NYT editor Bill Hamilton joining publisher Celadon Books
New York Times editor Bill Hamilton appears in this April 18, 2012 photo. Hamilton is joining Celadon Books as executive editor. Bill Hamilton will begin his new job April 5 and will focus on acquiring books about politics and history. (Earl Wilson/The New York Times via AP)NEW YORK – The Washington editor for The New York Times is joining Celadon Books as executive editor. Bill Hamilton will begin his new job April 5 and focus on acquiring books about politics and history.
Correction: Bowling Alley Shooting story
This Dec. 13, 2019 photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. 1st Class Duke Webb who is currently serving as a Special Forces Assistance Operations and Intelligence Sergeant. Webb, arrested in an apparently random shooting at an Illinois bowling alley that left three people dead and three others injured had four deployments to Afghanistan, the most recent ending in July. Webb was scheduled to appear in court Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, on three counts of murder and three counts of first-degree attempted murder in the shooting at Don Carter Lanes, in Rockford, Ill., on Saturday evening. (Photo courtesy U.S. Army via AP)
Trump: Justice Dept. had 'plenty of time' for Durham probe
On Friday, Trump told conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh that Justice Department investigators had “plenty of time to do it. After Limbaugh read Trump an Axios story on the topic, Trump said he'd be disappointed if Barr had relayed that message to lawmakers. Still, much of the uptick in tensions between Trump and Barr centers on the Justice Department's handling of the Durham probe. Even the outlines of the case involving FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who pleaded guilty in the Durham probe, were already known before he was charged. Trump aides had banked on the Durham probe being finished before 2020 election to lend credibility to Trump’s claims that his own investigative agencies were working against him.
Trump, Barr at odds over slow pace of Durham investigation
With time running out for pre-election action on the case, Trump is increasingly airing his dissatisfaction in tweets and television appearances. Still, much of the uptick in tensions between Trump and Barr centers on the Justice Department's handling of the Durham probe. A senior administration official said Trump feels like he’s given Barr wide latitude to advance the investigation, including declassifying documents related to Russia. Even the outlines of the case involving FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who pleaded guilty in the Durham probe, were already known before he was charged. Barr has privately expressed frustration over the president's public pronouncements on the Durham investigation.
AP Explains: Trump slams Russia probe; Dems cry foul
Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence, has been working to declassify details about the Russia investigation, which culminated in the 2019 report by former special counsel Robert Mueller. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times via AP, Pool)WASHINGTON – The Russia probe is back in the political spotlight. Moreover, intelligence professionals blasted John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence and a Trump loyalist, for going along with the declassification, saying it was a flagrant example of using intelligence for political purposes. Trump remains irritated by the Russia probe because he thinks it de-legitimizes his presidency. Trump detractors dismissed the intelligence as Russian disinformation, although Ratcliffe insisted it was not.
Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns
WASHINGTON – A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said. It leaves the investigative team without one of its veteran prosecutors as key decisions presumably await before the probe wraps up. In the year and a half since, he has questioned former law enforcement and intelligence officials — former CIA Director John Brennan among them — about decisions made during the course of the Russia probe. It's also not clear that Durham's work would be permitted to continue if Trump loses in November and Democratic leadership assumes control at the Justice Department. The court ruled that U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan did not have to dismiss the case just because the Justice Department wanted him to.
Senate panel authorizes subpoenas in new Russia probe
The committee rarely moves forward on subpoenas without bipartisan support, and hasnt done so in more than a decade. Democrats have argued that the errors in the surveillance do not invalidate the Russia investigation, which ultimately found that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election but found insufficient evidence to establish a criminal conspiracy with Trumps campaign. The list also includes some current officials who dealt with the investigation, including Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Grahams investigation is one of several diving into the Russia investigation, a subject that has followed Trump throughout his presidency. The Justice Department has its own internal probe separate from the inspector generals investigation, and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is also looking at the matter.
Raw feelings abound as Senate turns back to Russia probe
WASHINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) Two Republican-led Senate committees have launched election-year investigations into the Justice Departments Russia probe, resurrecting the issue at the urging of President Donald Trump while reigniting the partisan hostility that comes along with it. In a Senate office building next door, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved its own slate of three dozen subpoenas related to the Russia probe over strong Democratic objections. Speaking on the committees investigation, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told Johnson that I continue to be concerned that this is politically motivated even as he voted to move ahead. The president has continued to rail against the Russia probe, which he calls a hoax. Among the names on that list is Trumps Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, who was vice president when the Russia probe began.
