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Feds: Ex-CIA employee waged 'information war' against US

Jun. 18, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-CIA employee must be kept isolated in prison after claiming he was waging an "information war" against the United States, prosecutors said Tuesday. Prosecutors made the comment in papers filed in Manhattan federal court in the criminal case against Joshua Adam Schulte. They said...

Former Australian army lawyer in court over leak to media

Jun. 12, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian army lawyer charged with leaking secret documents to journalists said on Thursday his prosecution was not about protecting national security but concealing "a national shame." David William McBride, 55, made his first appearance in the Australian Capital...

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Jun. 11, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , a Justice Department official said Tuesday. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and...

Pakistan army chief approves sentences for 3 for espionage

May. 30, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says the country's army chief has approved death sentences for a retired brigadier general and a private physician after they were court-martialed on charges of espionage and revealing classified information to foreign intelligence agencies. Thursday's statement says...

Key Senate Democrat warns of Barr's expanded powers

May. 28, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee is sounding the alarm about the new powers that President Donald Trump has granted to Attorney General William Barr. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, in a letter obtained by The Associated Press, said he fears Trump is giving Barr "the...

The Latest: Warnings about Trump actions on Russia probe

May. 25, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says the nation's spy agencies will provide the Justice Department all appropriate information for its review of intelligence activities related to Russian...

Trump's orders to AG on Russia probe worry critics

May. 25, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence professionals warned Friday that President Donald Trump's decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about what started...

Navy: Sailor contacted Russians, pleads guilty to espionage

May. 24, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and was sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday. U.S. Navy Petty...

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

May. 24, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents containing the names of confidential military and diplomatic sources. The...

The Latest: Assange lawyer says charges threaten journalists

May. 24, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the "unprecedented charges" against his client threaten all journalists looking to inform the public about actions taken by the American...