Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), the new House Intelligence Committee chairman, has doubled committee staff as it prepares to reopen its probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
William Evanina, the country’s top counterintelligence official, sounded the alarm on Tuesday about China devoting “ungodly resources” and waging “more aggressive” tactics to conduct espionage against the United States.
The United States’ top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down.
Republican Sen. John Neely Kennedy (La.) waded into the debate over whether the Trump administration should strip the security clearances of several top Obama-era intelligence officials by asserting that some of the individuals under consideration had acted like “buttheads” and “political hacks.”
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats released a statement on Monday defending America’s intelligence community and reaffirming its conclusion Russia meddled in the 2016 election.
On the surface, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-hyped speech on Monday, which revealed new intelligence on Iran’s clandestine work to develop nuclear weapons, was an effort to push President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA.