An expert on secrecy in government explains the downsides and limits of transparency.
No probable cause, no public records – this is not a typical criminal court.
The FBI has long fed Congress secret intel. Trump and Nunes' fight to release classified information may turn this dynamic on its head.
The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clinton's legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandal's ugliness. That's no longer true.
There's still far too much we don't know about hate crimes in the US – and that affects how we study and enforce these crimes.
Scholars dig in to the debate on whether police should be able to defeat or circumvent encryption systems.
The FBI and police officials say they need to decrypt secure communications to fight crime. But they have other options, and modern threats make clear the importance of strong encryption.
The Australian government is using spyware. Is that legal?
FBI data show that in 2015 anti-Muslim hate crimes spiked to the highest level since 2001. A scholar finds political rhetoric correlates to both sharp increases and decreases in hate crime.
Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
Russia is dangerous, the president lied, and now it's up to the special counsel.
The Soviet ambassador to London showed that charm and contacts can trump espionage when it comes to gathering information.
Hoover abused his power as FBI director to serve presidents' interests. The reforms that followed were set up to prevent it from happening again.
How will Mueller perform as special counsel? A historian compares his actions with another former FBI director to find out.
Past presidents have made strange requests of the FBI, some of which were documented by J. Edgar Hoover.
A professor who once held top secret clearance explains how levels of classification work and where handling sensitive information gets tricky.
Whispering secrets is a sign of a lack of trust.
The author of a seminal work in the field of political psychology reveals two big mistakes the president made.
An FBI historian tells stories from the agency's ups and downs over 109 years and four dismissed directors.
And the president could learn plenty from the fate of a complacent Richard Nixon.