‘Wasn’t trying to be Snowden’: Suspected NSA leaker who smuggled files in pantyhose tells FBI

Reality Winner exits the Augusta Courthouse June 8, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. © Sean Rayford / Getty Images / AFP

Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner told the FBI she had smuggled the classified report on ‘Russian election hacking’ out of the agency in her pantyhose, according to a redacted transcript of her interview with the authorities.

Winner initially denied that she mailed the classified report, and insisted she printed the report and kept it on …

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‘Wasn’t trying to be Snowden’: Suspected NSA leaker who smuggled files in pantyhose tells FBI

Reality Winner exits the Augusta Courthouse June 8, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. © Sean Rayford / Getty Images / AFP

Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner told the FBI she had smuggled the classified report on ‘Russian election hacking’ out of the agency in her pantyhose, according to a redacted transcript of her interview with the authorities.

Winner initially denied that she mailed the classified report, and insisted she printed the report and kept it on …

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Patriotism? Liam Neeson urges to blow the whistle on alleged Trump-Russia collusion

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Morgan Freeman’s anti-Russian sentiment is apparently contagious as fellow Hollywood star, Liam Neeson, has decided to join the anti-Russian chorus, calling on potential whistleblowers to aid the probe into Donald Trump’s campaign’s alleged ties to Moscow.

Neeson urged anyone who has any information that could help the investigation into the Russia’s alleged meddling into the 2016 US presidential election to come forward, adding it would be a true “patriotic” move.…

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El Capitan rockslide leaves 1 dead, 1 injured in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley, with the world-famous granite monolith of El Capitan (L) and Half Dome (R), is seen in Yosemite National Park in California. © Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters

Several climbers were ascending El Capitan, one of the world’s most famous destinations for climbers, when a large chunk of the granite monolith broke off and plummeted to the ground, killing one person and injuring another.

A rockfall of “undetermined size” occurred near the Waterfall Route, …

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GOP senator claims Russia behind anti-fracking ads

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The House Committee investigating whether Russia tried to influence US public opinion on fossil fuels has asked Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet to hand over information about Russian entities that may have bought anti-fracking advertisements.

The House Science and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has asked the CEO’s of the three internet companies to hand over the documents by October 10. Alphabet is the parent company of Google and YouTube.

The …

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FBI investigating as many cases of domestic terrorism as it does ISIS

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There are currently the same number of open investigations into foreign terrorists as there are into domestic violent extremists affiliated with white supremacists, anti-government and other groups, the newly-appointed FBI director has told lawmakers

Director Christopher Wray said the bureau currently has “about 1,000 open domestic-terrorism investigations,” and “about 1,000 open related to ISIS investigations,” during his first testimony at the Senate Homeland Security Committee Wednesday.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) questioned …

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Written testimony of DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “Threats to the Homeland”

Release Date: 
September 27, 2017

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member McCaskill, and distinguished members of the Committee, I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to testify on the threats facing our great Nation and what we are doing to confront them. First though, I would like to recognize the service of former Secretary John Kelly. While his tenure at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended early, his

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Written testimony of DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “Threats to the Homeland”

Release Date: 
September 27, 2017

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member McCaskill, and distinguished members of the Committee, I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to testify on the threats facing our great Nation and what we are doing to confront them. First though, I would like to recognize the service of former Secretary John Kelly. While his tenure at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended early, his

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Roger Stone: ‘Neo-McCarthyism’ to blame for claims of Russian collusion

Political advisor Roger Stone © Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Roger Stone has demanded a public apology from leading Democratic members of Congress, accusing his rivals of conducting a “witch-hunt” against him ahead of his appearance before the House Intelligence Committee.

In a statement he plans to deliver Tuesday, the former adviser to US President Donald Trump accused Committee members of “neo-McCarthyism” for alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian state.

Stone, whose testimony …

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Alabama county pays ransom to recover hacked data

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After hackers targeted one of the largest counties in Alabama with a ransomware attack last week, officials in Montgomery County were forced to pay a ransom of $37,000 worth of Bitcoin to unlock nearly 70 terabytes of data.

The county was given one week to pay the ransom or nearly 70 terabytes of data could be erased from their servers, which had been locked by the ransomware attack, according to …

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