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NYT: Feds investigating ex-CIA Director John Brennan

The federal prosecutor leading the probe into the 2016 Trump-Russia investigation has begun examining the role former CIA Director John Brennan played in how the intelligence community assessed Russia's election interference, according to The New York Times.

Petraeus says US betrayed Syrian Kurds in 'sudden exit'

Former CIA Director and retired US Army Gen. David Petraeus said on Sunday the United States betrayed its longstanding ally in its fight against ISIS, the Syrian Kurds, by withdrawing US forces from the northern part of the country.

Trump skeptical of using foreign spies, sources say

President Donald Trump has privately and repeatedly expressed opposition to the use of foreign intelligence from covert sources, including overseas spies who provide the US government with crucial information about hostile countries, according to multiple senior officials who served under Trump.

US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017

In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN.

Hong Kong battle is not just on streets, it's also online

It's a viscerally emotive picture. A woman who appears to be pregnant lies on the floor of a subway station. It was taken on July 21, after a mob attack in the Yuen Long district of Hong Kong left at least 45 people injured -- including the woman, a civilian who had been caught up in the attack and became known locally as "the woman in white" or "big belly lady," slang for "pregnant lady" in Cantonese.

Coats to step down, Trump tweets

Dan Coats will step down as the director of national intelligence on August 15, President Donald Trump announced Sunday in a tweet, a departure that marks the most recent chapter in Trump's tense and puzzling relationship with the US intelligence community.

NYT: DOJ to request interviews with CIA officers in Barr inquiry

The Justice Department will request interviews with senior Central Intelligence Agency officers as part of Attorney General William Barr's review of the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation and surveillance surrounding then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

Trump says Kim has 'kept his word' hours after Bolton said he hasn't

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has "kept his word" when it comes to nuclear and missile testing, contradicting his own national security adviser, John Bolton, who just hours earlier had accused Pyongyang of failing to follow through on its commitments.

Schiff seeks to keep tabs on Barr's review of Russia probe

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff is demanding that the intelligence agencies keep him up to date on the review Attorney General William Barr is conducting of the origins of the FBI investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

Tensions rise between Pompeo and Bolton

As national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo jockey for influence amid a variety of pressing international concerns, including Iran, North Korea and Venezuela, there is growing tension between the two men, four people familiar with the matter say.

CIA, FBI, National Intelligence working with Barr to review Russia

Attorney General William Barr is working closely with the CIA to review the origins of the Russia investigation and surveillance issues surrounding Donald Trump's presidential campaign, according to a source familiar with the matter, broadening an effort that the President has long demanded to involve all major national security agencies.