More Republicans Are Pushing Back On Trump’s Claims That The FBI Placed A Spy In His Campaign
The president’s comments about what he has labeled “spygate” began late last month, following a flood of reports about the early stages of the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election.
The Justice Department Deleted Language About Press Freedom And Racial Gerrymandering From Its Internal Manual
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ordered a review of the US Attorneys’ Manual, which features high-level policy statements as well as practical guidance to prosecutors on how to do their jobs.
A Top Lawyer At The Justice Department Is Quitting To Fight For LGBT Rights
Diana Flynn has been chief of the Civil Rights Division Appellate Section since the Reagan administration. She planned to stay until retirement, no matter who was in power, but instead she’s about to join Lambda Legal, a leading LGBT legal organization where she likely will be in direct conflict with the Jeff Sessions Justice Department.
There’s Probably Nothing The Justice Department Can Do To Stop Republicans From Releasing The Disputed FISA Memo
In a recent letter, a Justice Department official told Republican Rep. Devin Nunes it would be "extraordinarily reckless" to release the memo without a national security review. But experts say the department likely lacks any means of stopping it from happening, and Trump reportedly is supportive of its release.
The Trump Administration Has Stopped Fighting The Jan. 1 Deadline For Accepting Trans Military Recruits
The Justice Department announced Friday night that it will not be asking the Supreme Court to stop the Jan. 1 deadline for allowing transgender military recruits. The department also dropped several appeals over Trump's transgender military service policy, choosing instead to keep the challenges in district courts for now.
Trump's Justice Department Hasn’t Filed Any Civil Rights Act Lawsuits Backing State Government Workers
The Justice Department’s Employment Litigation Section hasn't filed any lawsuits under the Trump administration to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in cases to protect state and local government workers from discrimination. That’s a break from the last Republican and Democratic administrations.
The Deputy Attorney General Said No One Has “Communicated” To Him A Desire To Fire Robert Mueller
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, said he continues to see no “good cause” to remove Mueller as some Republicans accuse his team of bias, citing anti-Trump texts sent by a former investigator.
Civil Rights Division Lawyers And Staff Gave Low Marks To Justice Department Leadership In A Workplace Survey
An annual survey of Justice Department employees obtained by BuzzFeed News shows that some employees in the Civil Rights Division had a more negative opinion of leadership than the department as a whole.
The Activist Who Secretly Recorded Planned Parenthood Says It’s “Long Past Time” The Justice Department Looked Into It
Two years after a series of secretly recorded videos were released of Planned Parenthood employees discussing the transfer of fetal tissue, the Justice Department has asked a congressional committee for records of its investigation.
Emails Show The Support Sally Yates Got From Within DOJ For Her Stand Against Trump's Travel Ban
"The President’s order is an unconstitutional embarrassment and I applaud you for taking a principled stand against defending it," one DOJ attorney wrote to Yates after Yates said she wouldn't enforce Trump's first travel ban.