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Attorney General Barr defends FISA as Republican scrutiny grows

Attorney General William Barr called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act a "critical tool" and vowed to preserve it Wednesday after suggestions from Republican lawmakers that the court that approves the powerful surveillance technique may have to be shut down absent sweeping reform.

John Durham's investigation into FBI Russia probe comes into focus

A clearer picture of the next charged investigation into the FBI's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election is emerging, and President Donald Trump is already cashing in on suggestions that it could reveal damning accusations of bias by law enforcement and intelligence officials that last week's inspector general report debunked.

Takeaways from the Senate's hearing over Horowitz's Russia report

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz spoke extensively on Wednesday about his findings on Crossfire Hurricane, the counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump campaign associates were coordinating with the Russian government to sway the presidential election.

DOJ watchdog says no political bias in Russia probe

The Justice Department's internal watchdog sharpened his criticism of the FBI on Wednesday, telling lawmakers he was alarmed that "so many basic and fundamental errors" occurred in the early months of the FBI's probe into potential Trump-Russia collusion.

Michael Cohen asks judge to cut his prison sentence

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, on Wednesday asked a federal judge to reduce his three-year prison term while claiming that Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department are biased against him.

Barr contradicts key finding in IG report

Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday discarded a key finding of the 435-page report released by the Justice Department's watchdog, saying in an interview that the FBI may have acted in "bad faith" when they carried out an investigation into President Donald Trump's campaign in 2016.

Facebook clashes with Justice Department over encryption

Facebook is resisting calls by Attorney General William Barr to delay the company's rollout of encryption technology across its platforms, ratcheting up tensions between the tech industry and law enforcement over a pivotal security issue affecting billions of consumers.

Barr slams FBI as he and Durham contradict watchdog report

Attorney General William Barr and the US attorney he picked to lead a probe into the origins of the Russia investigation criticized the FBI on Monday and contradicted some of the key findings of a report by the Justice Department's inspector general.

Trump says his 2016 campaign was spied on

There's a hotly anticipated new report expected to be released Monday from the Department of Justice Inspector General's office about whether, as President Donald Trump has repeatedly alleged, the FBI spied on his presidential campaign in 2016.

Trump's Ukraine scandal: Who's who?

The fast-moving scandal involving President Donald Trump and allegations that he pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, has upended politics in Washington, DC, and evolved into a full-blown impeachment investigation. There is no evidence that either Biden did anything wrong.

House Democrats sue AG, commerce secretary over census

The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to compel them to comply with subpoenas issued as part of their investigation into the Trump administration's push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Barr explains why he met with foreign officials on Durham probe

Attorney General William Barr shed new light on his role at the center of an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe in an interview Monday, telling Fox News that he spoke with foreign officials about the inquiry being run by US Attorney John Durham at their countries' request, and that the conversations served to establish a "channel" through which Durham could "obtain assistance."