Trump Has Backed Down On Adding A Citizenship Question To The 2020 Census
Trump said he would direct federal agencies to provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department — a plan Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had rejected in favor of adding the question.
The Trump Administration’s Bid To Swap Lawyers In The Census Cases Is Not Going Well
Federal judges in California, Maryland, and New York rejected DOJ’s first attempt at switching lawyers, saying the government didn’t submit enough information about the late change.
Trump Is Bringing In New Lawyers On The Citizenship Question Case And No One Knows What's Happening
In a surprising move, lawyers from the Justice Department's Consumer Protection Branch are taking over the census litigation from a DOJ team that specializes in cases against agencies.
House Democrats Are Suing To Get Trump's Tax Returns
The House Ways and Means Committee filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department, which has refused to turn over the president's returns.
The FBI Lost Track Of 62 Foreign Cooperators In The US, According To An Inspector General Report
The inspector general's office warned of the risks of not knowing the location of individuals “who may have criminal backgrounds or involvement in disreputable activities.”
Trump Invoked Executive Privilege To Block Democrats From Getting Documents About The Census Citizenship Question
It’s the second time the president has invoked executive privilege in the face of subpoenas from House Democrats.
The Justice Department Wants To Address Mass Shootings By Putting More Domestic Abusers Behind Bars
The Justice Department is launching a task force of US attorneys to look at ways of prosecuting more domestic abusers who unlawfully have guns.
Here's What Mueller Meant When He Said He Couldn't Decide If Trump Committed A Crime
Mueller said Wednesday that his office did not make a determination "one way or the other" about whether Trump committed a crime because charging him wouldn't be an option.
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.