News and updates about FBI

FBI Director:

'Lone actors could target Passover gatherings in the US'

FBI Director Christopher Wray says the FBI opened three times more anti-Jewish hate crime investigations between October and January than in the four months before October 7.

'Lone actors could target Passover gatherings in the US'

FBI's Silent Battle: Thwarting Iran's sleeper cells

This multi-layered problem is intertwined with a web of espionage, subterfuge, and the dark arts of intelligence warfare, surveilling charities, religious centers, schools, and healthcare facilities with ties to Tehran's regime. Op-ed.

FBI's Silent Battle: Thwarting Iran's sleeper cells

Indiana:

FBI arrests man who promised to 'kill every Jew'

Local Jewish leaders question why they were not alerted to the threat sooner.

FBI arrests man who promised to 'kill every Jew'

FBI Director makes surprise trip to Israel

FBI Director Christopher Wray meets fellow law enforcement and intelligence partners to discuss the threats facing both countries.

FBI Director makes surprise trip to Israel

US judge releases last of Newburgh Four group

U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon said that the four men allegedly plotting to attack Jewish buildings and shoot down National Guard planes were victims of a plot manufactured by the FBI.

US judge releases last of Newburgh Four group

New Jersey man tried to join Somali terror group

New Jersey man inspired by Hamas attacks tried to join Somali terror group, prosecutors say.

New Jersey man tried to join Somali terror group

In light of Israel-Hamas war:

FBI warns of heightened risk of lone actor violence in December

FBI, DHS warning comes as ADL reveals antisemitic incidents rose 337% to highest levels ever recorded following October 7.

FBI warns of heightened risk of lone actor violence in December

Amid Israel-Hamas war:

FBI, DHS warn of ‘threats to public safety’

Hate crimes throughout the US have spiked since Hamas’ deadly attack on Israel on October 7.

FBI, DHS warn of ‘threats to public safety’

FBI ends investigation of explosion at US-Canada border

FBI concludes car explosion that killed two people at border checkpoint in Niagara Falls was not a terror attack.

FBI ends investigation of explosion at US-Canada border

Seattle-area synagogue vandalized

FBI investigating after Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation in Mercer Island vandalized.

Seattle-area synagogue vandalized

FBI Director:

'Hamas poses biggest terrorist threat in US since ISIS'

Christopher Wray updates Senate on terrorist threat in wake of the Hamas massacre of October 7.

'Hamas poses biggest terrorist threat in US since ISIS'

FBI chief warns:

Uptick in threats against Jews since start of war in Israel

FBI chief Chris Wray urges locals to 'be vigilant' and share intelligence to stop those inspired by Hamas from acting.

Uptick in threats against Jews since start of war in Israel

Peru:

Authorities arrest man suspected of threatening US synagogues

Man in Peru charged with making recent bomb threats to US synagogues, FBI says.

Authorities arrest man suspected of threatening US synagogues

Los Angeles:

Jewish security group takes credit for neo-Nazi's arrest

A Jewish security group says it tipped off FBI about a neo-Nazi who said he wanted to kill Jews.

Jewish security group takes credit for neo-Nazi's arrest

FBI agents kill Utah man who threatened Biden

Man who posted about bringing out sniper rifle in response to President's visit to his state shot dead by FBI agents/

FBI agents kill Utah man who threatened Biden

Reduced sentence for men charged with synagogue bombing plot

A judge blames the FBI for manufacturing the case against individuals charged with plotting to blow up a synagogue.

Reduced sentence for men charged with synagogue bombing plot

New Jersey: Teen who threatened synagogues pleads guilty

New Jersey teen Omar Alkattoul pleads guilty to online threats detailing attacks on Jews.

New Jersey: Teen who threatened synagogues pleads guilty

Indiana:

Hitler photos, Nazi propaganda found in phone of mass shooter

FBI finds photos of Nazi leader, firearms and videos of previous mass killings in cellphone of man who murdered three last July.

Hitler photos, Nazi propaganda found in phone of mass shooter

FBI looking into Biden's Iran envoy

FBI reportedly looking at Rob Malley's handling of classified material.

FBI looking into Biden's Iran envoy

Michigan:

FBI arrests 19 year old who planned mass shooting in a synagogue

FBI says that the neo-Nazi teen planned a mass shooting at a Michigan synagogue.

