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Politics May 16Senate panel backs intelligence agencies findings on Russian meddling in 2016 election
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate panel, said his staff spent 14 months "reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work" conducted by the intelligence agencies. He said the committee uncovered no reason to dispute the conclusions of the…
Nation Apr 20Probe cleared Gina Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes, CIA memo says
A former top U.S. intelligence official says President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next CIA director was cleared of wrongdoing years ago.
Politics Mar 14Trump’s pick to lead CIA to face questions about torture
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next director of the CIA is a career spymaster who oversaw torture at a secret prison during one of the darkest chapters in the agency’s history. If confirmed, 61-year-old Gina Haspel…
Politics Mar 13Who is Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick for new CIA director?
President Donald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique that the president has supported.
Nation Feb 27U.S. actions haven’t deterred Russian meddling, intelligence official says
Adm. Mike Rogers told Congress: "Clearly what we have done hasn't been enough."…
Nation Feb 13FBI contradicts White House timeline of Rob Porter events
FBI Director Chris Wray said the bureau closed its background investigation on Rob Porter in January, weeks before the allegations were published.
Politics Feb 13U.S. intelligence agencies expect Russia to target 2018 midterms
The Trump administration predicts Russia will meddle in U.S. elections this year as it pursues bolder cyber operations and false information campaigns against America and its allies.
Politics Feb 01Democrats question U.S. meeting with Russian spy chiefs
Democrats want to know why the Trump administration allowed two Russian spy chiefs under U.S. and European sanctions to meet last week in Washington with American intelligence officials.