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Mail bombs to U.S. political figures, media: What we know

Oct 25, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Here's what we know so far about the mail bombs and suspicious packages that were sent to prominent Democratic critics of President Donald Trump

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES. CNN's office at the Time Warner Center is evacuated Wednesday morning, October 24, after a package arrived that was similar to suspicious packages found near the homes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, billionaire philanthropist George Soros and other prominent political figures.

Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:37 AM

This comes after President Donald Trump decides to strip off former Intelligence director John Brennan of his security clearance over an ongoing federal probe on Trump's alleged Russian campaign links

MCLEAN, VA - FEBRUARY 19: A man walks across the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at the lobby of the Original Headquarters Building at the CIA headquarters February 19, 2009 in McLean, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

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Jun 17, 2016 - 6:50 PM

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ISIS still has 'global reach' – CIA chief

Jun 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Despite upbeat Pentagon assessments about progress in the anti ISIS fight CIA Director John Brennan warns the group is still able to inspire and direct attacks beyond the territory it holds

ISIS. CIA Director John Brennan testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the operational capabilities of Islamic State (ISIS) in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, June 16, 2016. File photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

CIA chief Brennan supports FBI in Apple encryption case

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:13 PM

The FBI clearly has a legitimate basis to try to understand what is on [that] phone says Brennan

epa04660981 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John O. Brennan speaks during an appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York, New York, USA, 13 March 2015. Brennan spoke about the security threats facing the United States and how the CIA is responding. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

CIA director says ISIS group has used, can make chem weapons

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM

We have a number of instances where [ISIS] has used chemical munitions on the battlefield says CIA director John Brennan

CHEMICAL WEAPONS? A file photo dated March 13, 2015 shows Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John O. Brennan speaking during an appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York, New York, USA. File photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Teen hacker says he cracked CIA head's personal email – media

Oct 20, 2015 - 9:41 AM

If true the story will be a major embarrassment for Brennan and the Central Intelligence Agency coming after months of intense national scrutiny of Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state

A file photo dated 13 March 2015 shows Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John O. Brennan speaking during an appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York, New York, USA. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

CIA chief: Ending NSA spying would boost terror threat

Jun 01, 2015 - 12:38 AM

If no action is taken by the Senate Sunday authorities will be forced to shut down the bulk collection program and two other provisions

JOHN BRENNAN. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John O. Brennan speaks during an appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York, New York, USA, 13 March 2015. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

US does not want to see Syrian regime 'collapse': CIA

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:25 AM

Washington is worried about who might replace the Syrian president if his government fall given the rise of the Islamic State group and other jihadists

CIA. Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan speaks during an appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

CIA chief defends agency, but admits 'abhorrent' abuses

Dec 12, 2014 - 7:34 AM

Brennan says the torture came amid fear of another wave of violence from Al Qaeda after the September 11 2001 attacks

REPORT. A page from the 500-page summary of the US Senate's report on CIA interrogation methods. Photo by Rappler

CIA torture report: Global outrage, calls for justice

Dec 11, 2014 - 6:45 AM

That US interrogators tortured Al Qaeda suspects in secret jails is known but a detailed Senate report into the scandal is seized upon by America s shocked friends and gloating enemies alike

DECLASSIFIED. A page from the 500-page summary of the US Senate's report on CIA interrogation methods. Photo by Rappler

Obama: After 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

Aug 02, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Even before I came into office I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9 11 we did some things that were wrong US President Barack Obama tells reporters

CIA chief accused of murder over Pakistan drone attack

Nov 27, 2013 - 9:07 PM

The government criticises drone strikes as a violation of sovereignty and counterproductive to anti terror efforts But ties with Washington have nevertheless improved this year after lurching from crisis to crisis in 2011 and 2012

MURDER ALLEGATIONS: CIA director John Brennan

Senator's filibuster of CIA pick ends after 12 hours

Mar 07, 2013 - 2:46 PM

A Republican senator seeking to block President Barack Obama s pick to lead the CIA over concerns about drone strikes on US soil completed a nearly 13 hour speaking filibuster early Thursday

Courtesy of Sen Rand Paul's office.

Architect of drone war under fire

Feb 08, 2013 - 7:33 AM

John Brennan comes under tough questioning at his confirmation hearings

UNDER FIRE. John Brennan, nominee for CIA boss, faces a rough confirmation process. File photo by AFP

Obama picks new CIA, Pentagon chiefs

Jan 08, 2013 - 7:42 AM

US President Barack Obama on Monday January 7 nominated former Republican senator Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon and counterterrorism czar John Brennan to head the CIA

OBAMA'S PICKS. Chuck Hagel (L) and John Brennan (R) listen while US President Barack Obama speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House January 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Obama to nominate John Brennan as CIA director

Jan 07, 2013 - 8:56 PM

US President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as CIA director an administration official said