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Politics Sep 17U.S. attorney general under fire over comparison of virus lock-in to slavery
In remarks Wednesday night at Hillsdale College in Michigan, Barr called the lockdown orders the "greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history" since slavery.
Politics Sep 17Barr takes aim at prosecutors inside his own Justice Department
Attorney General William Barr took aim at his own Justice Department on Wednesday night, criticizing prosecutors for behaving as "headhunters" in their pursuit of prominent targets and for using the weight of the criminal justice system to launch what he…
Politics Sep 16U.S. charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign
The five defendants remain fugitives, but prosecutors say two Malaysian businessmen accused of conspiring with the alleged hackers to profit off the attacks on video game companies were arrested in that country this week and face extradition proceedings.
Politics Sep 14Biden assembles legal team ahead of potential court challenges after 2020 election
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House.
Politics Sep 11Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns
Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference…
Politics Sep 10Russian, Ukrainian lawmaker accused of U.S. election interference
The criminal charges accuse the Russian national of stealing American identities to open fraudulent banking accounts and promote messaging aimed at undermining confidence in the political system.
Politics Sep 01Barr tightens rules on surveillance of political candidates
The Justice Department is imposing new restrictions on how it conducts any secret national security surveillance of candidates for federal offices or their staff.
Politics Aug 26U.S. officials say no signs of foreign targeting of mail-in vote
The remarks from officials at multiple federal agencies amount to a repudiation of claims by President Donald Trump and other administration officials that the expected surge in mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic leaves November's presidential election especially vulnerable…
Politics Aug 18Senate panel finds Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election
The report purposely does not come to a final conclusion, as the other reports did, about whether there is enough evidence that Trump’s campaign coordinated or colluded with Russia to sway the election, leaving its findings open to partisan interpretation.
Politics Aug 17Trump retweets purported audio of Biden call with Ukraine
The conversation is one of multiple recordings that were leaked as part of what U.S. intelligence officials describe as a Russian effort to denigrate the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee ahead of November's election.