Rep. Ron DeSantis said Friday that he agrees the memo about government surveillance regarding the Trump campaign should be released.
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Baltimore's mayor announced Friday she has replaced the city's police commissioner, saying a change in leadership was needed to reduce crime and violence more quickly. Published January 19, 2018
They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually nothing of the outside world.
A deputy U.S. Marshal was killed in the line of duty Thursday morning while executing an arrest warrant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the agency announced.
Kremlin operatives used the notorious anti-Trump dossier to "settle scores" and arrest and kill possible U.S. intelligence informants, the co-founder of the Washington private intelligence firm that commissioned the report has told a congressional panel.
Washington political operatives are scrambling to register their work for overseas clients in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller's high-profile prosecution of top Trump campaign officials for violating the largely ignored laws governing foreign lobbying, NBC News reported on Thursday.
The New York courts have refused to pursue an investigation against former FBI Director James B. Comey and several other major figures involved in the Clinton email scandal, seemingly breaking their own rules in the process.
Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday his bill with Sen. Chris Van Hollen would use the threat of sanctions to try to deter countries from meddling in future elections.
President Trump's ex-chief strategist Steve Bannon struck a deal Wednesday to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, avoiding the need to appear before a grand jury, according to multiple sources.
Corey Lewandowski, President Trump's former presidential campaign manager, is testifying behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee as it investigates Russian election meddling.
An illegal immigrant facing murder charges for the killing of two law enforcement officers in Northern California went off the rails during his court hearing and said, with a grin on his face, "I wish I had killed more," Fox News reported. This is what the sanctuary-loving left wants to shelter from the deportation storm?
Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA employee convicted of leaking classified information about Iran's nuclear program to a New York Times reporter, has been released after serving most of a 3.5-year prison sentence.
Rep. Jim Himes said Wednesday that the White House instructed Steve Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, not to discuss his time in the administration, or the transition after the campaign.
Senators defeated a filibuster Tuesday and cleared the path for a full renewal of the government's chief foreign intelligence collection program, turning back a coalition of conservatives and liberals who'd tried to impose stiffer checks on how the data can be accessed.
A former CIA officer was arrested Monday on charges of unlawful retention of national defense information, the Justice Department said.
The criminal trial for Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign manager, will likely start this fall, according to a federal judge, and could cast a shadow over the upcoming midterm elections.
Charlottesville city officials should never have authorized protesters to rally around a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee last summer, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday in one of his first interviews since leaving office.
Steve Bannon subpoenaed by special counsel on same day he testifies before House intel panel: Report
He's on the outs with President Trump, but onetime top White House strategist Steve Bannon could soon find himself squarely in the legal spotlight as forces continue pushing him to the center of multiple federal and congressional Russian election-meddling probes.
The House Intelligence Committee this week will explore one of the Russian election meddling saga's most burning questions when it interviews former Trump strategists Steve Bannon and Corey Lewandowski about whether onetime campaign aide George Papadopoulos was wearing a recording device after secretly agreeing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
The brother of a San Diego man who was said to be the first U.S. citizen fighting alongside the Islamic State group was sentenced on terrorism-related charges.
Glenn Simpson, whose investigative firm Fusion GPS produced the unverified Democrat-financed dossier, bemoaned the fact he could not persuade The New York Times to run a Trump-Russia conspiracy story days before the Nov. 8, 2016, election.
After Roe v. Wade plaintiff Norma McCorvey became a Christian and revealed that she had not been gang raped as her legal team had claimed, many Americans came to understand that this landmark ruling that legalized abortion was based on a lie.
Sen. Rand Paul threatened to filibuster the FISA bill Friday if certain changes were not made.
Any move by special counsel Robert Mueller to go beyond collusion and obstruction of justice to probe possible money laundering by President Trump and his family could trigger a major constitutional clash -- and present Congress with a massive political headache.
President Trump said in an interview Thursday that an FBI agent in the special counsel's Russia probe committed "treason" by texting his lover an anti-Trump message, and he called for Republican investigators in Congress to conclude their probes swiftly.
The FBI released age-progressed photographs of the four alleged terrorists charged with the 1986 hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 that killed 20 people.
Brushing aside confusing tweets from President Trump, the House voted Thursday to renew the government's most important intelligence collection tool after adding some new protections for Americans whose communications get picked up in the dragnet.
President Trump undercut his own administration's push to renew government snooping Thursday when he said the Obama administration used those intelligence collection powers to monitor his own communications during the campaign.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday that a "bad cold" possibly attributed to her decision not to tell Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley about the release of Glenn Simpson's testimony earlier this week.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has created a team to focus on drug trafficking and other crimes by Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militant organization in Lebanon.
A released Senate transcript shows dossier paymaster Glenn Simpson had pure praise for the work of dossier writer Christopher Steele -- an assessment disputed by intelligence professionals who have studied the product.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators probing the 2016 U.S. presidential race has grown to include Ryan Dickey, a federal prosecutor responsible for investigating several high-profile cybercrime cases.
President Trump said Wednesday that it's "unlikely" he would agree to answer questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, given that there is no proof of collusion between his campaign and Russia.
Former President Barack Obama's efforts to cut the number of drug offenders in the nation's prisons paid off with the federal and state prison population dropping in 2016, for the third straight year.
Rancher Cliven Bundy no longer faces federal charges in the 2014 Nevada standoff, but that doesn't mean his legal fight with the Justice Department is over.
Sen. Chris Murphy said Wednesday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein made the right decision to release testimony of Glenn Simpson, head of the research firm behind the dossier, but said such partisan acts emphasize the need for the special counsel's case.
One year ago, BuzzFeed took the momentous step of posting an unsubstantiated, 35-page scandal sheet against then-President-elect Trump -- and Washington hasn't been the same since.
The good news is that Philadelphia police officers will soon be patrolling the city's mean streets in 150 new patrol cars that have been equipped with bulletproof windows.
Ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who compiled the dossier alleging connections between the Kremlin and then-candidate Donald Trump, alerted the FBI last year out of fear that the allegations left Mr. Trump vulnerable to blackmail, according to the Senate testimony of the opposition researcher who hired him.
Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday that he doubts 24 American diplomats in Cuba were attacked without the local government's knowledge.
The research firm behind the controversial Trump dossier demanded Monday that a federal judge appointed by President Trump recuse himself from presiding over a libel case involving BuzzFeed's publishing of the dossier last year.
Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the discredited Russia-Trump dossier, has told friends that his 16 memos -- 35 pages in length -- were close to flawless.
A federal judge has ordered former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke to face trial in connection with a First Amendment complaint filed in response to his Facebook posts.
Over 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016 -- 21 percent more than 2015. The toll in 2017 is unknown, but is estimated to be higher still.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Thursday to revoke the Obama-era see-no-evil policy on federal enforcement of marijuana laws, announcing that federal law enforcement will no longer look the other way even in states that have legalized use of the drug.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Sessions will instead let federal prosecutors where pot is legal decide how aggressively to enforce federal marijuana law, the people said.
A top Republican senator said Wednesday that it appears former FBI Director James B. Comey leaked classified information in his effort to shape the narrative surrounding President Trump's decision to fire him.
My father joined the FBI and, after a few years, was posted overseas. He then transferred to the CIA at its founding in 1947, where he spent the rest of his career.
A federal judge in Michigan has ordered the government to give bond hearings in preparation for releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants from Iraq into the community, saying the Constitution protects them from indefinite detention in the U.S.
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is directly challenging special counsel Robert Mueller, charging in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday that the prosecutor lacked the legal authority to investigate and indict him on pre-2016 money laundering charges.
Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke served a brief stint in Twitter jail for using his account to encourage violence in violation of the platform's terms of service.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting in 2016 between Donald Trump Jr. and a group of Russians as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic," according to an upcoming book.
Rep. Jim Himes said Wednesday that the questionable dossier did not launch the Russia probe as some Republicans have asserted.
Border Patrol agents are increasingly worried about the threat from drug-cartel-flown drones, after agents spotted 13 drones suspected of carrying drugs across one section of the U.S.-Mexico border in just one four-day period in November.
A man in a minivan attempted to kidnap an 8-year-old girl in Takoma Park, Maryland, Tuesday morning, police say.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics," Mark Twain reportedly said.
The president is off to a solid start. While the crowning achievement of the year was clearly the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the Senate also confirmed 12 Circuit Court judges this year -- the largest number of appellate judges confirmed during the first year of any president in history.
Before Sunday's deadly shooting spree, Matthew Riehl raised red flags with his disjointed diatribes against law enforcement and his alma mater, prompting the University of Wyoming to issue warnings to students and staff.
Dave Robicheaux, James Lee Burke's troubled, flawed and heroic character, first appeared in the 1987 crime novel "Neon Rain."
President Trump tweeted his condolences to the victims of the shooting in Colorado, which took place early Sunday morning and resulted in one officer being killed.
A gunman killed a sheriff's deputy and wounded six others Sunday before dying in a hail of gunfire, a bloody scene that shook this quiet suburban community on the last day of the year.
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Violent crime rose by 4 percent and homicides by 8 percent in the United States in 2016, marking the second consecutive year of increases those categories, according to FBI crime data released Monday.
A federal judge ordered the FBI Thursday to disclose more details about how it handled its investigation into Hillary Clinton's secret email account.
Two Republican senators say they've reviewed evidence that indicates former FBI Director James B. Comey began drafting a statement to announce the closure of the bureau's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server months before key witnesses, including the former Democratic presidential candidate, were interviewed.
Violent crime is on the rise this year in some of the country's biggest cities, according to statistics, which find Chicago still leads as the deadliest city while homicide cases have spiked in Baltimore and New Orleans.
The FBI executed a search warrant and raided the home of Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Trump, his spokesman confirmed Wednesday.
The Senate voted 92-5 Tuesday to approve Christopher Wray as President Trump's nominee to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with lawmakers confident he can independently lead the bureau and shield its investigations from political interference.
President Trump on Thursday presented the Medal of Valor to five first responders who took on the gunman that opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice last month.
The FBI is routinely asking witnesses in its Russia investigation about the accusations in a dossier against Donald Trump, further expanding the reach of a discredited opposition research paper sourced from the Kremlin and financed and distributed by Democrats.
The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, the city attorney said Friday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's efforts to shape the FBI's investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee's chairman announced Friday.
For too long, questions have been left unanswered. The truth has been concealed from the American people, and it is clearer now than ever before that this truth must be revealed.
President Trump tweeted Thursday that since there's no evidence of collusion in the Russia case yet, investigators are trying to "go for" obstruction of justice.
The rifle shots came from the fence over the third base line, shattering the June morning, wounding one congressman and several staffers, and terrifying the two dozen lawmakers and staffers who were also on the field.
What gets James Comey in trouble is that he leaked official memos that were most probably classified. He should have turned them over to the FBI or somewhere else in the Justice Department and then simply kept his mouth shut. And if he didn't trust anybody at the department, he should have sent the memos on to the congressional intelligence committees (and thereby been protected as a whistleblower).
James T. Hodgkinson -- the 66-year-old gunman who attacked Republicans preparing for a baseball game Wednesday morning -- posted anti-Trump rants online, defended the political philosophy of Sen. Bernard Sanders and was an outspoken critic of GOP policies.