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United States Department of Justice: U.S. federal executive department in charge of law enforcement
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration.

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NYPD commissioner on his decision to fire Daniel Pantaleo: "I've had 5 years to think about this"

In an exclusive interview with “CBS This Morning,” New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill discusses his "difficult" decision to fire the officer who put Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold..
CBS News - Published

5 Indicted in Identity Theft Scheme That Bilked Millions From Veterans

The defendants obtained Social Security numbers and bank account information from a technician who worked for the military, the Justice Department said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for United States Department of Justice

Booker Announces Solution For White Supremacy [Video]Booker Announces Solution For White Supremacy

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker revealed his solution for combating white supremacy. If he was elected he said he would create a White House office to combat white supremacy and hate crimes. The..

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U.S. applies to seize Iran oil tanker [Video]U.S. applies to seize Iran oil tanker

The U.S. has applied to seize the Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar, scuppering hopes that it would be released on Thursday and allow an easing of tensions. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Top lawmaker demands answers in Epstein's death [Video]Top lawmaker demands answers in Epstein's death

A top U.S. lawmaker joined the chorus of officials demanding answers from the Bureau of Prisons over the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein while in federal custody. Jonah Green has more.

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Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer [Video]Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer

A trial for former Obama administration lawyer Greg Craig is now underway in a case linked to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Former top FBI official McCabe sues agency over firing [Video]Former top FBI official McCabe sues agency over firing

Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe, who was dismissed from the agency following a tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit on Thursday alleging the termination violated..

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Hong Kong's lawyers protest against 'political prosecutions' [Video]Hong Kong's lawyers protest against 'political prosecutions'

Lawyers are suspicious that the Department of Justice is trying to fast-track prosecution of people on rioting charges.

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Trump lays out steps to prevent gun violence [Video]Trump lays out steps to prevent gun violence

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday discussed steps to stop gun violence including working with social media companies to detect mass shooters before they strike, limiting violent video games and..

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House panel seeks evidence to assess impeachment [Video]House panel seeks evidence to assess impeachment

The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee asked a federal court on Friday for access to grand jury evidence from the Mueller probe that lawmakers say they need to determine whether to begin..

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House Judiciary weighing Trump impeachment after Mueller [Video]House Judiciary weighing Trump impeachment after Mueller

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Friday said the committee is considering "all remedies" including recommendation of "articles of impeachment" in the wake of..

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Mueller corrects testimony on Trump indictment decision [Video]Mueller corrects testimony on Trump indictment decision

During his second hearing on Wednesday, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller said that he wanted to correct comments made earlier in which he confirmed to Democratic Representative Ted Lieu that the..

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Mueller says Trump can be charged when term ends [Video]Mueller says Trump can be charged when term ends

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is affirming that a president can be charged with crimes after leaving office. He says Justice Department guidelines prevented him from considering charges against..

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The Department of Justice just filed a new lawsuit against Facebook accusing it of failing to protect your privacy (FB) [Video]The Department of Justice just filed a new lawsuit against Facebook accusing it of failing to protect your privacy (FB)

Facebook settled ongoing privacy probes with the FTC and SEC over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Yet the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice is now filing a lawsuit against..

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What will U.S. lawmakers ask Mueller? [Video]What will U.S. lawmakers ask Mueller?

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday will finally have their chance to speak with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, when the former FBI director testifies on Capitol Hill about his report on President..

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Wall Street falls as CSX drops [Video]Wall Street falls as CSX drops

U.S. stock indexes fell on Wednesday as weak results from CSX stoked concerns that the U.S.-China trade war could dent corporate earnings. Fred Katayama reports.

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No federal charges for NYPD in Eric Garner death [Video]No federal charges for NYPD in Eric Garner death

None of the New York police officers whose attempted arrest of Eric Garner in 2014, which led to the man's death and helped fuel the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, will face federal criminal..

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"Today, we can't breathe": Eric Garner's mother

Eric Garner's mother Gwen Carr and daughter, Emerald Snipes on Tuesday blasted a Justice Department decision clearing Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who put Garner in a prohibited chokehold, as a..

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Trump Administration Creates New Barrier For Immigrants Seeking U.S. Asylum [Video]Trump Administration Creates New Barrier For Immigrants Seeking U.S. Asylum

The Trump administration unveiled a new rule to bar almost all migrants from applying for asylum at the southern border. Under the new rule, migrants are required to first pursue safe haven in a third..

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Even More Bad News For Deutsche Bank [Video]Even More Bad News For Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is being investigated by the US Department of Justice. The investigation was part of a wider probe of the 1MDB scandal, the Wall Street Journal reported. The New York Times also reported..

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Reckitt pays $1.4bln to settle U.S. federal probe [Video]Reckitt pays $1.4bln to settle U.S. federal probe

British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay $1.4bln to settle U.S. federal probes into the marketing of an opioid addiction treatment. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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A Federal Appeals Court Ruled That Donald Trump Violated The Constitution [Video]A Federal Appeals Court Ruled That Donald Trump Violated The Constitution

A federal appeals court ruled that President Donald Trump violated the Constitution. Trump did this by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account. According to Reuters, the 2nd..

