The New Charges Against Julian Assange Are Unprecedented. Press Freedom Groups Say They're A Threat To All Journalists.
Legal experts say the new indictment against Assange is the first time the Justice Department has used the Espionage Act to charge a third party — not the government leaker — with publishing classified information.
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Is Facing 17 More Criminal Charges In The United States
A grand jury returned a new indictment against Assange adding charges related to his alleged conspiracy with Chelsea Manning to solicit and publish classified government information.
The Justice Department Spent Nearly Two Years Fighting To Hide The Identity Of A US Attorney Accused Of Misconduct
A federal judge ordered DOJ to release the now-former US attorney’s name after BuzzFeed News sued.
Rod Rosenstein Has Left The Building
Rosenstein oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation for a year and a half, outlasting the president’s ire.
The House Judiciary Committee Voted To Hold Bill Barr In Contempt
The full House will now have to vote to hold the attorney general in contempt. The committee’s move comes shortly after President Trump asserted executive privilege to prevent Democrats from obtaining the full report.
The Trump Administration's Fight With Democrats Is Unusual, And It's Escalating
The Trump administration isn't the first to clash with Congress, but the number of fights already playing out on multiple fronts is a sign of the long political and legal slugfest to come.
Nancy Pelosi Says Attorney General Bill Barr Committed A Crime
The House speaker accused Barr of committing a crime out of loyalty to Trump but did not say what House Democrats will do next.
Attorney General Bill Barr Defended His Decision Not To Tell Congress About A Letter He Got From Robert Mueller
Congressional Democrats released Mueller’s March 27 letter to Attorney General Bill Barr on Wednesday, minutes before Barr was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Employers Can Discriminate Against LGBT Employees
The court will look at whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prevents discrimination “on the basis of sex,” applies to LGBT individuals.
Former Obama Administration Lawyer Greg Craig Was Charged With Lying About His Work For Ukraine
A grand jury indicted Craig on two counts of making false statements in connection with work that linked him to Paul Manafort.
A Judge Won't Order The Justice Department To Speed Up Releasing The Mueller Report
A judge ruled Tuesday that a group that sued for the report failed to show they'd suffer "irreparable harm" if they waited until after Attorney General Bill Barr releases a redacted version of Mueller's report.
AG Bill Barr Has Ordered Investigations Into Anti-LGBT Discrimination At The Justice Department
Barr also signed a statement saying the DOJ will not discriminate against potential employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in response to a request from LGBT workers.
LGBT Workers At The Justice Department Said They’re Quitting Amid “Declining Morale,” “Discrimination,” And “Bro-y” Standards
“I am leaving the DOJ in part due to the DOJ’s treatment of its LGBTQ employees,” one worker said.
Robert Mueller Found That The Trump Campaign Did Not Conspire With Russia, According To The Attorney General
Attorney General Bill Barr submitted a letter to Congress on Sunday summarizing the special counsel's "principal conclusions." Read it here.
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.