The Central Intelligence Agency under President Trump is giving more authority to field operatives and cutting excessive bureaucracy in a bid to boost intelligence operations, CIA Director Mike Pompeo says.
The Trump administration has released a long-suppressed and classified government report disclosing U.S. clandestine action in Iran that outlines America’s role in the country’s 1953 coup, the State Department announced last week in a move that is likely to roil the Islamic Republic.
A House investigation into improper intelligence gathering gained momentum this week after subpoenas were issued for records on three Obama administration political appointees.
Former CIA Director John Brennan told a House hearing on Tuesday the CIA first asked the FBI last summer to investigate contacts between Russian intelligence officials and Americans in the Trump campaign.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo discussed the potential for fomenting an insurrection against the Kim Jong Un regime in North Korea with a high-level defector, according to U.S. intelligence officials.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) is threatening to block one of President Donald Trump’s nominees to a position in the CIA until the agency responds to his letters.
Republican investigators expect that the House Intelligence Committee will be presented a “smoking gun” showing that President Barack Obama’s administration surveilled the Trump transition team, according to Fox News on Thursday.