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The Latest On The Investigation Into The Insurrection At The Capitol

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Authorities have brought federal charges against more than a dozen individuals for their alleged role in storming the Capitol.

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Biden Announces His Picks For DOJ Team

Thursday, January 07, 2021

On Thursday, President-elect Joe Biden announced the team he wants to lead the Justice Department. It has its work cut out, including with the aftermath of Wednesday's violence on Capitol Hill.

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Authorities Send Reinforcements To Help Secure The Capitol

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

FBI, ATF, regional law enforcement and National Guard personnel responded to the Capitol on Wednesday after it was breached by pro-Trump extremists.

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DOJ National Security Boss Is Moving On — But Cyber, China Threats Aren't

Thursday, December 31, 2020

John Demers looks back on his latest stretch in the Justice Department in an exclusive interview with NPR. Cyber threats from Russia and China will remain a big problem, he warns.

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Trump Issues Additional 26 Pardons And 3 Commutations

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

President Trump issued another round of pardons Wednesday. The biggest names in the slate of 26 people include allies, such as former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone.

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Trump Pardons Roger Stone, Paul Manafort And Charles Kushner

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The announcement comes as part of a wave of pardons and commutations in the final weeks of Trump's presidency.

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Trump Grants Slew Of Pardons, Including To George Papadopoulos And Duncan Hunter

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

In all, President Trump granted full pardons to 15 individuals and commuted part or all of the sentences of an additional five.

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Barr Says No Need For Special Counsel For Hunter Biden Probe, Election Fraud Claims

Monday, December 21, 2020

William Barr put a damper on two ideas President Trump has reportedly raised in recent days during what was likely his last press conference as attorney general.

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List Of Federal Agencies Affected By A Major Cyberattack Continues To Grow

Friday, December 18, 2020

Federal authorities warn that a major cyberattack poses a risk to U.S. national security. Russia is believed to be behind the hacks, but the Trump administration remains silent on the matter.

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William Barr To Step Down As Attorney General Before Christmas

Monday, December 14, 2020

Trump said he and Barr had a "very nice meeting" Monday and that their "relationship has been a very good one." Barr started out as a loyalist, but his relationship with the president frayed.

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In His Final Weeks, Trump Could Dole Out Many Pardons To Friends, Allies

Thursday, December 03, 2020

The president could shield his allies from some prosecution. Critics say Trump is trying to help cronies — and maybe himself — escape accountability.

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Some Speculate Trump Will Pardon More Allies Before Leaving Office

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

President Trump has demonstrated his willingness to use his pardon power to help out a political ally. That has fueled speculation he could issue a flurry of pardons before he leaves office.

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Justice Department Investigating Possible Bribery-For-Pardon Scheme

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

A document filed in federal court seems to show a probe into lobbying for a pardon and a related scheme to offer payment. Large swaths of the document, including names, are blacked out.

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Barr Makes John Durham, Investigating Russia Probe, A Special Counsel

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

The attorney general elevated the U.S. attorney for Connecticut in October but didn't disclose that move until now. It likely means Durham's work will continue into the new administration.

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Barr Says No Election Fraud Has Been Found By Federal Authorities

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Attorney General William Barr said federal authorities have not uncovered any widespread fraud that might have affected the outcome of the 2020 election, contradicting President Trump.

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Barr: DOJ Has No Evidence Of Fraud Affecting 2020 Election Outcome

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

The attorney general told The Associated Press on Tuesday neither Justice Department attorneys nor the FBI have substantiated any of the various claims about so-called fraud.

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Trump Pardons Michael Flynn Despite Guilty Plea For Lying About Russia Contact

Thursday, November 26, 2020

President Trump has pardoned his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who spent years enmeshed in an often bizarre legal war with the government that sprang from the Russia investigation.

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Trump Pardons Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

President Trump has issued a pardon to his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn who pled guilty to lying to the FBI and then recanted.

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Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Who Pleaded Guilty To Lying About Russia Contact

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

President Trump has pardoned his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. It was announced on Twitter.

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Once Out Of Office, Trump Faces Significant Legal Jeopardy

Friday, November 20, 2020

The president already is the subject of investigations by New York officials, and he may be implicated by federal authorities as well. As a private citizen, he would no longer enjoy de facto immunity.

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