US intelligence

WASHINGTON | Lawmakers want US intelligence assessment on fake videos

WASHINGTON — Three lawmakers want to see a U.S. intelligence assessment of the threat posed by technology that lets anyone make fake but realistic videos of real people saying things they never said. The rising capabilities of the technology are fueling concerns it could be used to make a bogus video, for example, of an … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawmakers want US intelligence assessment on fake videos

ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

ASPEN, Colo.  — National Intelligence Director Dan Coats’ drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump’s pro-Kremlin remarks, leaving the soft-spoken spy chief in an uncomfortable — and perhaps perilous — seat in the administration. Trump’s remarks after Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, where he appeared to deny the longtime U.S. foe was … Continue reading ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

WASHINGTON  | Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

WASHINGTON  —Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. Rebuked as never before by his own party, … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence