Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned

The lawyer signed a statement in June that all documents marked as classified and held in boxes in storage at Mar-a-Lago had been given back. The search at the former president’s home on Monday turned up more.

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Trump Sics the G.O.P. on the F.B.I.

Turning the tables, Trump is Elliot Mess.

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Takeaways From the Unsealed Warrant for the Search of Trump’s Home

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.

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Seized Documents Were Part of an Inquiry Into Violation of the Espionage Act and Two Other Laws

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.

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Southern Baptist Convention Says It Faces Federal Investigation for Sexual Abuse

Church leaders disclosed that multiple Southern Baptist entities were under investigation and said that all would cooperate.

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Why the White House Is Staying Quiet About the F.B.I. Search of Mar-a-Lago

The approach is part of a concerted effort to make sure the law enforcement operation is not seen as partisan.

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Garland Calls Trump’s Bluff as Justice Department Moves to Unseal Warrant

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.

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Takeaways From Garland’s Statement on the F.B.I.’s Mar-a-Lago Search

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.

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The Absurd Argument Against Making Trump Obey the Law

Don’t give the former president’s fans an insurrectionist veto.

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Read the full transcript of Merrick Garland’s comments on the F.B.I.’s search of Trump’s home.

Here is what the attorney general said on Thursday about the process that led up to the action at Mar-a-Lago.

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Trump Received Subpoena Ahead of F.B.I. Search

The Justice Department had sought the return of classified documents it believed might be at Mar-a-Lago before it sent F.B.I. agents this week to look for them.

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The Justice Department Should Be More Transparent About the Mar-a-Lago Raid

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.

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F.B.I. Seizure of Scott Perry’s Phone Is Sign of Escalating Election Inquiry

Representative Scott Perry’s lawyer said he was told he is not a target of the Justice Department’s expanding inquiry into one element of the effort to keep Donald J. Trump in power after his loss in 2020.

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Justice Dept. Charges Iranian in Plot to Kill John Bolton

Prosecutors said a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps sought the murder of the former national security adviser in retaliation for the killing of a top Iranian official by the United States.

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The F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home

What have we learned about the agency’s unprecedented decision to enter Mar-a-Lago?

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Representative Scott Perry Says the F.B.I. Seized His Cellphone

Mr. Perry compared the seizure of his phone to the F.B.I.’s search of former President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.

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F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home Pushes Long Conflict Into Public View

Justice Department officials were worried that the former president had not fully complied with requests to return material taken from the White House that included possible classified information.

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The F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home Has No Precedent. It’s a Risky Gamble.

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 search appears to be focused on materials Trump took from the White House.

The search appeared to be focused on material that the former president had brought to Mar-a-Lago when he left the White House.

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U.S. Returns 30 Looted Antiquities to Cambodia

At a ceremony in Manhattan, federal officials said the artifacts had been stolen by organized looters who sold them through an art dealer who was later indicted on smuggling charges.

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John Eastman Proposed Challenging Georgia Senate Elections in Search of Fraud

On the day of President Biden’s inauguration, John Eastman suggested looking for voting irregularities in Georgia — and asked for help being paid the $270,000 he billed the Trump campaign.

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Justice Dept. Subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump White House Counsel

Mr. Cipollone is the highest-ranking White House official in the lead-up to Jan. 6 who is known to have been called to testify by federal investigators.

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Biden Administration Sues Idaho Over Its Abortion Restrictions

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.

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First Capitol Rioter to Face Trial Gets 7 Years, Longest Sentence So Far

Guy Wesley Reffitt was convicted in March on five counts in a case viewed as a test for the Justice Department.

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Will the Biggest Publisher in the United States Get Even Bigger?

The Biden administration is suing to block Penguin Random House from buying Simon & Schuster. A United States District Court will decide if the sale can proceed.

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Why Rape Survivors Asked Feds to Probe N.Y.P.D.

Letters from victims and activists drew the Justice Department’s attention after city and state officials failed to act on the same complaints.

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The Fake Electors Scheme, Explained

The plan to reverse the outcome of the 2020 election by creating slates of electors pledged to Donald Trump in states he had lost was expansive, long-running and often confusing.

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Could Trump Face Criminal Charges?

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.

