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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Attorney General William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on the Mueller Report.  Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Barr tightens rules on surveillance of political candidates

Sep. 1, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced new restrictions Tuesday for conducting any national security surveillance of candidates for federal office or their staff members and advisers. The restrictions, announced by Attorney General William Barr in a pair of memos, are part of broader changes to...

Norwegian suspected of spying for Russia held in custody

Aug. 18, 2020 3:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian citizen suspected of spying for Russia has been remanded in custody for four weeks. The man was arrested arrested Saturday as he met with an alleged Russian intelligence officer in an Oslo restaurant. He has not been identified beyond that he is a Norwegian national...

Norway arrests citizen suspected of spying for Russia

Aug. 17, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian citizen has been arrested after allegedly meeting with a Russian intelligence officer in an Oslo restaurant, Norway's domestic intelligence agency said Monday. The man was arrested Saturday after handing over information, the agency said, adding that the alleged...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies at a Senate committee on FISA investigation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The FBI said Thursday, July 30, 2020, that errors in more than two dozen applications for surveillance warrants were not as severe as the Justice Department inspector general made them out to be. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

FBI: Review of surveillance applications found minor errors

Jul. 30, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Thursday that it found mostly minor errors during a review of more than two dozen applications for national security surveillance warrants, suggesting the problems were less serious than the Justice Department inspector general had made them out to be earlier this year. The...