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A wall of counterintelligence secrecy could stand for decades

Lately, all our political controversies seem to involve a wall. The government is shut down by the fight over funding for a wall on the southern border, with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dug in for trench warfare. She pulled the plug on his State of the Union address. He canceled her flight to Afghanistan. You can almost hear the 2020 election galloping toward us and the prospects for peace running off into the distance. But the other wall, which may turn out to be even ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Barack Obama, Sport, Fbi, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Nancy


This Week: Trump Allegedly Directed Cohen To Lie To Congress About Moscow Project

This week brought the clearest-cut example to date that President Trump allegedly violated federal law while in office. BuzzFeed reported that Trump personally directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign. Two federal law enforcement sources told BuzzFeed that Trump ordered Cohen to falsely claim that work on the project ended months earlier than it did in order to obscure his involvement. The bombshell article also reported th...
Tags: News, Putin, Congress, Abc, White House, Russia, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Moscow, James Comey, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Senate Judiciary Committee, Cohen, Michael Cohen


UCLA ‘needs to inject some life’ into men’s basketball program with coaching search

The optics were just all off. UCLA in Pauley Pavilion, getting trampled by Liberty, the crowd showering the Bruins with boos. Don MacLean, UCLA’s all-time leading scorer who was on assignment calling the game for Pac-12 Networks, knew. Things couldn’t go on like this. “I think that was the final nail in the coffin,” MacLean said. About 30 hours after UCLA’s 15-point loss to Liberty, news broke of Steve Alford’s dismissal. UCLA announced the coaching change the following morning. The Bruins are j...
Tags: Sports, Phoenix Suns, Barack Obama, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Athens, Cbs, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, New Mexico, Chicago Bulls, Usa Today, Oregon State, Olympiakos


What Was Up Between Cohen, Trump During Period Covered In BuzzFeed Blockbuster?

A potentially momentous Thursday BuzzFeed report provided the clearest-cut indication yet that President Trump may have violated federal law. Two federal law enforcement sources told the publication that Trump personally directed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about matters related to the Russia investigation—an order that Trump’s own attorney general nominee believes would constitute obstruction of justice. No other publication has yet verified BuzzFeed’s story. And b...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Buzzfeed, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Fbi, Mark Cuban, Moscow, Manhattan, Senate Intelligence Committee, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Rudy Giuliani, Journal


These are all the federal HTTPS websites that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser errors because the TLS certificate, which lights up your browser with “HTTPS” or flashes a padlock, on many domains had expired. And because so many federal workers have been sent home on unpaid leave — or worse, working without pay but trying to fill in for most of their furloughed department — ...
Tags: Security, Python, Internet, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, US, Tech, Url, Fbi, United States, House, Food Safety, Securities And Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration


These are all the federal HTTPS domains that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser errors because the TLS certificate, which lights up your browser with “HTTPS” or flashes a padlock, on many domains had expired. And because so many federal workers have been sent home on unpaid leave — or worse, working without pay but trying to fill in for most of their furloughed department — ...
Tags: Security, Python, Internet, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, US, Tech, Url, Fbi, United States, House, Food Safety, Securities And Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration


The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence. Scientists Disagree.

The bureau’s image unit has linked defendants to crime photographs for decades using unproven techniques and baseless statistics. Studies have begun to raise doubts about the unit’s methods. At the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, a team of about a half-dozen technicians analyzes pictures down to their pixels, trying to determine if the faces, hands, clothes or cars of suspects match images collected by investigators from cameras at crime scenes. The unit specializes in visual evidence...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Colorado, California, China, Brown University, Barack Obama, Spain, Nasa, Fbi, Connecticut, Manhattan, West Virginia University


Trump’s Companies Boosted Foreign Worker Visas To 10-Year High In 2018

President Trump may have ratcheted up his anti-immigration efforts in recent months, but his family companies appear to be using foreign workers at a higher rate than ever before. The Trump Organization requested and received at least 192 visas for foreign workers in 2018, according to Department of Labor data. That number appears to be the highest for the company going back to at least 2008 and likely much earlier, based on public records. The nearly two decades’ worth of data were pulled to...
Tags: Utah, Japan, New York, News, Congress, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Virginia, West Virginia, Atlanta, Dhs, Fbi, Gop, United States


How popular is Donald Trump? Latest polls, approval ratings and impeachment odds

The US Government shutdown - now the longest in history - is causing Donald Trump's presidential approval ratings to slide to their lowest level since April last year, according to the Telegraph's poll tracker. The tracker, which takes an average of the last eight polls, put Mr Trump's approval rating at 41 per cent, while 56 per cent disapprove of the way the President is doing his job. Despite the recent slide, the President's approval ratings have remained relatively stable du...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, US, America, Fbi, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Telegraph, Ladbrokes, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Trump, Gallup, House of Reps


