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U.S. House panel postpones whistleblower's deposition on Department of Homeland Security

3:58pm EDT

WASHINGTON A congressional panel is postponing a closed door deposition with a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence chief because of delays in obtaining access to classified records and approval of security clearances for his lawyers.

FBI's Wray: Russia using 'drumbeat of misinformation' to undermine Biden campaign

Sep 17 2020

WASHINGTON FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday warned that Russia is interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections with a steady stream of misinformation aimed at Democrat Joe Biden as well as sapping Americans' confidence in the election process. | Video

U.S. intelligence officials to do in-person election security briefings for lawmakers after all

Sep 17 2020

WASHINGTON Top U.S. intelligence officials will provide in-person briefings to congressional intelligence committees on foreign efforts to meddle in the 2020 election after all, having previously said they would communicate mainly in writing, senators said on Wednesday.

Republican-led U.S. Senate panel approves subpoenas for Obama-era officials and politicos

Sep 16 2020

WASHINGTON A Republican-led Senate committee on Wednesday voted to move forward with subpoenas and depositions of dozens of Obama-era officials over the objections of Democrats who say the panel's inquiry is intended to boost President Donald Trump's re-election campaign.

U.S. Senate committee joins House panel in probing Homeland whistleblower complaint

Sep 11 2020

WASHINGTON The Senate intelligence committee is investigating a whistleblower complaint filed by a former top U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official alleging he was pressed to skew official intelligence reports for political purposes, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

U.S. charges 57 with fraud involving pandemic paycheck aid, Justice Department says

Sep 10 2020

WASHINGTON Federal law enforcement authorities have charged 57 people with stealing $175 million from an aid program meant to help small businesses weather pandemic lockdowns, officials said on Thursday, adding that they are eyeing hundreds more suspected cases of fraud. | Video

U.S. intelligence official told to halt Russian 2020 election meddling threat assessments: whistleblower

Sep 09 2020

WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told a former top aide to stop providing assessments of the threat of Russian interference in the Nov. 3 election and to play down U.S. white supremacist activity, according to a whistleblower complaint released on Wednesday. | Video

A Trump security chief acknowledges role of white supremacist extremists in U.S. urban violence

Sep 09 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's acting homeland security chief on Wednesday acknowledged that white supremacist extremists played a role in this year's urban violence in the United States, a revision of the administration's public descriptions of the political motivations of violent protesters.

FBI, spy agencies will not say if attending U.S. House election security briefing

Sep 04 2020

WASHINGTON The Federal Bureau of Investigation and key U.S. spy agencies on Friday would not say whether they will participate in a classified briefing on election security, which the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee has scheduled for Sept. 17.

U.S. Homeland Security warns that Russia is trying to undermine confidence in mail-in voting

Sep 03 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning that Russia is trying to undermine Americans' confidence in the security and validity of mail-in voting.

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