Mail.com: James R. Clapper, Jr. https://www.mail.com/people/1697480-james-r-clapper-jr.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: James R. Clapper, Jr. https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/people/1697480-james-r-clapper-jr.html AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Russia claims under scrutiny https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5206196-ap-fact-check-trumps-russia-claims-under-scrutiny.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest assertions about the Russia investigation are questionable on a number of fronts. For one, he's claiming his political adversaries agree with him that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and Russians. His critics are not at all convinced of that. He's also appearing ... Fri, 19 May 2017 07:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5206196-ap-fact-check-trumps-russia-claims-under-scrutiny.html 2017-05-19T07:37:00Z AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims unearned exoneration on Russia https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5205376-ap-fact-check-trump-claims-unearned-exoneration-ru.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump persists in suggesting that his 2016 campaign has been exonerated on the question of whether it colluded with Russians, even as a powerful investigation forms to look into that matter and multiple other inquiries press on. The president joined Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in a news conference Thursday. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5205376-ap-fact-check-trump-claims-unearned-exoneration-ru.html 2017-05-19T00:47:00Z The Latest: Gowdy takes himself out of FBI director search https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194984-latest-gowdy-takes-fbi-director-search.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's selection of a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina has taken himself out of the running to replace James Comey as FBI director. Gowdy is a former state and federal prosecutor an... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:34:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194984-latest-gowdy-takes-fbi-director-search.html 2017-05-15T21:34:00Z Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5191638-clapper-us-govt-under-assault-trump-comey-firing.html WASHINGTON (AP) — American democracy is "under assault" on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign. As Trump works to fast-tra... Mon, 15 May 2017 06:13:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5191638-clapper-us-govt-under-assault-trump-comey-firing.html 2017-05-15T06:13:00Z 10 Things to Know for Monday https://www.mail.com/news/world/5192976-10-things-to-monday.html Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHY CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS FEAR MORE 'RANSOMWARE' ATTACKS Cyberattacks like the one "WannaCry" malware that hit 150 countries starting last Friday could continue to spread through operating systems that have not been updated with s... Mon, 15 May 2017 01:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5192976-10-things-to-monday.html 2017-05-15T01:40:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5189804-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; James Clapper, former director of national intelligence. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Chuck Schum... Sat, 13 May 2017 22:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5189804-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-05-13T22:08:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5189406-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — To be announced. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif; former Defense Secretary... Fri, 12 May 2017 23:33:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5189406-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-05-12T23:33:00Z Spicer: Russia Collusion Is A 'False Narrative' https://www.mail.com/news/world/5188588-spicer-russia-collusion-false-narrative.html As the Trump administration continues to stand by the decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the administration... Fri, 12 May 2017 19:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5188588-spicer-russia-collusion-false-narrative.html 2017-05-12T19:37:00Z Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration https://www.mail.com/news/world/5176906-obama-warned-trump-hiring-flynn-inauguration.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama personally warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn to serve as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials said Monday, underscoring the depths of the outgoing White House's concern about the man Trump would ultimately fire. In an Oval Office meeting with Trump two days after... Mon, 08 May 2017 22:42:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5176906-obama-warned-trump-hiring-flynn-inauguration.html 2017-05-08T22:42:00Z FBI, NSA directors testify in closed House committee session https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5167912-fbi-nsa-directors-testify-closed-house-committee-s.html WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers were quizzed for more than two hours behind closed doors on Thursday by members of the House intelligence committee investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election. The committee's work had been stalled when the panel's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Ca... Thu, 04 May 2017 21:48:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5167912-fbi-nsa-directors-testify-closed-house-committee-s.html 2017-05-04T21:48:00Z Former Obama security adviser declines invite to testify https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5165194-obama-security-adviser-declines-invite-to-testify.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, on Wednesday declined an invitation to testify at an upcoming Senate hearing on Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Rice's lawyer notified the senators chairing the hearing of her decision not to attend in a letter. Two other former Obama administration offici... Thu, 04 May 2017 00:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5165194-obama-security-adviser-declines-invite-to-testify.html 2017-05-04T00:06:00Z AP source: Yates to testify on warning White House on Flynn https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5161780-ap-source-yates-to-testify-warning-white-house-fly.