FBI arrests 19 year old who planned mass shooting in a synagogue

Contempt proceedings against FBI chief to move ahead

House Oversight Committee Chairman announces his panel will start proceedings to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress.

Contempt proceedings against FBI chief to move ahead

DeSantis:

'I will pardon Jan. 6 defendants - including Trump'

Florida Gov. accuses Justice Department and FBI of weaponizing authority by pursuing ongoing investigations into Capitol riots.

'I will pardon Jan. 6 defendants - including Trump'

Power of the pen, or power of the mob

Often, the urge to communicate is like an SOS. The mendacity is too much to bear alone. Two recent cases where the mob won over truth.Op-ed.

Power of the pen, or power of the mob

Special Counsel:

'FBI probe of Trump-Russia collusion was flawed'

Special Counsel John Durham finds FBI investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and Trump was based on flimsy evidence.

'FBI probe of Trump-Russia collusion was flawed'

ADL hires FBI veteran to expand law enforcement programs

Former FBI officer previously served agency in Israel for 11 years.

ADL hires FBI veteran to expand law enforcement programs

FBI probing swastika carved into back of autistic Jewish teen

17-year-old non-verbal boy who uses service dog was victim of antisemitic assault at his Las Vegas school.

FBI probing swastika carved into back of autistic Jewish teen

Suspect in leaking Pentagon documents charged in court

21-year-old Jack Teixeira charged in federal court in Boston.

Suspect in leaking Pentagon documents charged in court

FBI arrests suspected intelligence document leaker

Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira arrested for leak of top-secret documents, including documents related to Israel.

FBI arrests suspected intelligence document leaker

Trump after indictment:

'Defund the DOJ and FBI'

Former US President urges Republicans in Congress to slash funding for the US Justice Department and the FBI.

'Defund the DOJ and FBI'

DOJ accuses TikTok of spying on US tech reporters

Probe by DOJ and FBI looking into claims that TikTok employees accessed personal data of Americans, including tech journalists.

DOJ accuses TikTok of spying on US tech reporters

AJC: Better data on antisemitism in America needed

New FBI data on 2021 hate crimes highlights the fact that too many instances of antisemitism go unreported, advocacy org points out.

AJC: Better data on antisemitism in America needed

Antisemitism in America:

FBI reveals hate crimes at levels not seen in over 20 years

Updated data finds antisemitic hate crimes against American Jews increased nearly 20 percent in 2021.

FBI reveals hate crimes at levels not seen in over 20 years

Michigan man who threatened to kill Jewish officials arrested

FBI takes man into custody who tweeted about killing Jewish attorney general and other Jews in Michigan's government.

Michigan man who threatened to kill Jewish officials arrested

FBI Director:

'We believe COVID-19 was caused by a lab leak in China'

FBI chief Christopher Wray: It seems the Chinese government has been doing its best to try to thwart work to discover origin of COVID.

'We believe COVID-19 was caused by a lab leak in China'

Revealed:

FBI searched University of Delaware for Biden documents

Source tells CNN the FBI conducted two searches at University of Delaware in connection with Biden classified documents.

FBI searched University of Delaware for Biden documents

Trump lashes out at FBI, compares agency to the Gestapo

Ex-president defends classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago as ‘merely inexpensive and very common folders’ in latest rant.

Trump lashes out at FBI, compares agency to the Gestapo

FBI discovers additional classified document at Pence's home

The voluntary five-hour search comes weeks after documents with classified markings were found in Pence’s home.

FBI discovers additional classified document at Pence's home

'Potential to destroy this city'

FBI arrests two who plotted attack on Baltimore's power grid

The suspects, Brandon Russell and Sarah Clendaniel, were taken into custody last week.

FBI arrests two who plotted attack on Baltimore's power grid

FBI probing George Santos pet charity for not paying for surgery

Feds investigating claim Santos kept $3,000 raised for life saving surgery for homeless vet's sick service dog.

FBI probing George Santos pet charity for not paying for surgery

New Jersey:

Man who threw Molotov cocktail at synagogue arrested

FBI announced arrest of Nicholas Malindretos, suspected of throwing Molotov cocktail at Bloomfield synagogue, and then fleeing.

Man who threw Molotov cocktail at synagogue arrested

No classified documents found in FBI search of Biden beach home

President's personal lawyer says no new classified documents found during 3 and a half hour FBI search of Rehoboth residence.

