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.
Trump's sacking of his FBI director won't stop intelligence leaks – or the official investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election.
Attorney general recommendation to fire FBI Director James Comey disregarded crucial internal Justice Department investigation.
The White House's absurd rationale for firing Comey could mask something deeply disturbing.
The slow drip of leaks about the Trump team's Russian connections has given way to something much more threatening.
The technical consensus is clear: Adding 'backdoors' to encryption algorithms weakens everyone's security. So what are the police and intelligence agencies to do?
Research on more than 50 government investigations reveals how partisanship can get in the way of finding answers we all agree on.
A historian and biographer of J. Edgar Hoover answers questions on how FBI director James Comey is handling a position with a dark past.
Huma Abedin's emails belong to her; the search warrant should be served upon her. Once that happens, she can challenge the warrant's legality.
The FBI has a history of abusing search warrants to illegally read Americans' emails. Did the agency just do it again, in the highest of all high-profile situations?
If a computer search would qualify for a warrant if its whereabouts were known, why should simply hiding its location make it legally unsearchable?
Insecurity by design, as the FBI or UK government would have it, is pouring petrol on an already raging fire.
Philosophically speaking our smartphones could be seen as an extension of us. But where does that leave us legally?
The court order to Apple is consistent with the existing law and previous Supreme Court decisions.