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Donald Trump should be `ashamed` of attacks on ex-intel chiefs: former CIA head

Former CIA chief John Brennan hit back at Donald Trump on Sunday, saying the president should be "ashamed" after he attacked as "political hacks" the intelligence leaders who concluded Russia meddled in the 2016 election.

Nov 12, 2017, 22:29 PM IST
Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russia against meddling in US presidential election

Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russia against meddling in US presidential election

Former CIA director John Brennan said today that he warned Russia last summer against meddling in the US presidential election but the Russians went ahead and did it, anyway.

May 23, 2017, 23:46 PM IST

US spy chiefs confront Donald Trump with Russia findings

US spy chiefs were set to confront an openly dismissive President-elect Donald Trump on Friday with their evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the US elections by hacking his Democratic rivals.

Jan 06, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
Russia hits back following CIA chief's accusation on Syria

Russia hits back following CIA chief's accusation on Syria

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that the US-led coalition has caused serious damage in Syria, refuting the head of the Central Intelligence Agency's accusation that Moscow uses a "scorched-earth" policy in the Middle Eastern country.

Jan 04, 2017, 23:04 PM IST
CIA's John Brennan says tearing up Iran deal would be "folly"

CIA's John Brennan says tearing up Iran deal would be "folly"

"It could lead to a weapons programme inside of Iran that could lead other states in the region to embark on their own programmes," John Brennan said in an interview with the BBC.
 

Nov 30, 2016, 13:56 PM IST

Putin is very aggressive,assertive and manipulative: CIA chief

CIA Director John Brennan today said the US needs to be alert about Russian President Vladimir Putin as he is "very assertive, aggressive and manipulative".

Sep 12, 2016, 00:08 AM IST
ISIS may plan Istanbul-like attack in US: CIA

ISIS may plan Istanbul-like attack in US: CIA

The despicable attack at Istanbul's international airport that killed dozens and injured several certainly bears the "hallmarks" of the Islamic State's depravity, CIA Director John Brennan said.

Jun 30, 2016, 08:28 AM IST
Istanbul attack bears `hallmark` of IS: CIA director

Istanbul attack bears `hallmark` of IS: CIA director

The suicide assault on Istanbul`s Ataturk airport bears the "hallmark" of an Islamic State attack, CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday.

Jun 30, 2016, 01:03 AM IST
Secret 9/11 report not evidence of Saudi complicity: CIA chief

Secret 9/11 report not evidence of Saudi complicity: CIA chief

CIA chief John Brennan said Saturday that secret findings of a 2002 congressional investigation into the 9/11 attacks should not be taken as evidence of official Saudi complicity.

Jun 12, 2016, 12:08 PM IST

CIA chief expects more IS attacks in 'pipeline'

CIA director John Brennan warned on Monday that the attacks in Paris were likely not a "one off event" and that he expects Islamic State has more operations in the pipeline.

Nov 16, 2015, 22:19 PM IST
Military solution 'impossible' in Middle East: CIA chief

Military solution 'impossible' in Middle East: CIA chief

A military solution is "impossible" in parts of the Middle East, US CIA chief John Brennan has said.

Oct 28, 2015, 13:29 PM IST
CIA chief's hacked email: Pakistan uses militant proxies against India

CIA chief's hacked email: Pakistan uses militant proxies against India

The documents, released by WikiLeaks and deemed classified by the CIA, contained reports on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Oct 26, 2015, 12:32 PM IST

Teen hacker says he cracked CIA head's personal email: Report

A teenaged hacker broke into CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account and swiped sensitive files including a top-secret application for a security clearance, the New York Post reported.

Oct 20, 2015, 06:03 AM IST

CIA chief in 'secret' Israel talks on Iran: report

CIA chief John Brennan made a "secret" visit to Israel last week to discuss an emerging nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported today.

Jun 09, 2015, 19:46 PM IST

Headline CIA director claims battle against IS will be ''a long fight''

CIA Director John Brennan has claimed that the battle against the Islamic State (IS) will require both political and military solution, and added that it will be "a long fight".

Jun 01, 2015, 17:15 PM IST

US in talks with Qatar over five Taliban: CIA chief

 The United States is in talks with Qatar on the status of five Taliban figures who may be free to return to Afghanistan a year after their release in a US prisoner swap, the head of the CIA said Sunday.

Jun 01, 2015, 06:18 AM IST

Pressure on US Senate to act before NSA spy programs expire

CIA chief John Brennan warned Sunday that allowing vital surveillance programs to lapse could increase terror threats, as the US Senate scrambled to renew the controversial provisions hours before

Jun 01, 2015, 03:06 AM IST

US in discussion with Qatar over Taliban five: CIA chief

The United States is in discussions with Qatar on the status of five Taliban figures who may be free to return to Afghanistan a year after their release in a US prisoner swap, the head of the CIA said Sunday.

May 31, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

Crunch time in US Senate as NSA spy programs set to lapse

CIA chief John Brennan warned Sunday that allowing vital surveillance programs to expire could increase terror threats, as the US Senate convened for a showdown over whether to renew the controversial provisions.

May 31, 2015, 22:46 PM IST

CIA chief holds Egypt talks

US Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during an unannounced visit to Cairo, the president`s office said.

Apr 20, 2015, 14:54 PM IST