Tag: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Andrew McCabe Asks Justice Dept. Whether Grand Jury Rejected Charges

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the former F.B.I. deputy director Andrew G. McCabe, a frequent target of President Trump, have asked federal prosecutors whether a secret grand jury refused to indict him, which would be a sign that the government is struggling to make a case against him. In a letter sent late on Thursday, defense […]

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Justice Dept. Rejects Andrew McCabe’s Bid to Avoid Charges

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department rejected a last-ditch appeal from defense lawyers for the former F.B.I. deputy director Andrew G. McCabe, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as prosecutors have appeared close to charging him in a criminal case. Lawyers for Mr. McCabe, who is being investigated over whether he lied to internal […]

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California Church Leaders Lured Homeless Into Forced Labor, U.S. Says

A dozen leaders of a California-based ministry have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they lured homeless people into forced labor with the false promise that they would be provided meals and shelter, prosecutors said this week. Instead, the authorities said, they were imprisoned in group homes and coerced to forgo […]

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Authorities Search California Offices of Boat Operator After Fire That Killed 34

The authorities in Southern California said on Monday that they had searched the Santa Barbara offices of the business that operated the scuba diving vessel in which a fire erupted last week, leaving 34 people dead. The development could lead to criminal charges in the disaster. Investigators searched the offices of Truth Aquatics as well […]

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American Airlines Mechanic Arrested on Sabotage Charge After Grounding Flight

An American Airlines mechanic based at Miami International Airport was arrested on Thursday on a charge that he sabotaged the navigation equipment of a flight carrying 150 people, forcing it to be grounded just before takeoff, the authorities said. The mechanic, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60, of Tracy, Calif., told investigators on Thursday that he […]

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Jacob Wohl Is Charged With a Felony in California

Jacob Wohl, a conservative operative with a large internet following who has helped orchestrate efforts to smear opponents of President Trump, was charged this week with a felony in California related to the sale of a security, according to court documents. Mr. Wohl, 21, a former blogger who has contributed to The Gateway Pundit, a […]

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Judge Rules Terrorism Watchlist Violates Constitutional Rights

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a federal government database that compiles people deemed to be “known or suspected terrorists” violates the rights of American citizens who are added to the watchlist, calling into question the constitutionality of a major tool the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security use for screening potential […]

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The Comey Circus Rolls On

The Justice Department’s internal investigator has concluded their widely anticipated report into the former F.B.I. director James Comey’s handling of his memos documenting his interactions with President Trump — and the document is far from a page-turner. In fact, it’s outright boring. Famously, Mr. Comey began keeping records of unorthodox outreach to him by the […]

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Comey Is Criticized in Watchdog Report Over Handling of Memos About Trump

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department inspector general released on Thursday a report that was highly critical of the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey’s handling of memos detailing his interactions with the president, accusing him of setting “a dangerous example” for officials with access to government secrets. The findings were the result of a lengthy […]

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F.B.I. Raids U.A.W. Chief’s Home as Financial Inquiry Widens

Federal agents on Wednesday raided the home of the president of the United Automobile Workers union in the midst of a widening investigation of financial wrongdoing by union and management officials. Agents also executed search warrants at a 1,000-acre U.A.W. resort in Michigan and other locations, an F.B.I. spokeswoman said. The investigation has uncovered the […]

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Will Trump Succeed in Prosecuting Andrew McCabe?

The Justice Department is close to reaching a decision on whether or not to prosecute the former deputy F.B.I. director Andrew McCabe, The Times reported on Monday. This news means either that the country is nearing the end of the slow-motion drama of Mr. McCabe’s public battle with the Trump administration over possible charges — […]

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Prosecutors Near Decision on Whether to Indict Andrew McCabe

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors in Washington appear to be in the final stages of deciding whether to indict Andrew G. McCabe, the former deputy F.B.I. director and a frequent target of President Trump, on charges of lying to federal agents, according to interviews with people familiar with recent developments in the investigation. In two meetings […]

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Man Who Claimed Trump Would Start a ‘Racial War and Crusade’ Is Arrested

A Nazi sympathizer who threatened to butcher a Hispanic woman and boasted that President Trump would wipe out nonwhites in a “racial war and crusade” was arrested on charges of making threats, the F.B.I. said on Tuesday. Prosecutors said that the suspect, Eric Lin, 35, sent a barrage of chilling and gruesome Facebook messages to […]

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Egyptian Sought in F.B.I. Qaeda Query Says He Has Nothing to Hide

An Egyptian who has been living and working in Brazil as a furniture mover says he long ago got an inkling that he was on the American security establishment’s radar. A few years ago, while he was living in Istanbul, a friend told the man, Mohamed Ahmed El Sayed Ahmed Ibrahim, that American officials wanted […]

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Don’t Pay the Ransom

In July, Europol celebrated the third anniversary of its No More Ransom initiative, announcing that the public-private partnership had helped more than 200,000 ransomware victims recover their files using its library of freely available online tools instead of giving in to hackers’ demands to pay a cryptocurrency ransom. All told, the recovered files saved victims […]

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Ohio Man Threatened to Shoot Federal Agents, Authorities Say

In February, F.B.I. agents in Alaska who were researching an online chat room found that someone had posted several times about supporting mass shootings and assaults, and targeted Planned Parenthood, the authorities said. The person’s online following was growing, they said. Delving deeper, the authorities found that he had written in June about shooting federal […]

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Inside the Government, Addressing Domestic Terrorism Has Been Fraught

WASHINGTON — Not long after Barack Obama took office in 2009, a Homeland Security Department analyst produced a report presciently predicting that the deep economic downturn, the rise of social media and the election of the first black president would combine to make race-driven extremism a growing and serious threat to national security. But when […]

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Andrew McCabe, Former F.B.I. Deputy Director, Sues Over His Dismissal

WASHINGTON — Andrew G. McCabe, the former F.B.I. deputy director who was fired for statements he made about communications between the F.B.I. and the press, sued the F.B.I. on Thursday, alleging that the dismissal was retaliatory and politically motivated. The Justice Department engaged in a “politically motivated and retaliatory demotion in January 2018 and public […]

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Ohio House Explosion Investigated as Hate Crime After Racist Graffiti Is Found

The unoccupied home of an interracial couple in Sterling, Ohio, exploded early Wednesday morning, and officials found a misshapen swastika and a misspelled anti-black slur painted on their garage. The incident was being investigated as a possible hate crime by the local police, the F.B.I. and other agencies, according to Capt. Doug Hunter of the […]

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What Could a Domestic Terrorism Law Do?

WASHINGTON — The mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso on Saturday and arrest of a man whose white supremacist manifesto railed against a “Hispanic invasion of Texas” have heightened calls for Congress to enact a federal domestic terrorism law. In a statement on Tuesday, the president of the F.B.I. Agents Association, Brian O’Hare, […]

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