On Monday, Attorney General William Barr, acting more like defense counsel for a cornered president than the nation's top law enforcement official, ordered a U.S. Attorney review the FBI's decision to open a counterintelligence investigation into alleged ties between Trump associates and Russia in 2016. This action, coupled with Barr's previous reckless conduct, unwittingly promotes the interests of America's enemies as Barr perpetuates dangerous conspiracy theories about secret Washington cabals and FBI corruption. Often external forces are aided by both witting and unwitting parties inside our borders and even within our government. Counterintelligence professionals often refer to their mission as “the three D's:” detect, deter and defeat the efforts of foreign intelligence services targeting the United States.
The FBI has released its annual crime report, which showed an increase in the number of violent crimes committed in 2015 from the year before.
AI and 5G will lead to an explosion in cybersecurity risks, according to an FBI agent and the general counsel of $50 billion professional services firm Marsh & McLennan. Ari Mahairas and Peter Beshar have built a relationship educating the public sector and industry about the risks of cyber attacks,…
CHIPLEY - The voter database in Washington County is one of two in Florida hacked by Russians during the 2016 elections, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Staff at the elections office said Friday that Washington County Supervisor of Elections Carol Rudd was unavailable, however, later referred The News Staff to a news release published at wcsoe.org. "At this time Washington County can neither confirm or deny that they are one of the counties affected. However, as you can see from the statement below that was issued by the FBI they were able to give assurance that they did not detect any adversary activity that impacted vote counts or disrupted electoral processes during the 2016
A man died because he loved people. He believed the lives of others were sacred. So he did something he knew was dangerous, because he thought it could save people, or at least help their families. David LeValley was an FBI agent, based in New York, on Sept. 11, 2001. After the first plane hit, he raced to the World Trade Center. After the buildings crashed down and so many died, he kept coming back to the scene as part of the “bucket brigade” who combed through the seemingly bottomless mounds of crushed concrete and mangled steel for survivors or the remains of victims. He helped for two weeks, though he knew the work could be perilous. Like others who toiled alongside him, LeValley eventually
The U.S. FBI is investigating corporate giants Johnson & Johnson, Siemens AG, General Electric Co and Philips for allegedly paying kickbacks as part of a scheme involving medical equipment sales in Brazil, two Brazilian investigators have told Reuters. Brazilian prosecutors suspect the companies channelled illegal payoffs to government officials to secure contracts with public health programs across the South American country over the past two decades. Brazilian authorities say more than 20 companies may have been part of a "cartel" that paid bribes and charged the government inflated prices for medical gear such as magnetic resonance imaging machines and prosthetics.
FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday the masked Islamic State militant in the videos depicting the beheading of two Americans has been identified, but he did not give the person's name or nationality.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - A man wanted in the deaths of two Georgia men whose bodies were found inside a storage unit has been captured. The FBI's SWAT team and DeKalb County Police arrested 32-year-old Robert Maurice Carlisle, of Lithonia, Georgia, on Thursday at a home in Stone Mountain, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson, in a news release Friday, said Carlisle was apprehended the same day authorities charged him and two others with two counts of murder in the deaths of Derrick D. Ruff and Joshua L. Jackson, both 25. The men had been reported missing in December. Cadaver dogs found their bodies March 17 inside a storage unit in Lawrenceville, northeast of Atlanta.
