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  • Election security Jan 16

    FBI to Keep States in Loop on Election Breaches, Sources Say

    The FBI is committing to inform state officials if local election systems have been breached. That’s according to federal officials. The FBI in the past would alert local governments about attacks on their electoral systems without automatically sharing that information with the state. That meant that state officials could be left in the dark and in a position of certifying...

  • El Cajon Jan 14

    FBI Searching for El Cajon Bank Robber

    The FBI and El Cajon Police Department are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred around 3:15 p.m. on Monday in El Cajon. The suspect walked into the US Bank located at 2755 Navajo Road, approached the teller and verbally demanded cash money. He left the store on foot, the FBI said. He is described as approximately…

  • Jan 8

    San Diego Bank Bandits

    Here is NBC 7’s running series of people accused of robbing banks around San Diego County.

  • russia probe Dec 18, 2019

    Secretive Court Rebukes FBI Over Errors in Russia Probe

    The chief judge of a secretive surveillance court said Tuesday that the FBI provided “unsupported” information when it applied to eavesdrop on a former Trump campaign adviser and directed the bureau to report back by next month on what steps it was taking to fix the problems.

  • Michael Flynn Dec 16, 2019

    Judge Rejects Michael Flynn’s Attacks on the FBI, Accuses His Lawyers of Plagiarism

    A federal judge on Monday scheduled a sentencing hearing for next month for Michael Flynn after rejecting arguments from the former Trump administration national security adviser that prosecutors had withheld evidence favorable to his case.

  • FBI Dec 11, 2019

    IG Horowitz Testifies FBI Russia Probe Had ‘Significant Concerns’, No Political Bias

    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee that his report reveals “significant concerns” with the FBI’s applications to receive and renew warrants to surveil former Trump campaign staffer Carter Page, but determined the opening of the investigation had no political motivations.

  • russia probe Dec 12, 2019

    DOJ Watchdog Caught in Political Crossfire Over Russia Report

    The Justice Department’s internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that he is concerned that “so many basic and fundamental errors” were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Michael Horowitz’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee comes two days after the release of a report that identified significant problems with applications to receive...

  • Russia Dec 11, 2019

    Trump Meets Russian Official as Impeachment Charges Unveiled

    President Donald Trump is meeting with the Russian foreign minister at the White House just hours after House Democrats announced articles of impeachment against him. Democrats claim Trump enlisted Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, including Joe Biden, while temporarily withholding aid from the country, which is fighting Russian aggression. Sergey Lavrov met earlier with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,...

  • russia probe Dec 10, 2019

    Trump Lashes Out at FBI Director Wray Over IG Report

    President Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday at FBI Director Chris Wray over his characterization of a Justice Department inspector general report on the early days of the Russia investigation, claiming in a tweet early Tuesday the bureau is “badly broken” and incapable of being fixed. The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog concluded in its report issued Monday that the...

  • Florida Dec 9, 2019

    Cyberattack Downs City Computers at Site of Florida Navy Attack

    Federal authorities are investigating a cyberattack on the city of Pensacola, Florida, home to the naval air station where a Saudi flight student killed three sailors and wounded eight others on Friday. City officials became aware of the attack at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, many hours after the shooting. They expressed caution about linking the two incidents — although they...

  • pensacola Dec 9, 2019

    Saudi Gunman Tweeted Against US Before Naval Base Shooting

    The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption the attack was an act of terrorism. Investigators are also trying...

  • Dec 7, 2019

    Man Arrested After SDPD Finds Videos Of Him Practicing Mass Shooting

    NBC 7’s Steven Luke explains the chilling story.

  • Dec 7, 2019

    Man With Assault Rifles Arrested After SDPD Finds Videos Of Him Practicing Mass Shooting

    A Spring Valley man who posted graphic videos online of himself pointing assault rifles at unknowing pedestrians from a room in the Sofia Hotel in Downtown San Diego is now in police custody on felony weapons charges. Steve Andrew Homoki, 30, was booked into jail on Dec 5, hours after San Diego Police Department investigators seized 14 registered firearms, including…

  • Dec 5, 2019

    Andrew Yang Campaign Notified FBI About Emailed Death Threats

    Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s campaign has been in contact with the FBI about emailed death threats about the hopeful and his staff and supporters, NBC News confirmed Tuesday. The Hill reported earlier Tuesday that the Yang campaign reached out to the FBI about the threats during the candidate’s latest swing through New Hampshire. A Yang campaign official said that it received...

  • Dec 3, 2019

    Newly Released Documents Shed Light on Mueller-Trump Meeting

    Former special counsel Robert Mueller had taken himself out of the running to be FBI director by the time he met with President Donald Trump about the job, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told federal investigators. Notes from Rosenstein’s May 23, 2017 interview were made public on Monday as the result of a court ruling in BuzzFeed News’ Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against...

  • Jan 9

    Government Secrets: Why and How A Special Agent-Turned-Whistleblower Uncovered Controversial Border Surveillance Tactics

    Special Agent Wesley Petonak, 34, was sitting at his desk in November 2018 when he came across a PowerPoint presentation file that alarmed him. A nine-year veteran at San Diego’s Homeland Security Investigations office, Petonak knew firsthand the importance of intelligence gathering for successful immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border.  But the PowerPoint was different.  Nine of the slides...

  • Nov 19, 2019

    2 Federal Jail Guards Charged, Plead Not Guilty in Jeffrey Epstein Case

    Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he took his own life have been charged in connection with the federal investigation into the financier’s death, a senior law enforcement official tells News 4.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Trump Ally Roger Stone Found Guilty

    Roger Stone has been found guilty on counts of lying to Congress, witness tampering and others.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Jury Finds Roger Stone Guilty of Lying to Congress, Witness Tampering, Obstruction in Case Tied to Mueller Probe

    He was proud of his reputation as a practitioner of political dirty tricks and frequently boasted about the extent of his contacts and the depth of his insider information. Now Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, faces a prison sentence for a collection of crimes that essentially amounts to exaggerating how much he knew, then...

  • Nov 7, 2019

    FBI Arrests Puerto Rico Senator, 7 More in Corruption Probe

    FBI agents arrested Puerto Rico Sen. Abel Nazario and seven other people early Wednesday as part of an investigation into corruption in the U.S. territory.

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