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.
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
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..
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..
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..
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..
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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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..
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..
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..
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..
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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