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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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Schiff says DOJ will turn over Russia probe docs

The chairman of the House intel committee postponed a meeting to enforce a subpoena against the Justice Dept. after the it agreed to turn over a cache of documents related to special counsel Robert..
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House panel, Justice Dept end standoff over Mueller documents

The House Intelligence Committee pulled back on Wednesday from threats to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr after the Justice Department agreed to turn over materials relating to..
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Man Agrees To Plead Guilty To Stealing Endangered Lemur From Zoo [Video]Man Agrees To Plead Guilty To Stealing Endangered Lemur From Zoo

A teenager who stole a rare endangered lemur from a southern California zoo last summer has agreed to plead guilty to the crime. According to a Department of Justice release, 19-year-old Aquinas..

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The DOJ Agreed To Turn Over Mueller Counterintelligence Documents To Congress [Video]The DOJ Agreed To Turn Over Mueller Counterintelligence Documents To Congress

The Justice Department agreed at the last minute to begin turning over classified documents on the Russia investigation to the House Intelligence Committee. California Rep. Adam Schiff said the DOJ's..

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Panel Chief Schiff Delays Subpoena Following Offer By Justice Department [Video]Panel Chief Schiff Delays Subpoena Following Offer By Justice Department

According to a report by Reuters, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said that he would refrain from enforcing a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr after the..

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U.S. Justice Department Staff Recommends Blocking T-Mobile-Sprint Deal [Video]U.S. Justice Department Staff Recommends Blocking T-Mobile-Sprint Deal

The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division staff has reportedly recommended the agency file a lawsuit to block T-Mobile’s $26 billion acquisition of Sprint. The final decision on whether to..

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Congress Wants The Russia Counterintelligence Reports [Video]Congress Wants The Russia Counterintelligence Reports

On Tuesday two congressional sources said U.S. lawmakers are pressuring the Justice Department for access to counterintelligence reports generated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his..

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Shut It: Trump Tells Ex-White House Counsel McGahn To Defy Subpoena [Video]Shut It: Trump Tells Ex-White House Counsel McGahn To Defy Subpoena

President Donald Trump on Monday told former White House counsel Don McGahn to refuse a subpoena to testify before a congressional committee about the Russia investigation. According to Reuters, McGahn..

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Schiff: We may get to impeachment [Video]Schiff: We may get to impeachment

U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said on Sunday impeachment proceedings could be an 'additional tool' to obtain information the Trump administration has refused to provide. Rough..

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Net Neutrality Supporter Sentenced For Death Threats to FCC Chairman Pai [Video]Net Neutrality Supporter Sentenced For Death Threats to FCC Chairman Pai

According to Reuters, a California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator’s successful..

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Justice Department Claims Trump Is Too Busy To Provide His Business Records [Video]Justice Department Claims Trump Is Too Busy To Provide His Business Records

According to CNN, President Donald Trump has made yet another move to prevent Democrats in Congress from getting his business records. After a morning court hearing where Trump sought to hold off the..

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Attorney General Barr Taps Connecticut Prosecutor For Mueller Probe [Video]Attorney General Barr Taps Connecticut Prosecutor For Mueller Probe

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has appointed Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor to review the steps the Justice Department took in launching an investigation into whether President Donald..

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WhatsApp To Refer Security Breach To U.S. Authorities [Video]WhatsApp To Refer Security Breach To U.S. Authorities

Facebook’s WhatsApp said a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a private company working on surveillance. The company said it has referred the incident to the U.S...

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North Korea Accuses U.S. Of 'Robbery' After It Seized Ship [Video]North Korea Accuses U.S. Of 'Robbery' After It Seized Ship

Business Insider reports Pyongyang said the US committed an "unlawful brutal robbery" by seizing a North Korean cargo ship over alleged sanctions violations. The US announced on Thursday that it had..

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N. Korea Says Ship seizure Violates Trump-Kim Summit [Video]N. Korea Says Ship seizure Violates Trump-Kim Summit

Reuters reports North Korea said on Tuesday the seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States was an illegal act that violated the spirit of a summit pact between the two countries’ leaders...

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U.S. seizes North Korean ship as tensions mount [Video]U.S. seizes North Korean ship as tensions mount

The United States has for the first time seized a North Korean cargo ship it accused of illicit coal shipments in violation of U.S. and United Nations sanctions. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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North Korea Fired Two More Missiles [Video]North Korea Fired Two More Missiles

Reuters reports North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday -- its second test in less than a week. U.S. President Donald Trump said “nobody is happy” with the..

