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Department of Justice News

DOJ IG called to investigate whistleblowers' safety

Lawmakers ask for DoJ's IG to investigate the effectiveness of the agency's efforts to protect the whistleblowers in the Fast and Furious case. After alleged negative and potential threatening comments by an ATF official, lawmakers are concerned if the motive is vindictive.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 08:45pm EDT

House votes to hold attorney general in contempt

The House has approved a precedent-setting resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. It was the first time a sitting Cabinet member has been held in contempt.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 04:47pm EDT

Contempt of Congress issue may fizzle after vote

>Time appears to be limited for the House to pursue a criminal contempt case against Holder or a civil case to compel President Barack Obama's administration to turn over subpoenaed documents. A contempt citation against Holder presumably would expire when the current Congress ends in January.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 02:56am EDT

Talks fail to resolve Holder contempt issue

Obama administration officials and House Republican staff members Tuesday failed to resolve a document dispute that could lead to a precedent- setting contempt of Congress vote Thursday against Attorney General Eric Holder.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 08:27pm EDT

Committee will help pick US attorney in Chicago

Illinois' two senators will appoint a six-member committee to help find a worthy successor to outgoing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, whose tenure in Chicago included the successful prosecutions of two Illinois governors, Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 04:10pm EDT

Man charged with hacking into Energy Department networks

After breaking into the network, the man allegedly tried to sell access to DoE for $50,000.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:32am EDT

Lieberman proposes special counsel for leaks probe

Sen. Joe Lieberman says there should be a special counsel to look into allegations that the administration has leaked information on a U.S.- Israeli cyber-warfare campaign against Iran's nuclear program and other classified activities.

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 05:15pm EDT

Republicans want outside prosecutor to probe leaks

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday fended off Republican demands that he appoint a special counsel outside of the Justice Department to look into national security leaks.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:28pm EDT

Correction: Intelligence Leaks story

A story that moved June 7, 2012, about members of Congress discussing leaks of classified information misstated what Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said. Rogers said that parts of the Justice Department had recused themselves from one of the investigations to avoid the appearance of a potential conflict, not that the department had refused to cooperate. A Justice Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive issues, said other parts of the department were participating in the investigation, and a decision to recuse certain officials was routine.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 02:22pm EDT

Republicans clash with AG on Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder clashed Thursday with congressional Republicans seeking more information about a flawed gun-trafficking investigation in Arizona.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 10:00pm EDT

Agencies sitting on $70B in unspent funds, report finds

A congressional report released today outlines $70 billion of unspent federal dollars that could have helped disaster victims, spurred highway construction and fund education programs.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 09:30am EDT

Long-sealed Watergate documents may be released

he U.S. Department of Justice says at least some materials sealed as part of the court case against seven men involved in the 1972 Watergate burglary should be released.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 07:56am EDT

Stevens legal team calls discipline 'laughable'

The legal team that defended Sen. Ted Stevens in his corruption trial has harshly criticized as "laughable" and "pathetic" the punishment handed out to a pair of prosecutors found to have engaged in reckless professional misconduct in the case.

Friday - 05/25/2012, 01:19pm EDT

State, CIA, FBI rank high as ideal employer, college students say

A survey of nearly 60,000 college students found some federal agencies rank high as ideal employers post-graduation.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 09:44am EDT
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Anonymous says it stole data from Justice Department

Justice confirms it's investigating a data breach in its statistics department.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 09:39am EDT

DEA probed in wake of Secret Service investigation

The Justice Department inspector general's office was investigating possible misconduct by two or more Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Colombia unrelated to the Secret Service incident with prostitutes at a Cartagena hotel, federal officials said Monday.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 10:02pm EDT

ManTech wins $77 million FBI contract

The FBI has awarded ManTech International Corp. a $77 million contract to provide support services for the bureau's Criminal Justice Information Services Division.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 08:38pm EDT

Boehner: All options on table in gun-running probe

House Speaker John Boehner says "all options are on the table" in the ongoing congressional investigation into the "Fast and Furious" operation and whether the House would move to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt should he refuse to fully comply.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 09:14pm EDT

House passes 2013 funding for Commerce, Justice

The House approved the first spending bill for 2013, setting operating budgets for the Commerce and Justice Departments and for science-related agencies, such as NASA.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:50pm EDT

White House promises veto of GOP spending bill

The White House on Monday vowed to veto a House spending bill for the Justice Department, NASA and several other agencies, charging its GOP authors with violating last summer's budget pact and cutting programs like legal aid to the poor too deeply.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:28pm EDT
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