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Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed special counsel Robert Hur, a former top federal prosecutor in Baltimore, to oversee the Biden documents probe.

FBI agents searched President Joe Biden’s beach home in Rehoboth, Delaware, on Wednesday, as part of a probe by the Department of Justice into the potential mishandling of classified records - done with “the president’s full support and cooperation.” Read more»

A placard is displayed with an image of the late U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick on it as people wait for an urn with his cremated remains to be carried into the U.S. Capitol to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington on Feb. 2, 2021.

The estate of the late Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick sued former President Trump in connection to U.S. Capitol attack, saying Trump incited the mob that stormed government offices in an attempt to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory. Read more»

Attorney General Merrick Garland gives an update on the Justice Department's investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The FBI is still working to identify hundreds of people who committed violent crimes when a far-right mob attempted to overthrow the U.S. government two years ago this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday. Read more»

Little information is available so far on the government's probes, and U.S. Inspector General Michael Horowitz pointed recently to 'strengthening public trust' in the department as one of Garland’s biggest challenges this year.

Two years nearly to the day that they and colleagues ran for cover from an armed mob who stormed the seat of the U.S. government, Republicans will take the majority of a chamber on Tuesday. Read more»

Trump already faces two probes by the Department of Justice over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, as well as for having taken government records from the White House and stored them at his South Florida resort home Mar-a-Lago. 

House lawmakers who have been investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol voted on Monday to have the Department of Justice prosecute former President Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection - the first time that a former president has faced such a referral. Read more»

The government’s indictment accuses the members of the loosely organized antigovernment militia of planning to 'stop the lawful transfer of presidential power by Jan. 20, 2021.'

Jury selection in the trial of four Oath Keepers' members charged with seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack began on Tuesday, less than a week after two of their co-defendants were convicted by a jury of the rare charge. Read more»

A federal jury entered a guilty verdict Tuesday against Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the extremist right-wing Oath Keepers group, the culmination of nearly three days of deliberation in a high-profile seditious conspiracy trial that lasted more than a month. Read more»

The five defendants are part of a group of more than 880 people whom the Justice Department has charged in connection with the Capitol riot.

Lawyers for five people charged with plotting to overthrow the U.S. government after the 2020 presidential election - including Stewart Rhodes, founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group - delivered closing arguments Monday on charges in connection with the Capitol riot. Read more»

U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie, who is tasked with reviewing the materials uncovered in the FBI raid, released his case management plan on Thursday following the 11th Circuit decision.

Former President Trump’s court battle over records he claims to have declassified was dealt another blow by the Eleventh Circuit this week, and some legal experts doubt the former president will get the legal recourse he seeks. Read more»

A federal judge in Florida has appointed semi-retired New York federal judge Raymond Dearie as special master to review records seized from former President Trump’s home and denied the government’s request to keep using them in its investigation. Read more»

Clamoring for an independent review that the government says would unnecessarily delay its criminal investigation, a legal team for former President Donald Trump made the case in a federal court filing Monday that his south Florida home is "a secure, controlled access compound." Read more»

A Trump-appointed federal judge agreed with the former president Monday to appoint a special master who will review materials seized from his home. Read more»

Former President Donald Trump at an event in Texas in January, 2021.

A federal judge chose to hold off on deciding whether to appoint a special master in the government review of materials seized from the home of former President Donald Trump - though the government’s team has already reviewed the materials. Read more»

The Department of Justice said Monday that a “limited set” of materials potentially containing information covered by attorney-client privilege was found among the 20 boxes of documents seized earlier this month from former President Donald Trump. Read more»

According to the memo, the two former top Justice Department officials viewed Mueller’s obstruction theory as not only 'novel' but also 'unusual.'

The Department of Justice on Wednesday fully released its 2019 memo that advised then-Attorney General William Barr about next steps after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation of Russian meddling in the presidential election. Read more»

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