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FBI investigated whether President Trump was secretly working for Russia: Report

After President Trump fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017, the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was working on behalf of the Russian government and its President Vladimir Putin, the New York Times reported Friday night. FBI agents were "alarmed...

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 11:48pm

Bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc charged with five federal crimes

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday that Cesar Sayoc, the suspect in at least 13 suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and others, is in the custody of the FBI and has been charged with five federal crimes. Sayoc faces up to 58 years in prison if found guilty, Sessions...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:56pm

Trump blocked move of FBI to prevent competition for Trump International Hotel

President Trump personally intervened to stop the FBI from moving its headquarters out of Washington, D.C., because it could expose his hotel to competition, a new report says. The FBI headquarters, otherwise known as the J. Edgar Hoover Building, sit in a brutalist structure directly across the...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:51am

Sources claiming they can corroborate Kavanaugh accusations can't reach FBI

People trying to reach the FBI with information about the sexual-assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are finding that the bureau isn't returning their calls or emails. The White House reopened the Supreme Court nominee's background check on Friday for an investigation that's...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:52pm

Who is Kerry Berchem, the woman releasing text messages from Kavanaugh?

Kerry Berchem, a mutual friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, has been trying to send text messages from Kavanaugh to the FBI, NBC News reported Monday. Berchem says the texts show Kavanaugh reaching out to people who could vouch for him, before...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 5:34pm

Suspicious Russian bank transfers made after Trump Tower meeting; FBI investigating

The FBI is investigating suspicious bank transfers made after Trump campaign officials met in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton. The transfers involved money from Russia and Switzerland being moved to places like the British Virgin Islands, Bangkok and New...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 5:10pm

This device can open any locked iPhone and some police departments are using it

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are using a tool called GrayKey to unlock iPhones and assist with criminal investigations. According to a recent Motherboard investigation, several local and regional police forces including the Maryland State Police and Indiana State Police departments...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 4:05pm

Again, Trump calls for FBI to look into ‘Crooked Hillary’ and Democrats

In the famed five stages of grief, denial and anger come before acceptance. It's unclear where President Trump is, exactly, in his understanding of the separation of powers, but this week it was clear he was still having some issues with the concept. On Friday morning, Trump took to Twitter to...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:25pm

22-year-old Queens man arrested for trying to join ISIS: Officials

A 22-year-old Queens man was arrested for attempting to travel to Syria to provide material support to Islamic State militants, authorities announced Tuesday. Parveg Ahmed, a U.S. citizen, allegedly “sought to take up arms with violent terrorists who have killed numerous innocent victims,...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 5:21pm

FBI investigation into Bernie Sanders' wife could kill his chances in 2020

The FBI is investigating Bernie Sanders' wife on fraud charges and the one-time presidential candidate thinks the agency’s motives are political. Sanders, who is one of the Democratic Party’s most prominent politicians, has not ruled out a 2020 presidential bid — though he...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:25pm

FBI official won't say that President Trump is not a Russian agent

Donald Trump's unprecedented actions as president are stacking up daily, but this is a truly new one: A top FBI official will not say whether the president is an "unwitting agent" who aided Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.   Bill Priestap, the assistant director of...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:10pm

President Trump not under investigation in Russia probe, lawyer says

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer said on Sunday that Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, adding that the president has not received any notification that he is being investigated. Jay...

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:18pm

FBI releases new photos of Mass. man wanted for 1980 murder

The FBI has released new photos of a Massachusetts man wanted for a 1980 murder. Donald Eugene Webb, who would be 85 years old now, is the only fugitive in the United States wanted for the murder of a police chief, according to FBI Boston. The new photos released Thursday were taken on a...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:09pm

Trump picks white-collar crime lawyer to replace Comey at FBI

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ended a fraught month-long search for an FBI chief after firing James Comey by selecting Christopher Wray, who has prosecuted and defended white-collar crime cases and represented New Jersey's governor in a political scandal. Wray, who must be confirmed to...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 1:14pm

The Foreman Forecast: Isn’t that special?

The best and worst things to happen to President Trump this week were the same: A special counsel was appointed to dip a spoon into that steaming, nasty bowl of borsch I’m calling "The Russian Affair." It’s the best because the president insists “there is no collusion...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 5:03am

Comey memo says President Trump asked for end to Russia probe, White House denies wrongdoing

A memo then-FBI Director James Comey penned in February says President Donald Trump asked him to shut down an investigation into ties between Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. “I hope you can let this go...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:46pm

Judge Merrick Garland not interested in FBI job: Sources

U.S. appeals court judge Merrick Garland, turned away by the Senate last year for a Supreme Court post, is not interested in serving as FBI director, two sources said on Tuesday, even as the top Senate Republican recommended him for the job. Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:42pm

US lawmakers ask Trump to turn over any Comey tapes

U.S. lawmakers on Sunday called on President Donald Trump to turn over any tapes of conversations with fired FBI chief James Comey, potentially setting up a showdown with the White House as Democrats considered a boycott of the vote on Comey's replacement. In a highly unusual move, Trump last...

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 9:23pm

Did the White House just admit Comey was fired to end the Russia investigation?

A White House spokeswoman Thursday said the firing of FBI Director James Comey could expedite an end to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. During the daily White House press briefing, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made a surprising...

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 1:33pm

Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new FBI director

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he wants to move quickly to nominate a new FBI director to replace James Comey, who he fired this week. Trump told reporters traveling with him on Air Force One that he may be able to make his decision on the Federal Bureau of Investigation head before he...

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:44am