advised that Clinton executed the agreement as the 'Founder' of the Clinton ...
President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray all spoke at the FBI Academy graduation ceremony. "They haven't had a president speak since President Nixon," Klang said of the graduation ceremony. "He (Trump) said a lot of nice things about law enforcement." The FBI ...
Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, detailing allegations of FBI missteps during the 2016 election -- a move that .... He issued numerous subpoenas and threatened to hold FBI Director Chris Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in contempt of Congress for ...
A previous interview in the investigation, by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, was an all-day affair that stretched into the evening. ... handling of the Clinton investigation has gotten tangled up politically with the question of whether Trump committed obstruction of justice by firing the former director.
Palmer, assisted by his aide (and future FBI director) J. Edgar Hoover, organized a nationwide dragnet that detained thousands of immigrants ... In fact, even before the mail bombs, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation were searching for plotters among the state's immigrant communities.
"Pittsburgh Police and the FBI worked diligently to arrest a Texas man accused of threatening Steelers players and fans attending Sunday's game," Wendell Hissrich, Pittsburgh's director of public safety, said in a statement. The FBI started investigating the case on Thursday when KDKA alerted authorities ...
... when asked if he'll allow Mueller's investigative team to interview him. Remember ... Mueller has spent 8 months looking into whether Russia interfered with the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Lennix -- who plays FBI Assistant Director on 'Blacklist' -- makes no bones about where his allegiance stands.
The article suggested that Strzok and Page's boss, FBI Deputy director Andrew McCabe, had a conflict of interest in handling the investigation into Clinton's emails because McCabe's wife had previously run for a state legislative seat in Virginia as a Democrat and had taken campaign money from groups ...
Working cryptography's pretty amazing: because of its fundamental theoretical soundness, we can trust it to secure the firmware updates to our pacemakers; the conversations we have with our loved ones, lawyers and business colleagues; the financial transactions the world depends on; and the integrity of ...
Updated | The FBI once warned Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that his Democrat wife's 2015 political campaign could create conflicts of interest for him, but he then acted to avoid such conflicts, according to documents the Bureau released online Friday amid criticism that its probe of Hillary Clinton's use ...
The FBI decided to investigate whether President Trump's campaign colluded with Russia after early foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulos told a top ... so far been charged since special counsel Robert Mueller began overseeing the Russia probe in May, after Trump fired FBI director James Comey.
CNN has reported that the text was presumably referring to the office of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in August of 2016. Page had previously opined, according to the texts: "There's no way he gets elected." Strzok, however, texted that even if Trump's election is a long shot, "I want to believe the path ...
President Donald Trump again questioned the impartiality of the deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, who is planning to retire from the bureau in the months ahead after being buffeted by attacks over alleged anti-Trump bias in the agency. In a tweet Saturday, the president wrote: “How can FBI ...
WASHINGTON — When President Trump tapped Christopher A. Wray to be his next F.B.I. director, it signaled a clear break from the tenure of James B. Comey, whom Mr. Trump had grown to distrust and eventually fired. It seemed Mr. Trump would let his handpicked F.B.I. director do his work unimpeded, ...
Mike Conaway, the Texas Republican leading the House Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation, said he still has confidence in McCabe as deputy director. "I have no reason not to," Conaway told CNN on Tuesday when asked if he has confidence in McCabe. McCabe testified before the House ...
Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy suggested that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will be forced out at the top law enforcement agency as soon as next week. Gowdy argued that newly released FBI records reveal political bias against President Donald Trump — and in favor of Hillary Clinton — at the ...
WASHINGTON — Christopher A. Wray, the director of the F.B.I., defended his work force on Thursday in a politically charged hearing on Capitol Hill, rebutting President Trump's accusation that the bureau was in “tatters” and fending off attacks from Republicans on personnel. The unusual scenario — the ...
WASHINGTON — Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, defended his work force in an email on Monday, a day after President Trump said on Twitter that the agency's standing was the “worst in History” and its reputation was in “Tatters.” In a message to the F.B.I.'s 35,000 agents and support staff that was ...


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