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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, and is 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 United States Marshals Service (USMS), 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.

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Ousted U.S. prosecutor says Barr pressed him to resign [Video]

Ousted U.S. prosecutor says Barr pressed him to resign

[NFA] Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted last month as his office led a probe into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, told lawmakers on..

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FBI investigates reported Indiana lynching attempt [Video]

FBI investigates reported Indiana lynching attempt

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Novartis agreed to pay more than $729 million to settle U.S. government charges it paid illegal kickbacks to doctors and patients to boost drug sales, the U.S. Department of Justice said this week...

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Pelosi Rules Out Impeaching Attorney General William Barr [Video]

Pelosi Rules Out Impeaching Attorney General William Barr

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representative won’t impeach AAttorney General Bill Barr. According to Business Insider, Barr is set to testify before the House in July. Two Department..

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US Attorney General Barr To Testify Before Congress [Video]

US Attorney General Barr To Testify Before Congress

(CNN) Attorney General William Barr is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in late July, a Department of Justice spokesperson has announced. "The Attorney General has accepted an..

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Appeals court orders dismissal of Flynn case [Video]

Appeals court orders dismissal of Flynn case

[NFA] A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday directed a federal judge to drop a criminal case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI, handing a..

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Appeals Court Orders Judge To Drop Flynn Case [Video]

Appeals Court Orders Judge To Drop Flynn Case

On Wednesday, a US appeals court in Washington DC ordered the federal judge overseeing Michael Flynn case to dismiss the prosecution. The 2-1 ruling is a major victory for Flynn. Business Insider..

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'No crime committed' in NASCAR noose investigation [Video]

'No crime committed' in NASCAR noose investigation

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it found no federal crime was committed after a noose was discovered in the garage of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR's top series. Adam Reed..

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DOJ Prosecutor To Testify Higher Ups Improperly Interfered In Roger Stone Case [Video]

DOJ Prosecutor To Testify Higher Ups Improperly Interfered In Roger Stone Case

Justice Department prosecutor Aaron Zelinksy will testify to Congress this week about the sentencing of former GOP strategist Roger Stone. According to Business Insider, Zelinsky will say that senior..

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Trump: Bolton breaking law if he publishes book [Video]

Trump: Bolton breaking law if he publishes book

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law if a book he has written is published.

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Little sign of antifa in U.S. prosecutions of protest violence [Video]

Little sign of antifa in U.S. prosecutions of protest violence

A Reuters review of federal charging documents found no reference to the anarchist group President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr have blamed for recent violence and looting. This..

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UK Prince Andrew's lawyers hit back over U.S. inquiry into Epstein [Video]

UK Prince Andrew's lawyers hit back over U.S. inquiry into Epstein

Lawyers for UK's Prince Andrew have accused the U.S. Department of Justice of "seeking publicity" by suggesting the royal hasn't been willing to help with their investigation. into Jeffrey Epstein...

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Little evidence extremists drive U.S. protests: DHS report [Video]

Little evidence extremists drive U.S. protests: DHS report

Part of an internal review by the Department of Homeland Security said most of the recent violence and looting linked to civil rights protests in U.S. cities was being driven by opportunists, not..

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FBI's top lawyer resigns amid Trump pressure [Video]

FBI's top lawyer resigns amid Trump pressure

The agency's top lawyer, Dana Boente, announced his resignation over the weekend as the agency faces scrutiny over its investigations of former staffers and supporters of President Donald Trump. Gavino..

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DOJ says probe into Floyd death a 'top priority' [Video]

DOJ says probe into Floyd death a 'top priority'

No formal charges have been filed in the George Floyd case following two days of violent protests in Minneapolis, but the U.S. attorney said the investigation was a "top priority." Freddie Joyner has..

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Investigation of Floyd's death 'top priority' for DOJ -U.S. Attorney [Video]

Investigation of Floyd's death 'top priority' for DOJ -U.S. Attorney

U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota Erica MacDonald said on Thursday it was "imperative" that the probe into the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis, be "done right and..

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Attorney General William Barr Looking Into Reviewing FBI's Russia Investigation [Video]

Attorney General William Barr Looking Into Reviewing FBI's Russia Investigation

Attorney General William Barr is taking action toward the FBI’s Russia investigation. A Justice Department spokesperson said he’s looking into an outside prosecutor to review “unmasking”..

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DOJ Launches 'Robust' Probe Of Black Minneapolis Man's Death At The Hands Of Police [Video]

DOJ Launches 'Robust' Probe Of Black Minneapolis Man's Death At The Hands Of Police

The US Justice Department on Thursday announced it is investigating police involvement in the death of George Floyd. Reuters reports the DOJ said it was making the investigation a 'top priority.' The..

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Trump Announces Investigation On Death Of Unarmed Minneapolis Black Man [Video]

Trump Announces Investigation On Death Of Unarmed Minneapolis Black Man

President Donald Trump said the Justice Department and the FBI began a case on police brutality. He said they are looking into the death of an unarmed black man while in police custody in Minneapolis...

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