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Dan Boylan

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

Articles by Dan Boylan

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)

Sally Yates testifies: Michael Flynn ‘could be blackmailed’ by Russians

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

Joseph D. Jones was arrested by the FBI last month at Illinois Beach State Park on charges of conspiring to support the Islamic State terrorist group. (Associated Press)

Terror task force takes on border bureaucracy

Lawmakers will announce a major effort Wednesday to explore ways to keep terrorists from reaching America's shores, warning that Islamists from hotbeds of fundamentalist activity in Europe are able to enter the United States visa-free if they manage to slip through the cracks of the nation's vast immigration enforcement bureaucracy. Published May 2, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wraps up the meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 3, 2017, after his panel voted along party lines on the nomination of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Chuck Grassley pushing hard for information on FBI connection to Trump dossier

Two days before they meet face-to-face in a public committee hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley has ratcheted up the pressure on FBI Director James Comey to provide details on the bureau's relationship with the former British MI6 intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, who authored the infamous anti-Donald Trump dossier. Published May 1, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, but lawmakers on Capitol Hill are now studying a wide scope of accusations including the extent of Russian interference in the election, what Trump campaign officials knew and what might Obama-era officials have illegally leaked. (Associated Press/File)

Investigators in Russian election meddling haunted by Benghazi probe

Bitter memories from the last major congressional probe into the executive branch loom over Capitol Hill as lawmakers embark on an ambitious, divisive slate of hearings and briefings into charges that Russia meddled in the presidential race to help elect Donald Trump. Published April 30, 2017

President Trump has invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Donald Trump invites Rodrigo Duterte to White House

A photo of President Trump grinning broadly and pumping his fist topped the Philippines' leading newspaper on Monday after news broke that the Mr. Trump had invited President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House. Published April 30, 2017

At President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on April 7, he informed Chinese President Xi Jinping over a "beautiful" piece of chocolate cake that he had authorized airstrikes against Syria. (Associated Press/File)

Donald Trump’s foreign policy makes impact

It started with taking a protocol-shattering phone call from Taiwan. Then came an almost immediate realignment with Saudi Arabia against Iran, 59 Tomahawk missiles fired at Syria, an increasingly combative posture toward Russia, a massive military strike in Afghanistan and a level of North Korea brinkmanship not seen from U.S. administrations in decades. Published April 27, 2017

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, joined by K.T. McFarland, deputy national security adviser, watches the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. Documents released by lawmakers show Flynn, now former national security adviser, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Michael Flynn warned about foreign payments in 2014, congressional probe says

The Defense Intelligence Agency warned former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn in 2014 about accepting foreign payments when he retired, according to new documents released Thursday by a bipartisan congressional investigation into Mr. Flynn's foreign payments and communications with Russian contacts. Published April 27, 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. The White House is refusing to provide lawmakers with information and documents related to President Donald Trump's first national security adviser's security clearance and payments from organizations tied to the Russian and Turkish governments. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House disowns embattled Michael Flynn

The White House on Tuesday attempted to put distance between President Trump and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who congressional investigators said has not shown that he followed the law in disclosing financial ties to Russia. Published April 25, 2017

Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, wants immunity in exchange for testifying about the administration's Russia connections, but Intelligence Committee Democrats aren't certain Gen. Flynn has much to tell. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Jason Chaffetz, Elijah Cummings: No evidence Michael Flynn ‘complied with the law’

Payments for a trip to Russia that included dining with President Vladimir Putin were not fully disclosed when Michael Flynn applied for a security clearance earlier this year, the heads of a bipartisan congressional investigation said Tuesday after reviewing classified documents related to the Trump administration's former national security adviser. Published April 25, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, wants to slow down an investigation in order to take a thorough look at 35 pages of unsubstantiated, salacious opposition research by a former British intelligence officer that almost disrupted Donald Trump's presidential campaign. (Associated Press/File)

Chuck Grassley studies dossier money source

In February, Chuck Grassley looked out his Senate office window at Washington's cold, unforgiving winter sky, then shook his head in disgust. The seven-term Republican from Iowa and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman had hit a wall. Published April 24, 2017

FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, FBI Director James Comey, left, is seen at the Justice Department in Washington. The House intelligence committee has asked top law enforcement and intelligence officials to testify in open and closed hearings next week about Russian activities during the election. The committee said Friday, April 21, 2017, that it had sent letters requesting Comey and Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, to appear at a closed hearing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

FBI, NSA called for further testimony on Trump-Russia investigation

Ramping up their Congressional investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, lawmakers have invited directors of the FBI and National Security Agency to testify again, in addition to expressing a desire to hear from the Obama administration's top intelligence officials. Published April 21, 2017

In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 photo, Mosul residents play soccer on a pitch in eastern Mosul. The soccer field was closed for four moths during fighting between the Islamic State group and Iraqi forces. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

Soccer returns to liberated Mosul, Iraqi ambassador says

Emphasizing a bright spot in Iraq's bloody three-year war against the Islamic State, a neighborhood in Mosul liberated from the Islamic extremists hosted a soccer tournament earlier this week, Iraq's Ambassador to the U.S. said Wednesday. Published April 19, 2017

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, delivers a speech during a rally of supporters a day after the referendum, outside the Presidential Palace, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 17, 2017. Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new powers to Erdogan, citing what it called substantial voting irregularities. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Donald Trump, unlike allies, congratulates Recep Tayyip Erdogan on referendum

Sunday's referendum narrowly granting expansive new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may distance Turkey from the pro-democracy forces of Western Europe, but could bring it closer to Washington, where the Trump administration has shown itself eager to build counterterrorism alliances with perceived strongmen in the Middle East. Published April 17, 2017

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's historic referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a "historic decision." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan granted sweeping powers in Turkish referendum vote

Turkish voters chose Sunday to fundamentally restructure their government from parliamentary rule to a presidential system that grants sweeping powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the nation's current ruler and driving force behind the change. Published April 16, 2017

Former President Trump adviser Carter Page called allegations that he acted as a Russian agent "a joke," calling the whole matter "beyond words." (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Carter Page, former Trump adviser, calls charges he was Russian agent ‘a joke’

The former Trump foreign policy adviser in the eye of a partisan storm over his role in the 2016 presidential campaign said Wednesday that allegations he acted as a Russian agent "were a joke," while Capitol Hill investigators privately say they're continuing to wrestle with the witness list for upcoming congressional inquiries into alleged Kremlin meddling in the 2016 elections. Published April 12, 2017