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CIA chief defends meeting with allegedly sanctioned Russian spy officials

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday there was nothing "untoward" about his meeting with top Russian spy chiefs, saying that even though Moscow remains an adversary, ignoring chances to cooperate on security issues would endanger American lives.


CIA chief: Russians will meddle in coming U.S. election, sees no significant decrease in their activity

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – Russian election interference has not stopped and Moscow can be expected to meddle in the 2018 U.S. vote, Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said in an interview published Monday.


EPA chief Scott Pruitt now can't recall 2016 statements slamming 'our bully' Trump as threat to Constitution

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt sought to distance himself Tuesday from his 2016 statements that presidential candidate Donald Trump is a bully who, if elected, would abuse the Constitution.


Steve Bannon quizzed by House over Trump's firing of FBI chief James Comey: source

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – A House panel questioned Steve Bannon on Tuesday, aiming to find out President Donald Trump's thinking when he fired FBI Director James Comey, according to a person familiar with what the panel was planning to ask the former White House chief strategist.


Fujimori, in first public remarks since leaving clinic, says he dreams of Peru 'without bitterness'

The Japan Times

LIMA – Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori says he spent his first hours as a free man following his controversial Christmas Eve pardon dreaming of "a Peru without bitterness."