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DOJ Changes How They Will Handle Immigration Hearings? [Video]DOJ Changes How They Will Handle Immigration Hearings?

Business Insider reports the Department of Justice is planning to replace human interpreters at immigration court hearings. The translators will be replaced with informative videos briefing migrants..

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Census Question Lingers [Video]Census Question Lingers

The U.S. Justice Department is still considering how to proceed on an effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. This news comes via Reuters, which viewed court papers filed on..

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Trump Tweets About Justice Department Decision Over Citizenship Question On Census [Video]Trump Tweets About Justice Department Decision Over Citizenship Question On Census

The Justice Department recently said a question about citizenship would not be in the 2020 census. According to CNN, President Donald Trump did not agree with the “consensus” and said so on..

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U.S. charges Kansas researcher over ties to Chinese university

A researcher at the University of Kansas was indicted on federal fraud charges on Wednesday for allegedly concealing ties to a Chinese university while doing research funded by the U.S. government, the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. issues warrant to seize Iran oil tanker 'Grace 1' after Gibraltar judge orders its release

The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant to seize an Iran oil tanker detained in Gibraltar, a day after a judge ordered the release of 'Grace 1.'
USATODAY.com - Published

Trial Opens for Former Obama Aide Accused of Lying About Foreign Lobbying

Lawyers for Gregory B. Craig said their client never intended to deceive Justice Department officials about his work on behalf of Ukraine’s government.
NYTimes.com - Published

2 guards placed on leave, warden reassigned after Epstein's death

The announcement comes as the Department of Justice's inspector general and the FBI look into Epstein's apparent suicide
CBS News - Published

Warden at New York jail where financier Epstein died is removed

U.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered the removal of the warden at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking..
Reuters - Published

U.S. government shakes up staffing at jail where financier Epstein died

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced a staff shakeup at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking..
Reuters - Published

New details emerge on Epstein's prison guards

One of the two guards on duty at the time of Jeffrey Epstein's death was reportedly a substitute who didn't typically work as a corrections officer. This comes as Congress, the Justice Department and..
CBS News - Published

Sasse calls on Justice Dept to investigate its treatment of Jeffrey Epstein

The multimillionaire financier accused of sexual abuse of dozens of teenage girls, settled one lawsuit Tuesday that would have allowed some of his accusers to testify against him
CBS News - Published

The death of Jeffrey Epstein in a Manhattan jail raises serious questions

The Department of Justice is investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein. The disgraced financier was found dead in a New York City jail cell on Saturday while..
CBS News - Published

Investigation expands into Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide

The Justice Department is investigating the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein behind bars. CBS News correspondent Mola Lenghi reports from the detention facility where Epstein was found dead over the..
CBS News - Published

What's next in the case against Jeffrey Epstein following his apparent suicide?

The FBI and Department of Justice have opened an investigation into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein in his New York jail cell. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joined CBSN AM to discuss the..
CBS News - Published

How Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims can still seek justice

The Justice Department is investigating how the disgraced financier died in custody over the weekend and why no one prevented it
CBS News - Published

Matthew Whitaker, Ex-Acting Attorney General, Joins Cybersecurity Firm

Mr. Whitaker, a Trump loyalist whose appointment to the Justice Department’s top job drew scrutiny from Democrats, has taken on a string of jobs since leaving the administration.
NYTimes.com - Published

Gillibrand says she would direct DOJ to "infiltrate" white supremacist groups

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joined Margaret Brennan to discuss new gun legislation in Congress, efforts to combat domestic terrorism and Jeffrey Epstein's death
CBS News - Published

Prominent Lawyer’s Trial Will Test Crackdown on Unregistered Foreign Agents

The prosecution of Gregory B. Craig is seen as a litmus test for tougher Justice Department enforcement of law that requires disclosure of foreign lobbying.
NYTimes.com - Published

Andrew McCabe suing FBI over his firing

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has sued the FBI and Justice Department over his 2018 firing, claiming his right to due process was violated and ultimately blaming President Trump. McCabe..
CBS News - Published

Andrew McCabe, Former F.B.I. Deputy Director, Sues Over His Dismissal

The Justice Department engaged in a “politically motivated and retaliatory demotion in January 2018 and public firing in March 2018,” Mr. McCabe said in his lawsuit.
NYTimes.com - Published

How U.S. laws fall short on domestic terrorism

Mary McCord, a former Department of Justice official, spoke with CBSN about the difficulties of prosecuting domestic terrorism
CBS News - Published

The final bill for former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry: $31. 7 million

The final bill for Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is in: $31.7 million, according to Justice Department financial reports.
USATODAY.com - Published

Will Sprint and T-Mobile merger benefit consumers?

