Senate Intelligence Committee

Flynn reportedly cut ties with Trump, indicating potential Mueller cooperation

Michael Flynn's lawyers recently told lawyers for President Donald Trump that they can no longer discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, The …

Robert Mueller

Michael Flynn may have cut ties with Trump to co-operate with Mueller probe: reports

Michael Flynn’s lawyers recently told U.S. President Donald Trump’s legal team that they could no longer discuss Robert Mueller’s investigation, …

Robert Mueller

US Senate takes aim at “warrantless surveillance”

The US Congress still hasn’t passed any legislation to reign in what critics call “warrantless surveillance” of US citizens by the nation’s multiple …

Surveillance

Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny

Major tech companies are beefing up their lobbying amid scrutiny from Congress over their handling of Russian interference in the 2016 …

Government

Attorney general cracks jokes about perjuring himself

Follow @tostenburks<p>Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III gave a speech on Friday at the Federalist Society’s annual conference. He kicked things off with …

Jeff Sessions

Sessions mocks investigation into meetings with Russian officials

Attorney General Jeff Sessions jokingly asked if any Russians were present before addressing the Federalist Society at the Mayflower Hotel in …

Sergey Kislyak

Senators propose 'USA Liberty Act' to reauthorize NSA surveillance

The question of how to reign in monitoring enabled by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has been in the spotlight ever since the Edward Snowden PRISM revelations. What exactly to do about it has gone back and forth, but the latest attempt to "reform" surveillance is …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Trump administration tech flaw disclosure update is a step forward, cyber experts say

<i>With help from Eric Geller and Martin Matishak</i><p><b>VEP UPDATE WINS SOME PRAISE —</b> The Trump administration’s release Wednesday of an updated vulnerability disclosure process may not have won over the staunchest critics of that process, but former cyber officials said it still represents an important step …

Cybersecurity

Sen. Mark Warner, Who Is Investigating Trump-Russia, Feels Like He’s Living in a Spy Novel

A Q+A with the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.<p>Two weeks after the first indictments—and a surprise guilty plea—in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, the mysteries of Russian election meddling keep piling up. This week, we learned of Twitter messages exchanged during the …

Mark Warner

Russian Hackers Aren't the NSA's Biggest Problem

The FBI and CIA recovered from colossal embarrassments by rebuilding their entire cultures.<p>It's hard to say which is more disturbing: Reports that hackers have obtained some of the National Security Agency's most classified cybertools and are auctioning them off on the internet -- or that, 15 …

National Security Agency (NSA)

The Senate Intelligence Committee Really Wants to Secretly Snoop on Americans

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments is up for renewal this year, or it expires. Section 702 is intended to be …

Surveillance

When I Met Carter Page At A Hedge Fund Conference In Las Vegas

I started hearing the name on the radio and on television shows a few months ago and at first I thought, wow, that’s a familiar kind of name, I wonder where it is I may have heard it before. Then, after a few weeks of hearing it in the news and seeing it on Twitter, I realized that I had met this …

Donald Trump

FBI investigating why Russia sent $30K to its U.S. embassy

The FBI is looking into 60 transactions where a Kremlin-backed Russian bank sent a total of $380,000 to various embassies last year, Buzzfeed …

U.S. Politics

How Republicans Are Still Trying to Lock Hillary Clinton Up

For now at least, Jeff Sessions is tapping the breaks on his party's rush to try to toss Clinton in prison<p>The nation's ultra-conservative attorney …

Politics

House lawmakers admit to being 'held hostage' over surveillance reforms

Congressional leadership gave lawmakers an option: pass a weak surveillance reform bill, or nothing.<p>Last week, House Judiciary Committee members …

Surveillance

Twitter 280-character limit lets users play Tetris, Chess and Connect Four in tweets

People are using Twitter’s new 280-character tweet limit to play classic games.<p>Tetris, Chess, Connect Four and Go are just some of the games users …

Social Media

Is Facebook Changing Its Tune on Russian Brexit Meddling?

In the wake of a blistering speech by Theresa May, Facebook seemed to soften its language.<p>In a blistering speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London Monday night, British Prime Minister <b>Theresa May</b> took Russia to task for meddling in the democratic process. The Kremlin, she said, is “seeking to …

Theresa May

Jeff Sessions returns to Congress for another grilling about Russia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will again testify before Congress Tuesday, speaking with the House Judiciary Committee for what is nominally a …

Jeff Sessions

Regulating Facebook, Google, Twitter in the wake of the election

Facebook, Twitter and Google — which saw their platforms used for Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections — are facing …

Marc Benioff

Fix a surveillance law to stop backdoor searches of Americans

Congress is currently deciding whether to let the National Security Agency continue to eavesdrop on the phone calls, emails and other electronic communications of foreigners located abroad. This foreign intelligence program — Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act — expires at the …

Surveillance

Worshiping the intelligence community is not “resistance” - Salon.com

President Trump has received plenty of criticism for his embrace of strongmen during his first foreign trip to Asia, and rightly so. He’s cozied up to China’s Xi Jinping, laughed when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte referred to the media as “spies” and called North Korea’s Kim Jong-un “short …

U.S. Politics

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner Wants Donald Trump Jr. to Publicly Testify

Not only does Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) want President Donald Trump's son Don Jr. to testify, he wants the …

Liberal View

Shining More Light Every Day on Russia’s Political Interference

One year after the 2016 presidential election, more facts about Russia’s efforts to undermine American democracy are finally beginning to emerge. The …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

This week in Trump-Russia news: Don Jr. may have suggested quid pro quo with Kremlin-linked lawyer

Donald Trump Jr. — the president’s eldest son — hinted his father would review the Magnitsky Act if elected in exchange for dirt on Democrat Hillary …

Donald Trump

Trump On Russian Election Interference: He's Positive Putin Didn't Meddle & We're Confused

Donald Trump really doesn't think that Vladimir Putin had anything to do with with the 2016 presidential election. Or, at least, he said he's done …

Russia

She Warned of ‘Peer-to-Peer Misinformation.’ Congress Listened.

SAN FRANCISCO — Before the sun came up on Oct. 31, Renee DiResta sat in bed in her pajamas and logged into a virtual war room.<p>For years, Ms. DiResta had battled disinformation campaigns, cataloging data on how malicious actors spread fake narratives online. That morning, wearing headphones so she …

John Podesta Met With Fusion GPS Founder After Trump Dossier Was Published

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta met with the founder of the opposition research firm behind the Trump dossier just after the dirty document …

Fusion GPS

Sen. Feinstein Looking To Revive Anti-Encryption Bill In The Wake Of Texas Church Shooting

Shortly after the horrific shooting of 26 people in a Texas church, the FBI began dropping hints about its inability to access the contents of the …

Privacy

Fanning Divisions Through Social Media

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Congress Scolds Tech Companies Over Russia” (front page, Nov. 2):<p>It is encouraging that many lawmakers expressed concern that the Kremlin attempted to “polarize the American voting public on issues like race, police abuse and religion,” and one hopes they can find a bipartisan way …

Opinion

Trump associates are getting buried in massive legal fees, and Roger Stone says his are more than $450,000

• <b>Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, this week issued a plea for help paying his legal bills resulting from the Russia investigation — he says they exceed $450,000.</b>• <b><br>Many of the president's former advisers are facing sky-high legal fees as a result of the investigation into</b> …

U.S. Politics