• Trump administration May 30, 2020 9:23 pm

    FBI's Top Lawyer Ousted Amid Fox News Criticism for Role in Flynn Probe

    After a 38-year career with the Justice Department, the FBI’s top lawyer, Dana Boente, was asked to resign on Friday, NBC News reported. Two sources familiar with the decision to dismiss Boente said it came from high levels of the Justice Department rather than directly from FBI Director Christopher Wray. His departure comes on the heels of recent criticism...

  • Donald Trump April 10, 2018 10:51 pm

    FBI General Counsel Says Mueller Asked Him to Testify

    Dana Boente, the FBI’s general counsel who was in charge of the Russia investigation early in the Trump administration, has been asked to testify by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a letter obtained by MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.” The letter from Boente to Associate Deputy Attorney General Scott Schools is dated Jan. 2, when Boente was still acting...

  • United States December 8, 2017 12:25 am

    Shoplifters Stole From Maryland and Virginia Military Exchanges Hundreds of Times Last Year

    Shoplifters stole items from military exchanges in Virginia and Maryland more than 500 times last year, according to an investigation of military and court records by the News4 I-Team.

  • director November 14, 2017 7:01 am

    Russian TV Network Registers as Foreign Agent in US

    Russian state-funded TV channel RT has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent after pressure from the U.S. government, documents released Monday show. The Justice Department announced the registration just hours after RT’s chief editor said the company had complied with the U.S. demand that it register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. The move doesn’t restrict the...

  • United States October 27, 2017 5:56 pm

    Top Federal Prosecutor Dana Boente to Resign

    Dana Boente has submitted his resignation as federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Virginia, his spokesman tells the News4 I-Team.

  • ATTORNEY July 22, 2017 2:42 am

    Federal Grand Jury Indicts US Soldier on Terrorism Charges

    A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on July 8. Kang was ordered held without bail. Kang will be arraigned in federal court on Monday when he had previously been scheduled for...

  • Donald Trump June 14, 2017 7:15 am

    Key Takeaways From Attorney General Sessions' Testimony

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave more than two hours of sometimes heated testimony to Congress, with Democrats demanding details of matters including conversations with President Donald Trump, interactions with the Russian ambassador and the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight.

  • Donald Trump March 13, 2017 2:01 am

    Abrupt Dismissals Spark Turmoil Among Federal Prosecutors

    Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country’s top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call....
    The seemingly abrupt about-face Friday left the affected U.S. attorneys scrambling to brief the people left behind and say goodbye to colleagues. It also could have an impact on...

  • Donald Trump March 13, 2017 6:45 am

    House Intelligence Panel Want Trump's Wiretapping Evidence by Monday

    The clock is ticking for the Justice Department to turn over any evidence showing Trump Tower was wiretapped during the 2016 presidential race by Monday, following a request from top lawmakers in the House Intelligence Committee. Congressional aides told NBC News that the committee sent a letter last week to the acting deputy attorney general. A copy of the letter...

  • Maryland March 10, 2017 11:53 pm

    Attorney General Seeks Resignations of 46 US Attorneys

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during prior presidential administrations, the Justice Department said Friday....
    Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by former President Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks of the Trump administration have been...

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