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Whistleblowers worry about fate of spy agency ombudsman
A top Republican is worried that a decision to put the man who handles whistleblower complaints at U.S. spy agencies on administrative leave is part of a plan to weaken a program that helps intelligence workers report waste, fraud and abuse.
New rule coming for US names mentioned in spy reports
The national intelligence director is developing a stricter policy for revealing the identities of Americans named in classified reports
The Note: For conspiracy-loving Trump, JFK files are a big moment
The TAKE with Rick Klein It figures to be quite a moment for conspiracy theories . And nobody relishes a good conspiracy theory quite like President Donald Trump. The president finds the remaining government documents surrounding the Kennedy assassination to be “interesting,” or so he informed his
3,500 more US troops headed to Afghanistan
A U.S. official has confirmed that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis authorized about 3,500 additional troops to deploy to Afghanistan as part of the troop buildup associated with President Donald Trump 's South Asia Strategy. In late August, Trump announced a South Asia strategy focused on ending the
McCains head to Italy for a forum before the senator returns to Washington next week
Sen. John McCain is wrapping up the summer congressional recess in northern Italy, where he is attending the Ambrosetti Forum, along with the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., at a panel focused on the United States. McCain, who is in Italy with wife
Trump signs bill authorizing memorial to service members who fought in war on terror
President Donald Trump on Friday signed the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act, a move he documented by posting to his social media accounts a photo of the signing at Camp David while flanked by thirteen cabinet members and other staff. The legislation clears the way for construction of a
Sessions vows review of 'media subpoenas' amid ramped-up leak investigations
Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning Friday to members of the media, promising a review of the subpoena policy regarding leaks of classified information and characterizing the publication of such materials as an action that "place[s] lives at risk." He also warned that the federal
Attorney General Sessions: 'Leakers will be held accountable'
ABC News' political team analyzes the Department of Justice's announcement on leaks.
Trump administration pulls Russian cyber firm from government-approved list
The Trump administration has decided to remove one of the world's biggest and most-respected cybersecurity firms from the U.S. government's list of companies whose products are approved for use on federal systems, according to U.S. officials. The decision comes as the Moscow-based company,
Trump administration considering government-wide ban on popular Russian software
The Trump administration is on the verge of deciding whether to block all federal agencies from using products developed by a popular Russian cyber-security firm, which is under increasing scrutiny for alleged ties to Russian intelligence services, government sources familiar with the matter told