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FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seal is seen during a news conference in Washington. An official at the Department of Homeland Security says he was pressured by agency leaders to suppress details in his intelligence reports that President Donald Trump might find objectionable, including intelligence on Russian interference in the election and the threat posed by white supremacists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Schiff delays deposition of Homeland Security whistleblower

Sep. 20, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says the committee is scheduled to depose a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower on Friday, pushing the closed-door testimony back four days due to a dispute with the Trump administration over his appearance. A subpoena may be...

FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, the thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. As President Donald Trump denies that Russia is interfering in the U.S. election and as he tries to block information to Congress, private companies such as Microsoft and Facebook are stepping into the breach. The private sector has become much more forthcoming about election interference since 2016, providing frequent briefings to key members of Congress. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

Sep. 19, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it. Schiff said he...

Homeland Security whistleblower not yet ready to testify

Sep. 18, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower from the Department of Homeland Security who says he was pressured to suppress facts in intelligence reports says he won’t be able to testify before a House panel until the department gives him more access to “relevant information,” according to his...

FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo, then-Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration has agreed to provide in-person briefings on threats to the November election to key members of Congress. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe agreed to brief the Senate and House intelligence committees, backing down from a decision to provide information only in writing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

In reversal, intelligence panels to get election briefings

Sep. 16, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has agreed to provide in-person briefings on threats to the November election to key members of Congress, backing down from a decision last month to provide that information only in writing. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has agreed to provide...

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf speaks during an event at DHS headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Confirmation gets trickier for Trump Homeland Security pick

Sep. 11, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower's complaint and a tight timeline are making it increasingly unlikely that the Senate will confirm Chad Wolf as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security before the election. President Donald Trump formally sent the nomination late Thursday to the Senate after...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at MBS International Airport, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Freeland, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Charges, sanctions revive specter of Russian interference

Sep. 10, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday charged a Russian national in a sweeping plot to sow distrust in the American political process and imposed sanctions against a Russia-linked Ukrainian lawmaker accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election. Those actions, combined with a...

FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seal is seen during a news conference in Washington. An official at the Department of Homeland Security says he was pressured by agency leaders to suppress details in his intelligence reports that President Donald Trump might find objectionable, including intelligence on Russian interference in the election and the threat posed by white supremacists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Official claims pressure to alter Homeland Security intel

Sep. 10, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Department of Homeland Security official said in a whistleblower complaint that he was pressured by more senior officials to suppress facts in intelligence reports that President Donald Trump might find objectionable, including information about Russian interference in the election and...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel smiles as she visits Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's election night party in Costa Mesa, Calif. Republican Steel, who heads the Orange County Board of Supervisors, has seized on the fight over affirmative action and the new labor law known as AB5 in her bid to oust first-term Democratic Rep. Harley Rouda. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

Sep. 9, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to families and communities — their own state’s policies. GOP contenders from the U.S. House to city councils are looking to make the November...

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The tensions coursing through the United States over racism and policing are a likely target for adversaries seeking to influence the November election, lawmakers and experts warn β€” and there are signs that Russia is again seeking to exploit the divide.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Racial tensions roiling US pose target for election meddling

Sep. 5, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tensions coursing through the United States over racism and policing are likely targets for adversaries seeking to influence the November election, lawmakers and experts warn — and there are signs that Russia is again seeking to exploit the divide. Earlier this year, Facebook,...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, during the House impeachment inquiry hearings in Washington. The Trump administration has ended all election security briefings to Congress just weeks before Americans cast their ballots for president. The top U.S. intelligence official, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe, told lawmakers Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 that they would only be receiving written updates about election security to help ensure the information β€œis not misunderstood nor politicized.” (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Dems seeking to compel in-person election security briefings

Aug. 31, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing the political clock, frustrated Democrats on Sunday searched for a way to force the Trump administration to continue briefing Congress in person about foreign attempts to interfere in the November election. The director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, said most briefings...