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Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan is a national security reporter at The Washington Times, with an emphasis on covering the Capitol Hill legislative committees that deal with intelligence, foreign relations and military affairs.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Boylan covered the Massachusetts State Legislature and North Carolina General Assembly.

After 9/11, he detoured from daily reporting and served as a Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia and also managed U.S. and U.K. counterterrorism media projects across the Middle East and Asia.

Throughout the years, he filed datelined foreign correspondence for the Boston Herald, South China Morning Post and The National, in addition to working as an international news editor at The Associated Press headquarters.

Mr. Boylan is a graduate of Bates College, lecturer and award-wining filmmaker.

He can be reached at dboylan@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Dan Boylan

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told senators that the president was intending to fire FBI Director James B. Comey. (Associated Press)

Russian election meddling probe now a criminal investigation

The Justice Department's look at Russian meddling in the presidential election has turned from a counterintelligence investigation into a criminal probe, leading senators said Thursday as they emerged from a secret briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Published May 18, 2017

In this March 7, 2017, file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General-designate Rod Rosenstein, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senate to grill Deputy AG Rosenstein on 'messy' FBI-Russia probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is preparing to brief the Senate behind closed doors on Thursday to try and explain the giant political mess that is the Department of Justice's investigation into alleged meddling by Russia in last year's presidential election. Published May 18, 2017

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2017, while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Top Dem on Senate intel committee warns White House: Let FBI do its job

The Senate Intelligence committee's leading Democrat issued a bold warning to President Trump on Thursday, telling acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe that if he faces any "political influence from the White House or others to squash" the agency's investigation into Russian election meddling, he should let the committee know. Published May 11, 2017

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., leaves the chamber after a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, early Wednesday, May 10, 2017.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congressional investigators fear losing FBI as source of information

Congressional insiders leading multiple probes into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election openly worried Wednesday about their ability to investigate if the FBI seals up as a source of information in the wake of former director James B. Comey's shocking dismissal. But they also warned the White House might have underestimated Washington's ability to bounce back. Published May 10, 2017

FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump's national security adviser on Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Senate panel subpoenas former Trump national security adviser for documents

The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena for documents from former Trump Administration National Security Advisor Michael Flynn related to their investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a news release issued late Wednesday from committee chair Sen. Richard Burr. Published May 10, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy stand as President Donald Trump shakes hands with FBI Director James B. Comey during a reception for inaugural law enforcement officers and first responders in the Blue Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Trump's rocky relationship with Comey

Days after his inauguration, President Trump met FBI Director James B. Comey at a White House reception and made a point to shake hands, with the president joking Mr. Comey had "become more famous than me" thanks to his involvement in the 2016 election. Published May 9, 2017

U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Rogers said the U.S. watched Russians penetrate France's infrastructure and tipped French officials before the hacking became public during the country's recent election. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Mike Rogers, NSA chief, to Senate: Cyberattack on infrastructure 'worst-case scenario'

NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers, who also heads U.S. Cyber Command, warned Washington lawmakers Tuesday that America's enemies in the cyberspace realm "have grown more sophisticated and assertive" -- especially Russia -- which is increasingly attempting to undermine democracies across the world through cyberattacks. Published May 9, 2017

In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, rescue workers work the site of airstrikes in  the al-Sakhour neighborhood of the rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016. Ibrahim Alhaj, a member of the volunteer first responders known as the Syria Civil Defense, said 24 people were killed in a series of bombings in several parts of the besieged city Aleppo on Wednesday.  (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

Syrian White Helmets leader gains sense of hope with Trump in brutal proxy war

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: When the U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syria airfield last month in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, it drew praise from across the Middle East from those frustrated by America's perceived lack of strategy toward the region's bloodiest conflict. Published May 8, 2017

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 8, 2017, before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Yates warned Trump attorneys about risk of Russian blackmail of Flynn

Obama-era acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates testified Monday that she told Trump administration attorneys that their national security adviser could be blackmailed by Russia, weeks before Michael Flynn resigned over concerns he lied to the White House about his foreign contacts. Published May 8, 2017

FBI Director James B. Comey walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers are meeting behind closed doors with members of a House committee investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Comey, Rogers testify behind closed doors for House Russia probe

Members of the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday questioned FBI Director James B. Comey and NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers for the second time during their probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election -- this round behind closed doors. Published May 4, 2017