FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S.
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  • Blindspot recap: The call's coming from inside the house
    Entertainment Weekly

    Blindspot recap: The call's coming from inside the house

    Blindspot recap: Season 4, Episode 20

  • FBI Sees 'Significant' Rise In White Supremacist Domestic Terror Threat
    HuffPost

    FBI Sees 'Significant' Rise In White Supremacist Domestic Terror Threat

    “Terrorism moves at the speed of social media,” an FBI official said. “The flash to bang has become even shorter.”

  • Trump Gives Barr Green Light to Declassify Docs Related to FBI Campaign Surveillance
    National Review

    Trump Gives Barr Green Light to Declassify Docs Related to FBI Campaign Surveillance

    President Trump issued a memo on Thursday granting attorney general William Barr the authority to declassify all documents related to the FBI's surveillance of his campaign in 2016.The memo also instructs all intelligence-community officials to cooperate with Barr in his investigation into the origins of the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign and its alleged ties to Russia.“The heads of elements of the intelligence community . . . and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review," the memo reads.In a statement released on Thursday evening, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders argued that the declassification was both in keeping with precedent and necessary to provide the public with answers about whether the FBI's probe was tainted by partisanship.“The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information," the statement read. “Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions."House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff lashed out at Trump in response to the memo, which he cast as part of the administration's concerted effort to distract from the Mueller report itself by impugning the motivations of the investigators who eventually produced it.> While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice,> > Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies.> > The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase.> > This is un-American.> > -- Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 24, 2019Top Democrats have lambasted Barr for his use of the term “spying” to describe the surveillance the FBI conducted on the Trump campaign.“I think spying did occur. The question is whether it was adequately predicated,” Barr testified last month, after announcing that he had formed a team within the Department of Justice to investigate the matter.

  • Members Of Congress Ask FBI For More Information On Baltimore Ransomware Attacks
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    Members Of Congress Ask FBI For More Information On Baltimore Ransomware Attacks

    Senators and representatives who represent Baltimore City signed a letter sent to directors of the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service asking for more information about the Baltimore ransomware attacks. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, John P. Sarbanes and Dutch Ruppersberger all signed the letter in which they request a briefing on the situation once all investigations have concluded.  The members seek a classified briefing for the state congressional delegation on who carried out the attack, how the attack was carried out, what federal resources were available to and provided to the city, what resources are available to enhance the city's cybersecurity, details

  • White supremacist domestic terrorism rising, FBI says
    The Washingtion Times

    White supremacist domestic terrorism rising, FBI says

    The FBI has seen a “significant” rise in domestic terrorism by white supremacists since the fall, a senior bureau counterterrorism official said Thursday. Arrests of white supremacist terror suspects increased by 40 percent in the past year, the official said, though the FBI would not provide exact statistics to back up the numbers. The FBI is investigating about 5,000 active terrorism-related incidents in the United States and abroad. About 850 relate to domestic terrorism, while another 1,000 are tied to the Islamic State or affiliated groups. During the first two quarters of the fiscal year, the FBI made 66 domestic terror-related arrests and 63 international terrorism arrests, according to

  • FBI searching for Fort Lauderdale bank robbery suspect
    Local 10 Miami

    FBI searching for Fort Lauderdale bank robbery suspect

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The FBI is searching for a man who robbed a Fort Lauderdale bank Thursday. A bearded man wearing glasses and a t-shirt approached a clerk at the TD Bank branch at 665 N.W. 62nd Street and demanded money. No injuries occurred during the incident and the amount of money taken was not released. The FBI urges anyone with knowledge of the identity of the suspect to call the FBI at 754-703-2000.

  • FBI Stays On Watch As Terrorists Finish Prison Terms And Broader Threat Evolves
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    FBI Stays On Watch As Terrorists Finish Prison Terms And Broader Threat Evolves

    The release of convicted terrorists after they complete prison sentences is "absolutely a concern," a senior FBI counterterrorism official said — but he sought to assure the public that investigators work to assess those risks months before someone walks out of the gates. The remarks followed hours after the "American Taliban," John Walker Lindh, exited a prison in Indiana after serving 17 years behind bars for providing support to the Taliban. Relatives of Johnny "Mike" Spann, a CIA operative who died in Afghanistan after questioning Lindh — and even Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have raised questions about whether Lindh has forsaken his ties to violent extremists. Nearly 18 years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a wave of defendants convicted of supporting terrorist groups or committing acts of violence is starting to leave prisons and jails.

