In a tense exchange with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler during a House hearing Friday, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker drew gasps when he called time on Nadler's five-minute questioning round.
Catherine Herridge is an award-winning chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C. She covers intelligence, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as a London-based correspondent.
A lead correspondent for the network's coverage of the 9/11 Benghazi terrorist attack, Catherine was first to report on September 12th, based on an interview with the chairman of House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Mike Rogers that "It was a coordinated, military-style, commando-type raid." On September 17th, one day after Ambassador's Rice's controversial claims on the Sunday talk shows, Catherine was first to report there was no demonstration at the consulate when the attack unfolded.
Herridge has also reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, Israel and Guantanamo Bay. She has covered stories including the ethnic conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, the Northern Ireland peace agreement, the investigation into Princess Diana's death and 9/11 in New York City. She is one of the few reporters to sit in the same military courtroom as the self-described architect of the 9/11 attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and his four alleged co-conspirators. Herridge and the network's team of investigative journalists traveled across the United States and to Yemen to complete an eighteen-month investigation into al-Awlaki, who was linked to three of the 9/11 hijackers, the Fort Hood attack, the attempted bombing on Christmas Day 2009, the failed attack on Times Square in May 2010, and the cargo printer bomb plot in October 2010. "The Washington Post" described the resulting documentary as "an explosive hour."
Among her exclusives: a classified State Department cable sent in August 2012 by Ambassador Chris Stevens warning Secretary Clinton's office that the consulate could not withstand a coordinated assault. Secretary Clinton, Secretary Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey were all pressed during House and Senate hearings on Benghazi about the cable's warning, and whether they acted upon it. The classified cable foreshadowed how Ambassador Chris and three other Americans would die on 9/11.
Additionally, Herridge covered Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate campaign in 2000. She was also a New York-based correspondent for the Fox Broadcasting Network newsmagazine "Fox Files" where she led investigations into Medicare fraud, prescription drug abuse and child prostitution. Her work on Fox Files was recognized with the Bronze World Medal from the New York Festivals, honoring excellence in communications media.
Herridge's recent book published by Crown, "The Next Wave: On the Hunt for al Qaeda's American Recruits," exposes the new face of terrorism and predicts the source of future threats in the Middle East and North Africa.
Herridge comes from a military family, so her national security reporting is deeply personal. In 2005, her family made national headlines when Catherine donated part of her liver to their younger son of two children, Peter, for a lifesaving transplant. She is now an outspoken advocate for organ donation.
A graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia School of Journalism, Herridge began her career as a London-based correspondent for ABC News.
Stories from Catherine Herridge
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California said that "people have suffered enough" because of President Trump and that a real leader would re-open the part of the government that has been shuttered since December.
A federal judge postponed Tuesday the sentencing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Numerous packages containing suspected explosive devices were intercepted en route to some of the country’s most prominent political figures.
Justice Department official Bruce Ohr arrived for a closed-door session before House lawmakers, but refused to answer questions shouted to him by Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.
Catherine Herridge said the big headline from Peter Strzok's testimony to Congress was the embattled FBI official's explanation of his infamous text in which he wrote "we'll stop" a Trump presidency.
Details are now coming out on the Justice Department inspector general's report faulting former FBI Director James Comey for going beyond his authority in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Democratic strategist Jessica Tarlov reacted to the release of the House Intelligence Committee's Democratic memo, which was released Saturday in response to an earlier memo from Republicans about alleged government surveillance abuses during the 2016 presidential campaign.
During a three-hour testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the six heads of the U.S. intelligence community gave their assessment that Russia believes its election meddling was "highly successful."
A controversial Republican memo that shows alleged U.S. government surveillance abuses has been released by the House Intelligence Committee.
A controversial memo alleging U.S. government surveillance abuses was declassified by the White House Friday.
An Obama-appointed inspector general said he was marginalized and threatened when he raised alarm about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server.