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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.

Attorney General Barr defends FISA as Republican scrutiny grows

Attorney General William Barr called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act a "critical tool" and vowed to preserve it Wednesday after suggestions from Republican lawmakers that the court that approves the powerful surveillance technique may have to be shut down absent sweeping reform.

FISA court slams FBI in Carter Page surveillance warrant applications

The typically ultra-close-lipped Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court slammed the FBI for mistakes it made in the Carter Page surveillance warrants and ordered the agency to detail how it will improve its warrant applications in light of the errors, uncovered recently by the Justice Department's inspector general.

Comey says there was 'real sloppiness' in Carter Page FISA warrants

Former FBI Director James Comey conceded that there was "real sloppiness" involved with the bureau's effort to obtain warrants to secretly surveil a Trump campaign adviser in 2016, saying in a Sunday interview that he was "overconfident" with his trust in the bureau's procedures.

John Durham's investigation into FBI Russia probe comes into focus

A clearer picture of the next charged investigation into the FBI's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election is emerging, and President Donald Trump is already cashing in on suggestions that it could reveal damning accusations of bias by law enforcement and intelligence officials that last week's inspector general report debunked.

DOJ quietly posts opinions about congressional testimony

The Justice Department on Thursday quietly published on its website some never-before-seen internal legal opinions that could help President Donald Trump block congressional requests as he faces impeachment by the US House and a trial in the Senate.

Takeaways from the Senate's hearing over Horowitz's Russia report

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz spoke extensively on Wednesday about his findings on Crossfire Hurricane, the counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump campaign associates were coordinating with the Russian government to sway the presidential election.

DOJ watchdog says no political bias in Russia probe

The Justice Department's internal watchdog sharpened his criticism of the FBI on Wednesday, telling lawmakers he was alarmed that "so many basic and fundamental errors" occurred in the early months of the FBI's probe into potential Trump-Russia collusion.

Michael Cohen asks judge to cut his prison sentence

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, on Wednesday asked a federal judge to reduce his three-year prison term while claiming that Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department are biased against him.

Pensacola shooter not a US citizen but got a gun

The FBI has said it presumes Friday's shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida was an act of terrorism. But what wasn't a crime is how the gunman, a 21-year-old Saudi national named Mohammed Alshamrani, obtained a gun in the first place.

Trump meets Moscow's top diplomat amid impeachment probe

Russia's top foreign diplomat attended high-level meetings in Washington Tuesday, creating the extraordinary spectacle of President Donald Trump consulting with Moscow on the day House Democrats unveiled articles of impeachment underpinned partly by Trump's unusual relationship with Russia.

Trump lashes out at FBI chief Wray over watchdog report

President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at FBI Director Christopher Wray after the man he chose to lead the bureau backed the findings of an inspector general report that found the investigation into Russian election interference was properly launched.