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WATCH: Hollywood stars, ex-spies launch Russia investigation campaign

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:19 AM

'We need our president to speak directly to us and tell us the truth,' says actor Morgan Freeman

Watergate pales in comparison to Trump scandals – Clapper

Jun 07, 2017 - 1:49 PM

James Clapper: I am very concerned about the assault on our institutions coming from both an external source – read Russia – and an internal source the president himself

CONCERNED. In this file photo, Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper speaks during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill May 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russia

May 09, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Trump took to Twitter to dismiss as old news the Senate testimony by former acting attorney general Sally Yates about his former national security advisor Michael Flynn

US President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he makes his way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 4, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Top Obama officials to testify on Russian election interference

May 07, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Sally Yates could bring new pressure on the White House over what it knew about former national security advisor Michael Flynn s communications with Russian officials

In this file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice on June 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. ete Marovich/Getty Images/AFP

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Mar 13, 2017 - 12:47 PM

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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 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

What we know about Russia's alleged hacking of U.S. vote

Dec 30, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Here is what is known so far about the who what and why of the hacking strikes during the recent US election campaign

ALLEGED ELECTION HACKING. Here's what's known so far regarding the alleged hacking of the US vote. Donald Trump photo by Mary Schwalm/AFP.

U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper resigns

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:15 PM

3rd UPDATE US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says resigning felt pretty good after 6 years in the job

In this photo, James Clapper, U.S. Director of National Intelligence, pauses while speaking at the Council of Foreign Relations, October 25, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Denuclearizing North Korea a 'lost cause,' US intel chief says

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:50 AM

James Clapper: The notion of getting the North Koreans to denuclearize is probably a lost cause They are not going to do that That is their ticket to survival

5TH NUCLEAR TEST. A South Korean official points to a map showing the epicenter seismic waves in North Korea, at the Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul on September 9, 2016 following news of another nuclear test by North Korea. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

North Korea rules out US detainees' release over 'jabbering' Bae

Jun 20, 2016 - 4:40 PM

As long as Kenneth Bae continues jabbering there will be no negotiations on American criminals says the North s state run KCNA news agency

North Korea has restarted plutonium reactor – US spy chief

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:01 AM

When fully operational the reactor is capable of producing around six kilos 13 pounds of plutonium a year – enough for one nuclear bomb experts say

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Nov 03, 2015 - 12:33 PM

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US sees no sign of Qaeda-ISIS pact – Clapper

Nov 15, 2014 - 9:47 AM

There have been tactical accommodations on the battlefield on occasion where local groups have united in the interest of the tactical objective but broadly I don t see those two uniting at least yet

NO ALLIANCE. In this file photo, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appears before the US House Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Worldwide Threats', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 04 February 4, 2014. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

North Korea prisoner release 'move to ease rights pressure'

Nov 09, 2014 - 4:33 PM

The surprise release of two jailed American citizens is proof that North Korea is genuinely rattled by United Nation s move to charge their leadership analysts say

Americans freed by North Korea arrive in US

Nov 09, 2014 - 8:46 AM

UPDATED Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller finally reach home after serving a 7 month prison sentence in North Korea

US spy chief defends spying on foreign leaders

Oct 30, 2013 - 7:26 AM

James Clapper says seeking to discern the aims of foreign heads of state has long been a basic tenet for US spy agencies

INTEL CHIEF. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies in the House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on "Potential Changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 29 October 2013. EPA/Shawn Thew

US plans 'aggressive' pursuit of Snowden

Jun 11, 2013 - 9:14 AM

US lawmakers demanded his immediate extradition from Hong Kong over his sensational leaking of an Internet surveillance program

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Leak highlights risk of outsourcing US spy work

Jun 11, 2013 - 2:14 AM

UPDATE Jobs that were once performed by government employees are now carried out by paid contractors in a dramatic shift that began in the 1990s

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. contractor says he leaked intel data

Jun 10, 2013 - 6:16 AM

UPDATED Edward Snowden: I could not allow the US government to destroy privacy Internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world

WHISTLEBLOWER. Edward Snowden speaks during an interview with British newspaper The Guardian in Hong Kong, June 6, 2013. Image courtesy of The Guardian/Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald

US spy chief orders inquiry into leaks over Qaeda plot

May 10, 2012 - 9:30 AM

The internal review across 16 intelligence agencies came as US lawmakers denounced the leaks and warned the disclosures could jeopardize sensitive espionage work