1 of 5 View 5 Items Kristin Murphy, Deseret News FBI Director Christopher A. Wray gives his keynote address at the 11th annual Utah National Security and Anti-Terrorism Conference at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Related Links Judge orders trial for student backpack bomb case Teen charged with bringing backpack bomb to school pleads not guilty SALT LAKE CITY — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is still keeping a close eye on groups like al-Qaida and ISIS. But when it comes to the biggest danger on U.S. soil, "the primary terrorist threat to the homeland here today, without question, is homegrown violent extremists. That’s what keeps us awake at night,” FBI Director Christopher A. Wray said. On Wednesday, the head of the FBI delivered a keynote address to a room full of law enforcers from across the state during the 11th annual Utah National Security and Anti-Terrorism … [Read more...] about FBI director says homegrown extremists are ‘primary terrorist threat’ to U.S.
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A year to the day after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named as Special Counsel to investigate allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, President Donald Trump lashed out at the ongoing probe, again denying that he coordinated any actions with Russia, or obstructed justice in the resulting investigation, as Mr. Trump charged that the FBI ‘spied’ on his campaign. “Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history,” the President wrote on Twitter. Mr. Trump’s tweet came a day after the current FBI Director, Christopher Wray, rejected assertions that the probe was a ‘witch hunt,’ telling a Senate panel that his agents are doing the best they can to find the truth about Russian meddling in the 2016 race. The President’s frustration with the probe came on the heels of a large document dump from the Senate Judiciary Committee, which officially released testimony … [Read more...] about Trump denounces Russia probe one year after Mueller appointment
President Trump sharply attacked James B. Comey in a fusillade of tweets Sunday morning, suggesting that the former FBI director deserves to be imprisoned and serving up several of his favorite theories and unsubstantiated allegations of misdeeds. Trump’s tweets are part of a wider effort by the White House and the Republican National Committee to discredit Comey, who has written a damaging tell-all book, titled “A Higher Loyalty,” to be released Tuesday. A Sunday night interview on ABC will kick off his national book tour. Comey’s book is a scathing depiction of his interactions with Trump, whom he likens to an “unethical” mob boss, and casts members of his inner circle in largely unflattering terms, saying they were more focused on politics than national security. “I honestly never thought these words would ever come out of my mouth, but I don’t know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes, peeing on … [Read more...] about Trump assails Comey in tweetstorm, suggests ex-FBI director deserves ‘jail’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Phillip Rucker Washington Post April 12, 2018 The nation’s intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election when FBI director James Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a ‘‘widely circulated’’ intelligence dossier contained unconfirmed allegations that Russians had filmed Trump interacting with prostitutes in Moscow in 2013. The president-elect quickly interrupted the FBI director. According to Comey’s account in a new memoir, Trump ‘‘strongly denied the allegations, asking — rhetorically, I assumed — whether he seemed like a guy who needed the service of prostitutes. He then began discussing cases where women had accused him of sexual assault, a subject I had not raised. He mentioned a number of women, and … [Read more...] about In new book, ex-FBI director Comey says Trump fixated on proving dossier allegations false
White House chief of staff John Kelly called President Trump “dishonorable” and considered quitting over the way he fired former FBI director James Comey, according to a report Thursday.Comey recounts Kelly’s emotional response to his dismissal in his forthcoming memoir, which is set to hit shelves next week, the Daily Beast reported.The longtime lawman writes that Kelly was “sick” about the situation and “intended to quit” in protest.Trump dumped Comey in May, later admitting that his decision was made in part because of the federal investigation into his campaign’s possible coordination with Russian looking to influence the election.Comey learned of his firing from a television news report while he was addressing agents in California.RELATED: James Comey through his career 30 PHOTOS James Comey through the years See Gallery James Comey through the years FBI Director James Comey waits before testifying at a House … [Read more...] about Report: John Kelly called President Trump ‘dishonorable’ for firing former FBI Director James Comey