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National Intelligence Director Dan Coats gives his statement during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 07, 2017 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate hearing on national security (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The directors of national intelligence and the National Security Agency say they are in discussions with the White House about whether their conversations with President Donald Trump are protected...
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From left, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, testify before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 07, 2017 - 12:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's intelligence chiefs, facing questions from Congress one day before former FBI Director James Comey provides his first public account of the events leading up to his firing, declined to describe conversations with President Donald Trump but said they had not been...
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In this Nov. 4, 2003 file photo, Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray, speaks at the news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. President Donald Trump says he'll nominate Wray, a former Justice Department official, as FBI director. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
June 07, 2017 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christopher Wray, a lawyer with a strong law enforcement background who represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the Bridgegate scandal, was announced Wednesday as President Donald Trump's pick to head the FBI. In an early morning two-sentence tweet, Trump said he intended to...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2016 file photo shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's names printed on a ballot on a voting machine to be used in the upcoming election, in Philadelphia. A newly leaked NSA document outlining alleged attempts by Russian military intelligence to hack into U.S. election systems is the latest piece of evidence suggesting a broad, sophisticated foreign attack on the integrity of U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 07, 2017 - 11:10 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Security experts have long contended that the highly decentralized, often ramshackle U.S. election system is its own best defense against trickery or sabotage . New evidence from a leaked intelligence document suggests that foreign adversaries are exploring ways to attack it anyway...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2016 file photo shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's names printed on a ballot on a voting machine to be used in the upcoming election, in Philadelphia. A newly leaked NSA document outlining alleged attempts by Russian military intelligence to hack into U.S. election systems is the latest piece of evidence suggesting a broad, sophisticated foreign attack on the integrity of U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 07, 2017 - 11:10 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Security experts have long contended that the highly decentralized, often ramshackle U.S. election system is its own best defense against trickery or sabotage . New evidence from a leaked intelligence document suggests that foreign adversaries are exploring ways to attack it anyway...
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In this Nov. 4, 2003 file photo, Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray, speaks at the news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. President Donald Trump says he'll nominate Wray, a former Justice Department official, as FBI director. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
June 07, 2017 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his pick for FBI director — a former Justice Department official who served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's personal lawyer during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing investigation. Trump's early morning two-sentence tweet...
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In this Nov. 4, 2003 file photo, Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray, speaks at the news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. President Donald Trump says he'll nominate Wray, a former Justice Department official, as FBI director. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
June 07, 2017 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his pick for FBI director — a former Justice Department official who served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's personal lawyer during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing investigation. Trump's early morning two-sentence tweet...
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President Donald Trump, left, greets House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., before the start of a meeting with House and Senate Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Also in the room are House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, and Senior adviser to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner, far right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 07, 2017 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before a Senate panel hears former FBI Director James Comey's first public account of his dramatic firing, lawmakers will question senior members of President Donald Trump's national security team about surveillance law and are expected to ask whether the president has tried...
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President Donald Trump, left, greets House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., before the start of a meeting with House and Senate Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Also in the room are House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, and Senior adviser to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner, far right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 07, 2017 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before a Senate panel hears former FBI Director James Comey's first public account of his dramatic firing, lawmakers will question senior members of President Donald Trump's national security team about surveillance law and are expected to ask whether the president has tried...
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In this June 5, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room at the White House in Washington. You’ve probably heard all about what’s happening in Washington. This is a story about what isn’t. The rapid-fire revelations about the Trump campaign and its Russia connections that are heating up this city are having a chilling effect in plenty of other ways. There are bills that have been pushed to the back burner. Diplomatic initiatives that aren’t fully initiating. Interest groups that can’t stir up much interest. Appointees that haven’t been appointed. ((AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 07, 2017 - 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — You've probably heard all about what's happening in Washington. This is a story about what isn't. The rapid-fire revelations about the Trump campaign and its Russia connections that are heating up this city are having a chilling effect in plenty of other ways. There are bills that...
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