U.S. jets have shot down 4 flying objects 8 days. Here's everything we know.
Here’s everything we know about the recent string of air defense activities playing out in the skies above the country. He clarified that objects shot down over the weekend were different than the suspected Chinese spy balloon. But Schumer also said that the suspected Chinese spy balloon exposed a U.S. intelligence weakness. “It is wild that we didn’t know.”Meanwhile, many Republicans criticized Biden for not ordering the suspected Chinese spy balloon to be brought down sooner. "This is certainly preferable to the permissive environment that they showed when the Chinese spy balloon was coming over some of our most sensitive sites.wftv.com
FBI Finds New Information About Chinese Spy Balloon
We’re learning new information about the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday. A State Department spokesperson said the balloon was able to collect communications and data via a satellite and had “multiple antennas” in addition to other equipment used “clearly for intelligence surveillance,” Axios reported.news.yahoo.com
Congressional leaders to be briefed on documents found at Biden, Trump, Pence homes
The Biden administration says it will brief congressional leaders this week on the investigations into classified documents found at the homes of former President Donald Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence and President Joe Biden, The Associated Press is reporting. Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on “Meet the Press,” that he expects a briefing on the classified documents by the end of the week. The briefing comes after Biden, Trump and Pence were all found to have documents marked “classified” at their homes. Classified documents were discovered in the Penn Biden Center – a space used by Biden after his time as vice president – on Nov. 2 by Biden’s attorneys. A later search of his beach home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., tuned up no classified documents, according to Biden’s attorneys, but investigators did take some notes found there, according to the AP.wftv.com
US officials offer Congress briefing on Trump documents
WASHINGTON — (AP) — U.S. officials have offered to brief congressional leaders on their investigation into the classified documents found at former President Donald Trump's Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Sunday. Separate special counsels are investigating the documents found in the possession of Trump and Biden. he also called on the White House to brief him on the Chinese balloon shot down Saturday. A special counsel, Jack Smith, is investigating whether to bring charges against Trump or anyone else related to the documents. ___AP White House Correspondent Zeke Miller contributed to this report.wftv.com
Top Dem on House intel seeks briefings on classified records
WASHINGTON — (AP) — The new top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday called for more information about the classified records discovered in the private possession of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut was named the committee’s ranking member Wednesday by House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. Turner and the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have in recent weeks pushed the White House to share more in private about the classified material found. Both Schiff and Swalwell denied McCarthy's allegations and accused him of taking political retribution. Himes said Republicans had wrongly accused Swalwell of being a security risk and said Schiff had been a strong leader of the panel.wftv.com
GOP Rep. Mike Turner "can think of no reason" for Biden to have documents marked classified at home
GOP Rep. Mike Turner of Ohio, the likely incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says he "can think of no reason why the president should have taken home, as a senator or as vice president, any classified documents that clearly have no protection."news.yahoo.com
GOP Rep. Mike Turner, who suggested Trump took about 300 classified documents to write a memoir, calls Biden a 'serial classified document hoarder'
Turner, who once questioned whether Trump's document possession was an "immediate national security threat," now worries Biden is a serial "hoarder."news.yahoo.com
House Republican says Congress doesn’t need to pass ‘Democrat bills’ that help Ukraine
Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) on Sunday said Congress does not need to pass “Democrat bills” with big price tags to help Ukraine, saying the incoming Republican majority in the House will spend less money to fund Kyiv’s war against Russia. Turner told ABC’s “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz that he personally told Ukrainian President Volodymyr…news.yahoo.com
GOP backs Trump, escalates dark rhetoric after FBI search
"Mr. President, I said, the American people, your supporters, are concerned with this corrupt DOJ and the FBI." "We usually expect that from these quarters, but the same kind of rhetoric is coming from prominent Republicans and Trump allies," she said by email. 3 House Republican, Rep. Elise Stefanik, claimed without evidence the Biden administration was “weaponizing” the Justice Department against Trump, a top potential 2024 rival for the White House. She joined fellow House Republicans on the Intelligence Committee on Friday in demanding information, and vowed if their party wins control in the November election they will find out what happened. Banks said Trump will be a “big part” of the House Republicans' campaign to win back the House majority.wftv.com
Top intel Republicans warn of nuclear aggression, accuse Biden of using Ukraine war as a 'shield' for policies
FIRST ON FOX: Top Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) are warning that the United States is facing increased nuclear aggression from foes, and also calling out the Biden administration over its "far-left" energy policies that are being exposed by spiking gas prices and other side effects of the Russia-Ukraine war.news.yahoo.com
Top GOP member on House Intel calls for more Ukraine support
Russia Ukraine Intelligence FILE - Rep. Mike Turner,R-Ohio, speaks during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Sept. 29, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Turner, the new top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee says President Joe Biden's administration needs to ramp up military and intelligence support for Ukraine. (Rod Lamkey/Pool via AP, File) (Rod Lamkey)WASHINGTON — (AP) — The new top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee called Wednesday on President Joe Biden’s administration to ramp up military and intelligence support for Ukraine. Those investigations cast a national glare on the normally secretive Intelligence Committee and strained what members said was a quiet bipartisanship behind closed doors on many other issues. “Apparently you need a little education on Ukraine,” Turner told the host.wftv.com
House Republican says Trump's conversation with Zelensky is 'not OK'
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican Rep. Mike Turner said Thursday that the controversial conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's President is "not OK," a notable comment as most of his colleagues remain largely defensive toward Trump after the House launched an impeachment inquiry. "I've read the complaint, and I've read the transcript of conversation with the President and the president of the Ukraine," Turner said during a House Intelligence Committee hearing with the acting director of national intelligence. "Concerning that conversation, I want to say to the President: This is not OK. That conversation is not OK.""I think it's disappointing to the American public when they read the (conversation's) transcript," the Ohio Republican said. The conversation with Zelensky has led to a House impeachment inquiry into the President's actions, with Democrats claiming Trump abused his office by asking Ukraine to investigate his political opponent. A key standout is Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, who said Wednesday he saw "some very troubling things" in reading the White House transcript of the Trump-Zelensky conversation.