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Comey meeting with House committee behind closed doors

Former FBI Director James Comey, after facing aggressive questioning from members of Congress on Friday, expressed exasperation that he had been dragged to a private setting on Capitol Hill to be asked questions about the Hillary Clinton email investigation that ended more than two years ago.

Watchdog: Air Force missed several chances to stop Texas shooter

Investigators revealed Friday that the deadliest shooting rampage in Texas history, in which a disgraced airman massacred 26 people with legally purchased firearms, might have been avoided if the Air Force had alerted the FBI to the gunman's criminal history, as required under Department of Defense policy.

Rosenstein, Justice Department vets celebrate Barr nomination

Justice Department veterans on Friday celebrated President Donald Trump's announcement that he would select William Barr, a member of the Justice Department's old guard and a former attorney general under George H.W. Bush, to be his next attorney general.

Comey asks court to quash House subpoena

Former FBI Director James Comey has filed a motion in federal court in Washington to quash a congressional subpoena issued just before Thanksgiving soliciting his testimony on the FBI's actions leading up to the 2016 election.

Judge to rule soon on census citizenship controversy

Arguments in the trial over the Commerce Department's decision to reintroduce a question about citizenship in the 2020 census concluded in federal court on Tuesday amid fresh pleas from the Justice Department to the US Supreme Court to delay the case.

Manafort lied after pleading guilty, Mueller's team says

Paul Manafort has "breached" his plea agreement with the Justice Department by lying to the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's office two months after he started cooperating in the Russia probe, prosecutors said in a new court filing Monday.

NYT: Trump wanted to order prosecution of Clinton, Comey

President Donald Trump on multiple occasions raised with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Matt Whitaker, who was then-chief of staff to Jeff Sessions, whether the Justice Department was progressing in investigating Hillary Clinton, according to a source familiar with the matter.