Here’s What Happens When Robert Mueller Is Done
Will Mueller’s report be made public? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Bill Barr, Who Told Senators He’d Protect Mueller’s Investigation, Has Been Confirmed As Attorney General
The new attorney general would run a very similar Justice Department to his predecessor. He's also said he doesn’t believe special counsel Robert Mueller would engage in a “witch hunt."
DOJ Employees Sent A Letter Highlighting The Lack Of Gender Diversity In Top Positions
Of 50 senior posts across 11 offices at the Justice Department, one is held by a woman, according to a letter sent to DOJ leadership by an internal gender diversity group.
Being An Immigration Judge Was Their Dream. Under Trump, It Became Untenable.
“It has become so emotionally brutal and exhausting that many people I know are leaving or talking about finding an exit strategy,” said one immigration judge. “Morale has never, ever been lower.”
The Justice Department Is Taking Its Hardest Line Yet To Stop Heroin Injection Sites
In the first case of its kind, a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department could preview attempts to block similar facilities around the United States.
Trump's Attorney General Nominee Says He Doesn't Think Mueller Would Be Involved In A "Witch Hunt"
Barr also said he would not fire Mueller without cause — even if Trump asked him to do so — in a long day of testimony on Capitol Hill.
People Have Panicked Every Time Rod Rosenstein Was Reportedly Leaving His Job. This Time It's Different.
As the top Justice Department official overseeing the Mueller probe, Rosenstein became something of a liberal folk hero. Now that he no longer has the power to fire Robert Mueller, reaction to a possible departure is more muted.
Acting Attorney General Whitaker, Disregarding Ethics Advice, Won’t Recuse Himself From The Mueller Probe
Senate leaders were informed of the decision on Thursday in a letter obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Trump Says He Is Nominating Former Attorney General William Barr To Replace Jeff Sessions
Barr served as attorney general under former president George H.W. Bush.
The Justice Department Still Hasn't Told The Government Accountability Office That Jeff Sessions Quit
Federal law requires the vacancy and any acting appointment to be reported "immediately" to the Government Accountability Office. A month after the shakeup at the Department of Justice, the GAO hasn't been informed.
A Senior Official Was Accused Of Sexual Harassment Years Before The Justice Department Opened The Investigation That Led To His Retirement
Justice Department investigators did not name the now-retired senior official accused of sexual assault and harassment, but a source with firsthand knowledge has identified him as Edison Aponte, who worked in the Office of Justice Programs.
Investigators Said A Senior Justice Department Official Assaulted And Harassed Female Subordinates
The report does not name the official, only saying that he has retired and that prosecutors declined to bring charges against him.
More Than 400 Justice Department Alumni Said They’re “Disturbed” By Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment
Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is facing a number of legal challenges in court.
Senate Democrats Are Suing Over Matthew Whitaker's Appointment As Acting Attorney General
The senators argue that Trump's appointment of Whitaker circumvents the Senate's "advice and consent" role on nominees.
The Justice Department Says That Trump’s Acting Attorney General Appointment Is Legal
A new opinion from the department’s Office of Legal Counsel pushes back against questions raised over the past week about whether acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is constitutional.
Trump's Pick To Run The Justice Department Is Already Facing A Constitutional Challenge
The Maryland attorney general's office filed court papers on Tuesday arguing Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general violates the US Constitution and federal law.
Robert Mueller Can't Just Do Whatever He Wants, His Office Argued In Court
Insisting on the limits of Mueller's power is at the heart of his defense against the latest legal challenge to his appointment as special counsel, this time from Andrew Miller, a former Roger Stone associate subpoenaed by the grand jury.
Trump And Sessions Vowed To Punish Election “Fraud,” Raising Fears Of Voter Intimidation
The Justice Department says it’s enforcing laws that ensure the right to vote. But the president’s and attorney general’s language on Monday focused on fraud, which critics say could scare off legal voters.
Donald Trump Will Miss Jeff Sessions Now That He’s Gone
Trump didn’t get the attorney general he wanted, but he got the one he needed.
The New Acting Attorney General Has Repeatedly Criticized Mueller’s Investigation
Democrats are already calling for Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia probe.
The Trump Administration, Again, Asks The Supreme Court To Hear A DACA Case
The last time the administration asked the court to consider DACA's legality, the court told the Justice Department it wanted to hear from the appeals court first.
The US Has Charged Russian Intelligence Officers With Trying To Hack Serena Williams And Other Olympians
The intelligence officers are accused of trying to hack anti-doping agencies and individuals who investigated or criticized Russia's state-sponsored doping program.
A Judge Ruled That The Affirmative Action Case Against Harvard Should Go To Trial
The judge found that key facts were in dispute and experts had "reached plausible but conflicting conclusions."
Rod Rosenstein Still Has His Job After Trump Postponed Their Meeting
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump and Rosenstein pushed back the meeting because they didn’t want to “interfere” with the Senate hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
The Trump Administration Is Still Trying To Stop Pregnant Undocumented Teens From Getting Abortions
The Justice Department argued before a federal appeals court Wednesday that a judge was forcing the government to act “inconsistent with their profound respect for life.”
Jeff Sessions' Latest Immigration Opinion Is Another Blow To The Independence Of Immigration Judges, The Judges Union Said
In the opinion, Sessions wrote that immigration judges don't have "free-floating power" to end deportation cases.
The Justice Department Took Its First Official Swing Against Harvard In The Fight Over Race In Admissions
The department filed papers Thursday opposing Harvard's effort to get a lawsuit accusing the school of discriminating against Asian American applicants tossed out.
The Trump Administration Has Charged 19 Foreigners With Illegal Voting
The cases are part of the Justice Department’s moves to curb voter fraud. Trump has greatly exaggerated the practice.
Jeff Sessions Hits Back Hours After President Trump Questions His Loyalty
The attorney general said in a statement that his Department of Justice “will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.”
The Justice Department Is Keeping Secrets About Its New Religious Liberty Task Force
Officials haven't answered questions about who’s on it, when it meets, or whether it will be public.