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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Congressional Intelligence and Homeland Security oversight committees are opening investigations into why federal and local law enforcement agencies did not pay closer attention to a warning the day before pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol, congressional aides said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) questions witnesses during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing about 'worldwide threats to the homeland' on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 17, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoThey join the Senate Homeland Security and Rules Committees investigating security lapses at the Capitol complex on Jan. 6 which resulted in rioters entering the building and threatening legislators, congressional staff and members of the media. The FBI declined to comment on the congressional probes and the Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Congress also is expected to investigate how social media and technology companies were used to organize the rampage.
Persons: Bennie Thompson, Chip Somodevilla, Donald Trump rampaged, Joe Biden’s, Trump, Mark Warner, Adam Schiff, Organizations: WASHINGTON, . Congressional Intelligence, Trump, Capitol, Homeland Security, Senate Homeland Security, FBI, Republican, Federal Bureau of, Senate Intelligence Committee, Department of Homeland Security, House Intelligence Committee, Democrat Locations: Washington , U.S, Norfolk , Virginia, Washington
A member of the Judiciary Committee, he worked on the House’s first impeachment of Trump in December 2019 and helped draft the impeachment article the House passed against the president this week. DAVID CICILLINECicilline worked on Trump’s first impeachment and was involved in drafting the article of impeachment this week. JOAQUIN CASTROCastro, 46, is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, which held many of the hearings behind closed doors investigating Trump’s first impeachment in 2019. ERIC SWALWELLSwalwell is on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees and was involved in investigating Trump’s first impeachment. He is a co-sponsor of the article of impeachment that the House approved Wednesday, along with Raskin and Cicilline.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Jami Raskin, Joshua Roberts, Pelosi, JAMIE RASKIN, Raskin, Trump, DIANA DEGETTE, DeGette, DAVID CICILLINE Cicilline, Trump’s, JOAQUIN CASTRO Castro, Julio, ERIC SWALWELL Swalwell, Lieu, General’s, Cicilline, STACEY PLASKETT Stacey Plaskett, JOE NEGUSE Neguse, MADELEINE DEAN Dean Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . House, U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, Washington’s American University ., Committee, DAVID, District of Columbia, House Intelligence Committee, Democratic, House Intelligence, TED, Air Force, General’s Corps, Air Force Reserve, Department of Justice, LaSalle University Locations: Washington , U.S, Maryland, DeGette, Colorado, Providence , Rhode Island, Texas, U.S, Virgin, Congress, Bronx, New York City, Africa, Pennsylvania
ET Live Updates: House Set to Impeach Trump, After Pence Rejects Call to Strip His Powers Lawmakers said they would move to impeach the president on Wednesday, after formally calling on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment. In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the House vote on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence rejected the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment. Credit... Nicole Craine for The New York Times The House on Tuesday night formally called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and strip President Trump of his powers. With Democrats controlling the House, Mr. Trump is likely to become the first American president to be impeached twice. Other sites such as Snapchat, Reddit and Twitch also curtailed Mr. Trump.
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“He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding.” “These facts require immediate actions by President Trump,” he continued. A few Republicans defended him, but most others simply argued that a rush to impeach Mr. Trump without a hearing or an investigation raised constitutional questions. With Democrats controlling the House, Mr. Trump is expected to become the first American president to be impeached twice. Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington sent a letter to Mr. Trump on Sunday asking for an emergency declaration to obtain additional funding for inauguration security. On Tuesday, a federal inspector general questioned an order to deliver the estimates before Mr. Trump leaves office, after whistle-blowers warned that the rush would imperil their accuracy.
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GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in a new op-ed said she initially thought the Capitol siege was the work of the Iranians. "My first thought was that the Iranians had followed through on their threat to strike the Capitol," Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, wrote. The mob that stormed that Capitol was mostly white and visibly pro-Trump. Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. "Everyone who was a law enforcement officer or a reporter knew exactly what these hate groups were planning," Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl A. Racine told MSNBC on Friday.
Persons: Sen, Susan Collins of, Collins, Trump, Republican Sen, Donald Trump, Saul Loeb, Getty Images Trump, Qassem, Karl A, Racine, Rudy Giuliani, could've Organizations: Senate Intelligence, Trump, Capitol, Republican, Senate Intelligence Committee, Bangor Daily News, US, Getty Images, White, MSNBC, Maine Republican, Senate Locations: Susan Collins of Maine, Iran, Bangor, Washington ,, Washington, DC, Ukraine
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The unprecedented cyber attack on U.S. government agencies reported this month may have started earlier than last spring as previously believed, a U.S. senator involved in cybersecurity said on Wednesday. Slideshow ( 2 images )U.S. investigators originally thought that the attack on government agencies and private industry targets began in March or April, including breaches of Treasury, State, Commerce and Energy Departments. “The initial burrowing in may have started earlier,” Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, who serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee told Reuters in an interview. “We still don’t have for the private sector, or for that matter the public sector, any mandatory reporting” on major hacking incidents, Warner said. Although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. government sources have said Russia is the principal suspect in the attack, Trump himself has questioned their responsibility and suggested China might be behind the attack.
