Jeh Johnson

Homeland Security Nominee Faces Tough Questions During Hearing

Steve Neavling Jeh Johnson is about to be in the crosshairs of combative Republican senators. President Obama’s pick for Homeland Security secretary will soon face a confirmation hearing in which he’ll likely be grilled over his role in drone strikes, the National Journal reports. Johnson also faces tough questions about immigration, terrorism and Guantanamo…

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Obama Sings James Comey’s Praises During Welcoming Ceremony for New FBI Director

Steve Neavling President Obama officially welcomed James Comey to his new post as FBI director during a ceremony Monday at the J. Edgar Hoover Building. The president applauded what he called Comey’s judgment and commitment, according to a White House blog. “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity: That’s your motto,” the President told the men and women…

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Audit: FBI Makes Big Strides in Handling Confidential Informants

Steve Neavling  The FBI is doing a better job handling confidential informants after a scathing report in 2006 criticized the agency’s dealings with sources, McLatchy reports. Since the initial report, “the FBI has made substantial changes in its management of confidential human sources.” Concerns were first raised in 2006 when it was discovered that…

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