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U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, right, listens to an NGO volunteer during his visit to a main gathering point for volunteers, near the site of last week's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, Pool)

US official says FBI joining Beirut explosion investigation

Aug. 13, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The FBI will join Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe of the massive explosion at Beirut's port that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, a U.S. diplomat said Thursday. Lebanese authorities had invited the FBI to take part,...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Johnson is defending his committee's investigation into Ukraine and Joe Biden from criticism that his probe is politically motivated and advancing Russian interests. Johnson says in an interview with The Associated Press that he has never used Russian disinformation. (Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Warning on Russia adds questions about Senate's Biden probe

Aug. 13, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before last week's intelligence assessment on foreign election interference, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson was facing criticism from Democrats that his investigation of presidential candidate Joe Biden and Ukraine was politically motivated and advancing Russian interests. But the stark...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.  A federal appeals court hears arguments on whether a judge can be ordered to dismiss the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn now that the Justice Department no longer wants to pursue it.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Appeals court seems wary of ordering dismissal of Flynn case

Aug. 11, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington appeared inclined Tuesday to let a judge decide on his own whether to grant the Justice Department's request to dismiss the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn. Many members of the court expressed...

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine Department of Homeland Security personnel deployments to recent protests on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Washington. (Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

GOP senator subpoenas FBI over Russia, defends Biden probe

Aug. 10, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday that he has subpoenaed the FBI to produce documents to his committee related to the Trump-Russia investigation. The Wisconsin senator also defended a separate investigation he is leading into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Ukraine,...

French intelligence agents charged in alleged murder plot

Aug. 5, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor’s office says it has filed preliminary attempted murder charges against two agents from France’s foreign intelligence agency over an alleged plan to kill a 54-year-old woman last month in the Creteil suburb of Paris. French media reported Wednesday that the...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. A former federal judge appointed to review the Justice Department's motion to dismiss criminal charges against ex-national security Michael Flynn has found that the government's request should be denied because there is “clear evidence of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power.”  Former U.S. District Judge John Gleeson says in a filing Wednesday that the government “has engaged in highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the President.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Full appeals court agrees to wade into Michael Flynn case

Jul. 30, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The entire Washington-based federal appeals court is stepping into the legal dispute over former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn as it weighs whether a judge can be forced to dismiss a case that the Justice Department no longer wants to pursue. The action Thursday by the...

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...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, centre right, listens to Valery Vakulchik, chief of the Belarusian state security service, KGB, during a meeting of Security Council in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Belarusian authorities said Wednesday they have detained dozens of Russian private military contractors days before Belarus' presidential vote, a sign of escalating tensions between the two neighbors. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus detains 33 Russian contractors ahead of election

Jul. 29, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The authoritarian leader of Belarus accused Russia of harboring “dirty intentions” Wednesday after his national intelligence agency detained more than 30 Russian private military contractors ahead of Belarus' presidential election. President Alexander Lukashenko, who is...

Ex-ambassador made head of British intelligence service MI6

Jul. 29, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government has appointed the Foreign Office’s political director as the new chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6. Richard Moore, who served as British ambassador to Turkey from 2014 to 2017, was named Wednesday to succeed Alex Younger as the head of the foreign...

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Ex-FBI agent Strzok due out with book about Trump, Russia

Jul. 28, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, who played a key role in the Russia investigation but whose pejorative text messages about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign made him a target of the president’s wrath, is releasing a book on his concerns the president could...