• trend report Apr 9

    Grim View of Global Future Offered in Intelligence Report

    U.S. intelligence officials are painting a dark picture of the world’s future, saying the coronavirus pandemic has deepened economic inequality, strained government resources and fanned nationalist sentiments

  • NBC Nov 22, 2019

    App Apprehension: What You Give Away Online Could Cost You

    Experts are warning that some of those apps you download for harmless fun could be putting your information at risk.

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Read the Redacted Whistleblower's Complaint That Involves President Trump and the Intelligence Community Inspector General's Letter About the Complaint

    Here is a redacted version of a secret whistleblower’s complaint involving President Donald Trump and a letter by the Intelligence Community Inspector General about the complaint. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the declassified complaint and IG’s letter Thursday ahead of Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire’s testimony before Congress. “The Committee this morning will be releasing...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Acting DNI Head Doesn't Deny Talking With Trump About Whistleblower Complaint

    Rep Jim Himes, D-Conn., asks acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire if he ever discussed with President Donald Trump a whistleblower complaint that alleges wrongdoing by Trump.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 26, 2019

    Adam Schiff's Full Opening Statement During Thursday's House Intelligence Hearing

    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., offers up his opening statement prior to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire’s testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee.

  • Congress Sep 14, 2019

    House Committee Subpoenas Acting Intelligence Director

    The chairman of the House intelligence committee has issued a subpoena to the acting Director of National Intelligence, saying Joseph Maguire is withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement Friday evening that the committee will require that Maguire testify Thursday unless he complies with the subpoena. The chairman did not detail...

  • president Aug 9, 2019

    Trump Picks New Acting National Intelligence Director

    President Donald Trump on Thursday named Joseph Maguire, the nation’s top counterterrorism official, as acting national intelligence director, part of a leadership shake-up at the agency that oversees 17 U.S. spy agencies. Maguire will become acting director on Aug. 15, the same day that National Intelligence Director Dan Coats’ resignation takes effect. It’s also the same day that deputy national...

  • president Aug 3, 2019

    Trump Pick for National Intelligence Director Is Withdrawing

    President Donald Trump’s pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, withdrew from consideration Friday after just five days as he faced growing questions about his experience and qualifications. The move underscored the uncertainty over his confirmation prospects. Democrats openly dismissed the Republican congressman as an unqualified partisan and Republicans offered only lukewarm and tentative expressions of support. The...

  • NBC Jul 19, 2019

    U.S. Spy Chief Creates a New Head of Election Security for Intelligence Agencies

    The nation’s top spy has created a new job to coordinate the U.S. response to election security threats, NBC News reports. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats announced Friday he has established the position of intelligence community election threats executive — and appointed a career official, Shelby Pierson, to serve in this new role. Pierson will serve as the agency’s...

  • NBC Nov 7, 2018

    Facebook Removes Dozens of Pages; US Warns Russia Still Cybertargeting Voters

    Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected “coordinated inauthentic behavior” linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog post late Monday. Facebook acted after being tipped off Sunday by U.S....

  • Donald Trump Sep 12, 2018

    Trump OKs Sanctions for Foreigners Who Meddle in Elections

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough....
    “We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of this issue, that it’s something he cares deeply about — that the integrity of our elections and our constitutional...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Aug 9, 2018

    US Officials ‘Concerned' About Upcoming Elections

    National Security Adviser John Bolton, Homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and FBI Director Christopher Wray discuss the security of the upcoming elections and how Russians continue to meddle.

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2018

    Trump Claims Ex-Intel Chief Admitted FBI Spied on His Campaign. That's False.

    President Donald Trump repeated a claim Thursday that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted the FBI had spied on his presidential campaign. But that mischaracterizes what Clapper said on “The View” this week, NBC News reported. Responding to a direct question from one of the hosts, Joy Behar — “Was the FBI spying on Trump’s campaign?” — Clapper...

  • director Mar 19, 2018

    US Intel Sees Signs of Russian Meddling in Midterms

    Three of the nation’s top intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections — part of what they say is Moscow’s escalating cyber assault on American and European democracies. “We have seen Russian activity and intentions to have an impact on the next election cycle,” CIA Director Mike Pompeo told the...

  • Donald Trump Jan 18, 2018

    Senate Passes Bill to Renew Foreign Surveillance Program

    The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew a critical foreign intelligence collection program dubbed the “holy grail” because it allows U.S. spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad. The Senate voted 65-34 to reauthorize the controversial program for six years. The bill, which already has been passed by the House, now heads to the White House,...

  • Donald Trump Aug 8, 2017

    Trump Retweets News Report Based on Leaked Information, Anonymous Sources

    President Donald Trump retweeted a Fox News article Tuesday that cited anonymous sources discussing leaked classified information, a reporting practice that he’s decried repeatedly, NBC News reported. The Fox News report, which was about U.S. spy satellites detecting North Korean missile movements, included quotations from officials who requested anonymity to discuss sensitive information. Trump has previously said that the anonymous...

  • Donald Trump Jun 23, 2017

    Coats Tells House Investigators President Trump Seemed Obsessed with Russia Probe

    National Intelligence Director Dan Coats told House investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump seemed obsessed with the Russia probe and repeatedly asked him to publicly assert there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Coats’ account is not an entirely new revelation, as NBC News and other outlets have previously reported similar accounts of this...

  • NBC May 3, 2017

    NSA Collected Americans' Phone Records Despite Law Change: Intel Report

    The top U.S. intelligence officer has found that the NSA collected more than 151 million records of Americans’ phone calls last year, even after Congress limited the spy agency’s ability to collect bulk phone records, Reuters reported. The NSA only had warrants from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to monitor 42 terrorism suspects in 2016, plus a handful identified...

  • Facebook Apr 29, 2017

    Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

    Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections. It’s a long way from CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s assertion back in November that it was “pretty crazy” to think that false news on Facebook influenced the U.S. presidential election. It’s also a major sign...

  • Donald Trump Mar 7, 2017

    Trump Gets Fact Wrong in Attack on Obama for Gitmo Releases

    President Donald Trump falsely accused the Obama administration of releasing “122 vicious prisoners” from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who have “have returned to the battlefield.” Trump didn’t cite where he got the statistic in his Tuesday morning tweet, calling their release, “another terrible decision!” But publicly available information from the U.S. Department of National Intelligence indicates that the...

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