Latest U.S. Department of Justice News

DOJ offers to share Mueller documents to avoid House action

May. 21, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it is willing to provide the House intelligence committee with documents from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, as long as the panel agrees not to take any action against Attorney General William Barr. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent...

McGahn defies subpoena for testimony, faces contempt vote

May. 21, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gaveled open a Trump-Russia hearing Tuesday with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held in contempt for failing to appear in defiance of the committee's subpoena.. "Our subpoenas are not...

Ex-White House lawyer won't testify after Trump direction

May. 20, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from testifying about his work as a close Trump adviser. A lawyer for McGahn said he...

FCC chairman backs T-Mobile-Sprint deal in key endorsement

May. 20, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key federal regulator says he backs T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival wireless carrier Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he supported the deal because the two companies promised to expand mobile...

The Latest: Trump tells McGahn to defy Congress' subpoena

May. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' response to special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is directing former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena. The White House on Monday cited a legal opinion from the Justice Department,...

Justice Department: Ex-White House counsel McGahn can't be forced to testify to Congress about Mueller report findings

May. 20, 2019 3:23 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department: Ex-White House counsel McGahn can't be forced to testify to Congress about Mueller report findings.

Trump DOJ wants role in lawsuit over pay at 2 NC med schools

May. 20, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Trump Administration said Monday it wants to be able to enforce an expected settlement in a federal lawsuit in North Carolina accusing neighboring research universities of conspiring to depress wages for medical professionals. The U.S. Justice Department said in a court filing...

Federal appeals court rules against Trump on ending DACA

May. 17, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an "arbitrary and capricious" manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 that the...

South Carolina tech firm, CEO indicted on fraud charges

May. 17, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina technology company and its leader are accused of fraudulently obtaining numerical internet addresses worth a total of up to $14.4 million. The Post and Courier reports Micfo LLC and its CEO, 36-year-old Amir Golestan, were indicted this week in federal court on...

Schiff plans 'enforcement action' against DOJ over Mueller

May. 16, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday that his panel will vote on "enforcement action" against Attorney General William Barr or the Justice Department next week, yet another escalation in the standoff between Congress and President Donald Trump's administration...