FBI: Man Planned To Attack White House With Rocket And Explosives

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who traded his car for an antitank rocket and explosives in a plot to storm the White House is under arrest, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, was arrested in an FBI sting operation Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building owned by the United States using fire or an explosive, U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Taheb had an attorney who could comment on the allegations. T...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Fbi, United States, West Wing of the, CUMMING, Buford, Byung J BJay Pak, Kate Riga, Hasher Jallal Taheb, Taheb


Georgia man arrested in FBI sting for allegedly plotting to attack White House with rocket

Federal agents posing as potential terrorists and munitions sellers arrested a Georgia man in a plot to attack the West Wing of the White House            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Georgia, Fbi, Usa Today


Rudy Giuliani:  'I never said there was no collusion' with Russia

Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of Donald Trump,  insisted he "never said there was no collusion" between the president's 2016  election campaign and Russia – only that Mr Trump himself was not involved. Speaking to CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the former New York mayor said he did not know if others involved in the campaign had worked with Russia. "I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or between people in the campaign," Mr Giuliani said. "I said the President of the United Sta...
Tags: New York, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Dnc, Cnn, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Chris Cuomo


FBI arrests Georgia man suspected of planning to bomb White House

Federal agents today arrested a man in Georgia who they say was planning an attack with weapons and explosives on the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The attack was to have taken place tomorrow, Thursday, January 17, and the man met with FBI agents yesterday and today before his arrest. Scott MacFarlane at NBC Washington reports that court documents say the suspect possessed a "hand-drawn diagram of ground floor of the West Wing." “The FBI und...
Tags: Security, Post, News, Nbc, Washington, White House, Georgia, US news, Fbi, Attack, Washington Dc, Lincoln Memorial, Scott, West Wing, Buford Georgia, Washington Monument


Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserts his independence

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe. Those comments by William Barr at his Senate confirmation hearing pointedly departed from Trump’s own views an...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Emmet, Bob, Kremlin, Republican, Donald Trump


Trump's attorney general pick: Robert Mueller is not overseeing a 'witch hunt'

Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general has contradicted the US president by saying Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling, is not involved in a “witch hunt”.  William Barr, who will oversee the Mueller probe if confirmed to the role, vowed to allow the investigation to be completed during a grilling by US senators on Tuesday.  Mr Barr called Mr Mueller a “friend” and said they had known each other for 30 years after being colleagues at the Justice Depart...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Bob, Kremlin, North America, Donald Trump, Justice Department


The Winner Of The Shutdown? Brandon Judd, Border Patrol Union President

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader’s profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol, a backwater in prior administrations when compared to other federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and Secret Service. At the same time, Judd, president of the National Border ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, White House, Ap, Fbi, Arizona, Secret Service, Customs, Donald Trump, Council, Border Patrol, Clinton, Trump, U S Customs


Republican Steve King stripped of assignments amid racism backlash – as it happened

Congressman faces growing rebuke over recent commentsTrump denies to reporters he ever worked for MoscowSenate Republicans feel shutdown pressure 1.55am GMT Powering down for the night, thanks for tuning in! Here’s what happened today: 1.35am GMT According to The Daily Beast, the special counsel and NY federal prosecutors are looking into a meeting Trump had in the days before he was inaugurated, for possible evidence that foreigners and donors sought to purchase influence in the adminis...
Tags: Europe, Republicans, White House, Russia, World news, US news, Fbi, Democrats, Gop, US politics, House, US Congress, Kremlin, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Ny


AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump’s lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing the president couldn’t have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey. That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke Monday to The Associated Press. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Fbi, Nation, Associated Press, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, AG, Mueller


What We Know About The 5 Meetings Between Trump And Putin

This weekend brought the remarkable news that President Donald Trump went to extreme lengths to conceal or limit access to information about his in-person meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As first reported by the Washington Post, Trump has blocked the rest of his administration from receiving briefings about his conversations with Putin, once going so far as to take possession of the notes of the U.S. interpreter present. Details about these unusual, unprecedented actions are re...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, France, Senate, White House, Angela Merkel, Russia, Bloomberg, Syria, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton


GOP Rep Likens FBI Probe Of Trump To A ‘Coup’: ‘Absolutely Disgraceful’

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) seized on a White House talking point — that reports of the FBI investigating whether President Trump was working for Russia prove Trump was right about the deep state — and took it a step further Monday: “that’s almost like a coup.” During an interview with Fox News on Monday, King called news of the probe “absolutely disgraceful.” “From what I’ve seen and heard, if this is true, what the FBI did is absolutely disgraceful,” King said. “They have been investigating the ...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Fox News, King, Trump, Comey, Peter King R NY, Trump James Comey, Nicole Lafond, GOP Rep Likens FBI


