Espionage

A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about a Navy's nuclear-powered warship and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia officials said Friday, May 24
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May 24, 2019 - 2:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday. U.S. Navy Petty...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs Easter services at St. John's Episcopal Church, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Washington.
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April 21, 2019 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories...
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This undated photo provided by the Whelan family shows Paul Whelan in Iceland.
Courtesy of the Whelan Family via AP
January 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's deputy foreign minister brushed back suggestions Saturday that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian citizen. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, who also holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship, was detained in Moscow...
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This undated photo provided by the Whelan family shows Paul Whelan in Iceland.
Courtesy of the Whelan Family via AP
January 04, 2019 - 12:53 pm
By Jim Heintz and Gregory Katz, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The American former Marine who is being held in Moscow on spying charges also holds British and Irish citizenship, officials said Friday, and Britain's foreign secretary charged that Russia is trying to use him as a pawn in its...
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January 02, 2019 - 10:45 am
By Jason Hanna (CNN) -- Russia says it granted consular access Wednesday to an American citizen it accuses of spying, five days after the corporate security director was arrested in a mysterious case in which no one has publicly said what exactly he's accused of doing. US consular officials were...
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Russia detains US citizen on suspicion of spying
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December 31, 2018 - 8:35 am
By Nathan Hodge, Mary Ilyushina, AnneClaire Stapleton and Susannah Cullinane, CNN (CNN) -- Russia has detained a US citizen on suspicion of spying, according to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). American Paul Whelan was arrested December 28 in Moscow "while carrying out an act of...
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