  • ‘FBI Lovebirds’ Producer Uses Actress Kristy Swanson’s Reported “Death Threat” As Fundraising Tool
    Deadline

    ‘FBI Lovebirds’ Producer Uses Actress Kristy Swanson’s Reported “Death Threat” As Fundraising Tool

    A day after pro-Trump actors Kristy Swanson and Dean Cain retweeted what Swanson described as a "death threat" over their involvement in writer-producer Phelim McAleer's planned performance piece FBI Lovebirds: UnderCovers, McAleer is using the tweets for fundraising. Calling theater "the most leftist of all the arts," McAleer writes in his fundraising pitch today: "It […]

  • Dean Cain & Kristy Swanson Star As Real-Life Text-Happy FBI Agents In Stage Play From 'Gosnell' Writer
    Deadline Hollywood

    Dean Cain & Kristy Swanson Star As Real-Life Text-Happy FBI Agents In Stage Play From 'Gosnell' Writer

    Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson are set to play the real-life FBI agents whose amorous and perceived anti-Trump texts were made public got one of them fired from the Mueller investigation in a new stage play by Gosnell writer-producer Phelim McAleer. FBI Lovebirds: UnderCovers will get a staged reading in Washington, D.C., next month that will be filmed and put on YouTube. Cain plays Peter Strzok, who was having an extramarital affair with fellow Bureau staffer Lisa Paige (Swanson). Their text messages make up the play's narrative. In announcing the project, McAleer said, “It is a 100 percent verbatim script constructed out of the secret texts from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page (aka the FBI Lovebirds)

  • FBI search warrants detail Michael Cohen Russia ties
    POLITICO

    FBI search warrants detail Michael Cohen Russia ties

    Newly unsealed warrants reveal how closely the special counsel's team was tracking the foreign entanglements of Trump's most loyal fixer. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer, was in constant contact with — and received thousands of dollars from — a Russia-linked firm starting on Election Day in 2016, newly unsealed court documents show. The transactions soon caught the attention of investigators, as the FBI zeroed in on what it considered to be suspicious emails and bank transfers from Cohen's accounts — including his Trump Organization email account. With special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in full swing, authorities filed a series of search warrants between July

  • FBI Stays On Watch As Terrorists Finish Prison Terms And Broader Threat Evolves
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    FBI Stays On Watch As Terrorists Finish Prison Terms And Broader Threat Evolves

    The release of convicted terrorists after they complete prison sentences is "absolutely a concern," a senior FBI counterterrorism official said — but he sought to assure the public that investigators work to assess those risks months before someone walks out of the gates. The remarks followed hours after the "American Taliban," John Walker Lindh, exited a prison in Indiana after serving 17 years behind bars for providing support to the Taliban. Relatives of Johnny "Mike" Spann, a CIA operative who died in Afghanistan after questioning Lindh — and even Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have raised questions about whether Lindh has forsaken his ties to violent extremists. Nearly 18 years after the

  • Trump: Public needs to know why FBI spied on his campaign
    The Washingtion Times

    Trump: Public needs to know why FBI spied on his campaign

    President Trump said Friday he granted Attorney General William Barr sweeping new powers to declassify intelligence about FBI spying on the Trump campaign in 2016 because the public needs to know “how they started and why it started.” The president also said he hopes that Mr. Barr's probe extends to the governments of the United Kingdom, Ukraine and Australia as investigators explore origins of what Mr. Trump called “an attempted takedown of the president of the United States.” “We're going to find out what happened and why it happened,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “We want to be very transparent so as you know, I declassified everything.” Mr. Trump signed an order Thursday night granting Mr. Barr

  • FBI Stays On Watch As Terrorists Finish Prison Terms And Broader Threat Evolves
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    FBI Stays On Watch As Terrorists Finish Prison Terms And Broader Threat Evolves

    The release of convicted terrorists after they complete prison sentences is "absolutely a concern," a senior FBI counterterrorism official said — but he sought to assure the public that investigators work to assess those risks months before someone walks out of the gates. The remarks followed hours after the "American Taliban," John Walker Lindh, exited a prison in Indiana after serving 17 years behind bars for providing support to the Taliban. Relatives of Johnny "Mike" Spann, a CIA operative who died in Afghanistan after questioning Lindh — and even Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have raised questions about whether Lindh has forsaken his ties to violent extremists. Nearly 18 years after the

  • Roger Stone considers suing to discover if he was spied on by FBI
    The Hill

    Roger Stone considers suing to discover if he was spied on by FBI

    Conservative operative and provocateur Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneRoger Stone considers suing to discover if he was spied on by FBI Stone claims unfair prosecution by Mueller Democrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook MORE is considering suing the federal government to determine if he was the subject of an FBI surveillance effort on the Trump campaign, his attorney wrote in letters to U.S. officials and lawmakers exclusively obtained by Hill.TV. Stone's attorney leveled the threat in letters to U.S. Attorney John DurhamJohn DurhamRoger Stone considers suing to discover if he was spied on by FBI Barr: Answers have been 'inadequate' on origins of Russian probe The Hill's