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June 13th, 2013
08:38 AM ET

FBI Director in the hot seat as he faces a grilling from Congress over NSA surveillance programs

In just a few hours, FBI Director Robert Mueller will be on Capitol Hill facing off with members of the House Judiciary Committee. They are sure to fire some tough question his way about the NSA's once secret surveillance and data mining operations.

–        Dan Lothian reports

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Filed under: FBI • NSA
May 30th, 2013
09:28 AM ET

Explosion in Disneyland & alleged ricin sent to Mayor Bloomberg- CNN Counter Terrorist Analyst Fran Townsend weighs in.

The president is preparing to nominate a new director of FBI today, just as two apparent cases of domestic terrorism, or at least violence, in this country are capturing the bureau's attention: Letters containing threats against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg testing positive for the deadly poison ricin, and a Disneyland employee is in custody for allegedly setting off a dry ice bomb in Toontown.

CNN Counter Terrorist Analyst Fran Townsend weighs in on the threats and President Obama’s plans to nominate James Comey to replace Robert Mueller as FBI director.

Filed under: FBI • Terrorism