The Transportation Security Administration reportedly failed up to 80 percent of screening tests, allowing fake explosives and firearms through checkpoints. The result is that this Sunday could be one of the worst days in history for air travelers, with 2.6 million screenings expected under tighter security.
The Justice Department announced the case against contractor Reality Leigh Winner, 25, about an hour after the national-security news outlet The Intercept published the apparent document, a May 5 intelligence report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
David Clarke, the controversial sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wi., says he has accepted a position at the Department of Homeland Security. He will be an assistant secretary coordinating outreach to state, local and tribal officials and law enforcement.
A new report says the National Security Agency vacuumed up more than 151 million records about Americans’ phone calls last year. Before it was reined in by Congress, the agency collected potentially “billions of records per day.”
The Obama administration declined to file charges against WikiLeaks for publishing classified information. The group’s lawyer says, “WikiLeaks is a publisher, and they are publishing truthful information that is in the public’s interest.”
Hassan Aden, former police chief in Greenville, N.C., and a 26-year police veteran, says he was told that someone on a “watch list” had used Aden’s name as an alias, and his information was being cross-checked with another agency. Adan laments the shift to “cold, unwelcoming” policies in the Trump administration.
New York Times says it is disappointed that the Justice Department charged Cartwright. Newspaper says investigations like this “send a chilling message to all government employees that they should not speak to reporters.”