Trump: 'I never worked for Russia. It's just a hoax' – live updates

Republican senator said Trump should agree to temporary billPresident denies to reporters he ever worked for MoscowSenate Republicans feel shutdown pressure 6.14pm GMT Neomi Rao, Donald Trump’s nominee to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, wrote a string of op-eds in and after college where she used inflammatory language to discuss race and gay rights, BuzzFeed reports. Rao described race as a “hot, money-making issue,” affirmative action as the “anointed dragon of liberal excess,” and said we...
Tags: Europe, Republicans, White House, Russia, World news, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Oj Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, James Comey, Trump, Anthony Scaramucci


President Trump Denies Working for Russia: ‘It’s Just a Hoax’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told reporters that he “never worked for Russia,” responding to reports over the weekend that the FBI opened an investigation into whether he was willingly or unwittingly working on behalf of the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I never worked for Russia, and you know that answer better than […]
Tags: Politics, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, Fbi, Donald Trump, Trump, President Trump


Trump denies working for Russia, calls past FBI leaders ‘known scoundrels’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday flatly denied that he worked for Russia, and he called FBI officials who launched a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether he did “known scoundrels” and “dirty cops.” Trump’s comments to reporters as he left the White House came in response to reports that an FBI investigation that was […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Russia, Fbi, Donald Trump, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


'I never worked for Russia': Trump hits out at 'dirty cops' who launched probe after he sacked FBI chief

Donald Trump, the US president, declared on Monday that he has "never" worked for Russia as he hit out at reports that he was investigated by the FBI over alleged ties to the Kremlin.  The US president delivered a definitive rejection of claims that the FBI investigated whether he was acting on Russia's behalf when he sacked James Comey, the bureau's director, in 2017.  It came after he refused to say "no" when asked if he was working for Russia in a Saturday night interview, instead say...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, India, US, Cnn, Fbi, New York Times, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Baker, James Comey, Trump, Donald J Trump


Conway: NYT Report On FBI Probe Of Trump’s Russia Ties Confirms Deep State

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday said that the New York Times report on an FBI probe into whether President Trump was secretly working with Russia “confirms” Trump’s deep state conspiracy. “It sort of confirms what the President has said all along about some of the rogue actors at the tippy-top of the FBI who are no longer there because they were fired and worse,” she told “Fox and Friends” Monday morning. “Some of them were deemed to be leaking and lying, sexting each other, ...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Fbi, Fox, New York Times, Trump, Conway, Kellyanne Conway, Nicole Lafond


What Dems Should Demand From William Barr On Mueller And DOJ Independence

After nearly two years of an unprecedented frontal assault by President Trump on his own Justice Department, Senate Democrats have an opportunity this week to pin down attorney general nominee William Barr at his confirmation hearing Tuesday on the commitments he will make to protect the special counsel’s Russia probe and the historic independence of the department. “You want to hear the nominee say that the president is not above the law, that credible allegations will receive full review,” ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, Graham, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, James Comey, Miller, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Whitaker


Trump Dodges Q’s On Whether He’s Worked For Russia, If He’ll Suppress Mueller Report

In a nighttime phone interview televised live on Fox News Saturday, President Donald Trump leaned heavily on misinformation and talking points, but notably declined to say he’d never worked for Russia, and dodged a question on whether he would try to prevent special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling from being made public. The interview went on for more than 20 minutes and took place during Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s 9 p.m. ET slot. Many of the President’s tal...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Fbi, Fox News, The New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Helsinki, James Comey, Trump, Trump Dodges


Donald Trump hits back amid claims he concealed details of meetings with Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump's dealings with Russia have come under fresh scrutiny amid claims the US president concealed details of his conversations with President Vladi­mir Putin.  Mr Trump came out fighting on Saturday night, dismissing as "insulting" an explosive report that claimed the FBI secretly launched an investigation into whether the president was working on behalf of Russia while in office.   Even as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said his panel would look into the report, f...
Tags: Twitter, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, New York Times, Cbs, Fox News, State Department, Cia, Donald Trump, Hamburg


Trump vents fury over Russia stories and again threatens national emergency

Report: FBI looked at whether president worked for RussiaTrump remains at White House as shutdown grinds onDonald Trump has strongly denied the stunning claim that he was secretly working on behalf of Russia. In a 20-minute live phone interview with Fox News on Saturday night he described the story as an “insult”, and again threatened to declare a national emergency to fund a border wall.In a front-page story extraordinary even by the tumultuous standards of the Trump era, the New York Times rep...
Tags: White House, Russia, US, US news, Fbi, US politics, New York Times, Fox News, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation


The FBI’s Reported Investigation of President Trump Could Take the Russia Probe to a New Level

The revelation of a national security component to Mueller's investigation brings the country into shocking new territory
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Fbi, Mueller, New Level, Onetime



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