July 7th, 2014
11:00 PM ET

What do new airport security rules mean if you are flying overseas?

Passengers flying to the U.S. through airports in the Middle East, Europe and Africa will be asked to power on electronic devices before boarding their flights. The ramped up security comes as new intelligence shows terror groups are working to build bombs meant to fool security screeners. So what happens if the battery on your device happens to run out? Susan Candiotti has the latest.

Philip Mudd is a counterterrorism veteran of the FBI and CIA. He spoke to Wolf about the nature of this threat.

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July 2nd, 2014
10:07 PM ET

New airport security measures aimed at finding sophisticated explosives

Some air passengers are about to face tougher security screenings before boarding flights to the U.S. The Obama administration is tightening security in an effort to find sophisticated explosives designed to get past screeners. Terror groups smuggled a shoe bomb and an underwear bomb years ago. Both plots failed. Jim Sciutto looks at how authorities are working to stay ahead of the terrorists.

Tom Ridge served as America's first Homeland Security Secretary. He says he believes terror groups in Syria are likely behind this latest threat.

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June 21st, 2013
10:47 PM ET

NSA leaker charged with espionage

CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald discuss federal prosecutors filing a criminal complaint against Edward Snowden.

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June 18th, 2013
10:12 PM ET

Bush vs. Obama on surveillance

Paul Begala and Ari Fleischer debate the differences between the two presidents' national security policies.

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Filed under: Ari Fleischer • National Security • NSA • Paul Begala • Raw Politics
June 17th, 2013
10:28 PM ET

Greenwald: Snowden wants to talk to public

The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald discusses why NSA leaker Edward Snowden took part in an online chat while in hiding on Monday, and why the 29-year-old believes the U.S. government may want to harm him. Greenwald tells Anderson Cooper that Snowden is reacting to accusations made about him and wants to answer questions about what he did and why he did it.

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June 12th, 2013
09:40 PM ET

Greenwald 'staggered' by King accusation

Tonight Anderson Cooper asked Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian to respond to the accusations that he threatened to disclose the names of CIA agents, and the idea he should face consequences for his reporting on Edward Snowden and breaking the story on the U.S. surveillance programs.

Republican Congressman Peter King said on AC360 Tuesday night  if reporters linked to the NSA leaker willingly knew they were revealing classified information, they should be punished. Then today the lawmaker claimed Greenwald was threatening to reveal the names of CIA personnel, which King considers a direct attack on America. For that, King is calling for Greenwald to be prosecuted.

Greenwald calls King's allegations a fabrication.


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June 11th, 2013
10:35 PM ET

Rep. King: NSA leaker put lives at risk

New York Congressman Peter King, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Counterintelligence and Terrorism, spoke with Anderson Cooper about the 29-year-old former contractor for the National Security Agency who revealed top secret information about government surveillance programs.

King believes Edward Snowden put American lives at risk by releasing security details that can be accessed by the country's enemies. "I think he's violated the Espionage Act, so in my mind...that would make him a traitor," he says.

When asked if reporters should face consequences, the Republican lawmaker says news outlets have legal and moral obligations. "If they willingly knew that this was classified information, I think actions should be taken, especially something of this magnitude," says King.

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June 10th, 2013
10:52 PM ET

Julian Assange to Edward Snowden: 'Go to Latin America'

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, knows something about secrets and what happens when they're exposed.

He has some advice for Edward Snowden, who recently leaked information about the extent of U.S. electronic surveillance programs.

"I would strongly advise him to go to Latin America," Assange told CNN's AC360 Monday night. "Latin America has shown in the past 10 years that it is really pushing forward in human rights. There's a long tradition of asylum."

Assange spoke from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been holed up for almost a year.

Ecuador's government granted him asylum in August, but British authorities have said they will arrest him if he leaves the premises


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June 10th, 2013
10:39 PM ET

Edward Snowden's life in Hawaii

Miguel Marquez reports on what Edward Snowden did before flying to Hong Kong, and what's left of his life in Hawaii. The 29 year old fled the U.S. and leaked top secret information about the government's phone and Internet surveillance programs.

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June 10th, 2013
10:33 PM ET

Toobin: Snowden actions illegal, immoral

CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin says Edward Snowden didn't have the right to expose government surveillance programs. Snowden, a 29-year-old computer technician for a U.S. defense contractor, released top secret information about programs that collect phone and Internet data.

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