Stories tagged: CIA
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: In the torture case, big decisions rest on small points
In the ongoing trial of the two former Fairchild Air Force Base psychologists whose company earned more than $80 million to develop and carry out the enhanced-interrogation program, one slap …
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Federal judge questions civil torture suit against Spokane psychologists Mitchell and Jessen
The torture civil suit against two Spokane psychologists will continue to the next round, but a federal judge cast doubt Friday as to whether he’ll let the case proceed without …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Spokane psychologists turn to Nuremberg trial ruling on Nazi gas killings to defend role in torture
The attorneys defending Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are arguing that the successful defense of the “gas technician” of the firm that developed Zyklon B used by Nazis …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
In defense, Trump seeks to redefine meaning of obstruction
President Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets Monday in which he tried to place the blame for Russian meddling in U.S. politics on and deflect charges of obstruction and …
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker ‘worship’
CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America’s secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the “worship” of leakers like Edward Snowden.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 4 p.m.
Putin denied meddling in the US election. The CIA caught him doing just that.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly – and often tauntingly – denied that his government interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Earlier this month he said that the cyber …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 5 a.m.
Depositions provide glimpse into minds of psychologists who advised CIA’s advanced interrogation program
When Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell urged their bosses in the CIA to halt the waterboarding of a terrorism suspect in 2002, they were pressured to keep going, according depositions …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Supreme Court: 9/11 detainees can’t sue top US officials
The Supreme Court says Muslim men detained after the Sept. 11 attacks can’t sue top U.S. law enforcement officials.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Flynn sought personal control over CIA reporting, former director says
Days after Donald Trump’s stunning election victory, Michael Flynn phoned former CIA Director James Woolsey about taking another stint as head of the spy agency in the new administration, but …
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Contacts between Russia, Trump campaign began last summer, ex-CIA chief says
Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign, telling the Russians that continued meddling would backfire and prevent …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Report: China cripples CIA operations, kills informants
The Chinese government “systematically dismantled” CIA spying operations in China starting in late 2010 and killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years, The …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Analysis: Trump’s sharing of intelligence could damage U.S. alliances
For months, U.S. allies have anxiously wondered if President Donald Trump could be trusted with some of the world’s most sensitive national security secrets.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
North Korea demands that U.S. hand over would-be assassins of Kim Jong Un
Last week, North Korea made a fairly sensational allegation: that in 2014, the CIA and South Korea’s National Intelligence Service conspired to assassinate Kim Jong Un with a biochemical weapon.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Trump’s approach to intel agencies shows anxiety, distrust
Weeks of end-run actions and provocative comments have deepened suspicions that President Donald Trump is seeking to manipulate America’s spy community for political gain.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Apple: Software flaws in latest WikiLeaks docs are all fixed
Apple says purported hacking techniques released by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Mitchell and Jessen attorneys seek judge to unlock CIA records of torture program
The attorneys for former Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen argued this week that the Trump Administration’s decision to keep some records secret in the name of national security …
Sat., March 11, 2017
Krauthammer: Conspiracy chasing poses real danger
Self-created crisis can leave us distracted, spent and unprepared when the real thing hits.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
What the CIA WikiLeaks dump tells us: Encryption works
NEW YORK – If the tech industry is drawing one lesson from the latest WikiLeaks disclosures, it’s that data-scrambling encryption works, and the industry should use more of it.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
WikiLeaks CIA files: Are they real and are they a risk?
Some questions and answers about the latest WikiLeaks dump and its fallout:
Tue., March 7, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Why the CIA is using your TVs, smartphones and cars for spying
The latest revelations about U.S. government’s powerful hacking tools potentially takes surveillance right into the homes and hip pockets of billions of users worldwide, showing how a remarkable variety of …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
WikiLeaks reveals CIA trove alleging wide-scale hacking
WikiLeaks published thousands of documents Tuesday described as secret files about CIA hacking tools the government employs to break into users’ computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9 a.m.
Ex-CIA agent freed in Europe thanks Trump administration
A former American CIA agent released from prison in Portugal hours before her planned extradition to Italy is thanking President Donald Trump for what she describes as his administration’s intervention …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Federal judge sets records deadline in torture suit against Spokane psychologists Mitchell and Jessen
A federal judge gave a hard deadline Monday for U.S. government attorneys to decide whether they will keep some records secret about the relationship between the CIA and two psychologists …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
CIA director: Agency isn’t hiding intelligence from Trump
The CIA director says the agency is providing President Donald Trump with the best intelligence it can, disputing reports that the spy community is withholding information from the commander in …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
U.S. spy agencies, FBI said to probe Trump team’s Russia calls
U.S. intelligence agencies and the FBI are conducting multiple investigations to determine the full extent of contacts that President Donald Trump’s advisers and associates had with Russia during and after …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Plan to revive CIA ‘black sites’ fades
The Trump administration is backing away from its plan to revisit using the CIA to imprison and interrogate terrorism suspects, according to a revised executive order on detention policy that …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
CIA documents reveal debate about role of Spokane psychologists
A CIA official expressed concerns about the “arrogance and narcissism” of two Spokane psychologists who developed and helped implement the U.S. post-9-11 torture program, and said the men “have both …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 2 a.m.
Former Fairchild psychologist recounts interrogation of terror detainee
When Bruce Jessen was asked about his first interrogation of Gul Rahman – a detainee in the war on terror who died after being slapped, punched, chained to walls, hooded, …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Former congressman Mike Pompeo sworn in as CIA director
The Senate on Monday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the CIA despite some Democratic objections that Rep. Mike Pompeo has been less than transparent about his positions on …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Judge Quackenbush denies motion to dismiss torture suit against Mitchell and Jessen
A federal judge in Spokane refused Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against two Spokane psychologists who designed, and in some cases, carried out …