FBI director to face questions on security clearances

FBI Director Christopher Wray will appear before a Senate panel Tuesday morning, where he is expected to field questions on security clearances for White House personnel and whether he remains confident in the independence of his agents. Wray will be one of six top intelligence agency heads to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee for its annual worldwide threats hearing. […]

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Trump denies asking FBI director to go easy on Flynn

President Trump denied any attempt to obstruct an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Sunday, while lawmakers said the president’s own comments raised new questions about him and the probe into Russians who interfered in last year’s presidential election. During a weekend-long series of tweets following Flynn’s guilty plea for lying to the FBI, Trump attacked […]

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Democrats blast FBI director after probe revelation

FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Monday that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials since the summer enraged Democrats who already blame him for rattling the 2016 campaign’s closing days. For the first time, Comey confirmed that the FBI had opened a probe into the Trump campaign in July, the […]

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The attorney general could have ordered FBI Director James Comey not to send his bombshell letter on Clinton emails. Here’s why she didn’t.

Twelve days before the presidential election, FBI Director James B. Comey dispatched a senior aide to deliver a startling message to the Justice Department. Comey wanted to send a letter to Congress alerting them that his agents had discovered more emails potentially relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The official in Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. […]

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Obama won’t defend — or criticize — FBI director

The White House professed its neutrality Monday in the growing debate over FBI Director James Comey’s decision to notify Congress that he had resumed the agency’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. “I’ll neither defend nor criticize what Director Comey has decided to communicate to the public about his decision,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters after […]

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It’s Official! James Comey Installed as New FBI Director

President Obama installed a new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during a ceremony on Monday afternoon. Obama said he selected James Comey because the former Justice Department official is “somebody who knows what’s right and what’s wrong.” Comey served as deputy attorney general from 2003-2005 under George W. Bush’s administration and testified to Congress that he refused to […]

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