Intelligence agencies

President Donald Trump reacts on seeing visitors to the White House as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, to board Marine One helicopter for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. en route to Bedminster, N.J., for vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 19, 2018 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a he said-he said thing. Donald Trump once promised to be "very restrained" on Twitter — "if I use it at all." He thought campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was an "excellent guy" — until Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The president backed...
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FILE - This Feb. 4, 1979 file photo shows CIA Director Stansfield Turner. Stansfield A. Turner, who as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter oversaw reforms at the agency in the wake of the scandal uncovered by the Church Committee, has died. He was 94. Turner’s secretary, Pat Moynihan, confirmed to the Washington Post that Turner died on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at his home in Seattle but Moynihan did not disclose the cause. (AP Photo/File)
January 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died. He was 94. Turner's secretary, Pat Moynihan, confirmed to the Washington Post that Turner...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, Glenn R. Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, arrives for a scheduled appearance before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A congressional committee has released a transcript of a private interview with Simpson, the co-founder of the political opposition research firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations involving President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 18, 2018 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's "opaque" business deals in the former Soviet Union, history of tax disputes and real estate projects abroad were critical areas of research that led to the dossier alleging a compromised relationship between the president and the Kremlin, according to the transcript...
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January 18, 2018 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew a critical foreign intelligence collection program dubbed the "holy grail" because it allows U.S. spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad. The Senate voted 65-34 to reauthorize the program for six years. The bill...
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January 17, 2018 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate nears renewal of a key U.S. spy program, law enforcement veterans and privacy advocates say the bill's demand for a warrant in some cases when the FBI digs into Americans' emails and other communications will amount to little more than a nuisance. The bill's...
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January 16, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation extending a government program established to gather information from foreigners overseas has cleared a key Senate hurdle. The Senate voted 60-38 to limit debate on the six-year reauthorization of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump listens as Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to Sessions. Late last year, lawyers for Trump expressed optimism that special counsel Robert Mueller was nearing the end of his probe of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. But if there was hope in the White House that Trump might be moving past an investigation that has dogged his presidency from the start, 2018 is beginning without signs of abatement. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 13, 2018 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Late last year, lawyers for President Donald Trump expressed optimism that special counsel Robert Mueller was nearing the end of his probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 election. But if there was hope in the White House that Trump might be moving past an investigation that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, speak during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in U.S. elections have pivoted as the new year begins, leaving the conclusions of those congressional probes in doubt. As special counsel Robert Mueller has ramped up his own Russian investigation and brought charges against four of President Donald Trump's campaign advisers, and as midterm elections loom, Republicans have changed focus in their own Russia probes. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 13, 2018 - 1:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in U.S. elections have pivoted as the new year begins and midterm elections loom, leaving the conclusions of those congressional probes in doubt. As special counsel...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, speak during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in U.S. elections have pivoted as the new year begins, leaving the conclusions of those congressional probes in doubt. As special counsel Robert Mueller has ramped up his own Russian investigation and brought charges against four of President Donald Trump's campaign advisers, and as midterm elections loom, Republicans have changed focus in their own Russia probes. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 12, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in U.S. elections have pivoted as the new year begins and midterm elections loom, leaving the conclusions of those congressional probes in doubt. As special counsel...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pauses while speakings during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a morning of confusing tweets by President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It requires the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 12, 2018 - 12:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law — with a new restriction on when the FBI can dig into the communications of Americans swept up in foreign surveillance...
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