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Trump attacks former official picked to review FBI reforms

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WASHINGTON – Taking a cue from a GOP ally, President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked a former senior Justice Department official appointed by a federal judge to review the FBI’s proposed wiretap application reforms in the wake of a critical ...

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Tool used for searches at law firms may be at risk

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WASHINGTON – Last spring, more than a dozen federal agents spent six hours searching the law firm of a prominent Maryland attorney, sweeping up thousands of emails, files and other documents in a money laundering and obstruction investigation. A federal ...

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FBI asks Apple for help cracking Florida gunman’s iPhones

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The FBI is pressing Apple for help opening iPhones that belonged to the Saudi military student who killed three people last month at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, signaling a potential revival of the fight between the federal government ...

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Surveillance court demands answers from FBI for errors, omissions in Trump campaign investigation

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WASHINGTON – The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday ordered the government to explain what the FBI will do to ensure the bureau does not mislead judges again when applying for surveillance orders like those used in the 2016 investigation ...

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Wray: Report on Russia probe found ‘unacceptable’ problems

Christopher Wray faces a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to become the FBI's eighth director. (Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report on the early days of the Russia investigation identified problems that are “unacceptable and unrepresentative of who we are as an institution,” FBI Director Chris Wray says in detailing changes the ...

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Yates County man admits to child porn charge

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A Yates County man has pleaded guilty to federal pornography charges. Jeffrey Maciejewski, 26, of Penn Yan, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. to possession of child pornography. Maciejewski is facing a maximum ...

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Draft DOJ IG report finds FBI lawyer altered document

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WASHINGTON – The Justice Department inspector general has found evidence that an FBI employee may have altered a document connected to court-approved surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser, but has concluded that the conduct did not affect the overall ...

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Justice Department watchdog tells Russia report witnesses they can’t give written feedback – then reverses course

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WASHINGTON – The Justice Department inspector general’s office told witnesses set to review draft sections of its long-awaited report on the FBI investigation of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign that they would not be allowed to submit written feedback, but ...

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The FBI’s search for information on Americans violated law, judge says

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The FBI on several occasions in recent years queried the government’s foreign intelligence holdings seeking information on Americans – including its own personnel – doing so in violation of surveillance law and constitutional privacy protections, according to a newly disclosed ...

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Peter Strzok sues FBI for firing him over anti-Trump texts

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran FBI agent who wrote derogatory text messages about Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that the bureau caved to “unrelenting pressure” from the president when it fired him. The suit from Peter Strzok also ...

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Wray says FBI has recorded about 100 domestic terrorism arrests in fiscal 2019 and most investigations involve white supremacy

Christopher Wray faces a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to become the FBI's eighth director. (Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)

WASHINGTON – FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Tuesday that the bureau has recorded about 100 arrests of domestic terrorism suspects in the past nine months and that most investigations of that kind involve some form of white supremacy – ...

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