Latest U.S. Department of Justice News

FBI expands data center in eastern Idaho

Nov. 18, 2019 4:08 PM EST

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The FBI and U.S. Department of Justice held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new data center in eastern Idaho. Officials say the expansion celebrated Monday adds 140,000 square feet (13,000 square meters) to the FBI’s facility in Pocatello. Officials say the expansion is part...

House lawyer says committee investigating whether Trump lied

Nov. 18, 2019 3:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives’ top lawyer told a federal appeals court Monday that the House is investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, and the attorney urged the judges to order the release of still-secret material from Mueller’s...

Forest Service opposes bear-baiting ban in Idaho, Wyoming

Nov. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities are contesting a lawsuit filed by environmental groups seeking to ban using bait to hunt black bears in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming. The groups say allowing the use of bait could harm federally protected grizzly bears. The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish...

AP sources: Jail guards at time of Epstein death reject deal

Nov. 16, 2019 1:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors offered a plea deal to two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his death, but the officers have declined the offer, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The existence of the plea offer signals the Justice...

Federal authorities charge 29 in Florida corruption case

Nov. 15, 2019 2:04 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department charged 29 people in the Florida Panhandle, including a federal official, after a months-long investigation into “widespread public corruption” over misused federal farm money. During a Friday news conference in Panama City, Florida,...

Justice department investigating Florida GOP congressman

Nov. 14, 2019 9:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee says the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Florida Rep. Ross Spano over accusations of campaign finance violations. The panel announced Thursday that it’s deferring its own the review of allegations against Spano at the justice...

Key dates in the Trump impeachment investigation

Nov. 14, 2019 6:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key dates related to the Trump impeachment investigation: APRIL 21, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks with then-President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy to congratulate him on his election victory. The White House says in a readout of the call that the president underscored unwavering support...

Feds won’t charge officers in Virginia motorist’s death

Nov. 14, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t file criminal charges against two U.S. Park Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed motorist after a chase on a northern Virginia parkway two years ago. The Justice Department announced Thursday it found insufficient evidence to bring charges in...

Crackdown results in arrest of 162 St. Louis-area fugitives

Nov. 14, 2019 4:32 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that 162 fugitives, including murder suspects, gang members and others with violent criminal pasts, were arrested during a three-month crackdown in the St. Louis area. The effort was part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Operation Triple...

Judge rules in favor of cities in suit over grant conditions

Nov. 14, 2019 2:15 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has sided with two Rhode Island cities that challenged the conditions of U.S. Department of Justice public safety grants they said in a lawsuit would turn local police into federal immigration agents. District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. in a ruling Thursday said...