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Source for 2016 'dossier' on Trump denies being Russian agent

21 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON A key source for the private investigator's report suggesting links between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia told Reuters on Tuesday he is not a Russian agent, contradicting two of Trump's congressional allies.

Trump ex-fundraiser Elliot Broidy pleads guilty in 1MDB foreign lobbying case

21 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON A former fundraiser for U.S. President Donald Trump pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a charge that he illegally lobbied Trump to drop an investigation into a Malaysian embezzlement scandal.

Deposition of U.S. Homeland Security whistleblower unlikely before election, lawyer says

17 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON A whistleblower and former official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, who alleges he was pressured to stop providing assessments of Russian electoral interference, will likely not be deposed by Congress before the Nov. 3 elections, his lawyer said on Friday.

U.S. quietly ends probe of Obama-era 'unmasking' of Trump allies - sources

15 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has ended its probe into whether Obama administration officials improperly "unmasked" associates of President Donald Trump mentioned in intelligence reports, two congressional sources said on Wednesday.

U.S. ethics groups say Barr uses DOJ as political tool, call for his impeachment

13 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Two private groups focused on U.S. government ethics on Monday accused Attorney General William Barr of misusing his office to support President Donald Trump's political goals and called on the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against him.

Alleged Islamic State 'Beatles' arrive in U.S. to face charges of hostage deaths

08 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Two alleged Islamic State militants known as the 'Beatles' arrived in the United States on Wednesday to face trial on U.S. criminal charges for their alleged involvement in beheadings of American hostages in Syria, U.S. officials said. | Video

Homeland Security steps up warnings about 2020 U.S. election security

06 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday stepped up warnings about foreign threats to U.S. election security, affirming other agencies' concerns regarding Russian interference in particular.

U.S. court orders Iran to pay $1.4 billion in damages to missing former FBI agent's family

06 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON A U.S. court has ordered the government of Iran to pay more than $1.4 billion in punitive and compensatory damages to the family of a former FBI agent who disappeared during a visit to an Iranian island in March 2007.

Acting U.S. DHS security intelligence chief says he agrees with FBI on white supremacist threat

03 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The acting chief of the Department of Homeland Security's intelligence office on Friday said he agrees with the FBI director and other administration officials that white supremacists are an active threat to public order.

CIA, NSA chiefs opposed release of unverified Russia intelligence to Republican lawmaker - sources

02 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The CIA and National Security Agency directors opposed U.S. spy chief John Ratcliffe's decision to declassify and send to a top Republican lawmaker unverified Russian intelligence that may have been fabricated, according to current and former U.S. officials.

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