Tag: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Nxivm Trial: Sex Cult Tried to Gather Intelligence on ‘Enemies’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The cache of documents surfaced in 2018 when the F.B.I. searched the home of a senior member of the cultlike group Nxivm. Photographs from the search showed agents had found a clear plastic box with a red lid in […]

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Under Fire, Trump Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Report Foreign Campaign Help

WASHINGTON — President Trump appeared to backtrack on Friday on accepting campaign help from Russia or other foreign governments, saying that he would certainly inform law enforcement authorities if he were approached. Under fire for saying earlier in the week that “I’d take it” if hostile powers offered incriminating information about an election opponent — […]

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He Won a Landmark Case for Privacy Rights. He’s Going to Prison Anyway.

Timothy Carpenter won’t be remembered for the circumstances that landed him in prison, but for the Supreme Court case that bears his name. Carpenter v. United States, which set a new benchmark for privacy in the digital age, requires the police to obtain a warrant before obtaining cellphone location history from a phone company. Privacy […]

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Trump to America: Who’s Going to Stop Me?

In a new interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos, parts of which were released on Wednesday evening, Donald Trump announced his willingness to betray and subvert American democracy, again. Asked what he would do if he were offered foreign dirt on an opponent in 2020, he said he’d take it, and pooh-poohed the idea of […]

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Trump Equates Taking Dirt From Russia With Presidential Diplomacy

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday defended his willingness to accept campaign help from Russia or other foreign governments by equating it to the sort of diplomatic meetings he holds with world leaders as the nation’s chief executive. In an interview broadcast on Wednesday night, Mr. Trump had rejected his own F.B.I. director’s recommendation that […]

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Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that there would be nothing wrong with accepting incriminating information about an election opponent from Russia or other foreign governments and that he saw no reason to call the F.B.I. if it were to happen again. “It’s not an interference,” he said in an interview with ABC News, […]

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Justice Dept. Seeks to Question C.I.A. Officers in Russia Inquiry Review

WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials intend to interview senior C.I.A. officers as they review the Russia investigation, according to people briefed on the matter, indicating they are focused partly on the intelligence agencies’ most explosive conclusion about the 2016 election: that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia intervened to benefit Donald J. Trump. The interview […]

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What We Know About the Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths

More than two million Americans visit the Dominican Republic every year, making up about a third of the country’s tourists. Six have died in the last year during their visits. Because of the seeming similarities among their deaths, their family members have suggested that they are connected and have raised suspicions about the resorts where […]

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4 Disturbing Details You May Have Missed in the Mueller Report

After two years of silence, Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently made his first public remarks — to complain, it seemed, that no one had read his report. “We chose those words carefully,” Mr. Mueller said, “and the work speaks for itself.” But at a dense 440-plus pages, if the report speaks for itself, it takes […]

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Times Square Terror Plot: Inspired by Bin Laden, Man Planned Bombing, Officials Say

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Around the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks last year, Ashiqul Alam voiced his admiration for their mastermind, Osama bin Laden, and said he wanted to carry on Bin Laden’s legacy of violent extremism, court documents said. “He did […]

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The F.B.I. Once Helped in the Hunt for Bigfoot

Bigfoot. That is all the F.B.I. said (well, tweeted) Wednesday when it released 22 pages of eyebrow-raising documents related to a 1970s hair analysis it conducted at the request of a well-known Bigfoot researcher. The researcher, Peter Byrne, then the director of the Bigfoot Information Center and Exhibition in The Dalles, Ore., had a simple […]

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Man Arrested After Threatening to Bomb Times Square

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A Queens man who had discussed wanting to throw a hand grenade in Times Square was arrested late Thursday by federal authorities, two law enforcement officials said. The officials characterized the man’s statements as “aspirational” and suggested that he […]

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F.B.I., Pushing to Stop Domestic Terrorists, Grapples With Limits on Its Power

EVERETT, Wash. — Dakota Reed’s mind brimmed with thoughts of mass murder. In November, he wrote on Facebook, “I am shooting for 30 Jews.” The next month, he uploaded a video of himself in his bedroom of his mother’s Seattle-area home proudly displaying new gun sights he had mounted on his AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. White […]

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His Martin Luther King Biography Was a Classic. His Latest King Piece Is Causing a Furor.

When David J. Garrow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., sat down last spring to dig through a trove of previously unreleased government records, it was business as usual for a researcher known for prodigious reporting and doorstop books. “There’s this weird ability I have of complete recall with […]

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‘I Will Not Say His Name’: Police Try to End Notoriety of Gunmen in Mass Shootings

VIRGINIA BEACH — The city manager has not said his name in public. The police chief snarled it just once. They have called him “that 13th person,” “the suspect” and “the perpetrator.” But since DeWayne Craddock killed a dozen people when he opened fire at a Virginia Beach government office on Friday, top local officials […]

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A Black Feminist’s Response to Attacks on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

As a black feminist and a civil rights historian, I do not need to be persuaded that many black male ministers during the civil rights era were morally duplicitous, felt sexually entitled and slept around. So did many Catholic priests, politicians, Hollywood celebrities and some award-winning male academics. Many historians have already argued that the […]

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Jennifer Dulos: Blood Found in Trash Matches That of Missing Connecticut Mother of 5

Clothing and sponges stained with the blood of Jennifer Dulos, a wealthy Connecticut resident who has been missing for more than a week, were found in trash cans in the same area where cellphone records and surveillance video showed her estranged husband had been, according to arrest warrants released Monday. The police also found traces […]

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F.B.I. Is Said to Be Investigating College Admissions Practices at T.M. Landry

LAFAYETTE, La. — T.M. Landry College Preparatory School, a private school in Louisiana that garnered national attention for helping underprivileged and minority students attend elite colleges, is under federal investigation over its college admissions practices after disclosures that it cut corners and doctored applications, according to multiple people contacted by the F.B.I. The F.B.I. opened […]

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Virginia Beach Shooting: 12 Victims Identified in Government Office Attack

VIRGINIA BEACH — The Virginia authorities on Saturday identified the dozen victims of a shooting rampage at a government office complex and named the suspect in the attack for the first — and they said only — time. Most of the victims, city officials said, worked for the Virginia Beach government, several of them for […]

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N.S.A. Denies Its Cyberweapon Was Used in Baltimore Attack, Congressman Says

BALTIMORE — A Maryland congressman said on Friday that the National Security Agency had denied that one of its hacking tools, stolen in 2017, was used in a ransomware attack on Baltimore’s government that had disrupted city services for more than three weeks. The statement, made by Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, came in response to […]

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