Government surveillance

March 20, 2017 - 1:38 pm
TRUMP-WIRETAP-FBI Comey knocks down Trump's wiretap claim WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey says the FBI and Justice Department have no information to substantiate President Donald Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him before the election. Comey says no...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 7, 2017, file photo, House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks with reporters about the committee's investigation into Russia's involvement in the recent U.S. presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Sunday, March 19, 2017, Schiff and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., were among a number of lawmakers who said on news shows they had seen no evidence that the Obama administration ordered wiretaps on Donald Trump during the campaign. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
March 19, 2017 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top two lawmakers on the House intelligence committee said Sunday that documents the Justice Department and FBI delivered late last week offered no evidence that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower, but the panel's ranking Democrat says the material offers...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017 file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Re.Devin Nunes, R-Calif., right, accompanied by the committee's ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nunes once said all he ever wanted to be was a dairy farmer. He’s a long way from the farm. The congressman from the Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory. As House intelligence committee chairman he’s tasked with leading the probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s campaign associates’ ties to Moscow. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 19, 2017 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top two lawmakers on the House intelligence committee said Sunday that documents the Justice Department and FBI delivered late last week offered no evidence that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower, but the panel's ranking Democrat says the material offers...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and Committee Vice chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen on Capitol Hill in Washington as then-Director of National Intelligence-designate Dan Coats testifies at his confirmation hearing before the committee. There is no indication that Trump Tower was “the subject of surveillance” by the U.S. government before or after the 2016 election, the top two members of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday, March 16, 2017, directly contradicting President Donald Trump’s claims.“Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016,” Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C. and Mark Warner, D-Va., said in a one-sentence joint statement Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 16, 2017 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday stood by President Donald Trump's unproven accusations that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper, despite growing bipartisan agreement that there's no evidence to back up the claim and mounting pressure to retract the statement. Angrily...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and Committee Vice chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen on Capitol Hill in Washington as then-Director of National Intelligence-designate Dan Coats testifies at his confirmation hearing before the committee. There is no indication that Trump Tower was “the subject of surveillance” by the U.S. government before or after the 2016 election, the top two members of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday, March 16, 2017, directly contradicting President Donald Trump’s claims.“Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016,” Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C. and Mark Warner, D-Va., said in a one-sentence joint statement Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 16, 2017 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday stood by President Donald Trump's unproven accusations that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper, despite growing bipartisan agreement that there's no evidence to back up the claim and mounting pressure to retract the statement. Angrily...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., right, accompanied by the committee's ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March, 15, 2017, about their investigation of Russian influence on the American presidential election. Both lawmakers said they have no evidence to back up President Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Plaza during the 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 15, 2017 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says he believes his contacts with a Russian-linked hacker who took credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee may have been obtained through a special warrant that allows the government to collect the communications of people...
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In this photo taken July 16, 2016, Roger Stone, an adviser to Donald Trump, center, speaks to reporters in New York. Stone says he believes his contacts with a Russian-linked hacker who took credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee were obtained through a FISA warrant, which allows the government to collect the communications of individuals suspected of being agents of a foreign power. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 15, 2017 - 9:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says he believes his contacts with a Russian-linked hacker who took credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee may have been obtained through a FISA warrant, which allows the government to collect the communications of individuals...
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White House Press secretary Sean Spicer walks out of the West Wing of the White House in Washington to speak with members of the media, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 06, 2017 - 8:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If Donald Trump wants to know whether he was the subject of surveillance by the U.S. government, he may be uniquely positioned to get an answer. A series of weekend tweets by the president focused public attention on intelligence collection authorities long shrouded in secrecy...
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March 05, 2017 - 4:52 pm
TRUMP-WIRETAP-INVESTIGATION Congress to add wiretapping claim to probes of Russia's election actions WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Congress should expand its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election to include President Donald Trump's claim of wiretapping at Trump Tower by...
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March 05, 2017 - 2:19 pm
TRUMP-WIRETAP-INVESTIGATION Congress to add wiretapping claim to probes of Russia's election actions WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes says President Donald Trump's allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower last year will become part of his panel's...
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