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Defense attorney tells U.S. court she asked Trump not to pardon Michael Flynn

Sep 29 2020

WASHINGTON The lead attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser on Tuesday told a federal judge that she has discussed the ongoing criminal case with the president and asked him not to pardon Michael Flynn, an extraordinary admission that raises questions about political interference.

U.S. federal prosecutor announces inquiry into discarded ballots

Sep 24 2020

WASHINGTON A top federal prosecutor in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Thursday said his office was investigating a small number of military ballots cast for President Donald Trump that had been "discarded."

FBI chief says U.S. 'Antifa' demonstrators are targets of multiple probes

Sep 24 2020

The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation told Congress on Thursday that anarchist and extremist "Antifa" demonstrators who engaged in recent violent protests are targets of serious FBI investigations.

U.S. Justice Dept weighs stripping federal funds from cities allowing 'anarchy'

Sep 21 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Monday threatened to revoke federal funding for New York City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, saying the three liberal cities were allowing anarchy and violence on their streets.

U.S. Justice Department launches internal inquiry into Stone sentencing

Sep 14 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into circumstances surrounding the decision to ease sentencing recommendations for President Donald Trump's long-time friend Roger Stone, a spokeswoman confirmed.

Barr backs U.S. move to defend Trump against rape accuser's defamation lawsuit

Sep 09 2020

NEW YORK U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday defended his office's intervention in a defamation lawsuit by a woman who accused President Donald Trump of raping her, when it moved the case to federal court and sought to install its own lawyers to replace Trump's private legal team. | Video

Chicago mayor disputes impact of 'Operation Legend' as Barr touts its success

Sep 09 2020

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday boasted that the increased presence of federal agents in Chicago over the past few weeks helped contribute to a 50 percent drop in murders, a claim that the city's Democratic mayor sharply disputed.

Trump alleges plane of 'thugs' being probed, but other officials cannot confirm it

Sep 01 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said an investigation was under way into alleged "thugs" who boarded a plane seeking to cause damage last week during his Republican Party convention, but U.S. security officials said they could not confirm such an incident. | Video

U.S. Justice Department unveils reforms for FBI wiretap applications

Sep 01 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was implementing new compliance reforms at the FBI to minimize errors when it applies for wiretaps, following revelations it made numerous mistakes during its probe into President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.

ACLU sues Trump administration alleging illegal arrests of vets, others in Portland

Aug 26 2020

WASHINGTON The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued the Trump administration, saying it illegally detained military veterans and other protesters in Portland, Oregon, and used excessive force to try to silence supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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