Comey “most definitely” wants to testify before Congress

Former FBI Director James Comey “most definitely” wants to testify before Congress — and wrote other memos in addition to the one claiming President Trump asked him to drop an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a source familiar with Comey’s thinking told CBS News’ Andres Triay. The Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Committee on Oversight […]

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Robert Mueller, Ex-F.B.I. Chief, to Lead Russia Inquiry

The Justice Department has appointed Robert S. Mueller III, the former F.B.I. director, to serve as a special counsel to oversee its investigation into Russian meddling in the election, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced on Wednesday. The appointment of Mr. Mueller dramatically raises the stakes for President Trump in the multiple investigations into his campaign’s ties to the […]

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Trump might have obstructed justice, if Comey’s allegation is true

Former FBI director James B. Comey’s allegation that President Trump pressed him to shut down the bureau’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn provides the strongest support yet for a criminal obstruction-of-justice case against Trump, legal analysts say, though even more evidence would probably be required to warrant action. Comey wrote in a memo that Trump asked him […]

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How Government Secrets Are Declassified and Disclosed

The news that President Trump disclosed highly classified information about the Islamic State during a meeting with Russian officials, jeopardizing an ally’s intelligence source, has raised interest in legal issues surrounding disclosures of classified information. Who sets the rules for declassifications or disclosures? The classification system is regulated by executive orders, which presidents periodically update and replace. The current version […]

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Trump defends release of classified information

One day after reports he leaked “highly classified information” to top Russian officials, President Trump defended his right to share “facts” about terrorism and airline safety as part of a joint counter-terrorism effort to fight the Islamic State. “As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism […]

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“Highly damaging”: Former intel official weighs in on Trump report

President Donald Trump revealed “highly classified” information to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House last week, The Washington Post reported. Congress reacts to reports of Trump’s disclosure of classified information “This is highly damaging for two reasons,” said former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell about the reported reveal, which the White House denies. “First, the Russians will […]

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