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Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections

Sep. 12, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough. "We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of...

Trump looks to Brennan for a foil in Russia probe spat

Aug. 21, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit. In John Brennan, the blunt former CIA director, Trump believes he has found an unsympathetic foil —...

Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

Aug. 20, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit. In John Brennan, the blunt former CIA director, Trump believes he has found an unsympathetic foil —...

Trump dares Brennan to sue because his clearance was revoked

Aug. 20, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday dared former CIA Director John Brennan to take legal action to try to prevent him from stripping security clearances from other current and former officials. "I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country's history, brings a lawsuit," Trump...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 18, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — National security adviser John Bolton; Bishop David Zubik of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — John Brennan, a former director of the CIA; Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for...

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...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 17, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — National security adviser John Bolton. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — John Brennan, a former director of the CIA; Bishop Lawrence Persico of the Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation"...

Trump's list: Those who might lose their security clearance

Aug. 17, 2018 3:27 AM EDT

President Donald Trump has acted on a threat to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had become an increasingly sharp critic of Trump's. Trump says he is...

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

Aug. 16, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the "rigged" federal probe...

The Latest: Ex-intel leaders admonish Trump in joint letter

Aug. 16, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former CIA Director John Brennan (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Twelve former senior intelligence officials have issued a joint statement admonishing President Donald Trump for yanking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance, calling it "ill-considered and...