Prosecutors say its release would compromise the investigation into Donald J. Trump’s handling of secret documents after he left office. Now a judge must decide.
When some G.O.P. members of Congress attacked the nation’s top law enforcement agencies immediately after the F.B.I.’s search of Mar-a-Lago, it underscored deep fissures within the party.
The former president and his allies have given often conflicting defenses of his retention of classified documents, without addressing why he had kept them.
The Justice Department’s warrant and two critical supporting memos shed considerable light on the investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s handling of official documents.
The materials included some marked as top secret and meant to be viewed only in secure government facilities, according to a copy of the warrant.
The approach is part of a concerted effort to make sure the law enforcement operation is not seen as partisan.
Former President Donald J. Trump has portrayed the search of his residence as baseless and political. Now, the attorney general wants to make the search warrant public.
The fact that Attorney General Merrick B. Garland felt compelled to speak at all says much about an investigation he has described as the most consequential in history.
Don’t give the former president’s fans an insurrectionist veto.
Here is what the attorney general said on Thursday about the process that led up to the action at Mar-a-Lago.
After the Mar-a-Lago search, the department should be doing more to counter the condemnation from the right and address questions from the public.
The search of former President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is a high-risk gamble by the Justice Department, but Mr. Trump faces risks of his own.
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The police fatally shot Ms. Taylor during a nighttime raid on her apartment in Louisville, Ky. Officials said two officers had lied in order to get a search warrant for Ms. Taylor’s home.
The Biden administration filed its first new litigation to protect access to abortion since the Supreme Court ruling in June that ended the constitutional right to terminate pregnancies.
Top officials at the department and the F.B.I. appear intent on avoiding any errors that could taint the current investigation or provide ammunition for a backlash.
One of the last federal prosecutors to lead an investigation into Donald Trump discussed the challenges of bringing charges against him in the Jan. 6 case.
Federal prosecutors sought information about the former president’s role in the efforts to overturn the election as the inquiry accelerates.
The continued revelations from the House select committee and the rapid pace of the Georgia investigation have left the Justice Department on the defensive.
Eighteen months into a criminal investigation of election interference by Donald J. Trump and his allies, a Georgia prosecutor is beginning to show the broad contours of her inquiry.
Top F.B.I. and National Security Agency officials said that Iran and China also remained potent threats, mounting their own campaigns to undermine American democracy.
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The Justice Department needs to rethink its approach.
It is the third time the Justice Department under Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has sued a state over its voting laws.
The Jan. 6 hearings laid bare how threats have terrified some election officials. But a federal pledge to address them has so far come up nearly empty.
Demand for medication abortion is surging, setting the stage for new legal battles.
In an unannounced trip, Merrick Garland will meet with Ukrainian prosecutors to help identify and prosecute those guilty of atrocities, officials say.
The attorney general will have to make three decisions, each more difficult than the previous, and none of which has an obvious answer.
As House hearings highlighted testimony that could create more pressure to pursue a criminal case, the former president tried out a defense that strained credulity.
Congressional Democrats, under pressure from federal prosecutors, say they will begin sharing interviews after their series of public hearings concludes.
The Justice Department has charged the suspect with 26 counts of hate crimes and weapons violations. Some charges could carry the death penalty.
The Jan. 6 committee is laying the foundations for a Justice Department investigation.
The first prime-time hearing into the Jan. 6 attack confronted the fundamental question that has haunted Donald J. Trump since he left office: Should he be prosecuted in a criminal court?
The changes, the first to the department’s use-of-force policy in 18 years, follow the murder of George Floyd and other incidents of policy brutality.
The committee has interviewed more than 1,000 people so far, and the transcripts could be used as evidence in potential criminal cases or to pursue new leads.
Trump-era prosecutors demanded capital punishment for Sayfullo Saipov, accused of mowing down eight people on a New York cycle path with his truck.
The agency has announced a series of policies intended to elevate those efforts, including the creation of an office meant to address the “harm caused by environmental crime, pollution and climate change.”
A federal grand jury has issued at least one subpoena, and investigators are seeking interviews in the case of sensitive documents that ended up at the former president’s Florida home.
The internal inquiry led by the court’s marshal has limited tools, but there are challenges to opening a criminal investigation.
For all of the attention on the Justice Department’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack, Mr. Garland has focused on the everyday work of being the attorney general.
State courts or elections boards lack jurisdiction in keeping alleged insurrectionists off a congressional ballot.
The changes come as the Biden administration has struggled to make meaningful progress on a vow to crack down on police abuses.
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Despite concluding that it has enough evidence, the committee is concerned that making a referral to the Justice Department would backfire by politicizing the investigation into the Capitol riot.
A spate of positive coronavirus tests among top officials is a reminder that, even amid an attempt to pivot away from strict restrictions, the pandemic is not over.
The announcement from the Justice Department came after Gina Raimondo, the commerce secretary, and Representative Katherine Clark of Massachusetts announced their own positive tests.
The inquiry is a test for President Biden and Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, who both came into office promising to restore the Justice Department’s independence.
The police said they had gone to a home in Washington to investigate a tip about “potential biohazard material” when officers found the fetuses inside. An investigation was continuing.
Federal prosecutors have been seeking documents and testimony about the fake electors scheme and the planning for the rally just before the storming of the Capitol.
Prosecutors said the defendants had used their bodies, furniture, chains and ropes to block the doors to an abortion clinic in Washington in 2020 and had livestreamed their actions on Facebook.