The Department of Justice approved T-Mobile's $26.5 billion merger with Sprint to make a new No. 3 player in the mobile phone business, after Verizon and ATT. Yahoo Finance's Daniel Howley tells CBSN..
CBS News - Published

Sprint, T-Mobile merger gets OK from Justice Department, Dish gets Boost Mobile

The $26-billion T-Mobile-Sprint merger cleared another major regulatory hurdle gaining approval from the Justice Departmentl. Is it a done deal?
USATODAY.com - Published

T-Mobile-Sprint deal clears DOJ hurdle: Will you pay more for your cellular plan?

The $26-billion T-Mobile-Sprint merger cleared another major regulatory hurdle with the Justice Department approving the deal. What about consumers?
USATODAY.com - Published

Fraternity suspends gun-toting students who posed at Emmett Till sign

ProPublica says three University of Mississippi students face a possible civil rights investigation by the Justice Department, after a controversial photo of them became public. The image, posted to..
CBS News - Published

Who are the five men scheduled to be executed under federal law?

The federal Bureau of Prisons has scheduled the executions of five inmates being held on death row after the DOJ's new rule
CBS News - Published

Justice Department to execute death row inmates

For the first time in 16 years, the Justice Department will start executing death row inmates again. The first to die will be five inmates convicted of murder, torture and rape. Jeff Pegues reports.
CBS News - Published

Justice Dept. to resume executions of federal inmates

Attorney General William Barr has announced that the Department of Justice will resume executions of federal inmates for the first time since 2003. He named five convicted killers on federal death row..
CBS News - Published

Justice Department resumes capital punishment after nearly two decades

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has not executed anyone since 2003.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. Justice Department resumes use of death penalty, schedules five executions

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a two-decades long dormant policy allowing the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death..
Reuters - Published

Rep. Ted Lieu asks Mueller about not recommending charges against Trump

Robert Mueller testified that he didn't bring charges against the president because of Justice Department policy that says a sitting president cannot be indicted. He later corrected his statement.
CBS News - Published

Trump administration reinstates federal death penalty after 16-year pause

The Justice Department said it will reinstate the death penalty for federal inmates after a 16-year pause. There are 62 federal inmates on death row. Vladimir Duthiers has more.
CBS News - Published

Justice Department will execute inmates for first time since 2003

The federal government has not executed a convict for nearly two decades. The Justice Department also scheduled executions for five individuals
CBS News - Published

Justice Department won't prosecute Barr and Ross after House voted to hold them in contempt

Deputy Attorney General Rosen indicated the Department of Justice would take no action to prosecute Commerce Secretary Ross or Attorney General Barr.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bernie Madoff asks Doanld Trump to reduce 150-year sentence

During his time in office, Trump has rarely granted clemency to those who have applied through the Justice Department's formal process as Madoff has.
USATODAY.com - Published

China says opposes U.S. long-arm jurisdiction following Chinese firm's indictment

China said on Wednesday it opposes the long-arm jurisdiction of the United States following the indictment of a Chinese firm by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges related to sanctions against..
Reuters - Published

Senior lawmaker rejects Justice Department limits on Mueller testimony

A day before Robert Mueller's eagerly anticipated congressional testimony, a senior Democratic U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump's Justice Department of arrogance in instructing..
Reuters - Published

Feds launch antitrust probe of U.S. tech giants

The DOJ is examining leading online platforms—likely Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple—to see if they're monopolies
CBS News - Published

Chinese company, owner indicted in U.S. on North Korea sanctions charges

A Chinese company, its owner and three managers have been indicted on charges they conspired to evade U.S. sanctions intended to stop North Korean companies from helping Pyongyang develop nuclear..
Reuters - Published

Why Robert Mueller's testimony will be "all about the questions"

CBS News has learned Mueller composed an opening statement for the hearing regarding his 488-page report on Russia’s 2016 election interference that has not been reviewed by the Justice Department...
CBS News - Published

How Democrats are preparing for Robert Mueller's testimony

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller received a warning ahead of his highly anticipated congressional testimony on Wednesday. The Justice Department sent Mueller a letter on Tuesday telling him to..
CBS News - Published

DOJ hasn't reviewed Mueller's opening statement

Former special counsel Robert Mueller's highly anticipated testimony kicks off Wednesday morning
CBS News - Published

Cory Booker and Mike Lee put aside politics to tackle criminal justice reform

On Friday, the Justice Department announced the release of more than 3,000 federal inmates as a result of the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill President Trump signed into law..
CBS News - Published

House Dems ask prosecutors if DOJ policy prevented Trump indictment in Cohen case

Prosecutors closed a federal investigation into campaign finance violations tied to former Trump attorney Michael Cohen this week
CBS News - Published

About 3,100 federal inmates to be released early under new U.S. law

Roughly 3,100 U.S. inmates, including many convicted of drug offenses, will be released early from federal prisons for good behavior under a criminal justice reform law signed last year by President..
Reuters - Published

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