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Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Before House Contempt Vote [Video]Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Before House Contempt Vote

CNN reports President Donald Trump invoked executive privilege over Robert Mueller's full report Wednesday. The Justice Department said Wednesday that the "President has asserted executive privilege..

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Justice Department Accuses House Democrats Of Partisan Justice Department Accuses House Democrats Of Partisan "Theatrics"

Reuters reports the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday accused Democrats of the House Judiciary Committee of engaging in partisan attacks. The panel voted along party lines to hold Attorney General..

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U.S. Justice Department Defends Trump [Video]U.S. Justice Department Defends Trump

According to Reuters, The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday defended Trump’s use of executive privilege to withhold U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report from House Democrats, but..

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Wray hasn't 'personally' seen Trump 'spying' evidence [Video]Wray hasn't 'personally' seen Trump 'spying' evidence

FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday at a Senate hearing that he didn't think he 'personally' had any evidence to support President Trump's assertion that illegal surveillance by the FBI into..

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Mueller won't say Mueller won't say "milk, butter, eggs, indictment': Conway

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday reiterated President Donald Trump's position that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not testify in Congress about the investigation into Russian..

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House To Vote On Holding Barr In Contempt Of Congress [Video]House To Vote On Holding Barr In Contempt Of Congress

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has scheduled a Wednesday vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. CNN reports the move comes after the Justice Department declined to..

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Malaysia Sends Goldman Sachs Banker To U.S. For 1MBD Charges [Video]Malaysia Sends Goldman Sachs Banker To U.S. For 1MBD Charges

Reuters reports Malaysia has extradited a former Goldman Sachs banker to the United States for 10 months to face criminal charges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB,. Malaysian..

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Pressure Growing On Attorney General Over Mueller Report [Video]Pressure Growing On Attorney General Over Mueller Report

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, President Donald Trump and a senior US House Democrat increased pressure on US Attorney General William Barr over the Mueller report, making new demands on..

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House Judiciary Chief Sets Monday Deadline For Full Mueller Report [Video]House Judiciary Chief Sets Monday Deadline For Full Mueller Report

According to Reuters, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee offered Attorney General William Barr a last chance to hand over the full version of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report, before..

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Trump Administration Proposal Would Make It Easier to Deport Immigrants [Video]Trump Administration Proposal Would Make It Easier to Deport Immigrants

According to Reuters, the Trump administration is considering reversing a long-standing policy to make it easier to deport U.S. legal permanent residents who have used public benefits, as part of an..

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In compromise, Justice Department will reveal intelligence files from Mueller probe to House committee

The Justice Department reached a compromise to show a House panel intelligence documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry.
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House panel chief Schiff delays subpoena against Barr after Justice Dept offer

The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said he would hold off enforcing a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr after the Justice Department agreed to turn over materials..
Reuters - Published

DOJ offers Mueller docs to House Intel if Dems drops contempt threat

The agency asked the House Intelligence Committee not to hold the attorney general in contempt — a move one Democratic-led panel has already taken
CBS News - Published

White House tells Don McGahn, former counsel, not to testify to House panel

Former White House counsel Don McGahn need not comply with a House subpoena ordering him to testify on Tuesday, the Justice Department said.
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White House looking into possible pardons of accused war criminals

The Justice Dept. has requested case files from the Pentagon, including that of a Navy SEAL's special operation chief charged with shooting unarmed civilians
CBS News - Published

Protesters at Venezuela's U.S. Embassy appear in court to face criminal charges

Four protesters arrested on Thursday for occupying the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. appeared in federal court on Friday where they were charged with trespassing and interfering with the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Former CIA officer jailed for 20 years for spying for China

A former spy for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in prison after being convicted on charges of conspiring to transmit U.S. defense secrets to China, the Justice..
Reuters - Published

Alabama prison conditions deemed "unconstitutional" after investigation

Officials in Alabama have until next week to improve the state's troubled prison system. The Justice Department demanded changes after an investigation found conditions violated the Constitution. Jeff..
CBS News - Published

Attorney General Barr taps Connecticut prosecutor to investigate origins of Mueller probe

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has appointed Connecticut's top federal prosecutor to review the steps the Justice Department took in launching an investigation into whether President Donald Trump's..
Reuters - Published

Top House Dems press Trump administration on Obamacare position

Five Democratic committee chairmen are demanding Trump administration officials turn over documents related to the brief filed by the Justice Department in March arguing that the health care law should..
CBS News - Published

Justice Department investigating generic drug price fixing

A "60 Minutes" report details a lawsuit accusing generic drugmakers of pushing up prices. The Justice Department is investigating whether they engaged in a conspiracy to raise prices. Jeff Pegues has..
CBS News - Published

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