Stories tagged: CIA
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, midnight
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 …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 6:32 a.m.
Trump considering plans to restructure intelligence agency
President-elect Donald Trump is considering plans to restructure and slim down a top U.S. intelligence agency, a person familiar with the discussions said Thursday. The move comes after Trump questioned …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
FBI backs CIA conclusion on Russian hacking motive
The FBI is supporting the CIA’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the presidential election with the goal of supporting Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Clinton campaign presses for intelligence on Russian hacking
Hillary Clinton’s campaign Monday said that the Obama administration “owes it to the American people” to tell what it knows about Russian hacking of Clinton campaign emails and those of …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 10:45 p.m.
Trump’s response on Russia draws pushback from GOP senators
As President-elect Donald Trump dismissed intelligence reports about Russian interference in the presidential election as “ridiculous,” calls for a government investigation from lawmakers, including some in his own party, grew …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:13 p.m.
Trump, CIA on collision course over Russia’s role in U.S. election
The simmering distrust between Donald Trump and U.S. intelligence agencies escalated into open antagonism Saturday after the president-elect mocked a CIA report that Russian operatives had intervened in the U.S. …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:12 p.m.
Democrats want follow-up of CIA election hack claim
Senior Democratic lawmakers are calling for a full investigation of the CIA’s claims that Russia tilted the election to Donald Trump, demanding that the intelligence community turn over all of …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
Shifting US policy to right, Trump taps Sessions, Flynn
President-elect Donald Trump signaled a sharp rightward shift in U.S. national security policy Friday with his announcement that he will nominate Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general and Kansas …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 7:10 a.m.
Trump taps Sessions, Flynn, Pompeo for top positions
President-elect Donald Trump is announcing his choices for three key administration jobs Friday, naming Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA and …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Judge orders FBI, CIA to disclose Occupy surveillance
A federal judge has ordered the FBI and other federal agencies to turn over any potential evidence they spied on Occupy Philadelphia protesters.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 8:39 a.m.
With Donald Trump about to learn nation’s deepest secrets, there’s sense of dread in intelligence community
At some point Wednesday, a sober team of analysts will gather their black satchels and secure communications gear and begin making their way toward Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters to give …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 8:09 p.m.
Plans to send heavier weapons to CIA-backed rebels in Syria stall amid White House skepticism
As rebel-held sections of Aleppo crumbled under Russian bombing this month, the Obama administration was secretly weighing plans to rush more firepower to CIA-backed units in Syria. Neither approved nor …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Top CIA officials ordered to give depositions in Spokane torture trial
A federal judge has ordered former top CIA officials to sit for depositions in a lawsuit brought against two psychologists who designed the agency’s harsh interrogation methods in the war …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Republican deal averts vote on impeaching head of IRS
A last-minute deal between conservatives and GOP leaders in the House averted votes expected Thursday on a measure to impeach the commissioner of the IRS.