The FBI said Friday it will respond to questions from Congress on the use of FBI aircraft amid allegations that Attorney General Eric Holder is among officials who "may have used FBI planes for his own travel when aircraft were needed for FBI operations."
Seventy-two law enforcement officers in the U.S. were slain in the line of duty in 2011, an increase of 16 over the previous year, according to an FBI report released Monday. The report does not include reasons for the rise.
FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday he is concerned about the potential for terrorists mounting cyber attacks and that the bureau is working "to stay ahead of these threats, both at home and abroad."
Cybercriminals are becoming a threat that rivals terrorist groups like al Qaeda, according to the nation's top law enforcement official.
Fifty-six law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2010, the FBI reported Monday. That's up from 48 shot and killed the previous year.
Longtime FBI Director Robert Mueller received one of the Justice Department's highest awards Wednesday for outstanding professionalism and exemplary integrity.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is "a significant threat to the homeland" despite the death of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed last week in Yemen by a U.S. drone strike, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday.
Top U.S. officials say they are not ready to put aside threat information received last week that al Qaeda terrorists wanted to attack New York or Washington around the time of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
The Senate voted swiftly and unanimously Wednesday to keep FBI Director Robert Mueller in office for another two years, extending a term that had been set to expire August 2.
President Barack Obama has signed into law Tuesday legislation creating a new two-year term for FBI Director Robert Mueller beginning on August 3.
In a demand for fast -- if not furious -- action, Congressional investigators have given the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration just one week to produce documents to aid their investigation of a controversial gun-purchasing operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on whether to extend FBI Director Robert Mueller's term two more years.
Senators of both political parties said Wednesday they support extending FBI Director Robert Mueller's term for two more years but are worried about a legal constitutional challenge.
FBI Director Robert Mueller wrote a letter of resignation to then-President Bush over a secret wiretapping program.
President Barack Obama's request for FBI Director Robert Mueller to stay on for another two years takes an important step Wednesday, when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on what could be a precedent-setting job extension.
FBI Director Robert Mueller is on course to receive the two-year job extension urged by President Obama, despite scattered grumbling by some agents and legislative concerns about establishing a precedent, key lawmakers say.
It will take an act of Congress to keep Robert Mueller at the helm of the FBI, and all signs indicate that's precisely what lawmakers will do.
President Barack Obama is seeking a two-year extension of the 10-year term of FBI Director Robert Mueller, the White House announced Thursday.
Should Mexican drug cartels be considered terrorist organizations? They murder, plot, kidnap, and dismember bodies. They're also responsible for shootouts, explosions, fires and other atrocities.
More than 100,000 Justice Department employees, including federal law enforcement officials from the FBI, ATF, DEA, U.S. Attorney offices and many other agencies, will know by Friday whether they will be required to work during a looming government shutdown.
It might be one of the most intense rivalries in sports.
During an open book exam on agent guidelines covering domestic investigations, "a significant number of FBI employees engaged in some form of cheating or improper conduct," a Justice Department report has found.
The terrorism threat against the United States has evolved, with homegrown terrorists and a greater diversity in the scope and methods of attack making it more difficult to prevent them, top security officials told a Senate committee Wednesday.
The Justice Department's Office of Inspector General has launched an investigation into whether large numbers of FBI agents may have improperly taken a test on guidelines for agents, according to FBI Director Robert Mueller.
The Pentagon is focusing on jailed Army Pfc. Bradley Manning as the main suspect in the leak of tens of thousands of secret U.S. military documents related to the war in Afghanistan, a senior Pentagon official told CNN Wednesday.
A computer hacker responsible for creating and operating a massive scam that infected as many as 12 million computers worldwide has been identified and arrested, authorities said Wednesday.
The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking records from more than two dozen FBI offices around the nation about the "collection and use of race and ethnicity data in local communities," according to a press release issued by the civil liberties group.
The Justice Department on Thursday trumpeted its efforts to crack down on mortgage fraud, saying it launched an interagency plan to detect costly scams.
Officials unanimously agree there is a strong chance for another terror attack on US soil with in the next three to six months.
Another attempted terrorist attack on the United States in coming months is "certain," the heads of major U.S intelligence agencies told a Senate committee Tuesday.
Did the FBI make the right decision in reading the suspected underwear bomber his Miranda rights and placing him in the civilian court system only hours after he was detained for trying to blow up a Northwest flight on Christmas?
Former FBI and CIA Director William Webster will lead an outside investigation of the FBI's "policies, practices and actions" before the November massacre at Fort Hood, the bureau announced Tuesday.
