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U.S. Senate confirms Christopher Wray as FBI director

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:32 AM

The high flying criminal lawyer was an uncontroversial choice for the post winning widespread bipartisan backing

CONFIRMATION. Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017 in Washington,DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The admission throws a new twist into allegations fed by James Comey s own claims that US President Donald Trump wanted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to pull back on its probe into the Russia scandal

NO RECORDINGS. US President Donald Trump admits he does not have recordings of his private meetings with fired FBI director James Comey. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

FBI probing Michigan airport stabbing as 'terrorism'

Jun 22, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The stabbing at Bishop International Airport in the city of Flint comes amid a wave of jihadist inspired attacks in Europe

PROBE. Montreal Police guard the front of the 4-story building (rear)in Montreal on June 21, 2017, where Amor Ftouhi, who is suspected of stabbing a Michigan airport police officer, lived before traveling to the US earlier this month. Julien Besset/AFP

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Jun 16, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:00 AM

But Trump s denunciations of Comey only fuel demands that the US president give his account under oath

UNLOADING. Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:51 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CLASSES SUSPENDED. Philippine Army Scout Rangers crouch in a classroom during a mission to flush out Islamist militant snipers in Marawi on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Trump says '100%' ready to testify under oath

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:19 AM

Trump addresses reporters at the White House for the first time since ex FBI director James Comey s explosive testimony at the Senate

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump pauses during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Aguirre, Pimentel, May | Evening wRap

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:42 PM

The early morning tweet is Trump s first response to Comey s testimony on Thursday before a Senate committee in which he accused the president of lies and defamation

VINDICATED? Donald Trump says James Comey's testimony vindicates him. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Calida, Marawi clash, Comey | Midday wRap

Jun 09, 2017 - 2:05 PM

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Jun 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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What we learned from Comey's testimony

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:19 AM

Here are the key points of what ex FBI director James Comey had to say in his first public appearance since his ouster

AT THE SENATE. Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Comey slams White House 'lies' in blockbuster testimony

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:38 PM

4th UPDATE During almost 3 hours of blockbuster sworn testimony to a Senate panel Comey describes himself as stunned by Trump s very disturbing and very concerning behavior during several private meetings

UNLOADING. Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Maute, Gulf crisis, Comey | Midday wRap

Jun 08, 2017 - 12:32 PM

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Trump taps Christopher Wray as new FBI director

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:13 PM

I will be nominating Christopher A Wray a man of impeccable credentials to be the new Director of the FBI Details to follow Trump writes on Twitter

CHRISTOPHER WRAY. This file photo taken on August 20, 2004 shows US Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Christopher Wray, during a press conference at the Justice Department in Washington,DC. File photo by Stephen Jaffe/AFP

BPI glitch, Qatar crisis, Clooney twins | Midday wRap

Jun 07, 2017 - 1:12 PM

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Trump will not block ex-FBI director's testimony

Jun 06, 2017 - 8:10 AM

The White House had floated the idea that Trump could invoke executive privilege to protect the confidentiality of presidential discussions

FACING THE HOUSE. In this file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Judiciary Committee September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

May 20, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Senator Mark Warner of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hoping ex FBI director James Comey s testimony will answer questions President Donald Trump have dismissed

TESTIMONY. JAMES COMEY. Ex-FBI Director James Comey gestures as National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers looks on during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign on March 20. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


Trump alleges 'witch hunt', denies trying to kill FBI probe

May 19, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Lashing out after a high powered special counsel was appointed to investigate events around the 2016 election Trump denies he ever plotted with the Kremlin to win the White House

'WITCH HUNT.' In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with retail industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

EU and PH, GDP growth, Mueller | Midday wRap

May 18, 2017 - 1:43 PM

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Ex-FBI chief Mueller to head Trump-Russia probe

May 18, 2017 - 7:28 AM

3rd UPDATE US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein taps former FBI director Robert Mueller to take over the probe of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election

SPECIAL COUNSEL. Robert Mueller served as FBi director from 2010 to 2013. File photo from FBI New York

Duterte, Sato, Cayetano | Evening wRap

May 17, 2017 - 8:08 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017 - 11:20 AM

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Senator Alan Peter Cayetano answers questions from members of the media during an ambush interview following the recommendation by the Commission on Appointments Foreign Affairs Committee of his confirmation as DFA Secretary at the Office of the Senate in Pasay City on Wednesday. Photo by Lito Boras

Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe

May 17, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The latest allegation against the US president who is also under fire for divulging top secret information to a top Russian official adds to a mounting perception of an administration in a perpetual state of chaos

TRUMP AND FLYNN. This file photo taken on February 06, 2017 shows National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (L) and US President Donald Trump (R) upon arrival at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida to visit the US Central Command and Specials Operations Command. File photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

May 15, 2017 - 12:30 AM

If US President Donald Trump s conversations with sacked FBI chief James Comey were indeed taped Democrats say these tapes should be handed in

In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks before Rex Tillerson was sworn in as Secretary of State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new FBI director

May 13, 2017 - 10:41 PM

UPDATED The White House however has provided no set timeline for the process of replacing former FBI director James Comey

TRUMP. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio on October 20, 2016. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

Comey crisis could bedevil Trump on health care, tax reform

May 13, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The shock dismissal of James Comey triggers distress on Capitol Hill

