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Australian whistleblower to represent himself at trial

Nov. 6, 2019 9:01 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian army whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents alleging misconduct in Afghanistan said on Thursday he would defend himself at trial next year rather than face potential delays by hiring a lawyer with a security clearance. David William McBride, 55,...

DOJ sends letter to publisher of book by 'Anonymous'

Nov. 4, 2019 4:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has sent a letter to the publisher and literary agency of the anonymous government official whose book is scheduled to come out later this month. The letter raises questions over whether any confidentiality agreement has been violated and asked for information that...

Pentagon awaits possible Amazon challenge over cloud deal

Nov. 1, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

Amazon must decide soon if it will protest the Pentagon's awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft, with one possible grievance being the unusual attention given the project by President Donald Trump. Amazon was long thought to be the front-runner in the competition for the huge...

Judge: Searches of ex-CIA employee's home and phones OK

Oct. 31, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge in New York says investigators properly carried out searches that led to espionage charges against a former CIA employee. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty ruled Thursday in the case against Joshua Schulte . Schulte's lawyers had urged Crotty to suppress the evidence, including...

Chaotic scene as Republicans disrupt impeachment deposition

Oct. 24, 2019 6:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans briefly brought the Democrat-led impeachment investigation to a halt when around two dozen GOP House members stormed into a closed-door deposition with a Defense Department official. Democrats said the move compromised national security because some of the Republicans took...

Former Australian intel official charged with secrecy breach

Oct. 23, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former senior Australian intelligence official has appeared in a court charged with breaching secrecy laws over classified documents allegedly found at his home during an investigation into potential Chinese links to Australian politics. Roger Uren appeared briefly in the...

38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe

Oct. 19, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action. The investigation, launched more than three years ago, determined that those 38...

Anatomy of the phone call now imperiling Trump's presidency

Oct. 12, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

US official charged with leaking secrets to journalists

Oct. 9, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Defense Intelligence Agency official was arrested Wednesday and charged with leaking classified intelligence information to two journalists, including a reporter he was dating, the Justice Department said. Henry Kyle Frese, 30, was arrested by the FBI when he arrived at work at a DIA...

US citizen accused of spying on behalf of Chinese government

Sep. 30, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California tour operator charged by U.S. officials with illegally ferrying information to China was a quiet and friendly man with a taste for luxury cars, a neighbor said. Xuehua Edward Peng, 56, of Hayward was charged in documents unsealed Monday with being an illegal foreign agent...