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Mark Hosenball

Top secret: Trump's revamp of U.S. security clearances stumbling - officials, report

Jun 19 2019

WASHINGTON At a time when the United States says China is aggressively spying on its government, a push by President Donald Trump to fix the system that determines who can and cannot be trusted with secrets is behind schedule and disorganized, according to U.S. officials and an internal agency report.

House panel backs contempt citations for two Trump Cabinet members over census

Jun 13 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. House committee voted on Wednesday in favor of holding two of President Donald Trump's closest advisers in contempt of Congress for defying congressional subpoenas related to an effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. | Video

Trump threatens to withhold census documents from U.S. Congress

Jun 12 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is threatening to invoke presidential powers to withhold documents on its efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, unless House Democrats drop threats to hold two top Trump advisers in contempt of Congress.

U.S. Senate intelligence panel to interview Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday: source

Jun 11 2019

WASHINGTON Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, will be interviewed on Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee, a congressional source said on Tuesday.

U.S. formally asks UK to extradite WikiLeaks' Assange

Jun 11 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has formally asked Britain to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face charges that he conspired to hack U.S. government computers and violated an espionage law, the U.K has confirmed.

U.S. senators launch bill to broaden shell companies' disclosures

Jun 10 2019

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Monday announced they were introducing a bill to toughen U.S. laws requiring shell companies to disclose their true owners' identity.

House panel weighs holding Trump Cabinet members in contempt over census

Jun 07 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. House Oversight Committee plans to vote next week on holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged scheme to politicize the 2020 U.S. Census.

Still no briefing for Senate intel panel on Mueller report: sources

Jun 05 2019

WASHINGTON The only committee of the U.S. Congress running a genuinely bipartisan probe of Russian meddling in U.S. politics has still had no word from the Trump administration on briefing the panel about the Mueller report's counterintelligence findings, congressional sources said on Wednesday.

House Intelligence chief warns spy agencies of Trump 'politicization'

May 31 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Friday warned the FBI and U.S. spy agencies that President Donald Trump is trying to "politicize" U.S. intelligence and law enforcement.

British ex-spy will not talk to U.S. prosecutor examining Trump probe origins: source

May 28 2019

WASHINGTON The former British spy who produced a dossier describing alleged links between Donald Trump and Russia will not cooperate with a prosecutor assigned by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to review how the investigations of Trump and his 2016 election campaign began, a source with knowledge of the situation said.

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Trump says Iran may have shot down U.S. drone by mistake

U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely-controlled aircraft had been piloted.