In our news wrap Thursday, Sen. Richard Burr stepped down as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee over allegations of insider trading linked to the pandemic. The North Carolina Republican sold large amounts of stock just before the market crashed.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., stepped aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday after the FBI served a search warrant for his phone as part of an ongoing insider-trading investigation tied to the coronavirus pandemic.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker, Mike Balsamo, Associated Press
A Senate panel is considering Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe's nomination for director of national intelligence, holding the in-person hearing amid President Donald Trump's shakeup of the intelligence community and under drastic new distancing rules to protect Capitol Hill from the…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
After President Trump acknowledged that he spoke to Ukraine's president about investigating possible 2020 rival Joe Biden, he spent the day at the U.N. fending off questions about the potential abuse of power. Meanwhile, the administration's refusal to share a…
The House of Representatives began a six-week recess Friday, as questions swirl about whether Democrats will try to impeach President Trump. The issue arose again as former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress on the Russia investigation. Lisa Desjardins…
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. ET today. Watch it here.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
A report expected to be released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee says that Russian interference operations still exist on social media platforms, and that the Russian operation discovered after the 2016 presidential election was much broader than once thought.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
A former employee of the Senate intelligence committee has been arrested on charges of lying to the FBI about contacts with reporters.
Last week marked the anniversary of the Mueller investigation, and the GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee found that Russia tried to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. The committee did not refute a report by The New York Times that emissaries…
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