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Ransomware group says it released ‘full data’ on DC police department

A ransomware group said it published its “full data” on the Washington Metropolitan Police Department this week, claiming the department’s payment offer wasn’t enough to prevent the release, according to screenshots of online posts by the group that were reviewed by CNN. “We publish the full data of the police department, including HR, Gang Database,…

Biden administration gives House panel documents related to Trump hotel

Biden administration gives House panel documents related to Trump hotel

The General Services Administration has provided House Democrats with documents related to former President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel, in the second case this week where the Biden administration gave the House information that the Trump administration had blocked it from obtaining. The Biden administration revealed in a court filing on Friday that the House committee…

Ex-Green Beret sentenced to over 15 years for conspiring to provide US intel to Russians

Ex-Green Beret sentenced to over 15 years for conspiring to provide US intel to Russians

A former Army Green Beret was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for conspiring with Russian agents to provide them with US defense intelligence, the Justice Department announced Friday. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 46, of Gainesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to the conspiracy, which started back in 1996 when he made frequent visits to Russia…

The week in 12 headlines

This week, congressional dealmakers sought bipartisan progress on key Biden agenda items. Meanwhile, the White House continued to push its infrastructure agenda forward despite gas shortages at home and a worsening conflict in the Middle East. Monday¬† Congress faces make-or-break moment to secure bipartisan deals on key Biden priorities¬† Biden pushes economic aid proposals as…

Cheney says some GOP members voted against impeachment out of fear for their lives

Cheney says some GOP members voted against impeachment out of fear for their lives

Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, whose criticism of former President Donald Trump led to her ouster from House Republican leadership, said Friday that several Republican members of Congress had voted against impeaching Trump out of fear for their own lives. Telling CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead” that there are “more members who believe in…

Biden revokes Trump-era executive actions on immigration, monuments, censorship

Biden revokes Trump-era executive actions on immigration, monuments, censorship

President Joe Biden issued executive orders on Friday revoking several executive actions taken by former President Donald Trump, including a proclamation that required that visa applicants have health insurance or the means to pay for medical care, an action related to online censorship and an order to build “the Garden of American Heroes.” The 2019…