He also worked on numerous sensitive counterintelligence investigations
involving Russian espionage in the U.S., involving coordination between and among U.S.
"Our ability to continue carrying out our ongoing oversight and counterintelligence investigations
requires us to make our own determinations of the evidence, not rely solely on Barr's conclusions."
"I was briefed sometime at the end of July that the FBI had opened counterintelligence investigations
of four individuals to see if there was a connection between those -- any of those four and the Russian effort," Comey said Friday during a closed-door questioning, according to a transcript of the interview released Saturday.
In the conference, Comey said in the last few months of 2016, the FBI lawfully obtained 2,800 devices from criminal, terrorism and counterintelligence investigations
. Out of those devices the department was unable to open almost half of them, 43 percent.
Before that, he was a special agent for the FBI in Tucson, Arizona, covering general criminal investigations, and later in New York where he was involved with counterintelligence investigations
Details of federal counterintelligence investigations
are typically closely held and the cases can span years.
, and less than 1 percent as part of a
FBI Assistant Director John Miller told the Post that the information requested in the Internet Archive NSL was "relevant to an ongoing, authorized national security investigation?' He also said NSLs "remain indispensable tools for national security investigations and permit the FBI to gather the basic building blocks for our counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations
No criminal investigation has been opened into the Dickerson case, and Dickerson's supervisor, who facilitated her criminal conduct, has been promoted to supervising Arabic language units of the FBI's counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations
[the] Army management's apparent inability to answer simple questions about counterintelligence force structure, on-the-job training, and counterintelligence investigations
is troubling." (8)
Where ongoing counterintelligence investigations
or sensitive counterintelligence source operations are involved, this shared information lessens duplication of effort and possible compromise of ongoing operations.
Intelligence investigators were not to discuss ongoing foreign intelligence or foreign counterintelligence investigations
with criminal investigators.