Wiretapping

Bose says lawsuit over headphone app 'misleading'

Headphone maker Bose says it will fight a lawsuit claiming its app collects user data and shares it with third parties without their permission.<p>In a statement, Bose calls the allegations "inflammatory" and "misleading," denying the companion Connect app collects and shares information on users' …

Headphones

Trump's Wiretap Tweets Bring Lawsuit Seeking Proof

<b>Updated at 6:30 p.m. ET</b><p>A group of liberal lawyers is suing the Justice Department and FBI over President Trump's tweeted allegation of wiretapping ordered by then-President Barack Obama.<p>American Oversight is demanding records that support or disprove Trump's March 4 tweet, "Just found out that …

Government

Only After Accusing Obama Did Clueless Paranoid Trump Ask How Wiretapping Works

This is the Trump doctrine summed up in one act. Only after Trump accused Obama of wiretapping him did he ask aides how FISA warrants worked.<p>“So much …

Republicans

Court Approved Wiretap on Trump Campaign Aide Over Russia Ties

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department obtained a secret court-approved wiretap last summer on Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign, based on evidence that he was operating as a Russian agent, a government official said Wednesday.<p>The Foreign Intelligence …

Corruption

'There's something strange here': Alleged Lindhout kidnapper arguing ransom calls were private

OTTAWA — An alleged Somali kidnapper who calls the mother of his Canadian hostage to demand a ransom should not be afforded Charter rights that …

Crime

Networks Spin Sympathy for Rice to Attack Trump

All three networks gave full reports to the Susan Rice scandal Wednesday morning, but spent the majority of the time deflecting blame from Rice to …

Susan Rice

Trump tested by dictators while focused on wiretapping fantasy

Trump faces a chemical attack in Syria and a North Korean missile launch, but his team is still desperately trying to defend his most disruptive …

Politics

Russian Hackers Are Working To Amplify Donald Trump's Wiretapping Claim, Expert Warns

"Every conspiracy floated by the administration" is an opportunity for fake news operations, Clint Watts tells NPR.<p>Russian hackers didn’t stop when the presidential election ended ― they’re still working to spread fake news and conspiracy theories across the U.S., an intelligence expert warns. And …

Donald Trump

Amid “muffled sobs,” ex-prosecutor pleads guilty to illegal wiretapping

"I intentionally forged court orders that allowed me to wiretap cellphones…"<p>On Monday, a former county prosecutor based in Brooklyn, New York, …

Surveillance

Trump reignites wiretap claim in early morning tweetstorm

With a fight over his Supreme Court nominee in the Senate and a slew of critical meetings with foreign leaders this week, why is Pres. Trump again …

Government

Ex-assistant DA pleads guilty to wiretapping NYPD love interest

A ​former​ Brooklyn ​prosecutor dissolved into tears Monday as she admitted ​in federal court t​​o illegally​ ​forging ​state ​ju​dges’ signatures in …

Crime

Watergate-style Wiretapping Confirmed

<b>A Special Report from the Accuracy in Media Center for Investigative Journalism; Cliff Kincaid, Director.</b><p>A very disturbing report has come out from …

Big Brother

Ex-NYC prosecutor cries, admits to forging wiretap orders

An ex-Brooklyn prosecutor in an ill-fated love triangle broke down as she admitted Monday to snooping on another prosecutor and a married detective …

Crime

Trump Claims His Wiretapping Accusation ‘Is Turning Out to be True’

In an interview with <i>Financial Times</i>, President <b>Donald Trump</b> reaffirmed his belief that he had been “wiretapped” by his predecessor <b>Barack Obama</b>.<p>The …

Devin Nunes

Was Trump Wrong or Is Obama Guilty?

Posted: Apr 02, 2017 12:01 AM<p>While Democrats focus on persecuting Republicans for any interaction with the leaders of a country they exalted for …

Barack Obama

Obama admin official after Spicer comments: Russia benefits from 'fake news'

A former Obama administration official is pushing back against the Trump White House after press secretary Sean Spicer misquoted her while attempting …

Government

How to Stay Well Informed on the Torrents of Trump News While Staying Sane

It’s been a busy few weeks at the Center for News Literacy, as “fake news” and finding ways to fight it have been front and center in many …

Journalism

Trump claims wiretap tweet ‘is turning out to be true’

President Donald Trump claimed in an interview Sunday that his unsubstantiated allegation that former President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower “is turning out to be true.”<p>Trump launched the explosive claim in a string of March 4 tweets, alleging without evidence that Obama “had my …

Donald Trump

A Worked-Up Sean Spicer Argues That “Before the Election” Also Means “After the Election”

Here are two of Donald Trump's famous March 4 tweets.<p>Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the …

Government

A new poll on Trump’s “wiretapping” shows how easily he can spread misinformation

Three psychological reasons Trump’s falsehoods stick with followers.<p>A CBS poll out today finds that 47 percent of Americans — and a full 74 percent of Republicans surveyed — believe it’s “likely” or “somewhat likely” that President Donald Trump’s offices were wiretapped during the 2016 presidential …

Psychology

Why Do So Many Republicans Believe Trump’s Wiretap Claims?

A new poll suggests a majority back the president’s unsubstantiated accusations about former President Obama.<p>An overwhelming majority of Republicans—at 74 percent—believe it’s likely that Donald Trump was wiretapped or otherwise subject to government surveillance while he was running for president, …

Politics

Majority of GOP voters believe Trump’s wiretap claims: poll

Three-quarters of Republicans believe President Trump’s claims he was wiretapped at Trump Tower during the presidential election, a poll released …

Elections

Ex-NYC prosecutor will plead guilty to forging wiretap orders

A former NYC prosecutor will not fight charges she forged wiretap orders to keep tabs on a married detective, sources told the Daily News.

Crime

74% of Republicans believe Trump’s baseless wiretap claim: poll

President Trump’s base is still tapped into his message — even if he hasn’t offered any proof to support it.<p>A whopping 74% of Republicans think it’s …

Government

Poll: Most Republicans believe Trump on wiretap

Nearly three quarters of Republicans believe President Trump’s claim former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaPoll: Most Republicans believe Trump on …

Elections

Why Republicans dutifully defend Trump's most ridiculous lies

In the past, presidents have told big lies mostly for one of two reasons. In the midst of scandal or failure, they told lies to protect themselves …

Donald Trump

Ex-Prosecutor Accused Of Wiretapping Married Cop She Wanted To Romance

Tara Lenich plotted a "long-running scheme" to forge court documents to spy on her would-be lover and a co-worker.<p>A former high-ranking New York City prosecutor has been indicted on federal charges of forging court documents to illegally wiretap a married police detective she wanted to romance.<p>Tara …

Crime

Fillon's Wiretap Accusations Are Fantasy, Hollande Minister Says - Bloomberg

President Francois Hollande’s justice minister dismissed accusations by presidential candidate Francois Fillon that the government is listening in on …

Marine Le Pen

Trump's wiretapping mystery deepens

A mystery rooted in President Donald Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by then President Barack Obama during the 2016 election campaign has …

Government

Brooklyn prosecutor accused of forging wiretap faces federal char

A former high-ranking Brooklyn prosecutor has been hit with a federal indictment for forging judges’ signatures to get wiretaps.

Crime