The FBI told a federal court it needed a search warrant to look at thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails on the laptop of former US congressman Anthony Weiner because they had potential to cause "grave damage to national security" if disclosed.
The top Senate Republican says that Congress will investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump, an intelligence conclusion that the incoming commander in chief has called "ridiculous".
President Barack Obama is set to welcome his successor, Donald Trump, to the White House. Mr Obama will be extending an olive branch to a man he has labelled unfit to serve as commander in chief and who led the charge to challenge the legitimacy of his own presidency.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has appeared to back down on summer claims he would rebuke US president-elect Donald Trump for his “racist” remarks after saying he wants Ireland to continue its close relationship with the economic powerhouse.