The F.B.I. said some of the 4,500 tips it received about Justice Brett Kavanaugh were given to the Trump White House, leading some Democrats to call the process a sham.
In two separate hearings, the F.B.I. director and Pentagon officials answered questions about the failure to adequately prepare for and respond to the Jan. 6 attack.
Officials said that China’s push for global power posed a threat to the United States, and they dwelled on climate change, domestic extremism and more.
Vice President Kamala Harris joined the president in forcefully condemning the killings in Atlanta. “Racism is real in America, and it has always been,” she said.
A former bank employee contends that the Swiss bank continued to help American clients avoid taxes long after its 2014 plea deal with the U.S. government
Christopher A. Wray condemned the Capitol riot and told the Senate Judiciary Committee that agents had opened 2,000 domestic terrorism inquiries in recent years.
Federal law enforcement shifted resources last year in response to Donald Trump’s insistence that the radical left endangered the country. Meanwhile, right-wing extremism was building ominously.
Dozens of people in Washington on the day of the attack on the Capitol were said to be on a terrorism watch list.
The Trump administration’s response to the attack, incited by the president, has lacked broad reassurances to a country on edge.
Civil servants, elected officials and judges did their jobs and protected democracy.
Mr. Krebs had overseen election cybersecurity efforts, and had joined other officials in declaring the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.”
Current and former Trump administration officials are worried about what might happen on Nov. 4.
Both Iran and Russia have obtained voter information, the officials warned, but there was no indication that any votes themselves have been altered.
The testimony contradicted efforts by President Trump and other officials to downplay the threats.
Democrats demanded an F.B.I. briefing. They were concerned about a potential Russian-linked effort to interfere in the election by using a Senate panel to advance smears against Joe Biden, officials said.
Across the country, rank-and-file prosecutors cringed at another extraordinary intervention by Attorney General William P. Barr.