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Justice Department investigation of Russia probe is criminal in nature, person familiar with case says

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

WASHINGTON – The federal prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William Barr to examine the origins of the FBI’s probe of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign is conducting an investigation officials consider criminal in nature, according to a person familiar with ...

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Justice Dept. assures judge White House won’t destroy records of Trump calls

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WASHINGTON – Justice Department attorneys promised a federal judge Wednesday that the White House will not destroy records of President Donald Trump’s calls and meetings with foreign leaders while the court weighs a lawsuit brought by historians and watchdog groups. ...

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Federal judges received a link to an anti-Semitic blog post. It came from the Justice Department.

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The morning briefings come nearly every workday, seemingly chock-full of all the news fit to be seen by employees at the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, which handles the country’s immigration cases. Regularly topping two dozen pages, the ...

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Justice Department refuses to comply with congressional subpoena for testimony on citizenship question and 2020 Census

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department said Wednesday that it will not comply with a congressional subpoena for a Trump administration official to testify in a House panel’s investigation of the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. In ...

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Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer offered to sell secret U.S. whistleblower lawsuits

WASHINGTON – Jeffrey Wertkin had a plot to bring in business and impress his new partners after joining one of Washington’s most influential law firms. As a former high-stakes corporate-fraud prosecutor with the Department of Justice, he had secretly stockpiled ...

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Baltimore police ready for reforms despite delay request

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s mayor and police chief worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city’s police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department. So they were surprised by the Justice Department’s sudden request ...

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Commentary: Sessions doesn’t want to investigate police, but we need to

Michael Brown’s death on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, 2014, changed the national conversation about policing and race. Police abuse became daily front-page news; the Black Lives Matter movement was born; race and inequality turned into mainstream ...

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