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is expected to testify to Congress next week that she expressed alarm to the White House about President Donald Trump's national security adviser's contacts with the Russian ambassador, which could contradict how the administration has characterized her counsel. Yates on Monday is expected to re... Wed, 03 May 2017 01:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5161780-ap-source-yates-to-testify-warning-white-house-fly.html 2017-05-03T01:54:00Z Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5135290-senators-seek-data-americans-caught-up-surveillanc.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations. The request by Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky adds to a chorus of calls fo... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:11:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5135290-senators-seek-data-americans-caught-up-surveillanc.html 2017-04-22T07:11:00Z Dan Coats sworn in as national intelligence director https://www.mail.com/news/world/5042074-dan-coats-sworn-national-intelligence-director.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats has been sworn in as the nation's top spy chief. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office after the Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Coats' nomination by a vote of 85-12. Coats will be President Donald Trump's top intelligence official overseeing 16 other intelligence age... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:28:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5042074-dan-coats-sworn-national-intelligence-director.html 2017-03-16T18:28:00Z Senate confirms Trump's pick for national intelligence chief https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5038290-senate-confirms-trumps-pick-national-intelligence.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's choice for national intelligence director. Senators voted 85-12 Wednesday to approve the nomination of former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, making him the fifth person to hold the post created after the Sept. 11 attacks. Coats replaces James Clapper, who retired at the end of... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5038290-senate-confirms-trumps-pick-national-intelligence.html 2017-03-15T18:25:00Z Justice Dept. asks for more time on wiretapping evidence https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5031922-justice-dept-asks-time-wiretapping-evidence.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a Monday deadline, the Justice Department asked lawmakers for more time to provide evidence backing up President Donald Trump's unproven assertion that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the election. The request came as the White House appeared to soften Trump's explosive allegation. The House intelligence ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5031922-justice-dept-asks-time-wiretapping-evidence.html 2017-03-14T00:03:00Z McCain to Trump: Provide wiretap evidence or retract claim https://www.mail.com/news/world/5030004-mccain-to-trump-provide-wiretap-evidence-retract-c.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as its namesake has charged, a request reinforced Sunday by an influential Republican senator who says the president must either come up with the evidence or retract his claim. "I think the presi... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:02:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5030004-mccain-to-trump-provide-wiretap-evidence-retract-c.html 2017-03-13T00:02:00Z House panel wants any evidence Trump's phones were tapped https://www.mail.com/news/world/5029336-house-panel-wants-evidence-trumps-phones-were-tapp.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee asked the executive branch to provide by Monday any evidence to support President Donald Trump's claim that his phones were tapped at Trump Tower during the election, a senior congressional aide said Saturday. The request was made in a letter sent by committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and the... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 22:05:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5029336-house-panel-wants-evidence-trumps-phones-were-tapp.html 2017-03-11T22:05:00Z Senate committee OKs Trump's national intelligence director https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5024398-senate-committee-oks-trumps-national-intelligence.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee has voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick for national intelligence director, advancing his nomination to the Senate floor. The committee voted 13-2 in favor of former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats to replace James Clapper, who retired at the end of the Obama administration. Republic... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:57:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5024398-senate-committee-oks-trumps-national-intelligence.html 2017-03-09T20:57:00Z Senators seek evidence to support Trump's wiretapping claim https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5020832-senators-seek-evidence-to-support-trumps-wiretappi.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of a congressional inquiry into Russia's efforts to sway the U.S. election called on the Justice Department Wednesday to produce any evidence that supports President Donald Trump's explosive wiretapping allegation. Declaring that Congress "must get to the bottom" of Trump's claim, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sheldon Whi... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5020832-senators-seek-evidence-to-support-trumps-wiretappi.html 2017-03-08T23:17:00Z As president, Trump seeks answers on his own wiretap mystery https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5014858-president-trump-seeks-answers-wiretap-mystery.html WASHINGTON (AP) — If Donald Trump wants to know whether he was the subject of surveillance by the U.S. government, he may be uniquely positioned to get an answer. In a series of weekend tweets, the president accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of ordering wiretaps on his phones but offered no proof to back the claim. The White House then called on Congress to investigate ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5014858-president-trump-seeks-answers-wiretap-mystery.html 2017-03-07T16:30:00Z Unusually tense interview between Stephanopoulos, Trump aide https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5014832-unusually-tense-interview-stephanopoulos-trump-aid.html NEW YORK (AP) — George Stephanopoulos' "Good Morning America" interview with White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday is an instant milestone in the hostile relationship between the Trump administration and the media. In the discussion about President Donald Trump's weekend accusations — offered without proof — that former President Obama ... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:45:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5014832-unusually-tense-interview-stephanopoulos-trump-aid.html 2017-03-06T22:45:00Z White House aides defend Trump's wiretapping claim https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5013338-white-house-aides-defend-trumps-wiretapping-claim.html WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials on Monday defended President Donald Trump's explosive claim that Barack Obama tapped Trump's telephones during last year's election, although they won't say exactly where that information came from and left open the possibility that it isn't true. The comments came even as FBI Director James Comey privately asked th... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5013338-white-house-aides-defend-trumps-wiretapping-claim.html 2017-03-06T19:01:00Z The Latest: Dems seek details of communications about Russia https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5012100-latest-dems-seek-details-communications-russia.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's claim that then-President Barack Obama had Trump's telephones tapped during last year's election (all times EST): 9 p.m. Congressional Democrats are seeking details about reports of contacts between the White House and the Justice Department concerning the FBI's ongoing review of efforts by the Russian government to un... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 02:09:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5012100-latest-dems-seek-details-communications-russia.html 2017-03-06T02:09:00Z Trump seeks Congress' help on wiretap claim; FBI disputes it https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5011858-trump-seeks-congress-help-wiretap-claim-fbi-disput.html PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump's telephones tapped during the election. Obama's intelligence chief said no such action was ever carried out, and a U.S. official said the FBI has asked the Justice Department to dispute the al... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 01:23:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5011858-trump-seeks-congress-help-wiretap-claim-fbi-disput.html 2017-03-06T01:23:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5010552-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House principal deputy press secretary; Josh Earnest, former Obama press secretary; Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; Michael Mukasey, former Bush attorney general. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:36:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5010552-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-03-05T00:36:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5010064-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — not available. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; James Clapper, former director of national intelligence. CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Mark Warner, D-V... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 23:20:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5010064-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-03-03T23:20:00Z New CIA deputy criticized over her links to waterboarding https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4945132-cia-deputy-criticized-links-to-waterboarding.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The new deputy director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran a CIA prison in Thailand where terror suspects were waterboarded — a harsh interrogation technique President Donald Trump has supported. CIA Director Mike Pompeo announced Thursday that he has selected Gina Haspel to be the first female career CIA officer to be named d... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:15:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4945132-cia-deputy-criticized-links-to-waterboarding.html 2017-02-03T08:15:00Z Seasoned spymaster linked to waterboarding named CIA deputy https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4944012-seasoned-spymaster-linked-to-waterboarding-named-c.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The new deputy director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran a CIA prison in Thailand where terror suspects were waterboarded — a harsh interrogation technique President Donald Trump has supported. CIA Director Mike Pompeo announced Thursday that he has selected Gina Haspel to be the first female career CIA officer to be named d... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:02:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4944012-seasoned-spymaster-linked-to-waterboarding-named-c.html 2017-02-03T00:02:00Z Up to 117 civilians died in strikes during Obama presidency https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4910570-up-to-117-civilians-died-strikes-obama-presidency.html WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as 117 civilians have been killed in drone and other counterterror attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere during President Barack Obama's presidency, according to a report released late Thursday by U.S. intelligence officials. It was the second public assessment the Obama administration has issued in response to mounting pressu... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:42:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4910570-up-to-117-civilians-died-strikes-obama-presidency.html 2017-01-20T03:42:00Z