Harry Reid: What We Believe About U.F.O.s

We still don’t know what they are — but we may be close to finding out.

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After Russian Cyberattack, Looking for Answers and Debating Retaliation

Key senators and corporate executives warned at a hearing on Tuesday that the “scope and scale” of the hacking of government agencies and companies, the most sophisticated in history, were still unclear.

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White House Announces Senior Official Is Leading Inquiry Into SolarWinds Hacking

The announcement comes after the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee criticized the administration for its disjointed response.

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A Rotating Group of Intelligence Analysts Will Brief President Biden

Morgan Muir, who had led Mr. Biden’s first briefings in the early days of the administration, will oversee the assembly of the written President’s Daily Brief, among other responsibilities.

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Senate Intelligence Committee to Examine Antigovernment Extremists

Senator Mark Warner, the committee’s new chairman, said he hoped to lead a bipartisan investigation of the groups, their overseas ties and amplification of their message by foreign powers.

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Justice Dept. Ends Stock Trade Inquiry Into Richard Burr Without Charges

Law enforcement officials told the senator that they would not pursue charges over his dumping of hundreds of thousands of dollars of stock after Senate coronavirus briefings early in the pandemic.

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Joaquin Castro: Impeachment Manager Has Fought Trump on Immigration

The Harvard-educated lawyer, who sits on the Intelligence Committee and once led the Hispanic Caucus, will help prosecute President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

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The Trump Campaign Accepted Russian Help to Win in 2016. Case Closed.

“Cooperation” or “collusion” or whatever. It was a plot against American democracy.

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Trump Phone Calls Add to Lingering Questions About Russian Interference

A Senate committee went further than the Mueller report on key points about Russia’s election sabotage operations and the Trump campaign.

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Report Details Manafort’s Ties During 2016 Trump Campaign to a Russian Agent

The former campaign chairman Paul Manafort kept in close touch with a longtime colleague whom Senate investigators identified as a Russian intelligence officer.

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Trump and Miss Moscow: Report Examines Possible Compromises in Russia Trips

The Senate committee report says that President Trump may have had a relationship with a Russian beauty pageant winner. But investigators say they “did not establish” that Russia had compromising information on Mr. Trump.

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What We Learned From Report on 2016 Trump Campaign and Russian Interference

Senators divided along party lines about whether to conclude that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin’s election sabotage operations.

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8 Takeaways From the Senate Committee Report on Russian Interference

Senators divided along party lines about whether to conclude that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin’s election sabotage operations.

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Is TikTok More of a Parenting Problem Than a Security Threat?

Even as the White House moves against the Chinese social media app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major issue along the lines of Huawei.

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Richard Burr Steps Back From Senate Panel as Phone Seized in Stock Sales Inquiry

The move is a major escalation in the investigation into the senator’s sale of stocks that came as President Trump and other Republicans were playing down the threat of the coronavirus.

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Trump Ally Sees Easier Path to Intelligence Post in Second Attempt

Representative John Ratcliffe, an outspoken defender of President Trump, still faces questions about his partisanship and qualifications to be director of national intelligence.

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Republican-Led Review Backs Intelligence Findings on Russian Interference

A new Senate report undercuts claims by President Trump and his allies that Obama-era officials sought to undermine his candidacy by investigating Russia’s 2016 election meddling.

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Senator Sold Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Stocks After Suggesting U.S. Was Prepared for Coronavirus

Two weeks after the sales, Senator Richard Burr warned a nonpartisan group that the virus could soon cause a major disruption in the United States.

#burr-richard-m, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #north-carolina, #senate, #senate-committee-on-intelligence, #stocks-and-bonds

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