RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The new special agent in charge of the FBI's Richmond, Virginia, field office was the lead FBI agent in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office.
FBI names new agent in charge for Boston office
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston office of the FBI has a new leader.
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday named Joseph Bonavolonta special agent in charge of the office, which oversees Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire.
Graham asks FBI director for briefing on Roger Stone raid
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he wants a briefing from the FBI on the tactics it used last week when agents arrested President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
US intel heads list North Korea, not border, as threat to US
WASHINGTON (AP) — Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, that the Islamic State group remains a threat and that the Iran nuclear deal is working. The chiefs made no mention of a crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border for which Trump has considered declaring a national emergency.
FBI director says partial shutdown is ‘mind-boggling’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the FBI says the partial government shutdown is "mind-boggling, it's short-sighted, and it's unfair."
In a video message to employees posted on the FBI's website, Director Christopher Wray says he's "about as angry as I've been in a long, long time."
He says 100 percent of FBI employees are feeling financial strains from the shutdown.
FBI names special agent in charge of Memphis office
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The FBI says a new special agent has been named to head the field office in Memphis, Tennessee.
FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement Wednesday that M.A. "Mo" Myers will serve as the special agent in charge of the Memphis Field Office.
Myers entered the FBI in 1996 and was first assigned to the Miami Field Office. He worked in counterintelligence and served on the SWAT team there.
Veteran agent to lead FBI’s Louisville office
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The FBI says a veteran agent who oversaw its investigation of a South Carolina church shooting has been named its top agent in Kentucky.
FBI Director Christopher Wray has selected James "Robert" Brown Jr. to serve as special agent in charge of the FBI's Louisville Field Office.
Brown replaces Amy Hess, who left for a high-level administrative job at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Trump to receive election security briefing before midterms
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to receive his final briefing on election security Thursday before polls close next Tuesday.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump asked for a "status update on the security and integrity of Tuesday's election."
Sanders says top homeland security and intelligence officials will be present, including FBI Director Christopher Wray, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen (KEER'-sten) Nielsen and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.
A look at the science used to find mail-bomb suspect
A 56-year-old Florida man was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats. Experts had predicted that forensic evidence left behind by the bomb maker would help law enforcement track down a suspect. Here are some of the issues involved:
FBI to open office in Paducah in western Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the FBI will open a new office in a western Kentucky community.
The Kentucky Republican says the new FBI office in Paducah will be beneficial in responding to drug-related crimes and any crisis situations in the region. McConnell had contacted FBI Director Christopher Wray to advocate for the office.
Utah vet confessed to sending ricin envelopes, officials say
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah Navy veteran confessed to sending four envelopes containing the substance from which ricin is derived to President Donald Trump and members of his administration, authorities said in court documents.
Iranian man sues over 2-year wait for citizenship interview
DENVER (AP) — An Iranian man living in Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other federal officials, claiming they are violating law for failing to conduct a citizenship interview.
The Latest: Accusers’ lawyers question FBI investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local):
Lawyers for two women who accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct say they fear the FBI is not conducting a thorough investigation, as Republican leaders steer toward a decisive vote on the nomination this week.
Lawyers for Kavanaugh accusers question FBI’s thoroughness
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for two women who accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct say they fear the FBI is not conducting a thorough investigation, as Republican leaders steer toward a decisive vote on the nomination this week.
FBI chief meets Lebanese leaders, expresses support to army
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon says FBI Director Christopher Wray has expressed support to the Lebanese army during a visit to Beirut.
A statement released by the presidential palace in Beirut said President Michel Aoun received Wray on Friday and told him that Lebanon has succeeded in fighting terror groups thanks to U.S. support and that of friendly countries.
Washington has been a major supporter of Lebanon's army, and has provided more than $1 billion in military assistance to Lebanon since 2006.
FBI Director urges agents to register with 9/11 victim fund
NEW YORK (AP) — FFBI Director Christopher Wray visited the World Trade Center Friday to urge current and former federal agents to file claims if they think their health was affected by the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
FBI agents were among the thousands of rescue and recovery personnel who rushed to the Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after the 2001 attacks.
Health woes take spotlight at NYC’s 9-11 museum
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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that Russia continues to use fake news, propaganda and covert operations to "spin up" Americans on both sides of hot-button issues to sow discord in the United States.
Wray stood behind the intelligence agencies' assessment that Moscow meddled in the 2016 presidential election, dismissing Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that his country was not involved.
Wray: Russia Trying to Sow Discord in US
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans accused top federal law enforcement officials Thursday of withholding documents from them and demanded details about surveillance tactics during the Russia investigation in a contentious congressional hearing that capped days of mounting partisan complaints.
Rosenstein, Wray Grilled in House Hearing
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an inspector general report that criticizes the FBI and Justice Department (all times local):
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz says the people working for the FBI cannot be perfect.
Wray: IG Report Does Not ‘Impugn’ FBI Integrity
ATLANTA (AP) — The director of the FBI says the agent who headed the bureau's Atlanta office is "in a better place" following his death from exposure to contaminants years earlier when he responded at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declined to say Tuesday whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, escalating pressure on the Justice Department as his White House negotiated rare access to classified documents for his congressional allies.
Asked before a private meeting with the president of South Korea if he has confidence in Rosenstein, who is overseeing the special counsel's Russia investigation, he asked reporters to move on to another question.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local):
The White House says a briefing for congressional leaders with top FBI and Justice Department officials will happen on Thursday. The purpose is to review highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the Russia investigation.
