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Politics Jul 30Election officials game out worst-case scenarios in drills
The Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity agency this week has hosted a three-day tabletop exercise aimed at helping local, state and federal officials prepare for and respond to worst-case scenarios on Election Day. One imagined scenario involved a supply chain…
World Jul 28AP report: Russia spreading virus disinformation, officials say
The U.S. government has identified two suspected Russian military intelligence operatives who it believes are helping direct the spread of disinformation through websites that have published extensively on the coronavirus pandemic, American politics and international affairs.
Politics Jul 28WATCH: Barr condemns ‘rioters’ in much-anticipated House testimony
Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America, saying on Tuesday "violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests" sparked by George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Politics Jul 27WATCH: Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests
Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America as he testified for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee.
Nation Jul 23Watchdog to review conduct of federal agents in Portland, D.C.
Among the questions being studied are whether the federal agents followed Justice Department guidelines, including on identification requirements and in the deployment of chemical agents and use of force.
Politics Jul 16Barr says U.S. now overly reliant on Chinese goods, services
He also accused hackers linked to the Chinese government of targeting American universities and businesses to steal research related to vaccine development, leveling the allegation against Beijing hours after Western agencies made similar claims against Russia.
Politics Jul 10Trump commutes Roger Stone’s prison sentence
Roger Stone has told The Associated Press that President Donald Trump called to inform him he would commute his prison sentence for crimes related to the Russia probe.
Politics Jun 24WikiLeaks founder faces new indictment in U.S.
The Justice Department says a federal grand jury has returned a new indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that does not include new charges but broadens the scope of conduct that the government believes broke the law.
Politics Jun 24Barr agrees to testify as House panel investigates whether he has politicized the DOJ
One of Barr's federal prosecutors is testifying to the committee Wednesday that Roger Stone, a close ally of President Donald Trump, was given special treatment ahead of his sentencing because of his relationship with the president.
Nation Jun 20Judge: Bolton can publish book despite efforts to block it
The decision from U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth is a victory for Bolton in a court case that involved core First Amendment and national security concerns. But the judge also made clear his concerns that Bolton had “gambled with the…