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Special counsel Robert Mueller has assembled team of 16 seasoned prosecutors
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has assembled a team of more than a dozen seasoned prosecutors to probe Russian interference in the 2016 election, including any potential collusion between Russian agents and members of Donald Trump’s campaign. In addition to a squad of agents from the FBI and the
No, Trump's Executive Order Didn't Lead to Capture of ISIS Leader
This fake news story has gone viral in the past week, but it isn’t true. The false article claims that an ISIS leader named Rasheed Muhammad was arrested on arrival at a New York airport just after President Trump signed his immigration ban last month. The Jan. 31 story was published on several
Al Qaeda Agent Convicted in Shopping Mall Plot Gets 40 Years
An al Qaeda operative convicted of planning to bomb a U.K. shopping mall and accused of working with men who conspired to attack the New York City subway was sentenced to 40 years in prison today in a Brooklyn court, federal officials said. Abid Naseer, a Pakistani national, was found guilty on
NSA Vows To Hold People Accountable For Snowden Leak
A top U.S. official acknowledged today that the National Security Agency “obviously failed” to protect some of the nation’s most important secrets, vowing that within months anyone found responsible for allowing former government contractor Edward Snowden to steal hundreds of thousands of ...
NSA: 'Over 50' Terror Plots Foiled by Data Dragnets
The director of the National Security Administration today told Congress that more than 50 potential terrorist attacks have been thwarted by two controversial programs tracking more than a billion phone calls and vast swaths of Internet data each day. The attacks were prevented by caching telephone
The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, June 13, 2013
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, Jordan Mazza and J.P. Lawrence SEXUAL ASSAULT ABC News’...
The Note: Washington Gets Snowed-In
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OUT OF THE SHADOWS: The source of a series of top secret leaks from the National Security Agency has identified himself as ex-CIA technical assistant Edward Snowden, saying he was standing up against the U.S. government’s “horrifying” surveillance ...
Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Surveillance
The leaders of the Senate and House Intelligence committees defended the National Security Agency’s phone and internet surveillance programs revealed last week, saying that the programs are “within the law” and have been critical in thwarting potential terrorist attacks. Senate Intelligence ...
Osama Bin Laden Wanted 9/11 Follow-Up to Doom Economy, Terrorist Says
In NYC Court, Shoe Bomber's Would-Be Accomplice Says He Spoke With Al Qaeda Leader Shortly After 9/11
New York Subway Bomb Plotter Breaks Down on Witness Stand
Najibullah Zazi, the admitted ring leader of a 2009 plot to bomb the New York City subway, broke down in tears Thursday, during his third day of testimony against his alleged co-conspirator. When asked by the prosecutor if he still considered defendant Adis Medunjanin a good friend, Zazi began to