No classified documents found in FBI search of Biden beach home

Report: FBI agents at Biden's Rehoboth Beach home

President's attorneys coordinate FBI search of Biden home as part of classified documents investigation.

Report: FBI agents at Biden's Rehoboth Beach home

Fox report: Who else is the FBI paying to spy on Americans?

Judicial Watch president asks who else the FBI has been spying on after 'Twitter files' reveal mass campaign to demonize Republicans.

Fox report: Who else is the FBI paying to spy on Americans?

AJC concerned over lack of data in 2021 FBI hate crimes report

American Jewish Committee slams report for not providing true account of level of antisemitism faced by US Jewish community.

AJC concerned over lack of data in 2021 FBI hate crimes report

Op-ed:

Israel to the FBI: No Thanks

There are several implications of the American intrusiveness - none of them good. Op-ed.

Israel to the FBI: No Thanks

FBI director: Combating antisemitism is a ‘national priority’

FBI director Christopher Wray testifies before Congress on the need to increase the agency's work on combating antisemitism.

FBI director: Combating antisemitism is a ‘national priority’

Trump's former attorney:

'I believe Jared and Ivanka are potentially the moles'

Attorney Michael Cohen claims Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law may have tipped the FBI about classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.

'I believe Jared and Ivanka are potentially the moles'

Man who threatened to blow up St. Louis synagogue gets 30 months

St. Louis man who told FBI he intended to blow up Reform synagogue while it was holding a service receives 30 month sentence.

Man who threatened to blow up St. Louis synagogue gets 30 months

The Biden administration weaponizes the FBI against Israel

Biden wants the FBI probe into Shireen Abu Akleh’s death because he wants a crisis with Israel. Op-ed.

The Biden administration weaponizes the FBI against Israel

Ted Cruz: Impeach everyone involved in FBI probe against Israel

Texas Senator excoriates Biden administration decision to launch FBI probe into death of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh.

Ted Cruz: Impeach everyone involved in FBI probe against Israel

Abu Aqleh's family:

'FBI probe of her death is an important step'

Family of Al Jazeera journalist killed in Jenin welcomes FBI's decision to open a probe into her death.

'FBI probe of her death is an important step'

Ted Cruz:

'All involved in FBI investigation should be fired or impeached'

Senator Ted Cruz accuses Biden Admin. of weaponizing FBI against Israel in launching investigation of Al Jazeera journalist's death.

'All involved in FBI investigation should be fired or impeached'

Lapid: We won't abandon our soldiers to FBI investigation

Outgoing PM at swearing-in of the 25th Knesset: 'IDF soldiers will not be investigated by FBI or any foreign body or country.'

Lapid: We won't abandon our soldiers to FBI investigation

FBI:

Threat to New Jersey synagogues has been mitigated

The FBI identifies man linked to widescale threat against New Jersey synagogues, says he no longer poses a threat to the community.

Threat to New Jersey synagogues has been mitigated

FBI warns of 'credible threat' to synagogues in New Jersey

FBI tweet calls on synagogues in New Jersey to take security precautions to protect themselves.

FBI warns of 'credible threat' to synagogues in New Jersey

Report:

Mar-a-Lago documents contained secrets about Iran and China

Sources say some of the classified documents recovered from Trump’s estate included highly sensitive intelligence regarding Iran and China.

Mar-a-Lago documents contained secrets about Iran and China

Former staffer tells FBI Trump ordered Mar-a-Lago docs moved

FBI obtains security footage allegedly showing Trump staffers moving boxes out of Mar-a-Lago storage room.

Former staffer tells FBI Trump ordered Mar-a-Lago docs moved

DOJ: Trump may still have more White House docs

Trump responds to claim of more WH records by accusing 'weaponized' DOJ of 'witch hunt after witch hunt.'

DOJ: Trump may still have more White House docs

Bombshell evidence revealed in Trump's 'Russian collusion' case

One of the individuals behind the 'Trump collusion' hoax turns out to have been on the FBI's payroll.

Bombshell evidence revealed in Trump's 'Russian collusion' case

Mar-a-Lago raid:

Trump given final opportunity to prove FBI planted evidence

Special master gives former President until next Friday to back up his allegation that FBI planted evidence in search of his Florida home.

Trump given final opportunity to prove FBI planted evidence