Jeff Sessions Just Said He Now Remembers Knowing About A Trump Campaign Aide Who Communicated With Russia
The Attorney General has recused himself from the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election and previously denied knowledge of contact between the Trump campaign and Russia.
High-Profile Russian Death In Washington Was No Accident — It Was Murder, Officials Say
The US government ruled Mikhail Lesin’s death an accident, but multiple intelligence and law enforcement officials suspect it was a Russian hit. The government is withholding information, so today BuzzFeed News has filed a lawsuit to pry the records loose.
Trump's Lawyer Plans To File A Complaint Against James Comey For Revealing Memos To The Press
A source close to Trump's legal team said that Marc Kasowitz plans to file a complaint with the Justice Department's inspector general, and a letter about Comey's testimony and "other matters" with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Former Federal Judges Say Sessions’ New Policy Will Take Power Away From The Courts
“Now you’re telling them, gosh, you don’t need a judge, you need a calculator, that’s all you need,” one former federal judge said of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new directive that prosecutors pursue the most serious charges possible.
Republicans And Democrats Are Blasting The "Dumb On Crime" Sessions Order For Tougher Sentencing
Former federal prosecutors are also speaking out against a new order from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to pursue the most serious sentence possible against those suspected of crimes, calling it a return to the failed "War On Drugs."
A Former Top Official Cited In The DOJ's Comey Memo Calls Firing A "Sham"
Donald Ayer, who served as the deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, told BuzzFeed News that Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation was being used to justify his firing "for a very different reason."
The Justice Department Under Trump Is Fighting To Keep Records About Hillary Clinton Secret
Conservative advocacy groups are still pursuing public records lawsuits about Hillary Clinton and other Obama-era officials' use of private email and mobile devices for official business. DOJ has carried on the previous administration's fight against releasing certain information.
Follow-Up: Cisco Systems Says Feds Have Dropped Probe Into Alleged Bribery In Russia
BuzzFeed News previously reported on an alleged kickback scheme in the technology giant’s Russian operations. Federal law enforcement officials had been investigating those allegations for about three years; it is not known why the feds ended their probe.
Filmmakers Call For DOJ Probe Into Harassment Of People Who Record Police During Killings
"We, the documentary community, call upon the Department of Justice to investigate a troubling pattern of abuse of power: the pervasive harassment of citizens who use cameras and social media to document and distribute footage of law enforcement."
Department Of Justice Announces Voluntary Review Of Milwaukee Police
Milwaukee's Chief of Police Ed Flynn asked the feds to review his department after it was announced that no federal civil rights charges would be pursued in the case of Dontre Hamilton, who was shot and killed by a former MPD officer in April 2014.