Justice Department

Read the Search Warrant for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

Case 9:22-mj-08332-BER Document 17 Entered on FLSD Docket 08/11/2022 Page 2 of 7 AO 93 (Rev. 11/13) Search and Seizure Warrant To: In the Matter of the Search of (Briefly describe the property to be searched or identify the person by name and address) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT the Premises Located at 1100 S. Ocean […]

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Garland Faces Growing Pressure as Jan. 6 Investigation Widens

WASHINGTON — Immediately after Merrick B. Garland was sworn in as attorney general in March of last year, he summoned top Justice Department officials and the F.B.I. director to his office. He wanted a detailed briefing on the case that will, in all likelihood, come to define his legacy: the Jan. 6 assault on the […]

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Texas Man Convicted in First Jan. 6 Trial

“He said, ‘If you turn me in, you’re a traitor,’” Jackson Reffitt testified as his father sat across the courtroom, unable to meet his eye. “‘And traitors get shot.’” Mr. Reffitt’s lawyer, William L. Welch, put on a muted and abbreviated defense, starting with an opening statement that lasted not much more than three minutes. […]

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Justice Dept. Is Set to Modify Trump-Era Program Aimed at Fighting Chinese Threats

Such losses often fuel the Chinese propaganda machine and hurt U.S. interests. “Every case that goes south, especially one that concerns a minority community, discredits the Justice Department in the minds of the American people,” said David H. Laufman, an official in the department’s national security division during the Obama administration. In announcing changes to […]

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Prosecutors Show Voluminous Evidence of Racism by Arbery Murderers

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Federal prosecutors in the hate crimes trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s three murderers on Wednesday presented the jury with voluminous digital evidence of racism, as the government continued to build its case that the defendants, who are white, chased Mr. Arbery through their South Georgia neighborhood because he was Black. Amy Vaughan, an […]

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The Battle for the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon

The Mexico example revealed both the promise and the perils of working with NSO. In 2017, researchers at Citizen Lab, a watchdog group based at the University of Toronto, reported that authorities in Mexico had used Pegasus to hack the accounts of advocates for a soda tax, as part of a broader campaign aimed at […]

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Prosecutors Reportedly Asked About Trump’s Role in Jan. 6 Riot

For months, the Justice Department has provided little public indication of whether, or how seriously, it is investigating the role played by former President Donald J. Trump in the violent attack on the Capitol last Jan. 6. But on Tuesday, for the first time, evidence emerged in court papers that prosecutors have posed questions to […]

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Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes Arrested in Jan. 6 Inquiry

On Election Day, the letter said, Mr. Rhodes said that an “honest” count of the votes could only result in a victory for Mr. Trump and called on members of his group to “stock up on ammo” and prepare for a “full-on war in the streets.” Key Figures in the Jan. 6 Inquiry Card 1 […]

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Gaetz’s Ex-Girlfriend Testifies Before Federal Grand Jury

WASHINGTON — A former girlfriend of Representative Matt Gaetz testified on Wednesday before a federal grand jury in Orlando scrutinizing whether he broke sex trafficking laws, according to two people briefed on the case. The development suggests that the Justice Department may have secured a key witness in its inquiry, which is seeking to determine […]

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