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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 tasked with the enforcement of federal law and administration of justice in the United States. It is equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The modern incarnation of the department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant presidency. The department is composed of federal law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The primary actions of the DOJ are investigating instances of white collar crime, representing the U.S. 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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'Sheer lunacy': CNN analyst reacts to Barr's involvement [Video]

'Sheer lunacy': CNN analyst reacts to Barr's involvement

CNN analyst Elie Honig and Don Lemon discuss Attorney General Bill Barr and the Justice Department’s unprecedented involvement with President Donald Trump’s legal issues.

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Garland calls Texas abortion law 'clearly unconstitutional' [Video]

Garland calls Texas abortion law 'clearly unconstitutional'

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is on trial. Here's what you need to know [Video]

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is on trial. Here's what you need to know

Failed biotech company Theranos allegedly deceived investors and patients, according to the DOJ. Take a look back on how Elizabeth Holmes and her billion-dollar idea crashed.

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Capitol Police officer who shot pro-Trump rioter speaks out [Video]

Capitol Police officer who shot pro-Trump rioter speaks out

Veteran US Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, who fatally shot pro-Trump rioter Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot, revealed his identity and defended his actions on January 6 in an interview with..

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Durbin: Former top DOJ official 'told us a lot' about Trump's pressure campaign [Video]

Durbin: Former top DOJ official 'told us a lot' about Trump's pressure campaign

Judiciary Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin tells CNN’s Dana Bash that former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen was “very open” with his committee about Trump’s efforts to have the Justice..

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Sen. Durbin on Trump's 'frightening' push to involve DOJ in election lies [Video]

Sen. Durbin on Trump's 'frightening' push to involve DOJ in election lies

On CNN’s State of the Union with Dana Bash, Judiciary Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin says his committee will “get to the bottom” of Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.

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GOP Senator on Trump DOJ pressure: 'If it happened, it's wrong' [Video]

GOP Senator on Trump DOJ pressure: 'If it happened, it's wrong'

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy condemns former President Trump’s reported pressure for the Department of Justice to support his false election fraud claims.

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Documents show how far DOJ official went to push election fraud lie [Video]

Documents show how far DOJ official went to push election fraud lie

A draft letter reportedly circulated late last year by Donald Trump-loyalist Jeffrey Clark at the Justice Department shows the lengths his allies were willing to go to overturn the presidential..

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'He's just making stuff up!': Berman reacts to Trump loyalist's letter [Video]

'He's just making stuff up!': Berman reacts to Trump loyalist's letter

A draft letter circulated late last year by Donald Trump-loyalist Jeffrey Clark at the Justice Department shows the lengths his allies were willing to go to overturn the presidential election. The..

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Trump hits back at DOJ in bid to keep taxes secret [Video]

Trump hits back at DOJ in bid to keep taxes secret

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday challenged in court last week's U.S. Justice Department order to turn his tax returns over to a House of Representatives committee, part of his long campaign..

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What could have happened if DOJ officials did not push back against Trump's demands to declare the election 'corrupt'? [Video]

What could have happened if DOJ officials did not push back against Trump's demands to declare the election 'corrupt'?

The Lead’s political panel discusses.

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Justice Dept OK's release of Trump memo, taxes [Video]

Justice Dept OK's release of Trump memo, taxes

Former President Donald Trump suffered twin setbacks on Friday when the Justice Department cleared the way to release his tax records and disclosed a memo showing he urged top officials last year to..

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