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Tension Mounts as Intel Chairman Cancels Public Russia Hearing Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates were all scheduled to testify at the hearing Tuesday.Today in another press conference, Nunes said Tuesday's Russian Federation investigation hearing with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and Yates was called off so FBI Director James Comey and National Security... [Read More]
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Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee holds its first open hearing on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The hearing, "Disinformation: A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns," begins at 10:00 AM, and will include three witnesses: Eugene Rumer, director of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Roy Godson, professor emeritus at Georgetown University; and Clint Watts, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute Program on National Security. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich gives us the latest on the hearings, and discusses what to expect from both the House... [Read More]
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Dina Powell is the Trump administration's Ms. Fix-It.The deputy national security adviser for strategy, one of the few White House aides with extensive experience in a past Republican administration, has taken on a large list of responsibilities touching on foreign and domestic policy.Besides serving as a deputy to national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Powell was asked by senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, to serve in a new office tasked with using private-sector ideas to overhaul the federal government.Powell, who speaks Arabic and moved to the United States from Egypt at the age of 4, is also advising... [Read More]
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BEIJING: China said on Thursday that it blocked an Australia-based Chinese academic from taking a flight to Sydney this week to "safeguard national security" as fellow professors called for Beiji... [Read More]
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President Barack Obama allowed his national security adviser, CIA director and attorney general to view the unredacted intelligence files from the National Security Agency. [Read More]
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The Chinese have increased their investment in the U.S. commercial aircraft sector in the last decade, raising concerns that this may undermine America's national security, according to a RAND Corporation report commissioned for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [Read More]
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FBI Director James Comey says the FBI doesn't consider how its decisions will affect politics. Comey spoke about the FBI's recent politically charged cases at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance dinner in Washington on Wednesday. (March 30)        ... [Read More]
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China conducted joint air and land drills near its unstable border with Myanmar as Beijing stressed national security. [Read More]
Reflecting on the tumultuous last year, FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday responded to political fallout following any decision that his agency makes by saying, Honestly, I don't care. He was speaking at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner in Alexandria, Va. Comey said the past year has been both difficult and easier than you might think. Comey said he was proud of the FBI's work and stressed that individuals who claim the FBI is pursuing a political agenda are just plain wrong. We just don't care. We don't care, Comey said, adding that sometimes situations are... [Read More]
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Daniel Chaitin A federal judge in Hawaii decided on Wednesday to extend an order that temporarily blocks President Trump's revised travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted a motion to convert the March 15 temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction until the state's lawsuit against the Trump administration has been resolved. Watson's freeze affects two key parts of Trump's executive order: a 90-day suspension of to travel from six majority-Muslim countries and a 120-day freeze on refugees entering the U.S. It was set to be enforced on March 16 before it was blocked. While... [Read More]
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FBI Director James Comey said the bureau "is not on anybody's side" during the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner. [Read More]
Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today. The topics on tap for this summit are precisely the questions that corporate leaders like you must address as we collectively face the ever-evolving threat of malicious cyber activity. [Read More]
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Reflecting on the tumultuous last year, FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday responded to political fallout following any decision that his agency makes by saying, Honestly, I don't care. He was speaking at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner in Alexandria, Va. Comey said the past year has been both difficult and easier than you might think. Comey said he was proud of the FBI's work and stressed that individuals who claim the FBI is pursuing a political agenda are just plain wrong. We just don't care. We don't care, Comey said, adding that sometimes situations are... [Read More]
Adam Schiff asks if White House put off intel hearing House committee chairman Devin Nunes announced he was canceling the meeting on March 24, days after the committee's first hearing in which FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the bureau was investigating President Donald Trump's associates' ties to Russian Federation."Why would I not?" "A few months ago Chairman Nunes spoke to reporters at the request of the White House to tamp down stories on the links between... [Read More]
The Feb. 19 editorial "The Empire Strikes Back" defends President Trump by arguing that the "Never Trumpers" have developed a false narrative of a dysfunctional administration and an indecisive President mired in scandal. The editorial is remarkable for what it ignores. There is no mention of his contradictory statements on national security, confusing allies and adversaries alike (e.g., reversals on NATO and One China). There is no mention of his drawing a moral equivalency between Putin's Russia and the United States. There is no mention of Mr. Trump's compulsive lying and delusional assertions, like the claims of... [Read More]
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FBI Director James Comey delivers remarks at a forum held by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance in a discussion of "the strategic importance of the FBI's role within the intelligence community." [Read More]
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House Intelligence Chairman, Devin Nunes …... [Read More]
Eitan Ben-David, the head of the National Security Council's Counter Terrorism Bureau, will take over from Yaakov Nagel on Sunday as the new acting head of the NSC. [Read More]
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Obama administration officials blocked FBI Director James Comey's attempts to publicize Russian efforts to interfere with U.S. election, Newsweek reports, citing two unidentified sources with knowledge of the matter. Comey pitched idea of writing an op-ed about Russian campaign during a meeting in the White House's situation room in June or July 2016, Newsweek says Other national security leaders didn't like the idea, Newsweek reports; White House officials thought announcement should be coordin... [Read More]
Sen. Chris Coons released a statement March 28 in response to President Donald Trump's executive order on energy independence. "I am deeply concerned by this latest action by the Trump administration to reverse our efforts to protect our national security, our environment and our economy by working to address and reverse the impacts of climate change," Coons said. "The United States has long been a global leader in the effort to fight climate change, and U.S. leadership... [Read More]
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