A glimpse at the history of WikiLeaks, which has been publishing news leaks and secret information for 10 years.
The FBI has launched a criminal investigation into the security breach that resulted in the publication of detailed records concerning the CIA's super-secretive computer hacking operations, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter.
Nearly 9,000 of those documents were posted Tuesday by WikiLeaks, providing a detailed look at the Central Intelligence Agency's efforts to capture conversations, encrypted communications and online browsing data by hacking into smartphones, computers and even televisions.
The U.S. official who confirmed the existence of the federal probe requested anonymity to discuss the sensitive investigation. CNN reported that the FBI and CIA "are coordinating reviews of the matter."
Last fall, Trump lost women voters overall to Hillary Clinton by about 54% to 42%, based on exit polls. Still, about 53% of all white female voters backed Trump over Clinton.
Among them was Lauren Appell, who penned this opinion piece for the Caller, and who is not supporting “A Day Without a Woman.”
“For most women like myself, a day without women who claim to speak for other women would be a peaceful reprieve. These women have declared themselves the self-appointed spokespeople for all things female,” she writes about leaders of Women’s March, an advocacy group that organized today’s protest. “The problem is they don’t represent all females, particularly females who voted in the last election.”
Tim Kaine’s son arrested at Trump rally protest (Breitbart)
The state of Hawaii said in a court filing Tuesday that it intended to file a legal challenge to President's Trump's revamped executive order pausing refugee resettlement and immigration from six majority-Muslim countries.
In a court filing in the state, Hawaii Atty. Gen. Douglas Chin asks the court to approve a swift briefing schedule on the state's intended request for a temporary restraining order blocking the new travel ban before it takes effect on March 16.
The state said it would file a new complaint to supplement its initial challenge to an earlier, more comprehensive travel ban issued by the Trump administration in January.
Legalizing recreational marijuana is currently a priority in more than a dozen states as polls show overwhelming support and lawmakers see a way to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue. So far, eight states have legalized recreational cannabis.
But in recent weeks, the Trump administration has alarmed some pot supporters by warning states that have legalized recreational marijuana — California, Colorado and Oregon, among them— that federal law enforcement agents could soon come after them.
He’s at odds with the intelligence community, but that’s nothing new.
President Trump, as we know, called for an investigation into allegations his Trump Tower phones were wiretapped with authorization from former President Obama. FBI Director James B. Comey pressed the Justice Department to publicly repudiate the charge, even as Obama administration officials, including former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, flat-out denied the claims.
In Tuesday's conservative media, there are plenty who are ready to give credence to the wiretapping claims.
Requests for legal advice at Mexico's consulates in the United States have increased 400% amid fears of mass deportations, Mexican officials said Tuesday.
"There is a huge concern on the part of the Mexican community abroad," Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said at a news conference in Mexico City. Requests for legal services, he said, have risen fourfold since the inauguration of President Trump on Jan. 20.
The Mexican government is expanding access to lawyers and legal consultants at its 50 consulates across the United States, Videgaray said, and consular officials are helping those in deportation proceedings to protect vehicles, real estate and other property they may own in the United States.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did something Tuesday he doesn’t often do from the briefing room podium: correct the president.
The subject was President Trump’s tweets about terrorism suspects released from the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Trump attacked over the number of detainees that he said were released during the Obama administration and again took up militancy.
122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!
But the figure was inaccurate. Of 182 detainees transferred during the Obama administration, just eight were confirmed to have reengaged — or just over 4%, according to data updated Tuesday from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Rod Rosenstein, the nominee to be the second-in-command at the Justice Department, told a Senate committee he had not yet been briefed on the investigations.
Rod Rosenstein, the nominee to be the second-in-command at the Justice Department, testified Tuesday that he was "not aware" of any reason he would be prohibited from overseeing investigations into Russia's meddling in the U.S. presidential campaign.
The 52-year-old federal prosecutor told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he may have met with Russian lawyers and judges over the course of his career but did not recall any contacts or meetings with Russian officials.
If confirmed to be deputy attorney general, Rosenstein would oversee any investigations into Russia's efforts to influence the fall elections after the recusal last week of Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions.
Mexican presidential candidate Margarita Zavala issued a warning to the United States in an op-ed published in the Washington Post on Tuesday.
"It is up to the United States to decide whether it wants to continue a strong partnership, or whether it will let one bad hombre destroy it," Zavala said.
The "bad hombre" she was referring to? That was President Trump, who has famously used the same phrase to describe members of Mexican drug cartels and some of the immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
WikiLeaks on Tuesday published thousands of documents purportedly taken from the Central Intelligence Agency's Center for Cyber Intelligence, a dramatic release that appears to provide an eye-opening look at the intimate details of America's cyberespionage toolkit.
The dump could not immediately be authenticated by the Associated Press, but WikiLeaks has a long track record of releasing top-secret government documents.
Jonathan Liu, a spokesman for the CIA, said: "We do not comment on the authenticity or content of purported intelligence documents."