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Ex-Officer Who Helped Pin George Floyd Is Sentenced to Prison

A judge sentenced J. Alexander Kueng, who held Mr. Floyd down with his knee, to three years in prison. Another officer is expected to be sentenced soon.

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Justice Dept. Asking Witnesses About Trump in Its Jan. 6 Investigation

Federal prosecutors sought information about the former president’s role in the efforts to overturn the election as the inquiry accelerates.

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Marc Short Testifies to Grand Jury in Jan. 6 Investigation

Marc Short, who was chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, was subpoenaed in the Justice Department’s expanding inquiry into the efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

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Sharp Contrasts With Other Jan. 6 Inquiries Increase Pressure on Garland

The continued revelations from the House select committee and the rapid pace of the Georgia investigation have left the Justice Department on the defensive.

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The Jan. 6 Hearings Have Turbocharged the Georgia Investigation of Trump

Any charges in that investigation may define a big part of the committee’s legacy.

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We Can’t Afford Not to Prosecute Trump

He will never willingly walk away from the presidency. It was the greatest grift of his life.

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Justice Dept. Will Investigate Environmental Racism in Houston

The inquiry, part of an administration-wide racial justice initiative, came amid claims that the city has ignored illegal dumping in Black and Latino areas.

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As a Mob Attacked the Capitol, Trump Stood By

Readers discuss the latest hearing by the Jan. 6 committee. Also: War poetry; child care funding; pregnant at 10; shrugging at the pandemic.

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New Findings Detail Trump Plan to Use Census for Partisan Gain

A new trove of memos and emails suggest that the plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census aimed to cause an undercount that would favor Republicans.

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Bannon ‘Decided He Was Above the Law,’ Prosecutor Says

The jury in Stephen K. Bannon’s contempt of Congress trial is being asked a simple question: Did he defy the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack by ignoring a subpoena?

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Russia Election Threat Persists Amid War in Ukraine, Officials Say

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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‘Late Show’ Staff Arrested at U.S. Capitol Complex Won’t Be Prosecuted

The Justice Department said it would not proceed with charges of unlawful entry against staff members from “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” who were arrested at a Capitol building last month.

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How William Olson, Right-Wing Lawyer, Pitched Trump on a 2020 Election Plot

The role of William J. Olson in advising the president in late 2020, which has not previously been disclosed, shows how fringe figures were influencing him at a critical time.

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Jan. 6 Panel Will Turn Over Evidence on Fake Electors to the Justice Dept.

The department has asked the House committee investigating the Capitol attack to share transcripts regarding the false electors scheme, the only topic it has broached with the panel.

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Liz Cheney Says Trump Reached Out to a Jan. 6 Witness

The congresswoman from Wyoming had raised the prospect at the previous hearing that former President Donald J. Trump and his allies were interfering with a witness.

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Hutchinson Testimony Jolts Justice Dept. to Discuss Trump’s Conduct More Openly

A key witness’s account helped accelerate a shift in the agency’s inquiry: Overt talk about Mr. Trump and his behavior had been rare, except as a motive for the actions of others.

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Merrick Garland Should Investigate Trump’s 2020 Election Schemes as a ‘Hub and Spoke’ Conspiracy

The Justice Department needs to rethink its approach.

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Federal Action May Finally Fix the N.Y.P.D.’s Sex Crimes Unit

The work of holding law enforcement agencies accountable is arduous but vital.

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Funeral Home Operator Pleads Guilty in ‘Illegal Body Part Scheme’

Megan Hess, who pleaded guilty to mail fraud, sold body parts without families’ consent in a business she operated with her mother, officials said.

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Justice Department Braces for Rise in Violent Crime

Top officials at the department met with prosecutors and the local police in Philadelphia in an effort to help cities prepare for a hot-weather crime wave marked by the Fourth of July.

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Justice Department Will Investigate N.Y.P.D.’s Handling of Sex Crimes

A civil rights investigation will examine the department’s special victims division, which has long faced troubling accusations from people who reported assaults.

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Hutchinson Testimony Exposes Tensions Between Parallel Jan. 6 Inquiries

That the House panel did not provide the Justice Department with transcripts of Cassidy Hutchinson’s interviews speaks to the panel’s reluctance to turn over evidence.

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