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The unprecedented cyber attack on US government agencies reported this month may have started earlier than previously believed, Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia said on Wednesday. "The initial burrowing in may have started earlier" than March or April as initially thought, Warner, who serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee told Reuters in an interview. Although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US government sources have said Russia is the principal suspect in the attack, Trump himself has questioned their responsibility. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The unprecedented cyber attack on US government agencies reported this month may have started earlier than last spring as previously believed, a US Senator involved in cybersecurity said on Wednesday. "The initial burrowing in may have started earlier," Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, who serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee told Reuters in an interview.
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Charlie Sheen, Dolph Lundgren, and other actors on Cameo recorded supportive messages, which were shared on the pro-Shugaley Facebook pages in Libya. "Wall Street" star Charlie Sheen did one, speaking to Shugaley from the sparsely decorated kitchen where he did many of his Cameo videos. Actor Charlie Sheen voicing support for jailed Russian sociologist Maksim Shugalei in a Cameo video Cameo via vk.com"Do not give up," Sheen said in a version of his video posted online. Researchers at Facebook and Stanford detailed the "coordinated network" in Libya that helped get secure release. About 5.7 million accounts followed at least one of the pages run by Russia in Libya, said Facebook.
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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn exits a vehicle as he arrives for his sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, December 18, 2018. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he had pardoned Michael Flynn, his first national security advisor, who pleaded guilty three years ago to lying to FBI agents. "It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon," Trump wrote in a Twitter post. "Even the FBI agents who interviewed General Flynn did not think he was lying. "This time he pardons Michael Flynn, who lied to hide his dealings with the Russians."
Persons: Michael Flynn, Donald Trump, Flynn's, Flynn, Michael T, Trump, Mike Pence, Joe Biden, Kayleigh McEnany, General Flynn, Department of Justice —, , McEnany, Jeremiah, Sidney Powell, Emmet Sullivan, Powell, Sullivan, Biden, Adam Schiff, Schiff, Sen, Richard Blumenthal, Conn, Trump's, Blumenthal, renege, he's, Roger Stone, Robert Mueller's, Stone, Dinesh D'Souza, D'Souza, Sergey Kislyak, Obama, Mueller, Timothy Shea, Department's, John Gleeson, Gleeson, — CNBC's Christina Wilkie Organizations: U.S, FBI, U.S . Department of Justice, Army, Democratic, Department of Justice, NBC News, Trump, Justice, Republican, House Intelligence Committee, Department, District of Columbia, Justice Department, U.S ., Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit Locations: Washington, United States, Russian, White, Russia
WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has selected Avril Haines, who held top national security jobs under President Obama, to become director of national intelligence in the Biden administration. Having served Obama as a national security lawyer and deputy CIA director, Haines, 51, has been playing a key national security role in the Biden transition. But the DNI does not run covert operations ordered by the president — the CIA director retains that power. The Biden transition announced six different Biden cabinet picks on Monday, including Haines, "all people who keep to his promise of making sure his administration looks like America." She served as deputy CIA director from 2013 to 2017, and was the first woman to hold that office.
Persons: WASHINGTON — Joe Biden, Avril Haines, Obama, Biden, Haines, , Alejandro Mayorkas, Antony Blinken, Linda Thomas, Jake Sullivan, John Kerry, Michael Morell, David Cohen, Sen, Gina Haspel, Haspel, Haines's, Palantir Organizations: CIA, Department of Homeland Security, United Nations, NBC News, Senate Foreign, State Department, White, Senate Intelligence Committee, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Newsweek, Columbia University, Brookings Institution, Intercept, NBC Locations: America, Greenfield, U.S, al, Baltimore, Tokyo
Lawyers for U.S. Homeland Security whistleblower get security clearances
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Mark Hosenball | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon KangWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for a former Department of Homeland Security intelligence chief who says he was ordered to skew intelligence to support Trump Administration political messaging have been granted high-level security clearances, one of the lawyers told Reuters on Friday. DHS approval of Top Secret clearances for two lawyers for whistleblower Brian Murphy means that the lawyers should be able to access classified materials Murphy worked on when he served earlier this year as acting DHS undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, said Mark Zaid, one of Murphy’s lawyers. Zaid said DHS is still working on a Top Secret clearance for a third Murphy lawyer. The House Intelligence Committee, led by Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, planned to conduct a closed-door deposition of Murphy in September but postponed the session while Murphy’s lawyers awaited security clearances and Murphy sought access to documents he worked on in his previous position at DHS.
Persons: Hyungwon Kang WASHINGTON, Brian Murphy, Murphy, Mark Zaid, Zaid, Donald Trump’s, Chad Wolf, , ” Wolf, Adam Schiff, Schiff, ” Zaid Organizations: . Department of Homeland, Cybersecurity, Communications Integration, REUTERS, Department of Homeland Security, Trump Administration, Reuters, DHS, House Intelligence Committee, Democrat, Spokespeople Locations: Washington, Arlington , Virginia
Career officials are increasingly frustrated that the delay could hurt everything from national security to economic recovery and the response to the pandemic. The problem now is the Trump administration won't let the agency officials give their books to the Biden team. A decision from her would unlock millions of dollars in federal transition funding and allow agency officials to send over their briefing books to Biden's team. That includes interviews with congressional committees, the Wall Street Journal reported, and conversations with current and former Trump officials, according to CNN. Current and former government officials say they also suspect that backchannel conversations are occurring between Biden's team and federal agency insiders.
