Stories tagged: FBI
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Trump says ‘fast decision’ possible on new FBI director
President Donald Trump said Saturday that “we can make a fast decision” on a new FBI director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first foreign trip …
Sat., May 13, 2017
FBI needs protection from White House
It is essential that this White House not be allowed to export its credibility-destroying dysfunction to the Justice Department and the FBI.
Sat., May 13, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Impatient Trump axed the inquisitor
If Trump thought this would kill the inquiry and the story, or perhaps even just derail it somewhat, he’s made the blunder of the decade.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Rosenstein role in Comey firing raises more questions than answers
WASHINGTON – The deputy attorney general at the center of former FBI Director James Comey’s firing made a surprise appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday, arriving as Senate Democrats were demanding …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Comey won’t appear before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday
Former FBI Director James B. Comey has declined an offer to testify on Tuesday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 6:20 p.m.
With ‘tapes’ tweet, Trump evokes Nixon’s White House
For the first time since an Oval Office taping system was removed by President Richard Nixon’s chief of staff nearly 44 years ago, a president has hinted that White House …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Sean Spicer won’t deny that Trump is secretly recording White House conversations
Press Secretary Sean Spicer was given several opportunities Friday to deny that President Trump is secretly recording conversations that occur in the White House. He never did.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Trump to Comey: Better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of talks
In an ominous warning, President Donald Trump declared Friday that fired FBI Director James Comey had better hope there are no “tapes” of their private conversations. Trump’s tweet came the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Trump: I was going to fire that ‘showboat’ no matter what
Contradicting previous White House explanations, President Donald Trump declared Thursday he had planned to fire FBI Director James Comey all along.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10 p.m.
Acting FBI head undercuts White House claims on Comey, probe
In ways both overt and subtle, the acting director of the FBI on Thursday undermined White House explanations for the firing of former Director James Comey and contradicted the administration’s …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Analysis: President Trump just decimated the White House’s entire Comey narrative
In one fell swoop, Donald Trump totally contradicted his three top spokespeople and offered a polar-opposite version of events in the firing of FBI Director James Comey than they had …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Trump gives another new reason for firing Comey
President Donald Trump planned to fire FBI Director James B. Comey even if his attorney general had not recommended his dismissal, Trump said in an interview Thursday, contradicting his previous …
Thu., May 11, 2017
Milbank: Trump’s tin-pot tyranny won’t stand
Trump, like Nixon, will fail, for a simple reason: The institutions he is assaulting daily are stronger than he thinks.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Options for truly independent Russia probe are limited
Democrats’ calls for an independent prosecutor to lead the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia grew louder Wednesday in the aftermath of the FBI director’s ouster, but the options …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
In wake of Comey’s firing, McConnell rejects calls for independent probe into Russian meddling
In widely anticipated remarks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to criticize President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey and instead took aim Wednesday at Democrats for …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
From Fox News to Senate floor, Republicans close ranks behind Trump firing Comey
In the hours since President Donald Trump sacked James B. Comey as FBI director, the splashiest headlines have gone to Republican critics of the move. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Trump thrusts US presidency into perilous area
With his stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump is propelling the presidency into rarely traversed territory.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Comey learned of firing from TV while talking to FBI agents in LA, source says
James B. Comey, who was ousted Tuesday as FBI director by President Donald Trump, learned about his firing from a TV news report while speaking with FBI agents in Los …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Trump fires FBI director James Comey
President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, stunning Washington with a decision that he said was needed to allow a “new beginning” at the bureau.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
FBI boss Comey misstated key Hillary Clinton email evidence at hearing
FBI Director James Comey overstated key findings involving the Hillary Clinton email investigation during testimony to Congress last week, according to people close to the inquiry.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Senator cites fee she says FBI paid for hacking tool
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 4:57 a.m.
FBI chief’s testimony may disappoint as House panel restarts its Trump-Russia probe
The head of the FBI testified Wednesday that even in a secret session he isn’t sure he can reveal to an entire congressional committee the status of his agency’s counterintelligence …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she’s taking responsibility for her 2016 election loss but believes misogyny, Russian interference and questionable decisions by the FBI also influenced the outcome.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
Two convicted in Bundy ranching standoff in Nevada
A jury in Las Vegas has found two men guilty of federal charges in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Democrats ask FBI to suspend Kushner’s security clearance
A group of House Democrats is asking the FBI to suspend White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 4:59 a.m.
FBI director: Public should be aware agenda-driven fake news
FBI Director James Comey said Americans should be aware of foreign efforts to undermine confidence in U.S. elections and mindful of the possibility that what they’re reading might be part …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Court let FBI monitor Carter Page, an adviser to Trump
The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
FBI reviews handling of terrorism-related tips
The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:04 a.m.
Can hack but can’t shoot? FBI may ease entry for cyber agents
Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can’t shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find the FBI to be more welcoming.
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.