Donald Trump has claimed on Twitter he was “conclusively spied on” by the Obama-era Justice Department in 2016, citing a Fox News opinion poll as proof and threatening long jail sentences for those found responsible in attorney general William Barr‘s upcoming investigation into the matter, widely regarded as revenge for the Mueller report.The president meanwhile unveiled plans to revamp US immigration at the White House on Thursday, proposing a more selective, merit-based system and English tests for asylum seekers. It has also emerged he wants his US-Mexico border wall to be painted black and lined with spikes to intimidate and deter would-be illegal entrants.As tensions with Iran rumble on, Mr Trump is also reported to be seething in private about the perception his hawkish national security adviser, John Bolton, is dictating policy on Tehran and leading the US to the brink of a war the president says he “hopes” can be avoided.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's former House speaker purchased a $330,000 house since resigning amid a federal investigation. County records show Republican Cliff Rosenberger's new 3,249-square-foot (301.8-square-meter), four-bedroom home sits on a quarter acre (1,012 square meters) in Warren County. The Dayton Daily News reports Rosenberger's 2018 financial disclosure form listed no income sources beyond the legislative job he left last April and modest interest. Rosenberger's attorney said he's confident the purchase isn't related to an FBI investigation into Rosenberger's dealings with payday lenders. Documents show Rosenberger formed a corporation Oct. 10 and bought the home Oct. 31. His private
The FBI is asking the public for tips about a 2011 shooting which left a Lincoln City police officer critically injured and the suspect missing. The agency is highlighting the case, along with several other fugitive cases across the U.S., in honor of National Police Week, which honors officers killed or injured while on duty. The FBI is still looking for David Anthony Durham, who allegedly shot and badly wounded a Lincoln City police officer in January 2011 after the officer pulled him over for speeding. According to federal court documents and FBI wanted posters, Durham told the officer he was on his way to a military base in California, and was wearing green camouflage clothing and a dark-colored
The U.S. FBI is investigating corporate giants Johnson & Johnson, Siemens AG, General Electric Co and Philips for allegedly paying kickbacks as part of a scheme involving medical equipment sales in Brazil, two Brazilian investigators have told Reuters. Brazilian prosecutors suspect the companies channeled illegal payoffs to government officials to secure contracts with public health programs across the South American country over the past two decades. Brazilian authorities say more than 20 companies may have been part of a "cartel" that paid bribes and charged the government inflated prices for medical gear such as magnetic resonance imaging machines and prosthetics.
President Trump, who waited several weeks to oust then-national security adviser Mike Flynn after learning that federal investigators were examining his activities, complained Friday that he wasn’t warned early enough that Mr. Flynn was under investigation.
Former FBI director James Comey has accused Attorney General William Barr of “sliming his own department” by questioning the creation of the Trump-Russia investigation.Mr Comey also suggested the head of the US justice department – who has launched a review into the origins of the 2016 election meddling probe – had been acting as a “spokesperson” for Donald Trump.“The AG should stop sliming his own Department,” the former FBI chief tweeted. “If there are bad facts, show us, or search for them professionally and then tell us what you found. An AG must act like the leader of the Department of Justice, an organization based on truth. Donald Trump has enough spokespeople.”The attorney general has asked John Durham, the US attorney in Connecticut, to examine how the probe into Russian election interference began and whether laws were broken while intelligence was collected on the Trump campaign, it was revealed earlier this week.On Friday Mr Barr said the review would focus on the actions of the US intelligence community before the FBI opened a formal inquiry in July 2016.“Government power was used to spy on American citizens,” the attorney general told The Wall Street Journal. “I can’t imagine any world where we wouldn’t take a look and make sure that was done properly.”Mr Barr told a Senate subcommittee last month that he believed “spying did occur”. He said: “The question is whether it was adequately predicated and I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.”The attorney general has provided no details about what “spying” may have taken place but he could be alluding to a surveillance warrant the FBI obtained on former Trump associate Carter Page and the FBI’s use of an informant while investigating ex-Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.> The AG should stop sliming his own Department. If there are bad facts, show us, or search for them professionally and then tell us what you found. An AG must act like the leader of the Department of Justice, an organization based on truth. Donald Trump has enough spokespeople.> > — James Comey (@Comey) > > May 18, 2019His suggestions that members of the Trump campaign were unfairly targeted have been welcomed by the president and his associates, who have repeatedly claimed investigations into the campaign were motivated by political bias.The president said that he did not request Mr Barr launch the review, but that he thinks “it’s a great thing that he did it.”FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress earlier in May that he has no evidence the FBI illegally monitored the Trump campaign and doesn’t consider court-approved FBI surveillance to be “spying”. Mr Comey has said “the FBI doesn’t spy, the FBI investigates”. He has been a consistent critic of Mr Trump since he was fired as FBI director by the president in May 2017, calling him “morally unfit to be president”.
Brazilian prosecutors suspect the companies channeled illegal payoffs to government officials to secure contracts with public health programs across the South American country over the past two decades. Brazilian authorities say more than 20 companies may have been part of a "cartel" that paid bribes and charged the government inflated prices for medical gear such as magnetic resonance imaging machines and prosthetics. The four multinational companies, with a combined market capitalization of nearly $600 billion at Thursday's market close, are the largest foreign enterprises to be investigated in an unprecedented anti-corruption push in Brazil in recent years.