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Christopher Krebs, who led the federal government's election cybersecurity efforts, has been fired by President Donald Trump via Twitter. "I'm proud of the work we did at CISA," Krebs told NBC News on Tuesday night after the firing. He also won over state election officials from both parties, hosting national joint election security walkthroughs and persuading every state to install cyberthreat information-sharing sensors. A senior agency official called Krebs' firing "a sad day" for the agency and said he had resisted calls to echo misleading claims. Another CISA official said Krebs' being fired for refuting false claims about the election was "an absolute badge of honor."
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Chris Krebs, the head of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday via Twitter. Chris Krebs, the head of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, responded with a tweet after President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he had fired Krebs. "By firing him for doing his job, President Trump is harming all Americans — who rely on CISA's defenses, even if they don't know it," King said. Sen. Richard Burr, the former Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, released a statement on Krebs' firing but did not outright criticize it. Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, appeared to be one of the first GOP members to condemn Krebs' firing.
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Participants in the briefing included many familiar figures from the Obama-Biden national security firmament. Among them were former deputy national security advisor Tony Blinken, former CIA deputy director Avril Haines, former U.S. Also present was retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who in 2009 resigned his post as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan after he was quoted in a Rolling Stone article insulting then-Vice President Biden. He is also seen as someone who will prioritize alliance-building and maintaining a U.S. troop presence around the world over the isolationism and troop withdrawals that undergird Trump's national security vision. With just weeks to go before Trump leaves office, the Pentagon announced Tuesday that he had ordered a further removal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, a decision that drew immediate criticism from top Republicans and a broad coalition of national security experts.
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ET President-Elect Joe Biden’s Transition Live Updates: Biden Builds Team as Trump Stays on the Attack Joe Biden will speak on Obamacare today as the Supreme Court hears arguments on President Trump’s effort to overturn it. Mr. Biden has yet to receive a presidential daily briefing, the compendium of the government’s latest secrets and best intelligence insights. Like previous presidents-elect, Mr. Biden is receiving Secret Service protection, and a no-fly zone has been established over his home in Delaware. The appointee, Michael Ellis, had served as a National Security Council lawyer and most recently as its senior director for intelligence. The National Security Agency declined to comment, and the National Security Council staff did not return a request for comment.
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FILE PHOTO: Former CIA acting director Michael Morell speaks during a forum on election security titled, “2020 Vision: Intelligence and the U.S. Presidential Election” at the National Press Club in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former senior U.S. intelligence officials - Michael Morell and Avril Haines - have emerged as leading contenders to serve as Director of National Intelligence or run the CIA in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration, several current and former intelligence officials said. Morell served as the Central Intelligence Agency’s deputy director in the Obama Administration between 2010 and 2013, and during that time also served two stints as acting agency director. Haines, served as CIA deputy director and as President Barack Obama’s deputy national security advisor, said the sources. Haines declined to comment and Morell could not be reached for comment.
Persons: Michael Morell, Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON, Avril Haines, Joe Biden’s, Morell, Haines, Barack Obama’s, Michael Leiter, Mike Rogers Organizations: CIA, Intelligence, U.S, Presidential, National Press Club, REUTERS, National Intelligence, Central Intelligence, Democratic, Intelligence Committee, Democratic Party, National Counterterrorism Center, Republican, House Intelligence Committee Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S
Spy agency ducks questions about 'back doors' in tech products
  + stars: | 2020-10-28 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +9 min
The agency declined to say how it had updated its policies on obtaining special access to commercial products. The starkest example of the risks inherent in the NSA's approach involved an encryption-system component known as Dual Elliptic Curve, or Dual EC. Researchers later determined that hackers had turned the firewalls into their own spy tool by altering Juniper's version of Dual EC. At the same time, we also noticed that the report mentioned that it was the U.S. intelligence agency - the National Security Agency - that created this backdoor technology." "Juniper does not and will not insert back doors into its products and we oppose any legislation mandating back doors."
Persons: Edward Snowden, Snowden, Ron Wyden, Wyden, Anne Neuberger, Juniper, Keith Chu, Chu, Michael Daniel, Barack Obama, Obama, Daniel, cryptographers, Andy Isaacson, Isaacson, Anne Neuberger, Michael Daniel Organizations: U.S . National Security Agency, NSA, Reuters, Agency, Senate Intelligence Committee, Juniper Networks, Wyden, Juniper, Tech, U.S, White, Commerce Department, RSA, EC, National Security Agency, NSA, Reuters, Juniper Locations: American, United States, United Kingdom, U.S, Juniper, Reuters, Juniper
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