United States Department of Justice

U.S. federal executive department in charge of law enforcement

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the United States government responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, and is equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration, and administers several federal law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Marshals Service (USMS), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is responsible for investigating instances of financial fraud, representing the United States government in legal matters, and running the federal prison system. The department is also responsible for reviewing the conduct of local law enforcement as directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

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A man is appearing before a federal judge on Tuesday for accusations that he attempted to blow up a vehicle at the Pentagon, according to the Justice Department.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone will urge a federal judge on Tuesday to grant him a new trial, after she sentenced him last week to..
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We count on an independent Department of Justice to look out for us and for America. But Trump has commandeered DOJ to protect his friends and allies.
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A U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency counterterrorism analyst pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges he leaked classified materials about a foreign country's..
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The sentencing played out amid extraordinary upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and the attorney general.
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President Donald Trump's long-time adviser Roger Stone on Thursday arrived at the federal courthouse where he is set to be sentenced after being convicted on..
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President Donald Trump's long-time adviser Roger Stone is set to be sentenced on Thursday after being convicted on charges including lying to a congressional..
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The sentencing is playing out against an extraordinary backdrop of upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and Attorney..
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Prosecutors and judges have expressed concern about political intervention in criminal cases after the DOJ backtracked on Roger Stone's sentence.
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A former deputy attorney general under President George H. W. Bush is calling on Attorney General William Barr to step down from his post after what he sees as..
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A federal judge on Thursday is scheduled to sentence Roger Stone, a long-time adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, in a criminal case that has roiled the..
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With a series of retweets, President Trump kept up attacks on federal law enforcement agencies, despite pleas from the attorney general.
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Attorney General William Barr has no plans to resign, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a post on Twitter. ......
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump's tweets about Justice Department investigations, a source familiar with..
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump's tweets about Justice Department investigations, a source familiar with..
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump's tweets about Justice Department investigations, the Washington Post..
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U.S. authorities in Miami arrested a Mexican citizen who had been recruited by a Russian government official to locate and obtain the license plate number of the..
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The decision comes after a contentious week for the Justice Department, as it faces allegations of political meddling in criminal cases tied to the..
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Washington — A national organization representing more than 1,100 federal judges has reportedly called an emergency meeting Tuesday to address the recent..
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Mr. Stone’s lawyers had asked for a delay in a case that has prompted turmoil within the Justice Department. But the judge said she will still hear out the..
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An association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting after Attorney General William Barr intervened in the case of Trump ally Roger Stone.
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