• Paul Manafort August 26, 2020 11:40 pm

    Former Trump Campaign Chair Met with ‘Castro's Son,' Senate Report Says

    Just days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, his former campaign chief, Paul Manafort, attempted to contact a soon to be administration advisor about a meeting with “Castro’s son,” according to a recently released U.S. Senate report. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election claimed that on...

  • conspiracy theories May 27, 2020 9:25 am

    Rubio Warns of Foreign Actors Amplifying Virus Conspiracies

    The new Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is warning that foreign actors will seek to amplify American conspiracy theories about the virus and find new ways to interfere in the 2020 presidential election

  • Marco Rubio May 19, 2020 10:52 am

    Rubio Tapped to Lead Senate Intelligence Committee After Burr Steps Down

    The new chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Florida Republican Marco Rubio, will be overseeing a key vote as his first official act in the position

  • Russian interference April 21, 2020 5:35 pm

    Senate: 2017 Intel Report About Russian Meddling and Trump Was Correct

    A bipartisan investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee has validated the January 2017 U.S. intelligence assessment describing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election — including Russian efforts to help Donald Trump — describing it as accurate, thorough, and untainted by political bias, NBC News reported. The CIA and other spy agencies produced the assessment during the final weeks of the...

  • Donald Trump April 5, 2020 5:34 am

    Trump Suggests Firing Watchdog Was Payback for Impeachment

    President Donald Trump is suggesting that he fired the inspector general for the intelligence community in retaliation for impeachment, saying the official was wrong to provide an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Congress as the law requires

  • NBC July 26, 2019 12:24 am

    Senate Intelligence Report Finds ‘Extensive' Russian Election Interference

    The Senate Intelligence Committee released a bipartisan report Thursday on Russian election interference that found the U.S. election infrastructure was unprepared to combat “extensive activity” by Russia that began in 2014 and carried on at least into 2017, NBC News reported. The report was issued just one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned U.S. lawmakers that he believes...

  • Congress June 27, 2019 11:00 am

    Documents Show NSA Again Improperly Collected Americans' Call Records

    Documents released Wednesday show the National Security Agency improperly collected phone records four months after it said it had fixed technical problems that caused another similar collection of unauthorized and inaccurate data that violated federal law. The internal documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show the NSA in October 2018 received data from a phone company in violation...

  • Donald Trump May 9, 2019 5:36 pm

    Trump ‘Very Surprised' by Senate Subpoena of His Son

    President Donald Trump said he was surprised that his son Donald Trump Jr. was subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

  • Donald Trump August 17, 2018 8:25 pm

    Access Denied: Behind Trump's Review of Security Clearances

    President Donald Trump has said he’s yanking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance and threatened to do the same to other current and former officials tied to the federal investigation into Russian election interference. Trump told The Wall Street Journal he made the move because he believes the probe is “rigged” and he felt he had to act. The...

  • Donald Trump August 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Sen. Marco Rubio Will Not Run Against President Trump in 2020 GOP Primaries

    Like the other Capitol Hill also-rans against Trump — Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz — Rubio is finding his way in the Trump-era Republican Party, testing whether there is room for his own brand of conservatism.

  • Donald Trump May 8, 2018 4:56 pm

    Why Do So Many Spies Support Gina Haspel to Lead the CIA? That's Classified

    It’s difficult to find anyone associated with the CIA who doesn’t speak well of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the nation’s premier spy agency, NBC News reported. The praise is plentiful but the details about why she’s a good choice are apparently classified — she’s been undercover for almost all of her time in the agency. “In...

  • Donald Trump May 7, 2018 10:30 pm

    Trump on His CIA Choice: ‘Too Tough on Terror' for Dems?

    CIA nominee Gina Haspel tried to convince skeptical Democrats on Monday that she’s the right person to lead the spy agency, just two days after she offered to step aside amid heavy criticism of her role in the agency’s brutal interrogation program at black sites overseas. Haspel, who is acting CIA director, had told the White House she didn’t want...

  • Congress March 25, 2018 3:53 pm

    Facebook Has Not Been Forthcoming With Congress: Warner

    Facebook has not been fully transparent with Congress about its recently revealed data leak, said Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, warning that government regulation of the social media giant may be in sight. “I don’t think Facebook has been fully forthcoming,” Warner, D-Va., said Sunday on “Meet The Press.” “I called out Facebook back...

  • United States March 19, 2018 9:41 pm

    Facebook Admits Over 60,000 Users Agreed to Attend Fake Events Created by Russian Propaganda

    Facebook admitted in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee this month how it may have unintentionally recommended Russian propaganda on its social network to some users, CNBC reported. Facebook said in the letter that Russian groups used the platform to promote events. A total of 129 were created and over 60,000 Facebook users said they intended to attend those...

  • Donald Trump December 20, 2017 11:12 pm

    Sen. Warner Cautions Trump Against Meddling in Mueller Probe

    The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee warned President Donald Trump against firing special counsel Robert Mueller or pardoning any targets of the federal probe into Russia and the president’s Republican campaign. In a speech from the Senate floor, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said Wednesday that growing criticism of Mueller’s probe pointed to an effort to lay the groundwork...

  • NBC October 28, 2017 1:02 am

    Former Trump Adviser Carter Page Questioned by Senate Panel

    Former Trump campaign adviser on foreign policy Carter Page met with the Senate Intelligence Committee Friday for over five hours, NBC News reported. Page was subpoenaed by the committee to appear at the session which was closed to the public. NBC News reported that he did not respond to questions about being contacted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Page called...

  • NBC October 17, 2017 6:00 pm

    Senate Subpoenas Former Trump Adviser Carter Page

    Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page has been subpoenaed as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russia’s alleged intervention in the 2016 election, a source directly familiar with the matter told NBC News. The committee expects Page to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to answer questions, the source said. Page previously said he would...

  • NBC October 4, 2017 7:47 pm

    Sources: Senate Intelligence Committee To Hold Meeting Regarding Cuban Embassy

    Just one day after the U.S. ordered 15 Cuban diplomats to leave the embassy in Washington, NBC 6 has learned more announcements may be made by Friday.

  • Congress September 22, 2017 10:54 am

    Facebook to Release Russia Ads, Beef Up Election ‘Integrity'

    Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized — if unintended — role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.
    Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and the public, the company said it will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, while also pledging to make political advertising on its platform more “transparent.”

  • Donald Trump June 28, 2017 11:09 pm

    Senate Intelligence Committee to Get Access to Comey Memos

    The Senate Intelligence Committee has an agreement to get former FBI Director James Comey’s memos of his conversations with President Donald Trump.
    The panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, confirmed the deal Wednesday and said the panel would have access to the memos “soon.” He wouldn’t say with whom the committee made the deal.

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