As President Obama huddles with key military advisers to talk about a strategy in Afghanistan, top officials charged with protecting the homeland on Wednesday pointedly stressed the danger from terrorists in the Afghan-Pakistan border area.
The House of Representatives approved an amendment Thursday that calls for halting government funding to the community organizing group ACORN.
The community organizing group ACORN on Wednesday announced a hiring freeze, new training programs and an independent review of its programs after the recent release of a series of videotapes embarrassing to the agency.
ACORN employees are caught on tape allegedly giving advice on setting up a prostitution ring, CNN's Bill Tucker reports.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview Friday that just-released CIA documents demonstrate the effectiveness of coercive interrogation techniques.
FBI Director Robert Mueller harshly criticized the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber in a letter released Saturday, calling it "a mockery of the rule of law."
The highly controversial no-warrant surveillance program initiated after the September 11 terrorist attacks relied on a "factually flawed" legal analysis inappropriately provided by a single Justice Department official, according to a report to Congress on Friday.
Thirty-five years after the man known to a generation of television viewers as Inspector Lewis Erskine ended his run as star of "The FBI," he finally became a special agent and got his badge back.
President Obama will address the future of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Thursday morning in a speech at the National Archives.
A Republican congressman Wednesday asked the head of the FBI to investigate allegations that the CIA lied to Congress about the Bush administration's use of "alternative" interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi tries to fend off GOP outrage at her CIA allegations and moves to shore up Democratic support.
Onetime top Bush administration officials received a break from the Supreme Court on Monday.
FBI Director Robert Mueller pointed Monday to recent terror attacks in Mumbai, India, and Somalia to highlight the FBI's concern that small groups or individuals could carry out such attacks on U.S. soil.
Current and former top Bush administration officials may have caught a break from the Supreme Court Wednesday on whether they can be held personally liable for the alleged mistreatment of those detained after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Former Clinton Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder is President-elect Barack Obama's choice for the position of attorney general, according to two prominent Democrats involved in transition matters.
As the highest court in the U.S. begins its 2008 term on Oct. 6, TIME breaks down four significant cases to watch
The chairman of the of Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday he does not believe that Dr. Bruce Ivins acted alone in the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks
FBI Director Robert Mueller said Tuesday he will seek an independent review of the scientific process and evidence that allowed the FBI to wrap up its long-running anthrax investigation, but left lingering questions.
New rules on FBI investigations of national security cases should be delayed, top Senate Judiciary Committee members said Monday
Federal agents hope two computers seized from a Frederick, Maryland, public library yield more clues regarding anthrax suspect Bruce Ivins, according to new case documents.
At precisely 100 years of age, the FBI is learning new tricks. It has no choice.
At precisely 100 years of age, the FBI is learning new tricks. It has no choice.
Only one of the nearly 2,000 guests who attended the FBI's 100th birthday party Thursday was alive when a handful of investigators formed what was to become the world's premier law enforcement agency.
Now-defunct IndyMac Bancorp Inc. is under investigation by the FBI for possible fraud in connection with home loans made to risky borrowers
Authorities have arrested 389 members of prostitution operations and removed 21 juveniles from sex-selling ring.
In a series of raids, authorities have arrested more than 300 members of prostitution operations and removed 21 juveniles from sex-selling rings, the FBI announced Wednesday.
Hundreds of people across the country have been arrested by law enforcement officials targeting crooked mortgage brokers, real estate agents, and other industry officials, the head of the FBI and a top Justice Department official said Thursday.
The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether top government officials can be held personally liable for allegedly knowing of or condoning mistreatment of people detained after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
FBI officials Tuesday disclosed complaints of mortgage fraud are piling up at record levels this year, and appear certain to shatter last year's record.
FBI Director Robert Mueller on Tuesday heard sharp complaints from lawmakers about the bureau's past failures but found no opposition to plans for a big budget increase.
The FBI needs more than 1,000 new agents, intelligence analysts and support staff to expand its ability to combat terrorism, spying and other national security threats, bureau director Robert Mueller tells House members Tuesday during a Capitol Hill appearance to push for a $450 million budget increase.
CNN's Kelli Arena talks to FBI Director Robert Mueller about the possibility of another attack on the United States.
There was no overt prediction of a terror attack in the tape released last week by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, FBI Director Robert Mueller said.
The White House demanded in 2004 that the Justice Department approve a secret national security program without allowing the ailing attorney general, "feeble, barely articulate, clearly stressed," to discuss the matter with top advisers, according to the FBI director's personal notes.
FBI chief's wiretap concerns
FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress Thursday that the confrontation between then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft in Ashcroft's hospital room in 2004 concerned a controversial surveillance program -- an apparent contradiction of Senate testimony given Tuesday by Gonzales.
Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey disclosed new information Tuesday concerning attempts by the White House to get Justice Department approval for the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program.
The FBI is guilty of "serious misuse" of the power to secretly obtain private information under the Patriot Act, a government audit said Friday.
The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq has been placed on an FBI list of top terrorism suspects who haven't been charged with crimes in the United States but are wanted for questioning.
Four men were charged Wednesday in connection with what the Justice Department calls a terrorist plot to attack U.S. military and Jewish facilities in the Los Angeles area.
President Bush on Wednesday directed the creation of a new National Security Service within the FBI, one of 70 recommendations on improving the intelligence community he endorsed from the White House WMD commission.
FBI officials said they hope to award a contract by the year's end for a complex new software program to replace a failed project that was canceled this year at a cost of more than $100 million to taxpayers.
The United States is now "safer" but not "totally safe" against terrorism, FBI Director Robert Mueller has said.
John Negroponte, the President's pick for the first Director of National Intelligence (DNI), hasn't even been confirmed for the job yet, but he is already facing serious turf battles in the U.S. intelligence community.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday he is "open to suggestions" on changing the USA Patriot Act but would oppose any change that reined in the law enforcement powers approved after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Federal drug agents in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, have made what authorities call the largest seizure of methamphetamine in the eastern United States.
Jailers cut off outside contact with imprisoned white supremacist Matthew Hale after he denied any role in the deaths of the husband and mother of a federal judge he was convicted of plotting to kill, Hale's father said Tuesday.
FBI Director Robert Mueller promised a Senate panel late Thursday that he will decide within two months whether to scrap special computer software for FBI agents after a report sharply criticized the program.
A top FBI official said Thursday the bureau may have to scrap a computer program that so far has cost $170 million and was intended to be an important tool in fighting terrorism.
In Chicago, the FBI gets a tip that terrorists plan to infect large numbers of Americans with a dangerous virus. But in the past the informant revealed information on smuggling, not terrorism. Agen...
The chiefs of the CIA and FBI told senators Thursday that the current terror threat against the United States is at its highest level since the attacks of September 11, 2001, according to senators and congressional staff who were present at the closed-door meeting.
House members received a private briefing Wednesday from top federal officials about possible terrorism before the November election.
The FBI's much-lauded computer system that was supposed to aid in tracking domestic terror threats will not be ready by year's end, as some top officials at the bureau had expected, according to a New York Times report published Saturday.
The FBI Thursday announced more reforms affecting how it conducts and organizes intelligence gathering amid some calls for creating a new domestic intelligence agency.
After two days of conflicting assessments and mixed signals on the urgency of the terrorist threat within the United States, Attorney General John Ashcroft and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge late Friday issued a joint statement citing "credible intelligence" of a threat to the nation.
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller presented photographs of seven people they say are associated with al Qaeda.
Intelligence from multiple sources indicates that al Qaeda intends to attack the United States in the coming months, according to U.S. officials. U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. The following is a full transcript from their press conference:
State and local police in New York and Vermont will soon have instant access to federal counterterrorism data under an FBI-run pilot program that could become a new weapon in the war on terrorism, officials announced Tuesday.
The CIA is investigating three cases of prisoner deaths during interrogations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Maybe it's just as well that in those frightening days after September 11 the nation didn't know what was in the CIA's files about terrorist plots to hijack a plane and fly it into the Eiffel Tower.
Three key storylines play out today: President Bush at the White House with Ariel Sharon. John Kerry in New York with Hillary Clinton. And the ongoing 9/11 commission hearings with George Tenet and Robert Mueller.
U.S. intelligence gathering was fragmented and poorly coordinated before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the 9/11 commission reported Wednesday, adding that it remains unclear how such crucial information is managed.
As the commission looking into the intelligence failures preceding 9/11 resumes its hearings this week, there will be a new exhibit A under public scrutiny: the supersecret CIA report on al-Qaeda that was given to George W. Bush as part of the President's Daily Brief (PDB) on Aug. 6, 2001, just weeks before the attacks on the U.S.
Directors of the top U.S. security agencies on Tuesday told the Senate Intelligence Committee that terrorist networks are damaged, but still capable of targeting American interests, including plots on the same scale as the attacks of September 11, 2001.
After former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud and insider trading Thursday, his lawyers and government prosecutors started arguing their cases in front of the news media.
At the moment attorneys for former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling in Houston were blasting federal prosecutors for indicting Skilling on conspiracy and fraud charges, top federal law enforcement officials in Washington issued a joint written statement lauding their actions.
The author of a new book that has put former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill at the center of a swirling controversy said Wednesday none of the documents he used in his research were classified.
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