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Justice Dept. Seizes Washington Post’s Phone Records

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department under President Donald J. Trump secretly obtained the phone records for three reporters at The Washington Post from the early...
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Judge Rebukes Barr’s Justice Dept. as Misleading on Decision Not to Charge Trump

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A federal judge in Washington accused the Justice Department under Attorney General William P. Barr of misleading her and Congress about advice he had received...
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‘There Is a Tension There’: Publishers Draw Fire for Signing Trump Officials

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After the 2020 election, those ideals have been tested in unprecedented ways. “There is a tension there — on the one hand, I’ve always believed,...
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Justice Dept. Backs Away From Trump Era but Is Still Expected to Test Garland

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WASHINGTON — As Judge Merrick B. Garland prepares to take over the Justice Department, officials have already begun to reverse Trump-era policies denounced by Democrats...
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How Trump’s Focus on Antifa Distracted Attention From the Far-Right Threat

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All of this was a strain on the counterterrorism section, which has only a few dozen prosecutors and like other parts of the department was...
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Kevin Clinesmith, Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer, Is Sentenced to Probation

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In arguing for prison time on Friday, prosecutors suggested that Mr. Clinesmith’s explanation made no sense and suggested that he must also have known he...
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How The Capitol Attack Led Democrats to Demand Trump’s Resignation

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The vice president, who for four years had remained loyal to Mr. Trump to the point of obsequiousness, was angry in return at the president’s...
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Capitol Attack Leads Democrats to Demand That Trump Leave Office

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Also leaving were two other National Security Council aides as well as officials at the Justice and Commerce Departments. Gabriel Noronha, a Trump appointee who...
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Justice Dept. Seeks to Pare Back Civil Rights Protections for Minorities

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The Trump administration has long sought to eliminate protections for groups at risk of suffering such impacts, arguing that the Civil Rights Act as passed...
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Barr Leaves a Legacy Defined by Trump

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WASHINGTON — Soon after he undercut President Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud in early December, Attorney General William P. Barr’s time atop the...