department of Justice


The U.S. Isn't Counting Prison Suicides Even Though the Law Requires It

Jeffrey Epstein's suicide shined a light on a problem in the prison system: No one is keeping track of suicide deaths on a national basis.
Tomas Navia
Jeffrey Epstein

Bill Barr Is Making Some Changes at the Jail Where Epstein Died

“We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation,” Barr said.
Emma Ockerman
Jeffrey Epstein

Why Was Jeffrey Epstein Left Alone? The Mystery of the Sex Offender's Jail Suicide

The accused child trafficker wasn't on suicide watch despite being found semi-conscious with neck injuries 11 days earlier.
Emma Ockerman
Death Penalty

The Trump Administration Is Bringing Back Federal Executions After 16 Years

Attorney General William Barr instructed the Bureau of Prisons on Thursday to schedule executions of five death-row inmates.
Tess Owen
Jeffrey Epstein

Democrats Want Trump's Labor Secretary to Resign Over Epstein Scandal

Alex Acosta is under fire for his role in a 2008 plea deal that was kept secret from Epstein's young victims
Morgan Baskin
supreme court

Why Trump's Plan to Put a Citizenship Question on the Census Probably Won't Happen

The Supreme Court blocked the Department of Commerce, which oversees the Census Bureau, from including the question on the upcoming census in a 5-4 decision Thursday.
Gaby Del Valle
climate change

The Climate Change Candidate Has a Big New Plan to Bury the Fossil Fuel Industry

He’s proposing a unit within the DOJ that’s tasked with going after polluters and prosecuting them to the full extent of the law
Alex Lubben
2020 census

GOP Strategist Wanted Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census to Benefit White People

He conducted a 2015 study that found adding the question "would be advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.”
Alex Lubben
russia investigation

Trump: Russia Helped Get Me Elected. Minutes Later: Russia Didn’t Help Me Get Elected.

He tweeted his first acknowledgement that Russia played a part
Rex Santus
russia investigation

Mueller Speaks: Charging Trump with Obstruction Was "Not an Option"

That’s not exactly what Attorney General William Barr said.
Greg Walters
russia investigation

Robert Mueller Is About to Speak for the First Time on the Russia Investigation. Here's How to Watch.

The event, slated for 11 a.m. ET, will be live-streamed on the Department of Justice website.
Greg Walters
Julian Assange

The DOJ Just Charged Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act

“Assange was knowingly receiving such classified records from [Chelsea] Manning for the purpose of publicly disclosing them on the WikiLeaks website,” the indictment reads.
David Uberti
Greg Walters