department of justice

FBI interviews of Bruce Ohr released

The Justice Department on Thursday night released 34 pages of memos from interviews with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, who was in contact with the author of the unsubstantiated 2016 dossier about Donald Trump and his presidential campaign.

Barr directs federal government to resume capital punishment

The federal government has ordered the death penalty to be reinstated for the first time in nearly two decades, as Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of five inmates after adopting an updated execution protocol.

DOJ responds to committee's deadline for 2020 census information

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee indicated Friday morning that he will proceed with a contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over a dispute about documents regarding a potential citizenship question on the 2020 census.

Barr: Mueller did not ask for conclusion on obstruction of justice

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel Robert Mueller did not ask him or Congress to come to a determination on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, but that he made a conclusion there wasn't a case to prosecute because "that's generally how the Department of Justice works."

DOJ not sending Mueller report to Congress today

Attorney General William Barr is not sending the "principal conclusions" of special counsel Robert Mueller's report to lawmakers Saturday, multiple congressional sources and a Justice Department official told CNN.

DC attorney general vows to fight Trump hotel case to Supreme Court

A trio of Republican-appointed federal appeals court judges in Virginia indicated in oral arguments Tuesday that they are skeptical of a lawsuit filed by the District of Columbia and Maryland over President Donald Trump's ongoing interest in his family company, the Trump Organization.

White House expects to see Mueller findings before they go to Congress

White House lawyers expect to have an opportunity to review whatever version of Robert Mueller's report Attorney General Bill Barr submits to Congress before it reaches lawmakers and the public, multiple sources familiar with the matter said, setting up a potential political battle over the hotly anticipated document.

Mueller says he's done with him, but Flynn not ready for sentencing

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is still cooperating with Justice Department prosecutors on a pending criminal case against his former lobbying partner who worked for the Turkish government, the special counsel's office and Flynn's defense team said Tuesday night.

DOJ appoints ex-Mueller prosecutor to run foreign influence unit

The Justice Department will boost its pursuit of foreign influence operations, in part by appointing a prosecutor who worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's team to lead a revamped unit that will crack down on unregistered foreign agents, the head of the department's national security division said Wednesday.