Justice Department

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker gestures after speaking at the Dept. of Justice's Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
November 19, 2018 - 10:59 am
By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him. The suit, filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal of...
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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks at the Dept. of Justice's Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
November 16, 2018 - 11:48 am
By Mary Clare Jalonick and Mike Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting. The meeting...
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters from a balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File
November 16, 2018 - 9:02 am
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case that suggests prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. Assange's name appears twice in an August court filing from a...
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In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa.
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File
November 08, 2018 - 7:39 am
By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
November 07, 2018 - 5:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At the moment Jeff Sessions was resigning , a federal appeals court was hearing arguments in the City of Philadelphia's case against him, over its sanctuary city policies. The arguments revolved around the limit of the attorney general's powers, rather than...
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In this courtroom sketch, Cesar Sayoc, left, appears in federal court, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Miami.
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October 31, 2018 - 10:39 am
By Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc searched for addresses of his targets online and had photos of many of them on his cellphone, including one of Michelle Obama's driver's license, federal prosecutors said in a letter outlining more...
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President Donald Trump
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October 26, 2018 - 9:26 pm
By Paula Reid CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS News) -- As he left the White House to rally supporters in North Carolina, President Trump denied his political rhetoric may have inspired Cesar Sayoc's mail-bomb spree. READ: Federal authorities arrest, charge man in connection to suspicious packages "Well I...
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Cesar Sayoc
Broward County Sheriff
October 26, 2018 - 11:00 am
By Evan Perez, Mark Morales, Shimon Prokupecz, Brynn Gingras and Karl de Vries, CNN (CNN) -- Cesar Sayoc was charged Friday with five federal crimes and faces up to 48 years in prison in connection to improvised explosive devices sent to prominent Democratic politicians, donors and CNN offices in...
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People hold signs and flags at a rally
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October 22, 2018 - 1:11 pm
By Eli Watkins, CNN (CNN) -- The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft proposal. "Setting a destructive precedent, the Trump-Pence...
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In this July 11, 2018 file photo, a drone equipped with a thermal camera flies over the plants at the Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources' Jennings Environmental Education Center on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Slippery Rock, Pa.
AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File
September 28, 2018 - 1:08 pm
By David Koenig, Associated Press An aviation bill Congress is rushing to approve contains a little-noticed section that would give authorities the power to track, intercept and destroy drones they consider a security threat, without needing a judge's approval. Supporters say law enforcement needs...
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