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Justice Department trying to release report on Russia probe this month

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

WASHINGTON – Justice Department officials are trying to release in the coming weeks a potentially explosive inspector general report about the FBI’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, according to multiple people familiar with the effort. One person involved ...

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DOJ sues for proceeds from Edward Snowden’s book

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The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit seeking the proceeds from Edward Snowden’s book, alleging the ex-NSA contractor violated non-disclosure agreements he signed with the government by publishing the manuscript without seeking the required approval. In a news release, ...

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Justice Department fails to comply with court order to release transcripts of Flynn’s conversations with Russian ambassador

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WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors on Friday declined to make public transcripts of recorded conversations between Michael Flynn and Russia’s ambassador to the United States in December 2016, despite a judge’s order. In a court filing Friday, the Justice Department wrote ...

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The Justice Department is preparing a potential antitrust investigation of Google

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

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has taken early steps toward opening a federal antitrust investigation into Google, according to three people familiar with the matter, marking a new chapter in the tech giant’s troubles with regulators around the world who ...

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Justice Department asks Catholic dioceses across the country to preserve abuse-related records

The U.S. Justice Department, which last month launched a federal probe into clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church, has sent a sweeping call to Catholic dioceses across the country to preserve documents related to abuse. The Catholic news site ...

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Republicans hit Trump for criticizing Justice Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump encountered bipartisan criticism on Tuesday for complaining that his own Justice Department’s indictments against two Republican congressmen were endangering the GOP’s midterm election prospects, with one Republican senator saying of Trump’s attack, “We can’t ...

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As Trump threatens to get more involved at Justice Department, its alums push back

WASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump threatens to reshape the Justice Department’s leadership and demolish its tradition of independence from politics, department alums are fighting back with increasing vigor – signing petitions, holding public events and taking direct aim at ...

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Justice Department takes another step toward regulation of bump stocks

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department on Saturday took another step toward banning bump stocks – which effectively turn semiautomatic weapons into machine guns – submitting to the Office of Management and Budget a proposed regulation that would prohibit the sale ...

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Inspector general says mishandling of sexual harassment complaints at Justice Department is a ‘systemic’ problem

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has “systemic” problems in how it handles sexual harassment complaints, with those found to have acted improperly often not receiving appropriate punishment, and the issue requires “high level action,” according to the department’s inspector general. ...

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Conservative group says Mueller team lawyer’s email shows bias

WASHINGTON – A conservative watchdog group said internal Justice Department emails show a senior prosecutor assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller III is biased against President Donald Trump. Judicial Watch, a group which has been seeking government records about senior ...

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