Trump warns sacked FBI chief over media leaks

May 13, 2017 - 1:32 AM

James Comey better hope that there are no tapes of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press says Trump

TESTIMONIES. File photo of former FBI Director James Comey testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump asked FBI director 3 times if he was target of investigations

May 12, 2017 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED Trump also acknowledges that Russia was on his mind when he made the decision to sack James Comey who had been heading a probe into suspected Russian influence in the 2016 polls

US President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Independent Community Bankers Association in the Kennedy Garden of the White House on May 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Acting FBI chief: Comey firing won't stop Russia probe

May 11, 2017 - 11:50 PM

There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date says the FBI s acting director

PROBE CONTINUES. The probe into possible links between Donald Trump's campaign and alleged Russian interference continues. File photo by AFP

FBI's Comey says won't dwell on sacking, will 'be fine'

May 11, 2017 - 11:09 AM

In times of turbulence the American people should see the FBI as a rock of competence honesty and independence

OUT. In this file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Judiciary Committee September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Comey, Alvarez, Moon | Midday wRap

May 10, 2017 - 1:24 PM

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May 10, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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Trump fires FBI director James Comey, sparking firestorm

May 10, 2017 - 5:56 AM

UPDATED The surprise dismissal of Comey who played a controversial role in the 2016 presidential election comes as he was leading a probe into whether Trump s aides colluded with Moscow to sway the vote

FIRED. In this file photo, F.B.I. Director James Comey testifies before the House Judiciary Committee September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

CA, Duterte & Xi, Comey | Midday wRap

May 04, 2017 - 1:40 PM

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FBI translator married ISIS fighter she spied on

May 03, 2017 - 7:23 AM

An FBI translator who was hired to spy on a German member of ISIS instead apparently grew attracted to him and snuck off to Syria to get married

The FBI logo is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, DC on July 5, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

Hillary Clinton: FBI chief and Putin cost her election

May 03, 2017 - 6:55 AM

Clinton: If the election had been on October 27 I d be your president

In this photo, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks on stage at 'Tribeca Talks: Kathryn Bigelow & Imraan Ismail,' during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, at Spring Studios on April 22, 2017 in New York City. Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival/AFP

FBI chief's secret Twitter account outed?

Mar 31, 2017 - 10:07 AM

Hours after tech writer Ashley Feinberg s report FBI Director James Comey had more than 8 000 followers

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Mar 21, 2017 - 12:04 PM

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FBI confirms probe of Trump team ties to Russia

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:17 PM

UPDATED The FBI is investigating the Russian government s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election Comey tells a hearing by the House Intelligence Committee

JAMES COMEY. FBI Director James Comey gestures as National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers looks on during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign on March 20, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

'No evidence of collusion' between Trump campaign, Russia – U.S. lawmaker

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Based on everything I have up to this morning – no evidence of collusion by Trump s team and Moscow Representative Devin Nunes chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says

TWO FACES. A mural depicting a winking Vladimir Putin taking off his Donald Trump mask is painted on a storefront outside of the Levee bar in Brooklyn on February 25, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:06 AM

3rd UPDATE The stakes for the tycoon turned world leader could hardly be higher

IN THE DARK? In this file photo, FBI Director James Comey leaves the Capitol after a meeting February 17, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

CIA blasts WikiLeaks for publishing secret documents

Mar 09, 2017 - 8:40 AM

CIA: Such disclosures not only jeopardize US personnel and operations but also equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm

This file photo taken on August 13, 2008 shows a man walking over the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Saul Loeb/File/AFP

Trump asks U.S. Congress to probe wiretap claims

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:05 AM

UPDATED The White House calls for Congress to follow up on President Donald Trump s explosive unsubstantiated allegation that Barack Obama tapped his phone during last year s election campaign

In this file photo, President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama talk on the East front steps of the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Robyn Beck/AFP

Trump blasts FBI for not stopping leaks to media

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:03 PM

This comes with his administration on the defensive against allegations of improper links to Russia with several investigations into the matter underway

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks before Rex Tillerson was sworn in as Secretary of State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2017. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Ombudsman, Panelo, Flynn | Midday wRap

Feb 15, 2017 - 1:17 PM

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US teen confessed to Brussels airport cyberattack – prosecutors

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:18 PM

FBI agents question a 14 year old boy from the US city of Pittsburgh who admitted trying to hack Zaventem airport s website and computer system in March 2016 they say

ZAVENTEM AIRPORT. A man enters Brussels Airport in Zaventem by a new double-door entrance set up following new security measures, on November 7, 2016. Photo by Theirry Roge/ Belga / AFP

Finger-pointing on Mamasapano

Jan 28, 2017 - 10:26 AM

If Aquino was ultimately responsible for Mamasapano should not Duterte accept ultimate accountability for the murder by PNP officers of Jee Ick Joo and any murder subsequently discovered to have been perpetrated by the police?

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Jan 05, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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Trump doubtful as U.S. spy chiefs to testify on Russian hacking

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:55 PM

The American public could get a better idea of the strength of the evidence on the alleged hacking as the Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing

US President-elect Donald Trump answers questions from the media after a day of meetings on December 28, 2016 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Don Emmert/AFP