Category: FBI

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Maxim Yakubets, Russia’s Top Hacker, Has Ties to Russia’s FSB

Maxim Yakubets, Russia’s Top Hacker, Has Ties to Russia’s FSB

This story comes, not from Western intelligence agencies (which have a vested interest in elevating the threat of Russia) but from the independent Russian media, which has a vested interest in exposing how the country’s opaque authoritarian regime functions. Here investigative journalist Liliya Yapparova from Meduza explores the hacking collective known as Evil Corp and...

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Why Trump’s Investigation of the Investigators Is Failing

For months, the names of Michael Horowitz and John Durham have figured in the pounding rhythms of right-wing media in which a heroically afflicted president faces down his perfidious enemies. A steady drumbeat of reports from Fox News, echoed by President Trump, Republican loyalists in Congress and media mouthpieces, proclaimed these two obscure Justice Department...

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What Mueller Didn’t Say About ‘Putin’s Prince’ and His Troll Factory

What Mueller Didn’t Say About ‘Putin’s Prince’ and His Troll Factory

(This article was first published on Just Security) The narrow testimony and contentious questioning of Robert Mueller has raised questions on the political left as well as the right about one of his most significant findings related to Russia’s secret efforts to influence the 2016 election on behalf of President Donald Trump: the social media...

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FBI Training in Taiwan Included Intelligence Sharing

FBI Training in Taiwan Included Intelligence Sharing

If you think the FBI is a domestic law enforcement agency, think again. The Bureau has long stationed agents as legal attaches in U.S. embassies overseas. After 9/11 the Bureau incorporated counterterrorism into its overseas operations and became truly a global law enforcement agency, complete with intelligence sharing worldwide. Last week the Bureau’s National Academy...