Ransomware group says it released 'full data' on DC police department

May 15, 2021 at 00:35

Washington (CNN) 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 g...

Some migrant children in HHS care left in buses without access to showers or beds

May 14, 2021 at 23:45

(CNN) Some unaccompanied migrant children, waiting to be reunited with family in the United States, were stuck in parked buses -- at least one for more than three days -- with no access to showers or places to sleep, according to an immigrant advocate. Joel...

Biden administration gives House panel documents related to Trump hotel

May 14, 2021 at 23:41

(CNN) 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 administ...

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

May 14, 2021 at 23:11

Washington (CNN) 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 Gainesv...

Senior GOP senator on House Republicans downplaying Capitol attack: 'I'm offended by that'

May 14, 2021 at 23:01

"I'm offended by that," Murkowski told CNN. When somebody breaks and enters, and then just because you know they don't completely trash your house once you're inside does not mean that it has been peaceful. Murkowski's comments go much further than House Re...

Federal judge orders DOJ to set up media access to Capitol riot video after CNN and other outlets sued

May 14, 2021 at 22:38

Washington (CNN) A federal judge ruled on Friday that the Justice Department must create a digital "drop box" where media outlets can access videos used in Capitol riot court cases after 15 news outlets, including CNN, sought body camera and surveillance vi...

Analysis: Biden charts mask-free future while GOP brawls

May 14, 2021 at 22:31

(CNN) With Rep. Liz Cheney's ouster from leadership , the war within the Republican conference came to a head this week. It served as yet another sign of former President Donald Trump's fingerprints on the party. Cheney would not back down from her criticis...

Liz Cheney: 'We've had a collapse of truth in this country'

May 14, 2021 at 21:31

(CNN) Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, whose criticism of former President Donald Trump led to her ouster from House Republican leadership, said Friday that her role as a member of Congress obligated her to oppose the widespread lie of fraud in the 2020...

2020 ballots relocated in semi trucks as Arizona election audit pauses over space availability

May 14, 2021 at 21:28

(CNN) The first semi truck full of 2020 election ballots rolled slowly through the Arizona State Fairgrounds on Friday, past the "Crazy Times Carnival" set up in the south parking lot to a warehouse where the approximately 2.1 million ballots cast by Marico...

House Democrats unveil $1.9 billion bill to increase security after January 6 Capitol attack

May 14, 2021 at 20:04

(CNN) House Democrats on Friday introduced a $1.9 billion spending bill to increase security at the US Capitol in response to the deadly January 6 attack by a violent pro-Trump mob seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The sweeping legislati...

Neera Tanden joins White House as a senior adviser after withdrawing Cabinet nomination

May 14, 2021 at 20:02

(CNN) Neera Tanden, the new administration's only Cabinet nominee rebuffed by the Senate, has become a senior adviser to President Joe Biden, a White House official told CNN. A longtime health policy expert, Tanden will begin planning for potential policy c...

Gohmert downplays January 6 riot in speech from the House floor, falsely claiming 'no evidence' of armed insurrection

May 14, 2021 at 18:49

(CNN) Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas took to the House floor Friday afternoon to downplay the violent insurrection that took place on January 6, falsely claiming that there is "no evidence" that the insurrectionists were armed . "There's no evidence...

Changes to masking rules on federal property likely coming soon, White House says

May 14, 2021 at 18:45

(CNN) Changes to masking rules on federal property are likely coming soon, the White House said Friday, after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that Americans who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks outdoors or indoo...

Fact-check: Stefanik wrongly says US recently saw 'worst jobs report in over 20 years'

May 14, 2021 at 18:27

Washington (CNN) In accepting her new position to replace Liz Cheney as conference chair of the Republican party, Rep. Elise Stefanik went after President Joe Biden and what she called his "far-left radical socialist policies." Stefanik argued that because...

Ransomware group's extortion website offline after cyberattack leads to shutdown of major fuel pipeline

May 14, 2021 at 18:15

(CNN) The ransomware extortion website used by the group responsible for the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline has gone offline, according to cybersecurity experts and a screenshot viewed by CNN. The site previously housed announcements from the criminal ran...

Former Gaetz associate strikes deal to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors

May 14, 2021 at 18:10

(CNN) An indicted close confidante of Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, has struck a deal with federal prosecutors to greatly reduce his criminal case and plans to help investigators in their sprawling sex crimes investigation. Joel Greenberg, a former Se...

Even with Republican infighting, Democrats face significant headwinds in 2022

May 14, 2021 at 16:08

Washington (CNN) Democrats faced with holding the party's majority in the House in 2022 watched with glee this week as Republican infighting reached its latest crescendo with the leadership ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney . But it's their own party that faces the...

White House not bending to pressure from progressives to condemn Israel

May 14, 2021 at 13:58

But in his public statements on the crisis, Biden has hewed toward staunch support for Israel, despite calls from within his own party to adopt a tougher stance. "One of the things that I have seen, thus far, is that there has not been a significant overrea...

House strikes deal to create independent January 6 commission

May 14, 2021 at 13:48

(CNN) The top Democrat and Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee struck a deal to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol, breaking a months-long logjam between House leaders about how to structure the...

HUD Secretary violated the Hatch Act, Office of Special Counsel concludes

May 14, 2021 at 12:45

(CNN) The US Office of Special Counsel has concluded that Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge violated the Hatch Act, the law that limits the political activities of all federal civilian executive branch employees, when she commented on...