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Federal prosecutors explore years-old media disclosure, raising fears Trump is using Justice Department for political gain

FBI Director James Comey, shown testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3, has been dismissed by President Donald Trump. (Washington Post photo by Matt McClain)

WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors in the District of Columbia have taken steps in recent months to explore a years-old disclosure of classified information to the media, raising some fears that the Justice Department is resurrecting dated instances of possible wrongdoing ...

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Too late to ratify Equal Rights Amendment, Justice Department says

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department says the Equal Rights Amendment can no longer be ratified because its deadline expired decades ago, throwing a barrier into the path of activists who want the amendment enacted if Virginia’s new, majority Democratic ...

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Justice Department watchdog tells Russia report witnesses they can’t give written feedback – then reverses course

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WASHINGTON – The Justice Department inspector general’s office told witnesses set to review draft sections of its long-awaited report on the FBI investigation of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign that they would not be allowed to submit written feedback, but ...

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DOJ plans ‘expeditious’ antitrust probe into Big Tech practices

Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, on Feb. 18, 2016. (Bloomberg photo by Michael Short)

The U.S. Justice Department plans to move quickly in analyzing how giant technology companies operate and whether they’re engaging in anti-competitive behavior, the department’s deputy said. “We look to do this in an expeditious manner,” Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen ...

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Justice Department fishing for details about anonymous ‘resistance’ op-ed writer

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The Justice Department is looking for identifying details about the anonymous Trump administration official who excoriated the president’s “amorality” in an unsigned New York Times opinion article last year, according to a letter the agency sent Monday. The author of ...

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Justice Department rejected investigation of Trump phone call just weeks after it began examining the matter

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – Justice Department officials took less than a month to abandon an inquiry into President Donald Trump’s communications with his Ukrainian counterpart about investigating former vice president Joe Biden – reigniting concerns among Democrats and legal observers that the ...

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