Intelligence agencies

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats speaks at a Heritage Foundation event in Washington. Coats is tightening rules for the internal disclosure of Americans’ names that are omitted from classified reports. Such names in intelligence reports are often concealed. Government officials can ask for a name to be revealed to them to understand the intelligence being provided. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
December 08, 2017 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national intelligence director next month will tighten rules for providing government officials the names of Americans whose identities are blacked out in classified spy reports. The new policy aims to stiffen existing safeguards to ensure that names aren'...
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December 08, 2017 - 3:48 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Efforts to prosecute the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and four co-defendants are stalled in part over a lingering issue Americans haven't yet resolved: torture. Interrogators at secret CIA prisons repeatedly slammed Ammar al Baluchi's head against walls,...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, before heading to Utah. Trump will be announcing plans to scale back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, responding to what he has condemned as a "massive federal land grab" by the government. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 04, 2017 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The shifting explanations for why President Donald Trump fired national security adviser Michael Flynn have revived questions about whether the president may have obstructed an ongoing investigation of potential contacts between his campaign and Russia. Pressure on the...
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CORRECTS MICHAEL FLYNN WAS FIRED AND NOT DONALD TRUMP - FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Court documents released Friday revealed that Flynn planned to plead guilty to a single count of “knowingly and willingly” making false statements to the FBI during his short stint as Trump’s national security adviser. Flynn was fired last February after he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other senior officials about his contacts with Russian intermediaries. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 03, 2017 - 7:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday in a tweet that he never asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating his ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, issuing a fresh denial amid a shifting timeline on when he may have known that Flynn had lied to the FBI. Trump...
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President Donald Trump walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Trump is heading to New York to attend Republican fundraisers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 03, 2017 - 7:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says on Twitter that he never asked former FBI director James Comey to stop investigating his ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn. Comey testified before Congress in June that Trump asked him if could see to "letting Flynn go." Comey said that request...
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FILE - In the May 11, 2017 file photo, CIA Director Mike Pompeo listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pompeo said Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, that he sent a letter to a top Iranian military official warning him that the United States would hold Tehran accountable for any attacks it conducted on American interests in Iraq. Pompeo said Iran is trying to strengthen its influence throughout the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
December 03, 2017 - 2:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Saturday that he sent a letter to a top Iranian military official warning him that the United States would hold Tehran accountable for any attacks it conducted on American interests in Iraq. Pompeo, who has voiced staunch opposition to Iran, said he...
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People in the audience have their photo taken as President Donald Trump speaks at a fundraiser at Cipriani in New York, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Trump is attending a trio of fundraisers during his day in New York. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 02, 2017 - 9:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump changed his story Saturday on why he fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, now suggesting he knew at the time that Flynn had lied to the FBI as well as to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russians during the presidential...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a fundraiser at Cipriani in New York, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Trump is attending a trio of fundraisers during his day in New York. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 02, 2017 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former national security adviser Michael Flynn's pleading guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia (all times local): 12:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he had to fire his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, because of...
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Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, the first Trump White House official to make a guilty plea so far in a wide-ranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 02, 2017 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key dates related to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's interactions with Russian government officials: — Dec. 21, 2016: The government of Egypt submits a resolution to the U.N. Security Council on the issue of Israeli settlements. A vote is planned for the next day...
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December 02, 2017 - 4:39 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A retired CIA analyst has dismissed Turkish accusations that he was involved in last year's failed coup, saying he was a "choice target" following a warrant for his detention. Graham Fuller, an ex-vice chairman of the CIA's National Intelligence Council, told The Associated Press he...
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