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Yet O'Callaghan now lands in the thick of the highest-profile investigation at the Justice Department, ensnarling former Trump campaign associates. Late Monday evening, prosecutors in the Russia probe revealed Rosenstein has granted the special counsel's office wide latitude to investigate former ...
(CNN) Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in a classified August 2, 2017, memo that he should investigate ... with Russians to influence the election in violation of US law, and for crimes that arose from payments Manafort received from former Ukrainian politicians. DOJ

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explicitly authorized the Justice Department's special counsel to investigate allegations ... Left: Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a bond hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, ...
Reporters Committee attorneys filed suit on behalf of Tokar in December 2016 after DOJ refused to provide records in response to a Freedom of Information ... In 2008, DOJ launched an internal inquiry into its selection process after then-U.S. Attorney Chris Christie approved a contract reportedly ...
Accusations of sexual harassment and prosecutorial misconduct at the U.S. Department of Justice's Capital Case Section have ensnared a death penalty case in the ... Haines' declaration also accuses Justice Department attorney James Peterson of mishandling the death penalty case against Rogers. Indiana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other immigration hardliners say that backlog allows people who should be deported quickly to stay in the United States for years while they wait for a court date. Immigration courts handle the civil cases of undocumented immigrants who are seeking to stay in the ...

ORLANDO, Fla. - Attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice informed a federal judge Monday that they need at least two more months to conduct a criminal fraud investigation into SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., court records show. The DOJ is seeking to extend a temporary stay in a class-action ...
10 memorandum issued by Granston to all attorneys in the fraud section and all assistant U.S. attorneys handling FCA cases. The memorandum encouraged DOJ lawyers to seek dismissal of non-intervened qui tam cases that "lack substantial merit" and discussed factors that should guide dismissal.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department had no choice but to sue the state in order to ensure federal law enforcement. "I regret the need to file yet another lawsuit against the state of California today," Sessions said in a statement. Sanctuary laws. Last month, the Justice ...
The Justice Department's internal watchdog says it will launch a review in response to allegations by Republican lawmakers that the department and the FBI abused their surveillance authorities to target a former Trump campaign adviser in the early days of the DOJ's Russia investigation. The department's ...
US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling revealed the investigation in a letter that was received by state health and public safety officials late Tuesday. ... Advocates welcomed the inquiry and said Wednesday that Lelling's letter is the beginning of a Justice Department effort to eliminate barriers to addiction treatment ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney R. Andrew ... I want to thank our Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and DOJ attorneys for all of their hard work pursuing justice in this case.”.
... pointing out that if Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller, the line of succession below Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would be as follows: Solicitor General Noel Francisco, Asst. AG Steven Engel, Asst. AG for national security John Demers, U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon, and finally U.S. Attorney Erin ...
The federal judge in the Justice Department's antitrust case against the $85 billion AT&T/Time Warner merger reportedly told lawyers for both sides to up their ... “Both sides need to sit down with their clients and their teams and make sure they have down what they need versus what they want,” U.S. District ...
The Department of Justice's internal watchdog announced Wednesday that it will review the DOJ and FBI's compliance with the law and their own policies related to applications for secret surveillance warrants made "related to a certain U.S. person," in response to requests from Attorney General Jeff ...
Washington (CNN) On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump's former lawyer John Dowd floated the possibility that Trump ... One DOJ employee sent around a Huffington Post article by Ryan J. Reilly referencing an interview with former US pardon attorney Margaret Love ...

