Devlin Barrett and Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post Published 11:31 am PDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 FBI Director Christopher Wray speak during a news briefing at the White House on Aug 2, 2018 in Washington. FBI Director Christopher Wray speak during a news briefing at the White House on Aug 2, 2018 in Washington. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford. FBI Director Christopher Wray listens during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 28, 2018. FBI Director Christopher Wray listens during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 28, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Joshua Roberts. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. … [Read more...] about FBI director defends ‘limited’ Kavanaugh background probe
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(Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, is set to meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday to discuss his future. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein departs the West Wing of the White House after a meeting on FBI investigations into the 2016 Trump presidential campaign with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo The following explains what happens to oversight of the Mueller probe if Rosenstein is no longer in charge. WHAT IS ROSENSTEIN’S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE MUELLER PROBE? The deputy attorney general took charge of the investigation into Russian interference in the election because U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had some contact with Russian officials while working on the Trump campaign, recused himself. … [Read more...] about Factbox: Who would oversee the Mueller investigation after Rosenstein?
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.
WASHINGTON — It has been more than a year since former-FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel in charge of investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and now U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., has some questions for the FBI.In a letter sent Monday addressed to current FBI Director Christopher Wray, Johnson, who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, wrote that the “committee recently received documents that contain several references to a ‘sensitive matter,’ which appear from the context to refer to the memorandum prepared by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele (Steele Dossier). I write to request information about the FBI’s handling of this matter.”The “Steele Dossier” is a private intelligence report that implies some type of relationship between members of President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.So far the … [Read more...] about Sen. Ron Johnson sends letter to FBI on handling of ‘Steele Dossier’
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