Department of Justice



White House braces for Mueller’s next steps

The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump’s advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who’s been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report.
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With new Justice official, fate of Russia probe in question

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The move Wednesday has potentially ominous implications for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
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$1 million DOJ community grant awarded to Indy’s east side

The City of Indianapolis has received another grant from the Department of Justice aimed at reducing violent crime. Announced by Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indiana Southern District U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler on Wednesday, the Community Based Crime Reduction grant is designed to assist in efforts to eliminate gun violence and crime on Indianapolis’ east side.
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Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova alleges Russians are using some of the same techniques to influence U.S. politics as they relied on ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
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