The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the United States 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, and administers several federal law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is responsible for investigating instances of financial fraud, representing the United States government in legal matters, and running the federal prison system. The department is also responsible for reviewing the conduct of local law enforcement as directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
CBS News confirms the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation to find out how its own probe of Russian election interference began in 2016. This is a political win for President Trump.. CBS News - Published
A Chinese national pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing trade secrets from U.S. petroleum company Phillips 66 , where he worked on the research and development of next generation battery technologies,.. Reuters - Published
Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges accusing a New York company of exposing the U.S. government and private customers to security risks by illegally importing and selling surveillance and..
Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment,..
The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced charges against two former Twitter employees. According to Gizmodo, they've been accused of spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia. One former employee, Ahmad..
Britain is following standard procedure by not publishing a parliamentary select committee report on alleged Russian meddling in British politics until after the election, one of Prime Minister Boris..
FBI Director Christopher Wray said Friday that Facebook's proposal to encrypt its popular messaging program would turn the platform into a "dream come true for predators and child pornographers." Rough..
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday new legal action against exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. According to Gizmodo, the DOJ hopes to recover any profits he makes from the sale of..
The U.S. Justice Department has issued civil subpoenas to four major automakers, demanding that they disclose details on a deal struck with California in July to follow strict vehicle emissions.. Reuters - Published
Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a.. Reuters - Published
Employers added 128,000 jobs in October, stocks are hitting a record high, and the national unemployment rate is near a historic low, but last week the Justice Department released data showing.. CBS News - Published
The Justice Department said on Tuesday it had created a strike force that will identify and prosecute companies that fix prices or collude to push up the cost of billions of dollars' worth of U.S... Reuters - Published
Voting in U.S. state and local elections on Tuesday showed no evidence of successful tampering by any foreign government, the Justice Department and six U.S. security agencies said. Reuters - Published
On "Face the Nation," President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani claimed that "troubling, unethical behaviors" among some in the Justice Department had tainted the Mueller probe. CBS News - Published
The U.S. Department of Justice on Saturday released 500 pages of interview summaries and emails related to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S... Reuters - Published
The Justice Department confirmed this week that, based on unspecified "new information," it is re-opening the case of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African-American youth from Chicago who was kidnapped.. CBS News - Published
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday struck a deal to recoup $1 billion in funds allegedly looted from a Malaysian state investment fund by fugitive financier Jho Low, in a record capture for a.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday reached its biggest civil forfeiture deal in agreeing to recover almost $1 billion in funds Malaysian financier Jho Low and his family had allegedly.. Reuters - Published
According to the Wall Street Journal, American Media Inc., the publisher of National Enquirer, asked the Dept. of Justice about whether they needed to register as a foreign agent, following the.. CBS News - Published
Former CIA Acting and Deputy Director Michael Morell says President Trump and Attorney General William Barr "crossed a line" when they opened a Justice Department review into CIA analysts' judgment... CBS News - Published
Nancy Cook, White House reporter for Politico, and CBSN political contributor Molly Hooper join "Red and Blue" to discuss the latest push for impeachment, as well as gun control legislation updates,.. CBS News - Published
The former top executives of a Monaco-based intermediary oil company have pleaded guilty for their roles in a bribery scheme involving multiple countries, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
A judge has ordered the Justice Department to give the House secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, handing a victory to Democrats as they gather.. USATODAY.com - Published
Donald Trump says "really bad things" will come from a Justice Department criminal investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Trump says the special counsel probe into Russian interference in.. USATODAY.com - Published
Two charities will pay $6 million to resolve claims they operated as pass-throughs for seven pharmaceutical companies to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their high-priced medications, the U.S... Reuters - Published
A new fast-moving California wildfire burns homes north of Los Angeles, forcing thousands to evacuate. Also, the Justice Department launches a criminal investigation of the Russia election probe. All.. CBS News - Published
Here's the latest for Friday October 25th: DOJ reviews Russia probe as criminal investigation: Protests in Baghdad; Southern California wildfire prompts evacuations; Northern California wildfire.. USATODAY.com - Published
The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers detained by immigration officials and will add the information to an FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for.. USATODAY.com - Published
CBS News legal analyst Kim Wehle is the author of a new article in "The Atlantic" that argues White House and Justice Department lawyers are not upholding their duty to the American people. She joined.. CBS News - Published
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez emerged battered from the trial and conviction of his brother on Friday after the U.S. Justice Department concluded that the evidence showed narcotraffickers.. Reuters - Published
The acting White House chief of staff said a delay in millions of dollars in aid to Ukraine was due to concerns about corruption. Mick Mulvaney's comments sparked a firestorm, and he is now trying to.. CBS News - Published
The parents of slain gay Wyoming man Matthew Shepard blasted U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for failing to stand up for LGBT civil rights in a statement read at a Justice Department.. Reuters - Published