Inquiry into Russia probe carries political consequences
But that doesn't mean the investigation, led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, doesn't carry its own political consequences. He was named last year by Barr to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation. Durham's investigation is one of multiple inquiries the department has undertaken in connection with the FBI's probe into potential coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. In the statement, released through the Justice Department, Durham said he disagreed with the inspector general about the investigation being properly predicated. Trump is likely to seize on any modicum of questionable activity during the FBIs counterintelligence probe, which morphed into special counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation.
Sen. Graham plans vote to subpoena Russia probe officials
The list also includes some current officials who have dealt with the probe, including Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray. The June vote would not be to subpoena the officials but to authorize Graham to do so. Aware that the top Democrat, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, would oppose the move, Graham said he would hold a vote instead. The Russia investigation began within the FBI during the 2016 election and was taken over by special counsel Robert Mueller a year later. Among the names is Trumps Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, who was vice president when the Russia probe began.
John Brennan, King of Coal, The Future of Money
John Brennan, King of Coal, The Future of Money CIA director on ISIS attacks in U.S.: Attempts are inevitable; Landmark case after worst mining disaster in 40 years; A "mobile money" revolution has swept Kenya, where people can send and receive money on their cell phones.cbsnews.com
Personal emails of CIA, DHS chiefs hacked
Sources confirm a breach in the personal email accounts of CIA Director John Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, as authorities try to identify the person behind the attack. The anonymous hacker who claims to be a teen bragged about the hack on Twitter and posted some the stolen information online. Jeff Pegues reports on a possible motive.cbsnews.com
10/19: CIA director's email hacked; London's "Big Ben" may need an overhaul
The personal emails of two of the highest-ranking national security officials in this country have been hacked -- CIA Director John Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson; The bell inside London's "Big Ben" clock tower has been malfunctioningcbsnews.com
CIA director clashes with Sen. Feinstein over interrogations report
CIA director clashes with Sen. Feinstein over interrogations report CIA director John Brennan spoke to the media Thursday and rejected many of the accusations made in the Senate report about interrogation techniques used on terror detainees after 9/11. Bob Orr reports on how the news conference drew instant response from the report's chief architect.cbsnews.com
Flash Points: What does CIA Director John Brennan really think about enhanced interrogation?
Flash Points: What does CIA Director John Brennan really think about enhanced interrogation? CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr and CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate discuss the spy agency chief's remarks on the scathing Senate Intelligence Committee reportcbsnews.com
CIA director John Brennan on the need to eliminate ISIS
CIA director John Brennan on the need to eliminate ISIS On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the United States is facing the growing threat of ISIS and other terrorist groups in the Middle East and North Africa. Bob Orr sat down with CIA director John Brennan to discuss the threats.cbsnews.com
CIA director issues "call to action" on ISIS, terrorism
CIA director issues "call to action" on ISIS, terrorism CIA Director John Brennan tells CBS News' Bob Orr about the threat posed by extremists with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The full interview with Brennan will air Wednesday night on the CBS Evening News.cbsnews.com
CIA director: ISIS involved in "active external plotting"
CIA director: ISIS involved in "active external plotting" CIA Director John Brennan talks with CBS News' Bob Orr about the possibility that extremists with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could plan and launch attacks against the U.S. and other western nations. The full interview with Brennan will air Wednesday night on the "CBS Evening News."cbsnews.com
CIA reveals it spied on Senate Intelligence Committee staffers
CIA reveals it spied on Senate Intelligence Committee staffers CIA director John Brennan apologized Thursday after an internal investigation determined the agency had spied on Senate staffers. In addition to the apology, Brennan ordered a broader internal review. Bob Orr reports.cbsnews.com
CIA hacking accusations divide senators
CIA hacking accusations divide senators CIA Director John Brennan is denying claims made by Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that the CIA searched her committee's computers. CBS News Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports on why some Republicans do not want to investigate the CIA.cbsnews.com
CIA accused of spying on Congress
CIA accused of spying on Congress Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in an unprecedented speech that the CIA spied on the committee's computers and deleted important documents. But CIA Director John Brennan is denying any wrongdoing on the agency's part. Wyatt Andrews reports.cbsnews.com