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Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan was a former general assignment reporter at The Washington Times.

Articles by Dan Boylan

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2013, file photo, then-FBI director Robert Mueller speaks during an interview at FBI headquarters in Washington. The Justice Department on May 17, 2017, appointed Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Robert Mueller meets with heads of Senate’s Russia election probe

Heads of the Senate Intelligence committee and special counsel Robert Mueller gathered for the first time Wednesday on Capitol Hill to discuss their respective investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Published June 14, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. Associated Press photo

James Comey-leaked memos now in possession of FBI: Report

Notes and memos that fired FBI Director James B. Comey wrote about his private meetings with President Trump and then passed to a law professor in New York to leak to the media are now in the FBI's possession, ABC News reported Tuesday. Published June 13, 2017

In this June 13, 2012, file photo, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Calls for independent Russia probe grow amid latest round of rumors

Liberal political advocacy group Common Cause on Tuesday added to the speculation over special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election -- saying that the country needs to step above political squabbling and create an independent investigation into the matter. Published June 13, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey recounts a series of conversations with President Donald Trump as he testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

James Comey’s leak admission may put him in jeopardy, say legal experts

Critics of Mr. Comey say his calculated formulation and leak of the memos through a third party suggest his actions were part of a deliberate and vendetta-driven plot -- crossing dangerous lines regarding the classification of government documents and FBI conduct. Published June 12, 2017

Former FBI director James Comey listens to the committee chairman at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

If there are any Trump-Comey tapes, Congress wants them

The House Intelligence committee has requested that the White House produce any recordings that might exist of President Donald Trump's conversations with fired FBI director James B. Comey. Published June 9, 2017

Fired FBI Director James B. Comey described a twisted and uncomfortable relationship with a president he appeared to deeply distrust from the beginning. (Associated Press)

James Comey says Trump reasons for firing were ‘lies’

Capping one of the most anticipated Capitol Hill confrontations in years, fired FBI Director James B. Comey told a Senate panel on Thursday that he hopes there are Oval Office tapes to back up his assertion that President Trump asked him to drop the probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, saying he feared the president would lie about their private exchanges. Published June 8, 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. Rosenstein has told members of Congress he stands by a memo he wrote that preceded the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senate FISA hearing: Stage set for Russia-election meddling fireworks

The Senate intelligence committee convenes on Wednesday to ask the country's law enforcement and intelligence chiefs to review the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- kicking off two days of what's been hyped as some of the most intense congressional hearing activity in recent history. Published June 7, 2017

Former FBI Director James B. Comey is at the center of one of the most anticipated congressional hearings in years. (Associated Press)

James Comey’s testimony creates suspense inside Beltway

The clash between an unorthodox American president and the FBI director whom he fired escalates to a new level Thursday as James B. Comey appears before Congress to testify under oath on whether President Trump tried to short-circuit his agency's investigation into Russian meddling in the November presidential election. Published June 6, 2017

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi exhorted his followers to use the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to stoke terrorism. Since then, forces loyal to the cleric have engaged in terror attacks during the month of fasting, turning it into a month of carnage. (Associated Press)

Islamic State terror tarnishes Ramadan

Three years ago, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared publicly for the first time in a half-decade to deliver a sermon at a northern Iraqi mosque. His purpose: to herald the start of Ramadan. Published June 4, 2017

Former CIA Director John O. Brennan said one of Russia's favorite spycraft tricks is to "suborn" agents to work for them, either wittingly or otherwise, and that the technique may have been part of the election hacking. (Associated Press)

Unknowing Russian conspirators in Congress, media more dangerous than partisan bickering

The extent to which Trump campaign officials and others across America's political landscape "unwittingly" aided Russia's efforts to wreak havoc on the 2016 election is an increasing focus of competing federal investigations into Moscow's alleged meddling, according to current and former officials familiar with the probes. Published June 1, 2017

J. Edgar Hoover was FBI director from 1935 until his death in 1972. (Associated Press)

J.Edgar Hoover FBI files offer cautionary tale as James Comey prepares to testify

After J. Edgar Hoover's death 45 years ago, personal secretary Helen Gandy spent more than two months in the FBI director's house on a leafy Northwest Washington street rifling through his personal files — the most powerful archive of blackmail material on presidents, politicians and pundits compiled in American history. Published June 1, 2017

In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo, then-FBI Director James B. Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

James B. Comey reportedly cleared to testify on Capitol Hill

Former FBI Director James B. Comey is on track to testify before Congress as early as next week to address accusations that President Trump, who fired him in early May, privately applied pressure to end the bureau's investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, inside sources were quoted as saying on Wednesday. Published May 31, 2017

Sky News on Wednesday aired two screengrabs of footage that police believe shows the Manchester bomber. British officials said a suspected U.S. leak jeopardized the police investigation. (Associated Press)

Manchester bomber ID leaks hurt U.S. credibility, hinder British investigation

Officials in Washington are scrambling to account for the leaked identity of Britain's deadliest suicide bomber in a decade after British authorities accused the United States of revealing the sensitive information -- the latest instance of unauthorized disclosures undermining American credibility around the world. Published May 24, 2017