It has been several weeks since the New York Times reported that "overwhelming circumstantial evidence" led the CIA to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin "deployed computer hackers" to help Donald Trump win the election. But the evidence released so far has been far from overwhelming. We believe the information was actually leaked, and not hacked at all.
The Obama administration's move to shut down a Russian diplomatic retreat over meddling in the presidential election cast a small patch of light on the normally shadowy job of battling foreign spies on American soil — all in the seemingly unlikely location of small waterfront community on the Eastern Shore.
Police chiefs, criminologists and federal officials are calling for better and more accurate criminal data as the nation grapples with gun violence but fails to keep a simple tally of the total number of people shot across the country each year.
Before President Obama turns off the Oval Office lights for the last time, it's critical that he make good on his order for a definitive report from the full American intelligence community — not just the CIA and the FBI — on whether the Russian government hacked into U.S. cyberspace in ways that could have, or did, affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Edwin Charles Hoerner, 53, of Shiremanstown Borough, Pennsylvania, was arrested by Westminster Police Department, in collaboration with Hagerstown Police Department and the FBI, Tuesday in connection with a pair of bank robberies, according to a news release from the Westminster Police Department.
You can call it sour grapes or maybe just being a bad loser, but the reality is we voted for a very different and very dark candidate and direction in this country. When Russian intelligence can openly interfere in our elections without most of the country being outraged, when the FBI can interfere in the election to the extent it has without strong voices of concern from both sides of the aisle, when the KKK and anti-government militias can endorse a major candidate without most of us voicing
James Comey, by his own hand, as well as with the encouragement of the Obama administration, the media and the Clinton Industrial Complex, found himself perched atop an enormous mountain of crap. Any effort to get off the fetid summit was bound to leave him soiled.
Now that another major security breach has been alleged at the NSA, the questions are whether there are others in the intelligence community who took advantage of the negligent computer security pre-Edward Snowden, what they're doing with that information and how we find them — not to mention how we further tighten network security. The FBI should take every action within the law to prevent future leaks and find any potential leakers who still have daily access to classified information.
Officials in Virginia and Maryland who have been competing for years to land a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation will have to wait a few more months to find out which state has the winning pitch. The General Services Administration said Monday it will delay selecting a site for the headquarters until March. The agency initially planned to choose between the three sites in play — two in Maryland and one in Virginia — by the end of the year.
The father of Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect of recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, told reporters that in 2014 he was worried about his son and took his concerns to the FBI. They investigated, the father said, and told him his son was fine. No one ever linked the young man to a mental health professional trained in threat assessment who could better determine whether he was on a dangerous path.
The number of violent crimes reported in Harford County during 2015 decreased slightly compared to the previous year, according to the FBI's annual report on nationwide crime released on Monday. The county's murder rate is less than half the national average and less than a quarter of Maryland statewide murder rate.
Two of Maryland's largest public universities announced Tuesday they will establish a joint national security academy for students and professionals — part of a broader effort by state officials to lure the FBI's proposed new headquarters to the state.
When some of the nation's top spies joined each other on stage at a conference Thursday, the question of whether Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and state elections systems soon came up.