FBI Director Christopher Wray blamed politicians for the recent criticism that has been heaped on the bureau, saying outside of Washington, the agency's brand "couldn't be higher."
FBI more interested in suing Apple than accessing San Bernardino evidence, members of Congress say
The FBI was more interested in forcing Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's cellphone rather look at other options in a time-sensitive investigation, a group of bipartisan members of Congress said Friday.
In a letter to FBI Directory Christopher Wray, the representatives said the bureau was more interested in squeezing Apple than cracking the case.
As Trump attacks FBI as biased, new leaders are veterans
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has announced a new leadership team that looks a lot like the old one.
President Donald Trump and Republicans have criticized the FBI as institutionally biased against their party and urged Director Christopher Wray to clean house. But the executives announced Friday are longtime FBI employees with vast experience in the bureau's highest echelons.
Justice Department hands over Russia probe documents after impeachment threat
The Justice Department has handed over all of the documents requested by the House intelligence committee after a congressman threatened to impeach FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over the delay.
A Justice Department official said the documents, which were related to the FBI's probe of the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia, were turned over Wednesday.
Devin Nunes threatens to impeach Christopher Wray, Rod Rosenstein over FBI documents
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Tuesday threatened to impeach FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if they fail to turn over documents that the FBI used to launch its probe of the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia
Mr. Nunes, California Republican, also appeared to issue a deadline of Wednesday evening, warning: "It will get really complicated after that."
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing the Justice Department of "slow walking" its release of documents related to the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
In two Saturday tweets, Trump slammed the department overseen by his appointees for delays responding to Republican lawmakers' document demands.
Trump asks, "What does the Department of Justice and FBI have to hide?" and says the agencies are "stalling, but for what reason? Not looking good!"
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man has been convicted of second-degree murder in a 2016 stabbing death in Las Cruces.
Prosecutors say a Third Judicial Court jury found 37-year-old Rudolfo Martinez guilty of killing 46-year-old Christopher Wray.
They say Martinez faces up to 19 years in prison when he's sentenced at a later date.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray is coming to Massachusetts to discuss cyber threats and challenges.
Wray will be the keynote speaker Wednesday at the second annual Boston Conference on Cyber Security at Boston College.
FBI director makes historic visit to Navajo Nation
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray met with tribal officials of the largest Indian reservation in the U.S. this week, becoming the first head of the federal law enforcement agency to visit the Navajo Nation.
His visit to the Navajo Nation was the first by a director and was intended to allow Wray to introduce himself to tribal leaders during a visit to FBI field offices, FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said.
BEIJING (AP) — A top Chinese government spokesman on Friday dismissed concerns over Beijing's overseas influence as discriminatory, Cold War-era thinking, in a rare instance of a top official addressing growing negative sentiment in Western capitals, academia and media over China's covert reach.
The horrifying news broadened two days after Nikolas Cruz, armed with an AR-15 entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and slaughtered 14 students and three teachers and injured several more.
In a stunning admission, the FBI announced Friday that a person close to Cruz contacted the department on Jan. 5 to report concerns about Cruz’s disturbing behavior. That’s six weeks ago. The person had done what we ask citizens to do: “If you see something; say something.”
FBI appoints new special agent in charge of Detroit office
DETROIT (AP) — The FBI has appointed a new head of the agency's Detroit office.
FBI Director Christopher Wray announced this week that Timothy Slater would serve as special agent in charge of the Detroit Division starting in March. Slater most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Criminal/Cyber Division at the Washington Field Office.
'Infrastructure Week' & 'Porter Week' shams: Darcy cartoon
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Like President Trump's last 'Infrastructure Week' this latest 'Infrastructure Week' has been obscured by dust from more Trump administration dysfunction.
It's now 'Porter Week' as the administration's spin on the Porter scandal crumbles, along with chief of staff John Kelly's credibility and job security.
FBI contradicts White House on probe of former aide Porter
WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting the White House, the FBI said Tuesday it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions last year about a top aide accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives, and the investigation wrapped up in January.
The Latest: FBI, White House conflict on Porter case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on White House security clearances (all times local):
The FBI says it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions last year about a top aide accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives, and the investigation wrapped up in January.
FBI says information on Trump aide sent to WH last year
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday the agency provided the White House with information twice last year about the top Trump aide who resigned as staff secretary last week after domestic violence allegations from two ex-wives became public.
Wray said the bureau closed its background investigation on Rob Porter in January, weeks before the allegations were published.
FBI Releases New Details on Porter Timeline
FBI Releases New Details on Porter Timeline
The Latest: Wray’s new details cast doubt on Porter timeline
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the federal government's background checks (all times local):
FBI Director Christopher Wray is providing new details that call into question the White House timeline leading up to the departure of former staff secretary Rob Porter.
Donald Trump meets with FBI, Justice officials on Democratic intelligence memo
President Trump met Friday with FBI Director Christopher Wray and others to discuss releasing a 10-page Democratic memo that is a rebuttal to the Republican intelligence memo alleging FBI abuses of its surveillance authority.
Mr. Trump huddled with Mr. Wray, principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Robert Hur and staff from the White House Counsel's Office "to receive their input" on the memo, said White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah.
Survivor: A low-profile prosecutor weathers political storms
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general last year for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban, Dana Boente stepped into the job.
When Trump abruptly ousted dozens of Obama-era federal prosecutors, Boente was tasked with letting them know.
And when Republicans released a politically explosive memo last week on the monitoring of a Trump campaign adviser, Boente was revealed as one of the officials who signed off on the surveillance.