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U.S. seizes Iranian missiles, slaps Iran-related sanctions on 11 entities

8:09pm GMT

WASHINGTON The United States revealed on Thursday it had seized Iranian missiles shipped to Yemen and sold 1.1 million barrels of previously seized Iranian oil that was bound for Venezuela, in the Trump administration's latest move to increase pressure on Tehran less than a week before Nov. 3 election.

U.S. accuses eight in alleged plot to harass and intimidate citizens to return to China

28 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Eight people have been charged with conspiring to work on China's behalf in a plot involving threatening letters and the use of night vision goggles to surveil and coerce a Chinese family to return to their home country to face charges, according to a U.S. criminal complaint unsealed on Wednesday.

U.S. unseals charges over 2008 kidnapping of American journalist

28 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday unsealed an indictment charging Haji Najibullah, an Afghanistan national, with six counts related to the 2008 kidnapping of an American journalist and two Afghan nationals.

Former DEA spokesman sent to prison for seven years for posing as CIA spy

28 Oct 2020

A former spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration was sentenced on Wednesday to seven years in prison for defrauding at least a dozen companies of over $4.4 million by falsely claiming to be an undercover Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative.

Exclusive: Trump, U.S. intelligence chief push to declassify document on Russia's 2016 election role, sources say

23 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and his intelligence chief have pushed for quick declassification of a document disputing the 2017 intelligence community finding that Russia acted to help Trump get elected in 2016, three U.S. government officials familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Source for 2016 'dossier' on Trump denies being Russian agent

21 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON A key source for the private investigator's report suggesting links between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia told Reuters on Tuesday he is not a Russian agent, contradicting two of Trump's congressional allies.

Trump ex-fundraiser Elliot Broidy pleads guilty in 1MDB foreign lobbying case

20 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON A former fundraiser for U.S. President Donald Trump pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a charge that he illegally lobbied Trump to drop an investigation into a Malaysian embezzlement scandal.

Deposition of U.S. Homeland Security whistleblower unlikely before election, lawyer says

16 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON A whistleblower and former official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, who alleges he was pressured to stop providing assessments of Russian electoral interference, will likely not be deposed by Congress before the Nov. 3 elections, his lawyer said on Friday.

U.S. quietly ends probe of Obama-era 'unmasking' of Trump allies: sources

15 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has ended its probe into whether Obama administration officials improperly "unmasked" associates of President Donald Trump mentioned in intelligence reports, two congressional sources said on Wednesday. | Video

U.S. ethics groups say Barr uses DOJ as political tool, call for his impeachment

13 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Two private groups focused on U.S. government ethics on Monday accused Attorney General William Barr of misusing his office to support President Donald Trump's political goals and called on the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against him.

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