Justice Department accuses Iran of long scheme to hack into US universities, governments ... By tricking professors into clicking on false links, the hackers got into 8,000 accounts, said Geoffrey Berman, interim U.S. attorney in Manhattan, saying the hackers stole “innovations and intellectual property of ...
“Information about the president's deliberations” will not be disclosed and is not necessary to decide on the legality of Trump's order, Justice Department lawyers told a federal judge in Seattle on Thursday, the day before the ban had been scheduled to take effect. That explanation was derided by a lawyer ...
And like Yates, was for many years a deputy U.S. attorney. One of the questions was about President Trump's first travel ban. As acting U.S. attorney general, Yates instructed the Justice Department not to defend it because it was unconstitutional. Trump immediately fired her, but federal judges agreed, ...
"(W)e have unmasked criminals who normally work in total anonymity, hiding behind the ones and zeros of computer code," said Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman, who called it a "massive and brazen cyberassault." The move from the Justice Department and Treasury follows other US efforts to ...
"That type of criminal activity does not just cause economic harm," Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said. "It also threatens our national security. Identifying and prosecuting computer hackers is a priority for the Department of Justice." The nine defendants were accused of being affiliated with the ...
Justice Department lawyers say they're seeking to prove that AT&T's proposed merger with Time Warner will stifle competition. ... U.S. Department of Justice. ... DOJ lawyer Lisa Scanlon questioned Fenwick first, asking her to explain how her team negotiates with networks or groups of networks, to provide ...
When ICE knocks, any resistance from an employer could run the risk of an escalated scope of an audit, according to management attorneys. In California, a new state ... Jones said the California law and the Justice Department's lawsuit enhances the balancing act for employers. ICE will likely continue to ...
The Justice Department and A.T.F. aligned themselves with the president, backing away from the bureau's earlier conclusion and announcing on Saturday that the agency can ban bump stocks under current law, as the president had promised. On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated that he ...
UPDATED WASHINGTON — A federal judge denied a Justice Department motion that sought to limit AT&T and Time Warner from presenting a key piece ... the challenged acquisition — the transaction — would substantially lessen competition,” the DOJ attorneys said in their motion, unsealed on Tuesday.
And while Sessions refers in his memo to the principles of enforcement in the U.S. Attorneys' Manual, that document only reinforces the level of discretion and authority that each U.S. attorney has. In turn, we could potentially have 93 different enforcement policies across the multitude of states that have ...
Lawyer Douglas Letter joined the DOJ in 1978. For decades, he ... Eric Holder, former attorney general under President Barack Obama, tweeted that Letter "personifies what is best about the Justice Department." ... The longtime public servant said he will miss the 60 lawyers in his Justice Department unit.
The U.S. Justice Department and the California Attorney General's Office fired off a round of arguments over scheduling and venue for the government's big immigration case against the state. U.S. District Judge John Mendez in Sacramento wasn't having it. On Monday, he told the attorneys to knock it off.
And the Justice Department's response to Brown, which DOJ spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores shared on Twitter, was truly something to behold. ... In fairness, the fact that Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions' Justice Department opposes nullification is, perhaps, a sign that the Trump ...
Plus, prominent Chicago civic tech group invites Illinois attorney general candidates to sign open data pledge; Bloomington, Ind., teams with a civic tech group to create an animal shelter Twitter bot; multiple cities create “Adopt-a-Drain” apps to encourage care for storm drains; and Boulder, Colo., works to ...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in California yesterday to remind state officials there just who is in charge. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED ... MARTIN: Darrell Steinberg is the mayor of Sacramento, talking this morning about the DOJ suit against the state of California. Thank you so much for your time ...
WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rapidly shifting the Justice Department's focus from Obama-era goals such as civil rights ... A draft version of the department's five-year strategic plan obtained by HuffPost shows the Trump administration's plans for the DOJ include cracking down on ...
A former corporate-fraud prosecutor carried out the "most serious" example of public corruption by a U.S. Department of Justice attorney in years by stealing more than 40 whistleblower fraud cases in 2016 and trying to sell the secret information to companies under federal investigation, prosecutors said.
The Justice Department sued California late Tuesday, alleging that state policies that prohibit some cooperation with federal immigration enforcement are unconstitutional. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra fired back hours later, saying his state should not be forced to do the federal job of trying to ...
A report by the Justice Department Office of Inspector General in 2012 found that neither President Barack Obama nor his attorney general at the time, Eric Holder, were aware of Fast and Furious until 2011. Nonetheless, as Holder refused to provide documents about the operation to Congress, he drew ...
Gowdy's defense of the watchdog Wednesday came after Trump took to Twitter to criticize Attorney General Jeff Sessions for appointing the inspector general — instead of Department of Justice lawyers — to investigate allegations that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was improperly used to ...
The defense attorney for indicted former narcotics agent Chad Scott on Wednesday accused the U.S. Justice Department of trying to conceal misconduct on the part of the government agents who investigated Scott's New Orleans-based federal drug task force. The attorney, Matthew Coman, said federal ...
The Justice Department has sued the city of Houston over sex discrimination claims launched by two female firefighters who say their male coworkers tormented them by urinating on ... "No employee should be subjected to a hostile work environment based on their sex," U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick said.
The U.S. attorney's office in Detroit is investigating possible federal civil violations of anti-kickback, false claims and self-referral laws at Detroit Medical Center, ... "We are cooperating fully with the DOJ" and the U.S. attorney's office in Detroit, said Waldmann, Tenet's senior vice president of public affairs.
Why not use justice department lawyers? ... After months of responding diplomatically to the president's attacks -- Well, it's kind of hurtful, but the president of the united States is a strong leader. ... President trump in that tweet told sessions to use justice department attorneys, telling him how to do his job.
... Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores walking down the street from the Justice Department. At one point, Sessions pumped his fist in the air as he walked past several people. Rosenstein is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US ...
The effort includes Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017 who was fired in the early months of the Trump administration. ... AT&T's attorneys have been seeking information separately on Trump's potential influence over the Justice Department.
The defendants, many of them foreign nationals living outside the United States, are accused of robbing more than one million elderly Americans of more than $1 ... Over the past month, the Justice Department's Consumer Protection Branch and U.S. Attorney's office have filed cases against more than 40 ...
The role of law enforcement is changing. Today we ask the men and women who serve and protect our communities to perform a variety of roles from emergency response to public safety and community outreach. As a member of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, I am committed to supporting our ...
In one of the cases, Sekulow and other attorneys representing ACLJ are seeking Justice Department documents pertaining to the impromptu meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in a plane on the tarmac in Phoenix in 2016. The incident generated ...
In January, the organization Common Cause filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the Justice Department, alleging that the reported payment to Clifford constituted a campaign finance violation. But on Tuesday, Cohen's statement denied that accusation and said the monetary ...
U.S. President Donald Trump's $4.4-trillion budget request to Congress includes $28 billion for the Department of Justice, the nation's chief law ... Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, briefing reporters on the budget proposal, singled out a recent reduction in the violent crime rate following two years of ...
Cory Gardner of Colorado, who promised to prevent the confirmation of all Justice Department nominees after Sessions lifted Obama-era protections for states that have legalized marijuana. ... Twelve of Trump's 58 U.S. attorney picks still await confirmation, and dozens more have yet to be nominated.
Rosenstein was put in charge of Robert Mueller's investigation following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe. Sessions, a key surrogate for Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, was found to have previously undisclosed contacts with Russian ambassador ...


 

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