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Homeland Security Department sued for allegedly tracking and interrogating journalists

Homeland Security Department sued for allegedly tracking and interrogating journalists

The Department of Homeland Security violated the First Amendment when it allegedly tracked and interrogated five journalists between 2018 and 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit includes accounts by five freelance photojournalists, all of whom are US citizens and were stopped by Customs and Border Protection, an…MORE

2020 candidates seek to wrest the spotlight from impeachment

2020 candidates seek to wrest the spotlight from impeachment

The 2020 candidates will meet for their first debate in the deep South Wednesday night at a time when Democratic voters are starkly divided over who should be their nominee and the campaign has been largely overshadowed by the explosive impeachment hearings in Washington. Now within three months to the opening contest in Iowa, Massachusetts…MORE

It’s halftime of one of the biggest news days of the year

It’s halftime of one of the biggest news days of the year

If you’ve found yourself spending hours glued to the news today, you’re not alone. Between the latest installment of public impeachment hearings all day Wednesday and the Democratic presidential debate tonight, this double-header news day has already been one for the books — and it’s barely halfway done! Either event, alone, would be hugely consequential.…MORE

FBI says hackers are targeting US auto industry

FBI says hackers are targeting US auto industry

The American automotive industry has been the target of malicious cyber actors since at least late 2018, according to an FBI report obtained by CNN. In the bulletin disseminated this week to a select group of private companies, the FBI warned of efforts by hackers to successfully compromise auto industry computer systems using sophisticated techniques…MORE

Five takeaways from Gordon Sondland’s bombshell testimony

Five takeaways from Gordon Sondland’s bombshell testimony

US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland changed the course of the House impeachment inquiry Wednesday, over the span of several hours in front of the House Intelligence Committee with the television cameras rolling for a global audience. In his opening statement, Sondland connected President Donald Trump directly to the “quid pro quo” trading…MORE

Pentagon official reveals Ukrainians asked about stalled aid as early as July

Pentagon official reveals Ukrainians asked about stalled aid as early as July

A top Pentagon official testified Wednesday that Ukrainian officials knew as early as July 25 there was an issue with US aid to the country, undercutting a key Republican rebuttal to accusations of a “quid pro quo.” In their defense of President Donald Trump, Republicans have alleged no bribery could exist if the Ukrainians weren’t…MORE

Fiona Hill, Trump’s former top Russia adviser, wrote the book on Putin

Fiona Hill, Trump’s former top Russia adviser, wrote the book on Putin

Fiona Hill, President Donald Trump’s former top Russia adviser, is testifying publicly on Thursday before the House Intelligence Committee in the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, A former national security official, Hill served in the Trump administration from April 2017 until July of this year. She previously answered questions from lawmakers in the…MORE

FBI asked to interview whistleblower

FBI asked to interview whistleblower

The FBI asked last month to interview the intelligence community whistleblower who first raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukraine that ultimately sparked the House impeachment inquiry, a source familiar with the request confirmed to CNN. In mid-October, the FBI’s Washington Field Office reached out to lawyers for the whistleblower and asked to…MORE

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WJBC Voices: Words fail me

One of the sayings that was popular in the law enforcement community back then was that “There’s no Miranda north of I-80.”