Government surveillance

The cover page of the report issued by the Department of Justice inspector general is photographed in Washington, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The report on the origins of the Russia probe found no evidence of political bias, despite performance failures. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
December 10, 2019 - 1:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, the Justice Department's internal watchdog declared Monday, undercutting President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that he has been...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before a joint House Committee on the Judiciary and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A Justice Department inspector general report being released Monday is expected to say that the FBI had a legitimate basis to open its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia and that senior law enforcement officials weren’t motivated by partisan bias. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
December 08, 2019 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump reviews the troops during a full honors welcoming ceremony for Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the Pentagon in Washington. If there was one day that crystallized all the forces that led to the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, it was July 25. That was the day of his phone call with Ukraine’s new leader, pressing him for a political favor. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 03, 2019 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he expected an upcoming watchdog report to be "devastating" on the origins of the Russia investigation that dogged his presidency for nearly two years, but also suggested Americans should really be more interested in the findings of a federal...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017, photo, Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, speaks with reporters following a day of questions from the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 23, 2019 - 2:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. President Donald Trump, who has long attacked as a “hoax” and a “witch hunt” the FBI’s investigation into ties...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2010, file photo, Vietnam-era whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The anonymous government official whose complaint has touched off the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is part of a long tradition of whistleblowers in the U.S. The person has been linked to such figures of the past as Ellsberg, who spilled the secret Defense Department study known as the Pentagon Papers nearly 50 years ago. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
October 01, 2019 - 3:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Brockovich, who has some experience in revealing disturbing secrets, knows what she would say to the government whistleblower at the heart of allegations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine's president to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. "I would say, 'You...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo commuters walk by surveillance cameras installed at a walkway in between two subway stations in Beijing. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace released a report Tuesday, Sept. 17, that found at least 75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition for surveillance. The new report says a growing number of countries are following China’s lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
September 17, 2019 - 2:42 pm
A growing number of countries are following China's lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens, according to a research group's report published Tuesday. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says at least 75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu. Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
September 16, 2019 - 4:28 am
PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum. Snowden, now living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the United States,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu. Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
September 13, 2019 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. Snowden, who now lives in Russia to...
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Actress Kristen Stewart poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Seberg' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 30, 2019 - 10:00 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Kristen Stewart only knew Jean Seberg as an image. The picture of the waif with the pixie haircut and the New York Herald Tribune shirt embodied the effortless chic associated with the ingénues of the French New Wave. But behind the haircut and her improbable ascent from...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019 file photo, El Paso Fire Medical personnel arrive at the scene of a shooting at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas. The FBI has labeled two of those attacks, at the Texas Walmart and California food festival, as domestic terrorism — acts meant to intimidate or coerce a civilian population and affect government policy. But the bureau hasn't gone that far with a shooting at an Ohio entertainment district. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
August 08, 2019 - 7:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seven days, three mass shootings, 34 dead. The FBI has labeled two of those attacks , at a Texas Walmart and California food festival, as domestic terrorism — acts meant to intimidate or coerce a civilian population and affect government policy. But the bureau hasn't gone that...
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