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.
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."FULL STORY
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."FULL STORY
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."
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.
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.FULL STORY
(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.FULL STORY
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.
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."FULL STORY
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.