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Justice Dept. forms new domestic terrorism unit to address growing threat

January 13, 2022
Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
The Justice Department is forming a new domestic terrorism unit to help combat a threat that has intensified dramatically in recent years, a top national security official said Tuesday.
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Justice Department Warns States About ‘Unusual’ Trump-Inspired ‘Audits’

July 29, 2021
Ryan Reilly | The HuffPost
As Trump-supporting politicians in states around the country consider conducting conspiratorial “audits” of the 2020 election returns, the Justice Department warned Wednesday that federal law requires states to maintain possession of or direct supervision over election records that some states are handing over to ill-prepared contractors.
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Judge says Justice Department cannot defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll rape defamation suit

October 28, 2020
Pete Williams, Rebecca Shabad | NBC News
A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department cannot step in to shield President Donald Trump from a libel lawsuit filed by a woman who claims he raped her in a New York City department store more than 20 years ago.
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Justice Department and 11 states accuse Google of antitrust violations

October 21, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., accuses Google of using its enormous size to illegally monopolize the market for search-generated advertising through contracts, such as an agreement with Apple to put its search engine on iPhones, to freeze out competitors.
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New warning about extremist groups after alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer

October 10, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
Some of the 13 people arrested this week in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were involved in two radical militia groups that share a hatred of government and law enforcement.
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Barr blasts his own DOJ prosecutors, equates them to preschoolers and 'headhunters'

September 17, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
In scathing remarks criticizing his own staff, Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the Justice Department has recently acted "more like a trade association for federal prosecutors than the administrator of a fair system of justice" and equated some prosecutors to preschoolers and "headhunters."
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Attorney General Barr defends DOJ’s move to represent Trump in defamation suit in new interview

September 10, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
Attorney General William Barr said a federal law allows the Justice Department to defend President Trump in a lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll
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Barr says he won’t wait until after election to reveal Durham’s findings. Democrats fear a campaign-altering surprise.

July 30, 2020
Karoun Demirjian, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
Attorney General William P. Barr reiterated this week that he will not wait until after November’s election to release whatever U.S. Attorney John Durham finds in his examination of the FBI’s 2016 investigation into President Trump’s campaign, raising fears among Democrats that Barr and Durham could upend the presidential race with a late revelation.
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Oregon governor says US agents will start leaving Portland

July 29, 2020
Jonathan Lemire, Gillian Flaccus | AP
Federal agents who have clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, will begin a “phased withdrawal” from the city, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday.
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