The House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program that is often described as critical in helping prevent and unravel terrorist activity, including cyber attacks.
A decision to put the man who handles whistleblower complaints at U.S. spy agencies on administrative leave has raised worries on Capitol Hill that it’s part of a plan to hamstring the program that helps intelligence workers report waste, fraud and abuse.
Two former CIA employees are accusing the Trump administration’s choice for CIA chief watchdog of being less than candid when he told Congress he didn’t know about any active whistleblower complaints against him.
Intelligence and law enforcement officials across the government lobbied Congress Monday to let them conduct broad surveillance on foreign targets in coming years, saying it helps prevent terrorist and cyberattacks on the United States.
The U.S. is seeking a political resolution to the crisis in Syria and won’t insist on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s immediate ouster, President Donald Trump’s homeland and counterterrorism adviser said Thursday.