National Security

Migrants wait to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S. Plans For More Migrant Releases When Title 42 Asylum Limits End

A Texas congressman says some border officials estimate about 50,000 migrants could be waiting to cross into the U.S. when restrictions are lifted.

 | AP

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine who was arrested for alleged spying in Moscow.

Biden Admin. Responds To Criticism Over Not Including Whelan In Swap

Kremlin requested the release of former Russian Colonel Vadim Krasikov, who is serving a life sentence in Germany for murder, in exchange for Whelan.

 | Kellan Howell

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a news conference

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Faces Lawmakers

U.S. Homeland security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before lawmakers, three days after the country's top border official resigned.

 | John Mone

CIA Director William Burns

CIA Director Warns Russian Spy Chief Against Deploying Nukes

The Burns-Naryshkin meeting was the highest-ranking face-to-face engagement between U.S. and Russian officials since before the Ukrainian invasion.

 | AP

The Twitter page of Elon Musk is seen on the screen of a computer in Sausalito, Calif., on Monday, April 25, 2022

Elon Musk's Twitter Deal Is Raising National Security Concerns

Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter has drawn the attention of the U.S. government because of potential national security risks.

 | Tyler Adkisson

Police investigators work outside the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Attack On Paul Pelosi Reignites Fears Of Political Violence

Some lawmakers are blaming the GOP for not doing enough to quash extreme rhetoric within the party.

 | Kellan Howell

Attorney General Merrick Garland, center, flanked by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and FBI Director Christopher Wray

Justice Department Charges 13 Chinese Nationals Accused Of Spying

Two of the suspects arrested are accused of trying to obstruct the U.S. criminal investigation of Chinese tech giant Huawei.

 | Maura Sirianni

The Department of Justice seal

Russians Charged In Scheme To Obtain U.S. Military Tech

Some of the sensitive U.S. military technology was found in Russian weapons found in the battlefield in Ukraine.

 | Sasha Ingber

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Global Strategy Tackles China, Russia, Domestic Needs

The strategy sketches a "decisive decade" for national security as President Biden faces an arguably more complicated world than when he took office.

 | AP

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United Nations Ambassador from the United States, addresses the U.N. General Assembly

Former Intelligence Officers Fear Russia May Target Defectors In U.S.

Three former senior U.S. intelligence officers say before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Moscow was hunting Russian defectors on U.S. soil.

 | Sasha Ingber

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden: Nuclear 'Armageddon' Risk Highest Since 1962 Cuban Crisis

U.S. officials for months have warned of the prospect that Russia could use weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

White House national security advisor Jake Sullivan.

U.S. Warns Russia Of 'Catastrophic Consequences' Over Nuclear Weapons

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan insisted Sunday that Moscow's threats are just the latest indication that Russia is struggling in its war.

 | Kellan Howell

Former U.S.  President Donald Trump.

Judge Unseals Additional Portions Of Mar-A-Lago Affidavit

DOJ has been investigating the holding of top-secret information and other classified documents at Mar-a-Lago after Donald Trump left the White House.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Pages from a FBI property list of items seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.

Trump Search Inventory Reveals New Details From FBI Seizure

The DOJ said there was no secure space at Mar-a-Lago for sensitive government secrets, and has opened a criminal investigation.

 | AP and Nathaniel Reed

Former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump Documents: No Immediate Ruling On Outside Legal Expert

Trump's lawyers said Wednesday night that a special master was needed for the sake of fairness.

 | Haley Bull and AP

Documents seized during the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.

DOJ: Efforts Were Made To Obstruct Investigation At Trump Estate

A court filing made Tuesday night shows the FBI seized 33 boxes containing more than 100 classified records during its Aug. 8 Mar-a-Lago search.

 | AP and Maura Sirianni

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Defends FBI, Pushes Assault-Style Weapons Ban

The speech Tuesday continued President Joe Biden's aggressive rhetoric against the GOP ahead of the midterms in November.

 | AP and Haley Bull

Video from January 6 is played during House select committee hearings.

Do Voters Care About The Committee’s Effort To Investigate Trump?

A recent poll found 21% of registered voters said "threats to democracy" are now their top issue.

 | Nathaniel Reed

Former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Judge Plans To Appoint Special Master In Trump Records Case

The special master appointment, if it happens, is unlikely to significantly affect the direction of the Justice Department investigation.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Pages from the FBI's Mar-a-Lago affidavit are photographed.

Affidavit Details Classified Documents Found In Mar-a-Lago Search

Though redactions cover about half of the filing, information shown reveals a "significant number of civilian witnesses" gave information.

 | Nathaniel Reed

Former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Justice Dept. Releases Redacted Mar-A-Lago Search Affidavit

A "preliminary triage" of the documents revealed "184 unique documents bearing classification markings," according to the affidavit.

 | AP and Nathaniel Reed

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson

Dems Allege Cover-Up On Secret Service Texts, Demand Records

Lawmakers want to probe the inspector general's staff regarding evidence of alleged efforts to cover up the erasure of Secret Service communications.

 | AP

Son Of Ex-Spy: Saudi Crown Prince Is Abusing Counterterrorism System

Saad Aljabri built a security system to catch terrorists. His son says the crown prince is using it to hunt dissidents.

 | Sasha Ingber

A video shows Proud Boys in front of the Capitol

Jan 6. Hearing Focuses On Role Of Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

Lawmakers shared evidence that tied Trump's associate Roger Stone and Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn to the Proud Boys.

 | Sasha Ingber

Abdullah Alaoudh, the Director for Gulf Issues at Democracy for the Arab World Now.

The U.S. Is Investigating Harassment of Saudi Dissidents

According to the complaint, a Saudi national used at least one secret Instagram account to harass Saudis who were speaking out against the Kingdom.

 | Sasha Ingber

Former Acting Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence & Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, Brian Murphy

Whistleblower Discusses DHS Official Altering Russia Intel Report

Brian Murphy tells Newsy there's much more that the inspector general's office should investigate beyond his 2020 allegation.

 | Sasha Ingber

Energy company Colonial Pipeline

What Makes The U.S. Vulnerable To Cyberattacks?

According to the White House, ransomware payments reached over $400 million globally in 2020.

 | Tyler Adkisson and Scripps News Staff

A metallurgical plant is seen on the outskirts of the city of Mariupol, Ukraine

The 'Mozart Group' Hopes To Save Ukrainians Trapped In A Steel Plant

The group of veterans formed during the war in Ukraine, providing mine clearing, information operations, and evacuations, says its CEO.

 | Sasha Ingber

A U.S. nuclear test detonation in 1952

What Would Happen In A Nuclear War?

What would a nuclear strike mean for America?

 | Alexandra Miller and Scripps News Staff

Two people look at a computer screen.

Experts Say U.S. Companies Aren't Prepared To Deal With Cyberattacks

Many companies find it too expensive or difficult to properly secure themselves, making them vulnerable targets for potential Kremlin cyberattacks.

 | Tyler Adkisson