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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

Roger Stone, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, faces sentencing Thursday on his convictions for witness tampering and lying to Congress.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

As Trump ups attacks on Justice Dept, Barr remains in post

Even as President Donald Trump renewed his public attacks on the Justice Department on Wednesday, there was little outward worry from either end of Pennsylvania Avenue that Attorney General William …

Trump, Barr fuel Justice Department turmoil over cases tied to White House

In the span of five days, Barr revealed that he’s established a private channel for Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to relay his allegations on Ukraine and ordered prosecutors to …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Trump ignores AG Barr’s request to stop tweeting about DOJ

President Donald Trump on Friday ignored his attorney general’s public request to stop tweeting about the Justice Department, saying he had the legal right to ask the agency to intervene …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Barr swipes at Trump: Tweets make it ‘impossible’ to do job

Attorney General William Barr has taken a public swipe at President Donald Trump, saying the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

With impeachment over, critics see Trump ‘retribution tour’

In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Trial team quits Roger Stone case in dispute over sentence

The four lawyers who prosecuted Roger Stone have quit the case after the Justice Department overruled them and said it would take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Michael Flynn’s sentencing set for Jan. 28 after judge rejects his attacks on the FBI, Justice Department

A federal judge on Monday rejected Michael Flynn’s attacks against the FBI and the Justice Department, setting a long-delayed sentencing for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser for Jan. …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Watchdog caught in political crossfire on his Russia report

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has found himself caught in a political tug of war between Democrats and Republicans.

Watchdog report: FBI’s Russia probe justified, no bias found

The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, despite “serious performance failures” up the …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

2 Russians charged in multimillion-dollar malware scheme

The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against the alleged leader and an administrator of a Russian cybercriminal gang that U.S. officials say developed and distributed malware used to steal at …

Barr doesn’t accept key inspector general finding about FBI’s Russia investigation

WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr has told associates he disagrees with the Justice Department’s inspector general on one of the key findings in an upcoming report – that the …

Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violence

Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update …

WSU partners with California company in hopes of receiving marijuana for research

Federal restrictions currently limit production of the drug for clinical use to one farm on the University of Mississippi’s campus. Biopharmaceutical Research Co., based outside of Monterey, is hoping to …

Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader

President Donald Trump wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a news conference declaring that the commander in chief had broken no laws during a phone call in which he …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Trump: Probe of Russia probe will reveal ‘really bad things’

Investigating the investigators, the Justice Department is now scrutinizing the government’s Russia probe as a criminal matter, raising Democrats’ concerns that President Donald Trump may be using federal muscle to …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Justice Dept. files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity …

Epstein accusers denied compensation in victims’ rights case

A group of women who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein suffered a setback Monday in their decade-long legal fight over a plea deal that allowed the financier …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Ex-FBI No. 2 official faces prospect of criminal charges

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s wrath, faces the prospect of an indictment after his attorneys were unable to persuade senior Justice Department …

Watchdog: Comey violated FBI policies in handling of memos

Former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Donald Trump, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Thursday. The report also …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Idaho AG signs on in argument against LGBTQ protections

Idaho’s attorney general has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws do not protect LGBTQ employees against workplace discrimination.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Prominent D.C. lawyer takes the stand in foreign lobbying case

A prominent Washington lawyer testified Wednesday that he never misled the Justice Department about his work for the government of Ukraine, as he sought to challenge allegations that his legal …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Agent fired over anti-Trump text messages sues FBI, Justice

A veteran FBI agent who wrote derogatory text messages about Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that the bureau caved to “unrelenting pressure” from the president when it fired …

UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

U.S. still looking for way to ask about citizenship on census

The Justice Department says it was still looking for a way to include a controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census.

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Justice: Census to be printed without citizenship question

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court halted the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday started printing the questionnaire without the controversial …

UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Feds allocate $10M to combat violence in rural Alaska

Attorney General William Barr has declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska, clearing the way for the Justice Department to award more than $10 million to combat crime in rural …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Lock HIM up? Dems weigh what to do about Trump’s deeds

Democrats in 2020 race are grappling with fraught questions about how to hold Trump accountable

Feds: Nearly 1,700 arrested in child porn, abuse crackdown

The Justice Department says nearly 1,700 people have been arrested following a two-month crackdown aimed at targeting suspected child predators.

UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Justice agrees to release key Mueller evidence to Congress

The Justice Department has agreed to turn over some of the underlying evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, including files used to assess whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, …

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Ford under federal investigation over emissions certification

WASHINGTON – Ford Motor Co. is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department over its emissions certification practices, the auto giant disclosed Friday in a regulatory filing. The inquiry …