FBI and the Justice Department

Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

NEW YORK/February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration “must do better” in how it handles … Continue reading Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

Trump accuses Democrats of playing politics with memo

WASHINGTON/February 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Saturday accused the Democrats of playing politics with classified information, asserting that their memo countering GOP allegations about the conduct of the FBI’s Russia probe was a trap meant to “blame the White House for lack of transparency.” Citing national security concerns, the White House notified … Continue reading Trump accuses Democrats of playing politics with memo

Trump won’t declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe

WASHINGTON/February 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is “unable” to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI’s Russia probe. White House counsel Don McGahn said in … Continue reading Trump won’t declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe