Welcome to Fusion’s live blog of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee! Woo!!!
A few minutes ago, this blog post was very long. I’d been working on it all day! It was like 1,200 words long and I wasn’t half finished. Then I deleted all that shit, because actually, what’s true and worth saying about Donald Trump’s surprise firing of FBI director James Comey is pretty simple.
Digital security and its discontents—from Hillary Clinton’s emails to ransomware to Tor hacks—is in many ways one of the chief concerns of the contemporary FBI. So it makes sense that the bureau’s director, James Comey, would dip his toe into the digital torrent with a Twitter account. It also makes sense, given…
The FBI spent more than a year unsuccessfully searching for evidence of fixing in the 1965 championship fight between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston, according to newly released documents.
LAS VEGAS– For the first time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has commented on the murder of Harambe the Ape, who was killed earlier this year.
The FBI wants Apple’s help to investigate a terrorist attack. Apple says providing this help is the real danger. We’ve reached a boiling point in the battle between tech companies and the government over encryption. And what happens will affect anyone who uses a smartphone, including you.
According to a new report from BBC Sport, the FBI is looking into Sepp Blatter’s role in a $100 million bribe paid to FIFA by now-defunct sports marketing company ISL. Former FIFA executive Joao Havelange apparently wrote in a letter to the FBI that Blatter was well aware of the corruption within FIFA and of this…
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have both opened probes into daily fantasy sports in an attempt to determine whether they are legal or not. The Journal says there is an “ongoing discussion” within the DOJ regarding the legality of daily fantasy, and…
Good news broke today, and that news is that Switzerland has opened a criminal investigation against Sepp Blatter, the current FIFA president who just will not die. He’s facing suspicion of “criminal mismanagement” and “misappropriation.”
By now pretty much every news outlet has reported or commented on the bombshell New York Times story that lit up the sports world today about an FBI investigation into the alleged hacking of the Houston Astros player personnel database.
Josh Margolin with ABC News is reporting today that Sepp Blatter is a target of the federal investigation unveiled last week, which included the indictment of 14 international soccer leaders and businessmen. Those charges included some old-school classics familiar to anyone to who loves a good organized-crime yarn:…
Buckminster Fuller was a world-renowned architect, math-obsessed designer, and affable weirdo. He died in 1983, but Fuller is still remembered fondly today for his geodesic domes and his three-wheeled cars. Despite extensive historical interest in the man, his FBI file has never been made public. Until now.
Slavery-enabler Sepp Blatter might actually be facing consequences for how FIFA awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids to Russia and Qatar. ESPN’s investigative newsmagazine show, E:60, debuted an hour-long documentary on Blatter tonight, and reports that he is so fearful of an FBI investigation into bribery and…
There has long been chatter that Clay/Liston II, in which Sonny Liston went down to a phantom punch, wasn't on the up-and-up. But documents obtained by the Washington Times show the FBI suspected that their first fight, in 1964, may have been fixed by the mob.
MLB executives and owners feared Marvin Miller, but they weren't the first. FBI documents reveal that the federal government, at the height of the Red Scare, undertook an embarrassingly extensive investigation into Miller's liberalism to determine whether or not he was a loyal citizen of the United States.
Pilot Flying J, the truck-stop empire of which Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is the most prominent scion, had its Tennessee headquarters raided Monday by the FBI and IRS. Today, we know why: The Bureau says the company engaged in a five- to seven-year fraud, and that Haslam knew what was going on.
At a press conference today, the FBI released a number of images of two men identified as suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. Those images are in the video above.
These are images of the remnants of a pressure cooker used in one of the devices that exploded during Monday's Boston Marathon, and a black bag used to hide it.
On Monday, FBI agents in Knoxville, Tenn., raided and locked down the corporate headquarters of Pilot Flying J, a nationwide chain of truck stops and convenience stores. The CEO of Pilot Flying J, Jimmy Haslam, also happens to be the new owner of the Cleveland Browns.