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Trump dismisses whistleblower complaint as 'hack job'

Sep. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump irritably defended himself Friday against an intelligence whistleblower's potentially explosive complaint, including an allegation of wrongdoing in a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign leader. The complaint, which the administration has refused...

The Latest: Schiff disturbed by Trump's whistleblower attack

Sep. 20, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and an intelligence official's whistleblower complaint (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says President Trump's attack on a whistleblower who alerted intelligence officials to a serious and urgent matter is...

The Latest: Trump administration blocks whistleblower report

Sep. 20, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a reported whistleblower allegation that President Donald Trump made an unspecified "promise" to a foreign leader (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The Trump administration has plunged into a showdown with Congress over access to a whistleblower's reported complaint about...

Administration blocks 'urgent' whistleblower disclosure

Sep. 20, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress over access to a whistleblower's complaint about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The blocked complaint is "serious" and "urgent," the...

Court calls US "enhanced interrogation techniques" torture

Sep. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal court in San Francisco has taken the unusual step of using the word "torture" to describe the treatment of a Palestinian man while he was in CIA custody following the Sept. 11 attacks. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals used the word in a 2-1 ruling to describe the harsh...

France dismisses Snowden's latest request for asylum

Sep. 19, 2019 4:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister says "it's not the time" to grant a new asylum request from former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Snowden has been living in Russia to escape U.S. prosecution after leaking classified documents detailing government surveillance programs....

Acting intelligence chief agrees to testify after subpoena

Sep. 18, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of national intelligence has agreed to testify next week to the House intelligence committee after balking at the panel's demand to turn over a secret whistleblower complaint. Committee Chairman Adam Schiff subpoenaed Joseph Maguire last week, saying he was withholding...

APNewsBreak: Alabama man arrested in terrorism probe

Sep. 18, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Alabama man has been apprehended as part of a yearslong terrorism probe in which the FBI says he told agents he would execute a U.S. soldier if ordered to do so by the Islamic State group. FBI agents took Nayef Qashou into custody Monday. He's charged with lying to the FBI and destroying...

Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

Sep. 17, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first. The Justice Department is seeking to...

RCMP official arrested after FBI, RCMP found documents

Sep. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday the national force was working with the FBI on an investigation last year when it discovered documents that eventually led to the arrest of one of its senior intelligence officers. Authorities arrested Cameron Jay Ortis last week and...