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UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

DOJ probe expands beyond Boeing 737 Max, includes 787 Dreamliner

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed records from Boeing relating to the production of the 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina, where there have been allegations of shoddy work, according to two sources …


DOJ official: Mueller’s report is more than 300 pages long

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report is more than 300 pages long.


Trump says FBI, DOJ to review Jussie Smollett case

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that the FBI and Department of Justice will review the “outrageous” case of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, calling it an “embarrassment” to the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

U.S. says ex-intel official defected to Iran, revealed secrets

A former counterintelligence agent with the U.S. Air Force has been accused of revealing classified information to Iran.


Rosenstein, a frequent Trump target, will leave Justice Dept

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller and remains his most visible Justice Department protector, is expected to leave his position soon after William Barr is …


Justice investigating whether Zinke lied to inspector general, sources say

The Justice Department’s public integrity section is examining whether newly departed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to his agency’s inspector general investigators, according to three people familiar with the matter, …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

U.S. charges China-controlled company in trade secrets theft

The Justice Department has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company.


Zinke’s agency watchdog refers him to the Justice Department

The Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General has referred one of its ongoing probes into the conduct of Secretary Ryan Zinke to the Justice Department for further investigation, according to …


Some Sessions allies hope White House allows graceful exit

Sensing that Jeff Sessions’ days at the Justice Department may be numbered, some of his supporters want the White House to allow for a graceful exit for an attorney general …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Federal prosecutors open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims’ …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

U.S. says North Korean charged in Sony hack, WannaCry attack

A computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret

The U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink national monuments, a judge …


White House slams Justice over 3D-printed guns

The White House is slamming the Department of Justice for dropping litigation that would have prevented the posting of instructions on how to make 3D-printed guns.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Ryan opposes Rosenstein impeachment try, dooming it for now

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against an effort by a small group of conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, dooming the endeavor for now and …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer owes unpaid taxes

The Justice Department says Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made “misrepresentations” in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes.


House Republicans grill FBI, Justice leaders on Russia probe

Republicans accused top federal law enforcement officials Thursday of withholding important documents from them and demanded details about surveillance tactics during the Russia investigation in a contentious congressional hearing that …


DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 1:06 p.m.

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after they had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 3:52 p.m.

Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington’s latest Rorschach test: President Donald Trump and his critics are cherry-picking what they want from its findings to either discredit or …


U.S. weighs in against University of Michigan bullying policy

University of Michigan policies prohibiting harassment and bullying on campus are unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, the Justice Department said Monday in siding with a free speech group that has …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 11:59 a.m.

Judge peppers lawyers on Trump business with foreign gov’ts

Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of “profiting on an unprecedented scale” from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., …


DOJ offers new briefing as lawmakers dispute Trump spy claim

The Justice Department has offered lawmakers a third classified briefing next week on the FBI’s use of a secret informant in the Russia probe, as it tries to quell allegations …


Trump won’t say if he has confidence in Rosenstein

President Donald Trump declined to say Tuesday whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, escalating pressure on the Justice Department as his White House negotiated rare access …


Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

President Donald Trump said he will “demand” that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said …


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

President Donald Trump says he’ll demand that the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests came …


FBI official Andrew McCabe, hoping to retire, asks Justice Department not to fire him

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Thursday is expected to make a final pitch to the Justice Department about why he should not be fired just 72 hours before …


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Sessions: U.S. prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in …


Watchdog group: DOJ should investigate porn actress payment

A nonprofit watchdog group has asked the Justice Department and the Office of Government Ethics to investigate whether a secret payment to an adult film actress made prior to the …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Trump says Russia-probe memo proves bias; Dems say no

House Republicans on Friday released a bitterly disputed, formerly highly classified memo that they say shows surveillance abuses in the early stages of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump election …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 12:13 p.m.

Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions’ new policy

This week’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice would lift its hands-off approach to states that legalized marijuana shocked many in the industry who have been trying to go …