Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

Aug. 21, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to fend off damage to his...

The Latest: Lawyer: Cohen has info for special counsel

Aug. 21, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a financial fraud probe involving Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 11:15 p.m. An attorney for President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer" says his client has knowledge on certain subjects that "should be of interest" to...

Federal officials to Florida: No signs of Russian meddling

Aug. 21, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities have told Florida election officials that they saw no signs of any "new or ongoing compromises" of state or local election systems, a statement seemingly at odds with recent assertions by U.S. Sen Bill Nelson of some Russian meddling. A joint letter Monday by...

FBI: Chinese man kidnapped after business meeting in LA

Aug. 21, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI is looking for three suspects who kidnapped a Chinese man after a business meeting in the Los Angeles area last month, but authorities haven't heard from the kidnappers since they demanded a $2 million ransom and the man remains missing, investigators said Monday. Ruochen "Tony"...

FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

Aug. 20, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press the FBI looked...

Univ. of New Mexico paid $600K in 'fetal tissue' legal bills

Aug. 20, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico racked up more than $600,000 in legal bills as it navigated a special congressional committee's investigation into how it procured fetal tissue for research, according to documents obtained by the Albuquerque Journal. University officials say the...

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Aug. 18, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation....

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Aug. 18, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation....

Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

Aug. 17, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he suspects he'll "very quickly" revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dossier on Trump's ties to Russia. Signaling that his efforts to target clearances over his...

FBI official worries perceptions could impact agency's work

Aug. 17, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Amy Hess, the FBI's top leader in Kentucky, said Friday that she worries the agency's ability to carry out its mission could be damaged by any decline in public approval. The way to restore confidence among doubters is to focus on the job and "eventually this will pass," she said. In...