Tag: FBI

ACLU accuses federal government of hiding its use of facial recognition technology

The American Civil Liberties Union, accusing the federal government of hiding its use of facial recognition technology, filed a lawsuit to get more information about the potential invasion of privacy. The civil rights group petitioned a federal court Thursday to force the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration to reveal details about their biometric identification […]

Who is Christopher Wray, the new FBI director

President Donald Trump’s newest nominee, Christopher Wray, received extensive bipartisan support from the Senate on Tuesday to be confirmed as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The vote was 92 to 5 in favor of Wray after his prior unanimous recommendedation from the Senate Judiciary Committee. He will fill a position that […]

Trump meets Russia foreign minister amid Comey controversy

Russia’s top diplomat met President Donald Trump on Wednesday and praised the U.S. administration as problem solvers, just as the White House drew criticism over the firing of the FBI director who was leading a probe into Moscow’s alleged interference in U.S. politics. The talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were the highest-level public contact […]

WH: Trump Lost Confidence in Comey Over the Last Several Months’

The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump lost confidence in FBI Director James Comey “over the last several months,” but had considered letting Comey go since Trump won the election. The Department of Justice, bipartisan members of Congress, and the rank-and-file of the FBI also lost confidence in the director, White House Deputy […]

Report: Pence, Kushner backed firing Comey

President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Vice President Pence both supported the decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, according to a report on Wednesday. While the move took many by surprise in Washington, the report indicates that Pence and Kushner carried some weight on Trump’s decision. White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and chief of […]

Trump fires FBI Director Comey, setting off U.S. political storm

U.S. President Donald Trump ignited a political firestorm on Tuesday by firing FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to influence the election outcome. The Republican president said he fired Comey, the top U.S. law enforcement official, over his handling of an […]

Behind Comey’s firing: An enraged Trump, fuming about Russia

President Donald Trump weighed firing his FBI director for more than a week. When he finally pulled the trigger Tuesday afternoon, he didn’t call James Comey. He sent his longtime private security guard to deliver the termination letter in a manila folder to FBI headquarters. He had grown enraged by the Russia investigation, two advisers […]

WATCH LIVE: Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing On Trump Firing FBI Director James Comey

President trump just fired fbi director james comey and this is breaking news and latest news today in politics and top stores in us news and world news in the usa, this press conference is going to be held by sarah sanders expect tons of questions about trump firing james comey during white house press […]

FBI chief warns U.S. of dangerous ISIS terrorist ‘Diaspora’

FBI Director James Comey has issued a very stark warning to the American public about the upcoming dangers of Islamic terrorists. He says that destroying ISIS on the battlefield, while desirable, could lead to an increase in terrorism within the United States.   Speaking a week ago in Washington, Comey said, “At some point there […]

FBI recommends no criminal charges in Clinton email probe

FBI Director James B. Comey said Tuesday that his agency will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server as secretary of state but called Clinton and her staff “extremely careless” in handling classified material.   The announcement was stunning both for the level of detail Comey provided […]