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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 16, 2018 - 10:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the "rigged"...
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FILE - This June 2017 file photo released by the Lincoln County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Reality Winner. Winner, of Georgia, who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing. Former National Security Agency contractor Winner, 26, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 23, 2018, by a U.S. District Court judge in Augusta. (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 15, 2018 - 8:14 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing. Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, 26, is...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., attends a news conference following a GOP caucus meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 24, 2018 - 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to revoke the security clearances of top former officials critical of his administration left congressional leaders stunned and confused, with the House speaker shrugging it off as a bit of "trolling." "I think he's just trolling people, honestly,"...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 23, 2018 - 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of six former top national security officials who have been critical of his administration, a move that opponents and experts say would be an unprecedented politicization of the clearance process. White House...
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July 12, 2018 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to authorize funding for intelligence agencies and support critical national security programs especially targeting Russia, China and North Korea, passed the House on Thursday. The bill, which passed 363-54, would increase the pay for intelligence employees with cyber...
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Peter Strzok, the FBI agent facing criticism following a series of anti-Trump text messages, walks to gives a deposition before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 27, 2018 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent who worked on separate investigations into Democrat Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump's campaign defended himself behind closed doors to two House committees Wednesday as GOP lawmakers stepped up efforts to highlight what they say is bias at the Justice...
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June 24, 2018 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...
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June 20, 2018 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA employee pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges he stole classified information about the agency's hacking abilities and gave it to WikiLeaks. For the CIA, the case against Joshua Adam Schulte has become an embarrassing and damaging episode known as the "Vault 7"...
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Supporters of the ruling Social Democratic attend a rally outside the government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, June 9, 2018. More than 100,000 supporters of the Romanian government assembled Saturday in the capital dressed in white to protest alleged abuses committed by anti-corruption prosecutors.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
June 19, 2018 - 12:25 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A human rights group on Tuesday criticized a phone tapping agreement between Romania's intelligence agency and the high court, saying it exposes ordinary citizens to potential abuse. The High Court of Cassation and Justice, prosecutors and the Romanian Intelligence Service...
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FILE - In this file July 7, 2016, photo then-FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee to discuss Hillary Clinton's email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington. The Justice Department's watchdog faults former Comey for breaking with protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. But it says his decisions were not driven by political bias ahead of the 2016 election.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 14, 2018 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report by the Justice Department's internal watchdog on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The Justice Department has issued a stinging rebuke to the FBI for its handling of the Hillary Clinton email...
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