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James Comey: Everything you need to know about the FBI director
At today's House Intelligence Committee hearing, FBI Director James Comey will likely undercut President Trump's unsubstantiated claim that President Obama ordered a wiretap of his phones prior to the election, sources familiar with the director's thinking tell ABC News. Earlier this month, after
Sessions to Yates in 2015: 'You Need to Say No' to the President
During her Senate confirmation hearing for deputy attorney general, Sally Yates told Sen. Jeff Sessions that she "has an obligation to follow the law and the Constitution."
FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists 15 Years Later: The Ones Who Got Away
Fifteen years ago this month, then-President George W. Bush responded to 9/11 by publicly placing 22 top terrorists on an FBI most wanted list. In the decade and half since, more of the original list of fugitives have been killed than caught, while several remain on the run — including two senior
If Elected, Trump May Not Be Able to Fulfill Big Debate Promise
Federal law may prevent Donald Trump from fulfilling a big promise he made at last night's debate, according to former U.S. Justice Department chiefs from both political parties. "If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into [Hillary Clinton] ," the
Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage at Middle-East Christians' Group
It’s not every day that you see a presidential contender getting booed off stage. But that’s what happened Wednesday night when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, widely viewed as a likely Republican candidate for the White House in 2016, addressed a group called In Defense of...
Sebelius Steps Aside
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OUT WITH SEBELIUS, IN WITH BURWELL: Word began to leak out yesterday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down today. The president will nominate Sylvia Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to ...
As Obama Celebrates Civil Rights Legacy, Capitol Hill Erupts With Racial Tension
As the President Celebrates the Civil Rights Act, Racial Tensions Stir Congress.
Ashcroft juggles football, school and military
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Air Force's Joey Ashcroft starts his Thursday just like any other college student in the country. The alarm blares in his dark dorm room way too early and he fights the temptation to smack the snooze button for nine more delicious minutes of sleep. But that's where the
James Comey Confirmed as FBI Director
WASHINGTON — James Comey has been confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by a vote of 93-1 in the Senate. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., cast the only vote against confirmation. He had placed a hold on Comey’s nomination over the...
FBI Nominee Pressed Over NSA Spying, Waterboarding, IRS Political Targeting
FBI nominee James Comey may be a hero to Democrats for his dramatic, late-night stand against warrantless wiretapping in 2004, but that didn't stop senators from pressing him today on national security policies. Comey, nominated as the next FBI director by President Obama in May, appeared Tuesday