ICE launches early morning raids

Federal agents rounded up 121 adults and children in deportation raids during the weekend. Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson confirmed that 121 people were taken into custody. The coordinated operation focused on families at the center of the humanitarian crisis at the border last summer. Those targeted in the raids had been issued final orders of deportation and had no loose ends on appeals for … Continue reading ICE launches early morning raids

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ISIS has tech needed to forge passports

U.S. report warns of ISIS creating fake passports Intelligence officials released a report to law enforcement on Friday warning that ISIS has access to passport printing machines and blank passport books. The source noted that, beyond the report, there’s concern that this capability coupled with ISIS access to government buildings in Syria that contain valid biographical data and fingerprint info on Syrian citizens give rise to … Continue reading ISIS has tech needed to forge passports

FBI identifies 2 men involved in Lockerbie bombing

U.S. officials on Thursday identified two more Libyans suspected of being involved in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland in 1988, which killed 270 people. United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Scotland’s top legal authority issued an international request to the Libyan government allowing the FBI to question the two suspects. The two suspects are suspected of being involved with Abdelbaset … Continue reading FBI identifies 2 men involved in Lockerbie bombing

IRS data breach larger than first reported

IRS officials announced on Monday that hackers accessed tax information from more than 338,000 taxpayers. The IRS had originally said that hackers potentially accessed information for 114,000 taxpayers via an online system. The agency did a further review and issued a statement Monday adding 224,000 more victims to the list of those whose information was potentially accessed. The tax-collection agency said it realized the total number of … Continue reading IRS data breach larger than first reported

Hillary Clinton reluctantly turns over private server to FBI

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday turned over her private email server used during her service as secretary of State to the Department of Justice, after months of demands from Trey Gowdy and fellow Republicans that she turn over the server. Her decision comes as the FBI begins an investigation into the security of the classified materials sent via her private email account. A federal official confirmed last … Continue reading Hillary Clinton reluctantly turns over private server to FBI

Justice Department investigating airlines over price collusion

Department of Justice officials announced on Wednesday that they are investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats that keeps airfares high. Department of Justice officials sent subpoenas to several airlines as part of the ongoing investigation. Justice spokeswoman Emily Pierce confirmed the investigation into the possible price fixing scheme. In recent years, the Justice Department allowed two major airline mergers to take … Continue reading Justice Department investigating airlines over price collusion

Secret Agent pleading guilty to Silk Road bitcoin theft

Former Secret Service special agent Shaun W. Bridges plead guilty to skimming hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin and routing the funds to his own accounts. Court officials announced the guilty plea on Sunday. Bridges is one of many federal agents involved in digging up evidence that brought up charges against Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht and the shutdown in 2013 of Silk Road. … Continue reading Secret Agent pleading guilty to Silk Road bitcoin theft

Federal probe into Eric Garner expected to take months

FBI officials have now begun an investigation into the choke hold death of Eric Garner. Officials have not said how long this investigation will take but some say it will take months. The investigation was launched after a grand jury ended up not indicting Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo on any charges. Federal investigators access to information is restrained by a current internal NYPD investigation. ABC … Continue reading Federal probe into Eric Garner expected to take months

Senate Intelligence Committee set to release ‘torture report’

Monday afternoon White House Press Secretary, Joshua Earnest told reporters that Congress will release the enhanced interrogation report Tuesday. CNN reported that Marines have been placed on a high alert in advance of the report’s release. The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to release a 500-page summary of a 6,200 page report on the CIA’s use of waterboarding, sleep deprivation, humiliation and other “enhanced interrogation … Continue reading Senate Intelligence Committee set to release ‘torture report’

Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott set to sue President Obama over immigration

Newly elected Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced a plan to sue the President over the executive actions on immigration. Abbott filed the suit in U.S. District Court and named heads of immigration enforcement agencies as defendants. Along with Abbott, 16 other states filed a similar lawsuit. During a news conference in Austin, Abbott called the immigration system and could only be fixed by … Continue reading Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott set to sue President Obama over immigration