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Protesters at Venezuela's U.S. Embassy appear in court to face criminal charges

17 May 2019

WASHINGTON Four protesters arrested on Thursday for occupying the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. appeared in federal court on Friday where they were charged with trespassing and interfering with the U.S. State Department's protective functions, the Justice Department said.

U.S. Senate confirms Jeffrey Rosen as No. 2 Justice Department official

17 May 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as the No. 2 official at the Justice Department, after Attorney General William Barr recommended Rosen for the job to President Donald Trump.

Rapper Pras plugs his album while proclaiming innocence in election fraud case

16 May 2019

WASHINGTON Former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel appeared in court on Thursday and told reporters he is innocent of criminal charges that he conspired to funnel foreign funds into Barack Obama's 2012 presidential re-election, while also plugging his upcoming album.

Rapper Pras plugs his album while proclaiming innocence in election fraud case

16 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 16 Former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel appeared in court on Thursday and told reporters he is innocent of criminal charges that he conspired to funnel foreign funds into Barack Obama's 2012 presidential re-election, while also plugging his upcoming album.

U.S. attorney general launches fresh review of origins of Russia probe

14 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr is working with top intelligence officials and a senior federal prosecutor on at least the third inquiry to date into the origins of the Mueller probe of President Donald Trump and Russian election meddling, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. | Video

U.S. charges Ex-Fugees rapper, Malaysian businessman Low over funding in 2012 election

11 May 2019

The U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday it had charged former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel and wealthy Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, popularly known as "Jho Low," for conspiring to steer illegal foreign campaign funds into the 2012 presidential election.

U.S. seizes North Korean ship it accuses of violating sanctions

09 May 2019

The United States has for the first time seized a North Korean cargo ship it accused of illicit coal shipments in violation of U.S. and United Nations sanctions, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday. | Video

U.S. charges ex-intelligence analyst with leaking classified documents

09 May 2019

WASHINGTON A former intelligence analyst was arrested on Thursday over allegations he illegally obtained and disclosed classified national defence information about a U.S. drone strike programme to a journalist, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein says farewell; Senate set to confirm his replacement

09 May 2019

WASHINGTON Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, wrapped up his high-profile tenure at the U.S. Justice Department as his likely replacement moved closer to confirmation in the U.S. Senate on Thursday.

U.S. has seized N.Korean coal vessel that was accused of violating sanctions

09 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 9 In an unusual civil forfeiture action, the Justice Department announced on Thursday it has seized a major cargo vessel belonging to North Korea known as "Wise Honest", which officials allege violated sanctions by illicitly shipping coal from North Korea.

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