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Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Kavanaugh reportedly accused of sexual misconduct in letter flagged to FBI by Democrats

Democrats alerted the FBI on Thursday to decades-old sexual-misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter.


No evidence Clinton server hacked despite Trump tweet, FBI says

The FBI said Wednesday that it has no evidence Hillary Clinton’s private email server was compromised even though President Donald Trump tweeted a news report that alleged the Chinese had …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday.


Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful to FBI

The star witness in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial says the former Trump campaign chairman told him to be truthful about offshore shell companies and bank accounts during a 2014 …


Controversy, conflict no strangers to sheriff candidate Scott Maclay

The man seeking to unseat Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich claims that he helped bring down the Aryan Nations, was a member of the sheriff’s dive team and was the leading real …


Man pleads guilty to using fake FBI badge in Seattle robbery

A Lake Stevens man has pleaded guilty in federal court to using fake FBI credentials in the names of fictional characters or famous fraudsters to rob a money-transmitting business in …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

FBI agent clashes with GOP at hearing on Russia probe

An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Spokane Valley man gets 15 years for child pornography blackmail scheme

A Spokane Valley man was sentenced this week to serve 15 years in federal prison after he previously pleaded guilty to posing as a teenager to convince other teens to …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Trump lawyers call James Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Robert Mueller

Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James Comey in a confidential memo last year to the special counsel, casting him as “Machiavellian,” dishonest …


House Republicans grill FBI, Justice leaders on Russia probe

Republicans accused top federal law enforcement officials Thursday of withholding important documents from them and demanded details about surveillance tactics during the Russia investigation in a contentious congressional hearing that …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 3:52 p.m.

Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington’s latest Rorschach test: President Donald Trump and his critics are cherry-picking what they want from its findings to either discredit or …


Michael Cohen hunts for new lawyers in FBI probe

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings.


Finicum shooting: Judge throws out 3D model of FBI agent’s position

A judge on Monday threw out a key part of the federal government’s case against indicted FBI Agent W. Joseph Astarita – a 3D model that pinpointed where prosecutors suspect …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 1:44 p.m.

Ex-Senate aide appears in federal court after indictment charging he lied about contact with reporters

A former employee of the Senate intelligence committee appeared before a federal court in Maryland on Friday after being arrested for lying to the FBI about contacts with multiple reporters.


Former FBI official McCabe asks Senate panel for immunity

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is requesting criminal immunity in exchange for testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

FBI agent does a backflip in a club, drops his gun and accidentally shoots someone, police say

The off-duty FBI agent swung his arms back and squatted, as if to prepare for his next big move. He jumped up, arching his back and swinging his arms above …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 12:11 p.m.

Officials expect sizable economic impact from FBI expansion

Officials expect the construction and related expansion work for the FBI data center in Pocatello will create about 500 direct jobs and 160 indirect jobs.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Felony charges expected against student accused of threatening to shoot up Lewis and Clark High School

Spokane police will seek criminal charges against an LC student suspected of making threats of a school shooting that gripped the downtown high school this week.


AP source: Ex-FBI deputy McCabe wrote memo on Comey firing

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe drafted a memo on circumstances leading up to the firing of his onetime boss, James Comey, a person familiar with the situation told the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

The FBI would like you to reboot your WiFi router

The agency issued a warning Friday asking home Internet users and small-business owners to reboot their routers to ward off a pernicious piece of malware called VPN Filter.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Gowdy disputes Trump’s ‘spy’ claim, defends FBI probe

There is no evidence that the FBI planted a “spy” on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, a senior House Republican said Wednesday, directly contradicting Trump’s repeated insistence that the agency …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Suspect identified in connection with Lewis and Clark High School threats; nearly 1,000 students stay home Wednesday

Police have detained and interviewed a suspect in connection with threats of a school shooting at Lewis and Clark High School.


Animal rights activists who removed two piglets from factory farm charged after FBI raids

Five animal rights activists who removed two piglets from a Smithfield Foods hog farm in Utah last year were charged by the state this week with felony burglary, rioting and …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

An American Airlines passenger was refused beer – so he screamed, fought and spit blood, FBI says

They were the noises of Jason Felix, one of the passengers on Wednesday’s American Airlines flight out of Saint Croix, according to a FBI affidavit recounting events leading up to …


Martin Schram: Intelligence role-playing – an interactive game for all ages

Today, fellow spymasters, we must briefly interrupt our fascination with President Donald Trump’s latest Twitter binge of victimization – his weeklong claims that he and his presidential campaign were innocent …


More Sandy Hook families, FBI agent file lawsuit against Infowars’ Alex Jones

An active FBI agent who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School during the December 2012 school shooting is joining a group of families of children killed inside the school …


FBI overstated encryption problem with cell phones

A programming error led the FBI to vastly overstate the number of cell phones that investigators could not access because of encryption, officials said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into ‘spygate’

President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise …


Who is Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation?

Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation and is at the center of a standoff between congressional Republicans and the Justice Department, is a well-connected veteran …