Government surveillance

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Shane Bouvet, a campaign volunteer, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 10, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday accused the Democrats of playing politics with classified information, asserting that their memo countering GOP allegations about the conduct of the FBI's Russia probe was a trap meant to "blame the White House for lack of transparency." Citing...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with campaign volunteer Shane Bouvet, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 10, 2018 - 9:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia investigation (all times local): 9:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is explaining his decision not to declassify a Democratic memo, saying the document is "very political" and needs heavy redactions. The White House told the House Intelligence Committee the...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 09, 2018 - 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI'...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa and Graham released a criminal referral they had sent to the Justice Department earlier this year asking for an investigation into the former spy, Christopher Steele. The senators say they’ve found evidence that either Steele lied to the FBI or classified documents supporting the surveillance contain false statements. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 07, 2018 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two influential Republican senators have injected new information into the partisan dispute over the government's secret surveillance of a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, revealing more details about how the FBI and Justice Department used research compiled by a...
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In this Feb. 2, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean defectors where he talked with reporters about allowing the release of a secret memo on the FBI's role in the Russia inquiry, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Ignoring the objections of the Justice Department and warnings from his own staff, Trump’s authorization of the release of a bitterly disputed, formerly highly classified memo was his latest contentious move to upend the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia or whether the president obstructed justice.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 07, 2018 - 1:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has met with a top Justice Department official to review a classified Democratic memo on the Russia investigation, less than a week after he brushed aside objections from the same agency over releasing a Republican account. The dueling memos — and Trump's...
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In this Feb. 2, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean defectors where he talked with reporters about allowing the release of a secret memo on the FBI's role in the Russia inquiry, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Ignoring the objections of the Justice Department and warnings from his own staff, Trump’s authorization of the release of a bitterly disputed, formerly highly classified memo was his latest contentious move to upend the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia or whether the president obstructed justice.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 07, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials say a review of a classified Democratic memo on the Russia election meddling investigation will be completed no later than Thursday. The Democratic document is intended to counter a GOP memo that criticized methods the FBI used to obtain a surveillance...
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In this Feb. 2, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean defectors where he talked with reporters about allowing the release of a secret memo on the FBI's role in the Russia inquiry, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Ignoring the objections of the Justice Department and warnings from his own staff, Trump’s authorization of the release of a bitterly disputed, formerly highly classified memo was his latest contentious move to upend the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia or whether the president obstructed justice.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 06, 2018 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met with a top Justice Department official Tuesday to review a classified Democratic memo on the Russia investigation, less than a week after he brushed aside objections from the same agency over releasing a Republican account. The dueling memos — and Trump'...
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President Donald Trump waves as he participates in a tour of Sheffer Corporation to promote his tax policy, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 06, 2018 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and investigations into contacts between his campaign and Russia (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The House intelligence committee is giving former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon another week to negotiate the terms of a closed-door...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., arrives for the a closed-door meeting of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 05, 2018 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the probe into contacts between his campaign and Russia (all times local): 7 p.m. Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, is scheduled to be interviewed behind closed doors Tuesday by a House panel, but it's unclear...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., arrives for the a closed-door meeting of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 05, 2018 - 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top intelligence and law enforcement officials warn that last week's release of a congressional memo alleging FBI surveillance abuse could have wide-ranging repercussions: Spy agencies could start sharing less information with Congress, weakening oversight. Lawmakers will try to...
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