Tag: Wray, Christopher A

Shootings Renew Debate Over How to Combat Domestic Terrorism

WASHINGTON — With President Trump pledging to give federal law enforcement authorities “whatever they need” to combat domestic terrorism, officials said containing threats from white supremacists and nationalists would require adopting the same type of broad and aggressive approach used to battle international extremism. Even before the shootings this weekend in El Paso and Dayton, […]

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Justice Dept. Watchdog to Review Shift in Plan to Move F.B.I. Headquarters

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s top watchdog will review why the F.B.I. scuttled plans to erect a new headquarters in suburban Washington and instead chose to replace the J. Edgar Hoover Building on its current site near the White House, he wrote to lawmakers this week. The F.B.I.’s abrupt change of plans has fueled concerns […]

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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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Election Rules Are an Obstacle to Cybersecurity of Presidential Campaigns

One year out from the 2020 elections, presidential candidates face legal roadblocks to acquiring the tools and assistance necessary to defend against the cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns that plagued the 2016 presidential campaign. Federal laws prohibit corporations from offering free or discounted cybersecurity services to federal candidates. The same law also blocks political parties from […]

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