CIA, FBI launch manhunt for insider who leaked top-secret docs to WikiLeaks

CBS News has learned that a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smart phones, smart televisions and computer systems. Sources familiar with the […]

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FBI backs CIA view that Russia intervened to help Trump win election

FBI Director James B. Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have backed a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the presidency, according to U.S. officials. Comey’s support for the CIA’s conclusion suggests that the leaders of the three agencies are in agreement on Russian intentions, contrary to suggestions […]

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CIA Prepping for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia

The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Current and former officials with direct knowledge of the situation say the CIA has been asked to deliver options to the White House for a wide-ranging “clandestine” cyber operation designed to […]

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The CIA’s Latest Mission: Improving Diversity

A weapons analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, Lisa was sorting resumes with a colleague when something shocking happened. Lisa, who is black, was helping her white coworker find the best applicants for overseas posts, which are considered prestigious within the agency and can lead to more important jobs down the line. Lisa was midway through her own overseas posting […]

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CIA Says ISIS Ranks May Have Tripled

Foreign fighters, including Americans, appear to be pouring into Syria to support the terrorist group The number of combatants fighting under the banner of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) could be three times larger than intelligence officials previously believed, according to a new estimate from the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA estimates that ISIS, […]

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CIA Apologizes for Snooping on Senate Staff Computers

In a dramatic reversal from the agency’s earlier position A report from the CIA’s inspector general faulted agency employees for improperly accessing Senate staffers’ computers during an investigation into Bush-era CIA interrogation practices. The report, released Thursday by the agency’s Office of the Inspector General, represents an admission that CIA employees improperly accessed computers used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff […]

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Justice won’t probe CIA, Senate spying allegations

The Justice Department has decided it won’t referee charges — and countercharges — of spying between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee. The CIA’s general counsel and inspector general each made criminal referrals to the Justice Department seeking an investigation of whether Senate staffers obtained unauthorized access to classified documents related to the agency’s now-defunct post-9/11 interrogation program. Soon […]

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Former Malaysian Leader Accuses CIA of Cover-Up in Missing Jet

The former Malaysian Prime Minister accused the C.I.A., Boeing and the media of covering up crucial facts about the missing plane A former Malaysian leader on Sunday accused American intelligence agents of covering up what really happened to the Malaysia Airlines plane missing since March. Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad claimed that Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8 with […]

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A Benghazi Scandal That’s Already Been Revealed: The CIA Believed A Media Mistake

CIA analysts relied on news reports of protests in Benghazi, fueling the scandal and revealing the agency’s continuing struggle to accurately collect and assess publicly available information Here’s an unsolicited tip for the newly appointed head of the House of Representative’s select committee on Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina: A smoking gun explanation for the Obama Administration’s use […]

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