Federal Bureau of Investigation

Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — For more than two years, President Trump has repeatedly attacked the Russia investigation, portraying it as a hoax and illegal even months after the special counsel closed it. Now, Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into how it all began. Justice Department officials have […]

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Barr and a Top Prosecutor Cast a Wide Net in Reviewing the Russia Inquiry

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — After a jet carrying Attorney General William P. Barr touched down in Rome late last month, some diplomats and intelligence officials at the American Embassy were unsure why he had come to the Eternal City. They were later surprised, two officials said, to discover that he had circumvented […]

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Italy’s Connection to the Russia Investigation, Explained

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr has said he is reviewing Mr. Papadopoulos was eventually convicted of lying to federal investigators and served 12 days in prison. Since leaving prison, Mr. Papadopoulos has promoted unfounded assertions and outright conspiracy theories about the Russia investigation. He wrote a book, “Deep […]

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California Man Charged With Smuggling Fabricated U.S. Secrets to China

NYT > U.S. > Politics The United States ran a double-agent operation against China’s Ministry of State Security, an indictment unsealed in California revealed on Monday, as it announced that it had arrested an American citizen and charged him with smuggling what he thought were classified American secrets to China’s leading intelligence agency. The charges […]

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During Kavanaugh Hearings, Senator Alerted F.B.I. to New Allegation

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — As the F.B.I. began looking into allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings last year, a Democratic senator wrote to the director of the bureau saying that he had “information relevant” to the inquiry, but that the F.B.I. apparently failed […]

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Comey Is Criticized in Watchdog Report Over Handling of Memos About Trump

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The Justice Department inspector general released on Thursday a report that was highly critical of the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey’s handling of memos detailing his interactions with the president, accusing him of setting “a dangerous example” for officials with access to government secrets. The findings were […]

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Inside the Government, Addressing Domestic Terrorism Has Been Fraught

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Not long after Barack Obama took office in 2009, a Homeland Security Department analyst produced a report presciently predicting that the deep economic downturn, the rise of social media and the election of the first black president would combine to make race-driven extremism a growing and serious threat […]

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Andrew McCabe, Former F.B.I. Deputy Director, Sues Over His Dismissal

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Andrew G. McCabe, the former F.B.I. deputy director who was fired for statements he made about communications between the bureau and the press, sued the F.B.I. and the Justice Department on Thursday, alleging that the dismissal was retaliatory and politically motivated. The Justice Department engaged in a “politically […]

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Robert Mueller to Testify to Congress in Highly Anticipated Hearings

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III will take the witness stand for back-to-back House hearings on Wednesday, facing off for the first time with lawmakers battling over the implications of what he found as special counsel. Mr. Mueller, 74, resisted testifying for months, even after he “The report presents very […]

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Examining Acosta’s Claims on the Epstein Prosecution

NYT > U.S. > Politics At a news conference in Washington, R. Alexander Acosta, the labor secretary and a former United States attorney in Florida, on Wednesday gave his account of how federal prosecutors dealt with allegations that Jeffrey Epstein had abused young women and girls, a case first handled by state prosecutors. Here’s how […]

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