FBI agents' group wants Rep. Mike Rogers to head bureau
May 6th, 2013
05:12 PM ET
1 year ago

FBI agents' group wants Rep. Mike Rogers to head bureau

Washington (CNN) - The FBI Agents Association called on President Obama on Monday to nominate Rep. Mike Rogers, a former agent himself, as director of the bureau.

The Michigan Republican currently chairs the House Intelligence Committee.
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Filed under: FBI • Mike Rogers
Justice Department workers won't face furloughs before October
April 24th, 2013
09:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Justice Department workers won't face furloughs before October

Washington (CNN) - Thousands of Department of Justice employees can breathe a little easier after learning they won't be furloughed due to forced budget cuts, but that assurance is good only until October 1, when a new fiscal year begins for the federal government.

Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo to department workers on Wednesday, which CNN obtained. It said, "thousands of critical FBI and ATF agents, deputy U.S. marshals, prosecutors, and other department employees will remain on the job protecting national security, fighting violent crime and enforcing our laws."

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Filed under: Budget • Justice Department
Release of immigrant detainees was political, House Republicans say
March 19th, 2013
07:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Release of immigrant detainees was political, House Republicans say

Washington (CNN) – Several House Republicans said Tuesday they believe the February release of more than 2,000 immigration detainees from jail was motivated by politics rather than forced budget cuts.

"From this vantage point, it does look like the decision to release detainees was a political determination and not a monetary determination," said Rep. Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina. "It appears to me that the release of detainees was part of a sequester campaign that included the fictional firing of teachers, the closing of the White House for student tours, the displacement of meat inspectors and now we're gonna release aggravated felons - some aggravated felons - onto the street."

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Filed under: House • Immigration • Republicans
March 12th, 2013
07:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Officials investigate purported web posting of private info on first lady, others

Washington (CNN) - The Secret Service and FBI are investigating how personal information purported to relate to first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former first lady Hillary Clinton ended up on an Internet site, officials said Tuesday. It was not clear how much of the information was accurate and whether it was obtained through hacking or by scrutinizing public records.

Asked about the hacking in an interview Tuesday, President Barack Obama couldn't confirm the details of the incident, but said "we should not be surprised that if you've got hackers who want to dig in and devote a lot of resources, that they can access peoples' private information. It is a big problem."
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • Michelle Obama • Secret Service
Top Republican criticizes use of FBI planes
February 28th, 2013
05:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Top Republican criticizes use of FBI planes

Washington (CNN) - A top congressional Republican complained Thursday that FBI jets are being used too much on travel for the FBI Director and Attorney General and not enough for FBI missions.

Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa expressed particular concern about the use of two Gulfstream V planes. "These luxury jets were supposedly needed for counterterrorism, but it turns out that they were used almost two-thirds of the time for jet-setting executive travel instead," Grassley said.
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Filed under: Chuck Grassley • FBI
Jesse Jackson Jr. expected to plead guilty in funds misuse case
US Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-IL, speaks to reporters following a Democratic Caucus on August 1, 2011 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
February 19th, 2013
11:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Jesse Jackson Jr. expected to plead guilty in funds misuse case

Washington (CNN) - Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., once seen as a rising political star, is expected to appear in federal court in Washington on Wednesday to admit he used campaign funds for personal expenses and gifts.

His wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandra Stevens Jackson, will have her own court appearance a few hours later, when she is expected to plead guilty to filing false tax returns.

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Filed under: Jesse Jackson Jr.
Guilty plea in Family Research Council shooting
February 6th, 2013
07:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Guilty plea in Family Research Council shooting

(CNN) - A Virginia man pleaded guilty to shooting a Family Research Council employee in August, telling a federal judge on Wednesday that he wanted to intimidate gay rights opponents.

Floyd Corkins, 28, pleaded guilty to three charges related to the shooting at the conservative policy group's Washington headquarters.

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Connecticut Democrat questions NRA's influence
January 29th, 2013
06:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Connecticut Democrat questions NRA's influence

Washington (CNN) - A Senate proponent of new gun control measures said Tuesday the National Rifle Association is not the political force it once was and members of Congress should think about that as they consider whether to support restrictions on firearms.

"The reality is that in order to pass this legislation we do have to convince members of Congress that there is not a political price to pay for going against the NRA," Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat told reporters during a conference call.
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Filed under: Chris Murphy • NRA
No charges over NBC ammo clip display
January 11th, 2013
06:08 PM ET
2 years ago

No charges over NBC ammo clip display

Washington (CNN) - No employees of NBC will face criminal charges over the display of a high-capacity ammunition magazine on a "Meet the Press" program in violation of local law in Washington, prosecutors told the network on Friday.

The capital city's attorney general, Irvin Nathan, said in a letter to NBC there would be no charges, but added that it was "a very close decision."

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Filed under: Gun control
January 10th, 2013
03:06 PM ET
2 years ago

NBC gun magazine decision expected by week's end

Washington (CNN) – A decision is expected Friday on whether there will be any criminal charges brought over the display of what appeared to be a high capacity gun magazine during a Meet the Press broadcast.

D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan received the results of an investigation by city's Metropolitan Police Department, and is weighing a decision, spokesman Ted Gest said Thursday.
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Filed under: Gun rights
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