Ex-Virginia attorney general named to US immigration post

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies has been named acting director of the agency that manages legal immigration, despite deep opposition from key Senate Republicans.

Jun. 10, 2019 9:13 PM EDT
2020 campaign staffers being trained to handle cyber threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks continuing well into Donald Trump's presidency.

May. 3, 2019 11:56 AM EDT
Former DHS head took up cyber despite White House aversion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official told Kirstjen Nielsen, then Homeland Security secretary, not to bring up election security with President Donald Trump, steering her away from discussing a critical national security threat with a president who bristles at suggestions that Russian interference contributed to his 2016 victory, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Apr. 24, 2019 4:03 PM EDT
Trump targets legal, illegal immigration in latest push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign.

Apr. 15, 2019 6:48 PM EDT
Attempt to break into Democratic Party voter data thwarted

CHICAGO (AP) — An attempt to break into the Democratic National Committee's massive voter database has been thwarted, a party official said Wednesday, two years after Russian operatives sent the party into disarray by hacking into its computers and facilitating the release of tens of thousands of emails amid the presidential election.

Aug. 22, 2018 6:34 PM EDT
DHS secretary says she's unaware Russia wanted Trump to win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that she was unaware of intelligence assessments concluding that Russia favored President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

May. 22, 2018 1:38 PM EDT
White powder mailed to Trump campaign office ruled harmless

NEW YORK (AP) — An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance caused a scare when it was opened at a campaign office of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but it later was deemed to be harmless.

Apr. 28, 2016 11:53 PM EDT