• Capitol Riot Jun 10

    Wray Says He's ‘Not Aware' of Any Specific Investigation of Trump's Role in Capitol Riot

    FBI Director Chris Wray said Thursday he could neither confirm nor deny that former President Donald Trump, his former aides or members of Congress were or were not under investigation for any role in instigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Appearing before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Wray was asked by two different Democrats whether the FBI was investigating…

  • Capitol Riot Jan 15

    Inaugural Rehearsal Delayed as FBI Warns of ‘Concerning' Online Chatter About Armed Protests

    The FBI is tracking an “extensive amount of concerning online chatter,” including calls for armed protests leading up to next week’s presidential inauguration.

  • Antifa Sep 18, 2020

    FBI Director Says Antifa Is an Ideology, Not an Organization

    FBI Director Chris Wray says he regards antifa as more of an ideology than an organization.

  • russia probe Dec 10, 2019

    Trump Lashes Out at FBI Director Wray Over IG Report

    President Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday at FBI Director Chris Wray over his characterization of a Justice Department inspector general report on the early days of the Russia investigation, claiming in a tweet early Tuesday the bureau is “badly broken” and incapable of being fixed. The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog concluded in its report issued Monday that the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 23, 2019

    DOJ Report: FBI Lawyer Suspected of Altering Russia Probe Document

    President Donald Trump on Friday touted news reports that a former FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser in 2016. The Associated Press has confirmed reports by CNN and The Washington Post that the finding is part of a Justice Department inspector general investigation into the FBI’s probe of ties...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Threat to US Elections in 2020 Is Not Limited to Russia

    Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year’s vote as well. But it’s not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics. American officials sounding the alarm about foreign efforts to disrupt the 2020 election include multiple countries in that warning. Concerns abound not only about possible hacking of campaigns but also about the...

  • attorney Aug 6, 2019

    Peter Strzok Sues FBI for Firing Him Over Anti-Trump Texts

    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 alleges he was unfairly punished for expressing his political opinions, and that the Justice Department violated his privacy when it shared hundreds of...

  • attorney Aug 5, 2019

    Attack Highlights Challenge of Pursuing Domestic Extremists

    Federal authorities investigating the El Paso shooting call it an act of domestic terrorism, but they won’t be able to apply the same terrorism law that prosecutors have used for years against supporters of the Islamic State and al-Qaida. The federal government defines domestic terrorism as politically motivated violence designed to coerce or intimidate a civilian population. The assault on...

  • Donald Trump May 7, 2019

    FBI Chief: No Evidence of Illegal Spying on Trump Campaign

    FBI Director Chris Wray said Tuesday that he does not consider court-approved FBI surveillance to be “spying” and said he has no evidence the FBI illegally monitored President Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election. His comments at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing broke from Attorney General William Barr, who has described as “spying” FBI surveillance during its investigation into...

  • Associated Press Dec 21, 2018

    US Charges 2 Tied to Chinese Intelligence With Stealing ‘Hundreds of Gigabytes' of Information in Hacking Case

    U.S. officials on Thursday said two alleged Chinese hackers carried out an extensive campaign on behalf of Beijing’s main intelligence agency to steal trade secrets and other information from government agencies and “a who’s who” of major corporations in the United States and nearly a dozen other nations. The indictment is the latest in a series of Justice Department criminal...

  • Associated Press Dec 20, 2018

    2 Alleged Chinese Hackers Charged by US Justice Department

    The U.S. Justice Department has charged Zhu Hua and Zhang Shillong of China with hacking computer servers in the U.S. on behalf of the country’s main intelligence agency.

  • California Oct 11, 2018

    FBI Went Through ‘Usual Process' in Kavanaugh Probe: Wray

    FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday said the FBI went through the “usual process” in its supplemental probe of Brett Kavanaugh. Wray made his first public comments on the case before a Senate committee.

  • California Oct 10, 2018

    FBI Chief Says ‘Usual Process' Followed in Kavanaugh Probe

    FBI Director Chris Wray on Wednesday defended the FBI’s background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying the work was limited in scope and that the “usual process” was followed by his agents. Wray’s comments at a Senate committee hearing on national security threats were his first public statements about the bureau’s investigation into Kavanaugh’s past and allegations...

  • Donald Trump Jul 13, 2018

    FBI Agent Clashes With GOP at Hearing on Russia Probe

    An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions. Peter Strzok testified publicly for the first time since being removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team following the discovery of texts...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jun 19, 2018

    Director: FBI Won't Repeat Errors Noted in Watchdog Report

    The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his predecessor. Wray told lawmakers that the FBI accepted the findings of the inspector general’s...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2018

    FBI: Agency Won't Repeat Clinton Email Probe Mistakes

    United States senators grilled FBI Director Christopher Wray on Capitol Hill, questioning the findings from the Justice Department inspector general’s scathing report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Republicans were eager to hear from Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who found that five FBI agents had an anti-Trump bias.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jun 19, 2018

    Director: FBI Won't Repeat Errors Noted in Watchdog Report

    The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his predecessor. Wray told lawmakers that the FBI accepted the findings of the inspector general’s...

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2018

    Dem Lawmakers Seek Criminal Corruption Probe of EPA's Pruitt

    House Democrats on Friday formally requested that the Justice Department investigate Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for potential criminal conduct. In a letter to FBI Director Chris Wray and Justice criminal division chief John Cronan, six Democratic lawmakers with oversight of Pruitt’s agency allege he repeatedly violated federal anti-corruption laws by seeking to leverage his government position for personal...

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2018

    Dem Lawmakers Seek Criminal Corruption Probe of EPA's Pruitt

    House Democrats on Friday formally requested that the Justice Department investigate Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for potential criminal conduct. In a letter to FBI Director Chris Wray and Justice criminal division chief John Cronan, six Democratic lawmakers with oversight of Pruitt’s agency allege he repeatedly violated federal anti-corruption laws by seeking to leverage his government position for personal...

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2018

    What Swamp? Lobbyists Get Ethics Waivers to Work for Trump

    President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite promising as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington. A week after his January 2017 inauguration, Trump signed an executive order that bars former lobbyists, lawyers and others from participating...

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