Stories tagged: Justice Department
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:15 p.m.
Trump: Justice Department planted spy in 2016 campaign; lawyer Giuliani casts doubt
President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department on Friday of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign – an allegation his own lawyer said might …
Sat., May 5, 2018, 6 a.m.
Joe Harrington tapped to lead U.S. attorney’s office in Spokane for third time in a row
Joseph Harrington has led the federal prosecutor’s office in Spokane for more than a year, even though no president appointed him and no Senate committee has confirmed him.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:50 a.m.
Justice Deptartment charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme
The Justice Department on Friday announced charges against 9 Iranians in a government-sponsored hacking scheme that pilfered sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and government agencies.
Sat., March 10, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Justice Department proposes banning rapid-fire bump stocks
The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers …
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Sessions: Justice Dept can ban bump stocks with regulation
Justice Department officials are forging ahead with plans to ban rapid-fire bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday – a move that would likely set the stage for long …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:49 p.m.
Judge says Trump made ‘vicious’ anti-immigrant statements
A federal judge in New York hearing two lawsuits challenging the cancellation of a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation accused President Donald Trump on Tuesday of making “vicious” …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Government shutdown: What’s closed, who’s affected
Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they’ll be able to return to work and how long they’ll have to go without being paid …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 12:44 p.m.
Lawmakers to Justice Department: Keep online gambling legal
Federal lawmakers who represent New Jersey from both parties have asked the U.S. Justice Department to keep internet gambling legal.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10 p.m.
AP Source: Trump had lawyer urge AG against Russia recusal
President Donald Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into potential ties between Russia and the …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Transgender people cleared to join military, for now
The Justice Department has made clear its proposed ban on transgender military recruits is on hold, meaning their enlistment can start Monday.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Disney-Fox deal expected to get close antitrust scrutiny
Walt Disney Co.’s proposed takeover of 21st Century Fox is likely to raise thorny regulatory concerns at a time when the Justice Department has been putting media mergers and acquisitions …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Mayor, police chief lament lack of Justice Department report on police reforms, tout work in the department
Mayor David Condon said Wednesday his appeal earlier this fall to the Trump administration to release a report highlighting the Spokane Police Department’s reform efforts sought to highlight the city’s …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Justice Department sues to stop AT&T’s $85B Time Warner deal
The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Justice Department won’t release national monument documents
Federal officials said they don’t have to provide an Idaho environmental law firm with documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments because they’re protected …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Report: Many 2016 voting sites lacked full disability access
Fewer than one in five polling places were fully accessible to voters with disabilities during the 2016 general election, a government report shows – a finding that has prompted federal …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Justice Department files notice of appeal to judge’s block of travel ban
The Justice Department filed Friday its formal notice of appeal to a federal judge’s decision to block the Trump administration from enforcing its latest travel ban.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Justice Department reveals charges against Chinese fentanyl distributors
U.S. prosecutors have charged two Chinese nationals who sold fentanyl to American customers over the Internet in a massive international conspiracy case, the Justice Department announced Tuesday
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
U.S. seeks to quash lawsuit opposing transgender military ban
The Justice Department is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s moves to curtail military service by transgender people.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Gang roundups in U.S., Central America draw praise
Authorities in the U.S. and Central America say they have indicted thousands of violent street gang members since March, including a powerful MS-13 leader who allegedly ordered bloodshed on the …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Manafort urges Justice Department to release any wiretaps of him
Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, called on the Justice Department’s inspector general to investigate leaks after CNN reported that the FBI conducted separate wiretap investigations …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Equifax stock sales said to be focus of U.S. criminal probe
The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into whether top officials at Equifax Inc. violated insider trading laws when they sold stock before the company disclosed that it …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Justice won’t allow FBI officials to speak to Senate panel
The Justice Department says it will not permit two FBI officials close to fired director James Comey to appear privately before a congressional committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Sources: Feds probe Uber’s tracking of Lyft drivers
The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped, Justice Department says
The Justice Department has no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s statement in March that phones in Trump Tower were wiretapped on the order of his predecessor, Barack Obama, before …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Washington seeks Supreme Court review of culvert ruling
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by a federal appeals court that state officials say will require it to pay billions of …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Ivy League schools brace for scrutiny of race in admissions
A Justice Department inquiry into how race influences admissions at Harvard University has left selective colleges bracing for new scrutiny of practices that have helped boost diversity levels to new …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
‘Darknet’ drug marketplaces knocked out by Justice Department
Two of the world’s most notorious “darknet” marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about drugs and weapons merchants …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Justice Department charges 400 people for $1.3 billion in health care fraud
More than 400 people across the country have been charged with participating in health care fraud scams totaling about $1.3 billion in false billings, including for the prescription and distribution …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Did Sessions violate his recusal terms? Democrats ask Justice Department inspector general
Letter from Democrats asks the Department of Justice inspector general to consider “whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions violated his recusal from matters relating to the presidential campaigns in 2016 when …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Ex-Energy Department official pleads guilty to bribe taking
The state Justice Department says a former Oregon Department of Energy official has pleaded guilty to accepting over $291,000 in kickbacks in connection with the sale of state energy tax …