Schiff launches probe of claims DHS monitored communications of protesters, journalists in Portland

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is demanding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) give a full accounting of the way its intelligence arm monitored recent unrest in Portland, claiming that recent media reports indicated the department engaged in “deeply troubling” surveillance. “Let me be clear,” Schiff said in a letter to Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf Monday.  […]

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Homeland Security Reassigns Official Whose Office Compiled Intelligence on Journalists

WASHINGTON — The head of the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence branch was removed from his position after his office compiled reports about protesters and journalists covering the Trump administration’s response to unrest in Portland, Ore., last month. Brian Murphy, the acting under secretary for intelligence and analysis, was reassigned to a new position in […]

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Ex-C.I.A. Chief Criticizes Silence of Top Republicans on Russian Interference

WASHINGTON — In the final days of the Obama administration, intelligence officials laid out evidence of Russia’s 2016 election interference campaign to congressional leaders, prompting Nancy Pelosi, then the House minority leader, to press for Moscow to be punished. “This can’t happen again,” she said. Two Republicans, Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senator Richard M. […]

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Russian Intelligence Agencies Push Disinformation on Pandemic

WASHINGTON — Russian intelligence services have been spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, according to newly declassified intelligence, material that demonstrates how Moscow is continuing to try to influence Americans as the election draws closer. Russian military intelligence, known as the G.R.U., has used its ties with a Russian government information center, InfoRos, and other […]

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Declassified Senate Intelligence report shows strong doubts about Steele Dossier in December 2016

A declassified report from the Senate Intelligence Committee released on Wednesday revealed internal conversations about the notorious Steele dossier between the FBI and CIA during the writing of an Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russian election interference and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. The Steele dossier was at the […]

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U.S. Warns Russia, China and Iran Are Trying to Interfere in the Election. Democrats Say It’s Far Worse.

American intelligence officials issued a public warning on Friday that China was “expanding its influence efforts” in the United States ahead of the presidential election, along with Russia and Iran, but Democrats briefed on the matter said the threat was far more urgent than what the administration described. The warning came from William R. Evanina, […]

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ODNI ‘primarily concerned’ with China, Russia, Iran ‘seeking to compromise’ campaigns in 2020 election

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence warned Friday that adversaries like China, Russia and Iran are “seeking to compromise” private communications of U.S. political campaigns, candidates and other political targets to influence the 2020 election. Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Bill Evanina on Friday said election security “remains a top […]

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DNI Ratcliffe makes offer to House Intel for threat assessment hearing

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe offered to deliver an annual threat assessment to the House Intelligence Committee in a hearing next month but will keep it partially behind closed doors to protect classified information. Ratcliffe penned a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., on Wednesday, […]

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UK nixes immunity rule used by wife of American diplomat after Harry Dunn’s death

The U.S. and U.K. have agreed to end a legal “anomaly” that allowed the wife of an American intelligence official to claim immunity after fatally striking 19-year-old Harry Dunn on his motorbike in a wrong-side-of-the-road crash outside a military base in central England last August. The suspect in Dunn’s death, Anne Sacoolas, will not be […]

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DNI Ratcliffe to deliver threat assessment to Congress, partially behind closed doors

EXCLUSIVE: Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe will deliver an annual threat assessment to Congress in a hearing next month, but will keep it partially behind closed doors to protect classified information, Fox News has learned. Fox News exclusively obtained a letter from Ratcliffe to Senate Intelligence acting Chairman Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Ranking Member Mark […]

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House Dems urge Pentagon IG to investigate ‘retaliation’ against Trump impeachment witness

Democrats on the House committees on Intelligence and Oversight on Tuesday urged the Defense Department inspector general to open an investigation into whether the Trump administration retaliated against the now-retired Army lieutenant colonel who testified against President Trump during his impeachment proceedings. House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam […]

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Police Have Too Much Access to People’s Data, German Court Rules

BERLIN — The German police and intelligence agencies have excessive access to citizens’ mobile and internet communications, the country’s Constitutional Court said on Friday, ordering the existing laws to be tightened. It was the latest decision by the court to support personal privacy over public security concerns in the digital sphere, which, taken together, have […]

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Taliban Stage a Major Attack, as Violence Intensifies in Northern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban waged a sustained assault against the Afghan intelligence complex in the city of Aybak on Monday, part of a bloody wave of violence across the country’s north. With the opening of peace talks between the insurgency and the Afghan government stalled for months, the Taliban have intensified their offensives, creating […]

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Democrats and Republicans criticize Trump for commuting Roger Stone’s prison sentence

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., became the latest lawmaker to criticize President Trump for commuting the prison sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday. Schiff, whose contentious relationship with the president has played out on Capitol Hill and on Twitter, called Trump’s commutation of Stone’s sentence “offensive” and argued that the […]

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Pelosi denies prior knowledge of Russia bounty reports: ‘Intelligence community should have brought it to us’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wasn’t aware that U.S. intelligence officials believed Russian was paying bounties to Afghan fighters to kill American soldiers and said she should have been briefed on such “consequential” information. Pelosi and the top congressional leaders, known as the Gang of Eight, received a classified briefing Thursday on reports of Russian […]

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Gang of Eight briefed by intelligence chiefs on Russia bounty allegations

The country’s top intelligence officials on Thursday held a classified briefing with congressional leaders amid demands for more information on the reports that Russian agents offered Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan thousands of dollars in bounties for killing American troops. Top intelligence officials, including CIA chief Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, held […]

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Gang of Eight gets Russia bounty briefing amid confusion over Trump’s role

Intelligence community heads are set to brief top congressional leaders on Thursday about the reports that Russia has offered militants in Afghanistan bounties for killing American soldiers, the highest-level briefing for members of Congress on the matter so far. The 11:30 a.m. briefing will be given by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel and National Security Agency […]

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House Intel to receive briefing on Russian bounty reports

The House Intelligence Committee is slated to be briefed Thursday on the intelligence reports claiming Russia offered bounties to Afghan militants for killing U.S. soldiers, Fox News has learned. The committee, chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is expected to be briefed on the matter on Thursday at 1 p.m. HOUSE DEMS ATTEND BRIEFING AT WHITE HOUSE ON […]

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U.S. lawmaker seeks to ban Chinese firms from U.S. capital markets

3/3 © Reuters. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, on Capitol Hill in Washington 2/3 By Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top senator is preparing a bill to ban Chinese companies from U.S. capital markets if they engage in spying, human rights abuse or […]

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Trump’s New Russia Problem: Unread Intelligence and Missing Strategy

The intelligence finding that Russia was most likely paying a bounty for the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan has evoked a strange silence from President Trump and his top national security officials. He insists he never saw the intelligence, though it was part of the President’s Daily Brief just days before a peace deal […]

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Multiple intelligence streams suggest Russians paying bounties for US troops, Trump not briefed: official

Multiple intelligence threat streams indicated Russian intelligence operatives offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops, but while the National Security Council met recently to come up with a number of responses to the report, it did not brief President Trump, Fox News has learned. According to a senior U.S. official who has been briefed […]

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Lawmakers Press for Answers on Russian Bounty Offers to Taliban to Kill U.S. Troops

Democrats and Republicans in Congress demanded on Monday that American intelligence agencies promptly share with lawmakers what they know about a suspected Russian plot to pay bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan, and threatened to retaliate against the Kremlin. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic […]

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