• William Burns January 11, 2021 3:18 pm

    5 Things to Know About William Burns

    William Burns served as an ambassador to both Russia and Jordan. The career diplomat worked in the foreign service for 33 years.

  • CIA January 4, 2021 11:46 pm

    CIA's New Recruitment Website Aims to Diversify Spy Agency

    The CIA is looking for spies from all backgrounds and walks of life

  • Donald Trump October 25, 2019 7:24 pm

    Inspectors General Rebuke Department's Handling of Ukraine Whistleblower's Complaint

    Dozens of inspectors general across the federal government have signed a letter repudiating the Justice Department’s legal opinion that the original complaint by a CIA whistleblower about President Donald Trump’s conversation with Ukraine’s president did not have to be turned over to Congress, NBC News reports. The opinion by the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel overruled a determination by the...

  • Donald Trump October 23, 2019 10:59 am

    Key Takeaways From Ambassador William Taylor's Explosive Testimony on Ukraine and Trump

    Maybe it was a quid pro quo after all. A top U.S. diplomat told House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that President Donald Trump was withholding military aid to Ukraine unless the country’s president went public with a promise to investigate Democrats. William Taylor’s 15-page opening statement — delivered as part of a closed-door deposition — is now central to the...

  • Congress October 23, 2019 2:43 am

    U.S. Diplomat Tells Congress: ‘I Became Increasingly Concerned'

    William Taylor, a top diplomat to Ukraine, testified to Congress on Tuesday that President Donald Trump withheld security aid in exchange for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s investigation into the Biden family.

  • Donald Trump October 19, 2019 9:53 pm

    AG Barr Expands Mysterious Review Into Origin of Russia Investigation

    A review launched by Attorney General William Barr into the origins of the Russia investigation has expanded significantly amid concerns about whether the probe has any legal or factual basis, multiple current and former officials told NBC News. The prosecutor conducting the review, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, has expressed his intent to interview a number of current and former...

  • Donald Trump October 12, 2019 8:49 pm

    Anatomy of the Phone Call Now Imperiling Trump's Presidency

    There were dozens of ears listening to President Donald Trump’s 30-minute phone call with the leader of Ukraine that is at the center of a House impeachment inquiry , and as many eyes that saw what he said. White House staffers, working in the secure, soundproof Situation Room in the West Wing basement, listened in and chronicled the conversation ....

  • Donald Trump October 10, 2019 12:30 am

    Pence Aiming to Release Records of His Own Ukraine Calls

    Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he is working with the White House counsel’s office to release transcripts of his own calls with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Pence said records of his two phone conversations would help exonerate President Donald Trump of any wrongdoing. Pence was asked about releasing his transcripts and told reporters, “I’d have no objection to that.”...

  • Donald Trump October 4, 2019 8:51 pm

    CIA's Top Lawyer Made Criminal Referral on Whistleblower's Complaint About Trump Conduct

    Weeks before the whistleblower’s complaint became public, the CIA’s top lawyer made what she considered a criminal referral to the Justice Department about the whistleblower’s allegations that President Donald Trump abused his office in pressuring the Ukrainian president, U.S. officials familiar with the matter tell NBC News. The move by the CIA’s general counsel, Trump appointee Courtney Simmons Elwood, meant...

  • Donald Trump September 28, 2019 5:36 am

    White House Official: Notes on Sensitive Calls Filed in Classified Computer System

    At the White House, a senior administration official confirmed Friday a key detail from the unidentified CIA whistleblower who has accused Trump of abusing the power of his office. Trump, for his part, insisted anew that his actions and words have been “perfect” and the whistleblower’s complaint might well be the work of “a partisan operative.” The White House acknowledged...

  • NBC September 27, 2019 8:33 pm

    Joseph Wilson, Diplomat Who Defied the Bush Administration Over Iraq, Dies at 69

    Former U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson, whose then-wife Valerie Plame was outed as a CIA agent as apparent payback for his defiance of the Bush Administration during the run-up to the Iraq War, died Friday. Wilson, who was 69, died of organ failure at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Plame told NBC News.

  • Donald Trump September 26, 2019 3:05 pm

    Acting Intel Chief Jospeh Maguire's Full Opening Statement Before House Intelligence Hearing

    Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire delivers his opening statement during Thursday’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

  • PRESIDENT September 10, 2019 5:33 pm

    Possible Russian Spy for CIA Now Living in Washington Area

    A former senior Russian official is living in the Washington area under U.S. government protection, current and former government officials tell NBC News. NBC News is withholding the man’s name and other key details at the request of U.S. officials, who say reporting the information could endanger his life. An NBC News correspondent went to the man’s house in the...

  • Donald Trump July 27, 2019 3:55 pm

    Taliban Vows Future Afghanistan Won't Be Terrorists' Hotbed

    The United States began bombing Afghanistan after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to root out al-Qaida fighters harbored by the Taliban. Now, more than 18 years later, preventing Afghanistan from being a launching pad for more attacks on America is at the heart of ongoing U.S. talks with the Taliban. President Donald Trump’s envoy at the negotiating table says...

  • Donald Trump July 27, 2019 7:12 am

    Taliban Vows Future Afghanistan Won't Be Terrorists' Hotbed

    America’s longest war has come full circle. The United States began bombing Afghanistan after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to root out al-Qaida fighters harbored by the Taliban. Now, more than 18 years later, preventing Afghanistan from being a launching pad for more attacks on America is at the heart of ongoing U.S. talks with the Taliban. President Donald...

  • NBC July 19, 2019 9:24 pm

    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...

  • United States July 18, 2019 1:00 am

    US Air Force Warns Against Joke Event to ‘Storm Area 51'

    The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people “storm Area 51,” the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. A prank event on Facebook that’s attracted more than 1 million interested people suggests that a mass of people attempt to run into the mysterious site at 3...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation July 4, 2019 8:39 am

    British Singer Joss Stone Says She Was Deported From Iran

    British soul singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran after arriving in the Islamic Republic as part of a worldwide concert tour, even though she didn’t plan to perform there. Posting on Instagram, Stone appears in a video wearing a white headscarf saying: “Well, we got to Iran, we got detained and then we got deported.” She said...

  • Donald Trump June 7, 2019 8:39 pm

    Trump Admin Tells U.S. Embassies They Can't Fly Pride Flag on Flagpoles

    The Trump administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow pride flag on embassy flagpoles during June, LGBTQ Pride Month, three American diplomats told NBC News. The U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia are among those that have requested permission from Trump’s State Department to fly the pride flag on their flagpoles and have been...

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2019 12:51 pm

    Trump Grants AG Barr Power Over Classified Russia Probe Info

    President Donald Trump has granted Attorney General William Barr new powers to review and potentially release classified information related to the origins of the Russia investigation, a move aimed at accelerating Barr’s inquiry into whether U.S. officials improperly surveilled Trump’s 2016 campaign. Trump on Thursday directed the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Barr’s investigation of the...

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