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Groups seek disbarment for Bush's top lawyersupdated: Mon May 18 2009 12:09:00

A coalition of progressive groups sought Monday to have 12 Bush administration lawyers disbarred for their roles in crafting the legal rationale for so-called enhanced interrogation techniques that many view as torture.

170 arrested in global child porn investigationupdated: Sat Dec 13 2008 15:49:00

More than 170 people around the globe, including at least 61 in the United States, have been arrested in a major operation targeting international child pornographers, officials said Friday.

Congressmen demand explanation on torture, pardonsupdated: Fri Dec 05 2008 02:49:00

Two key House Democrats demanded in a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Thursday that he explain his recent comments about U.S. counterterrorism officials' controversial policies on detainee interrogations and terrorist surveillance.

Mukasey 'alert' after collapseupdated: Sat Nov 22 2008 03:02:00

A Justice Department spokeswoman gives an update on Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who collapsed on Thursday.

Attorney general back to work after fainting spellupdated: Sat Nov 22 2008 03:02:00

Doctors gave U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey a clean bill of health Friday morning after an apparent fainting spell, according to Gina Talamona, spokeswoman for the Department of Justice.

AG Mukasey collapsed in 'fainting spell,' official saysupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 15:17:00

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey suffered a fainting spell Thursday night, according to Gina Talamona, spokeswoman for the Department of Justice.

Justice: Special prosecutor to have free reinupdated: Sat Oct 04 2008 09:55:00

The new special prosecutor who will investigate the 2006 firings of eight U.S. attorneys will be given virtually complete independence, the Justice Department said Friday.

Special prosecutor to investigate firings of U.S. attorneysupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 19:34:00

A special prosecutor will conduct an independent investigation into the conduct of Justice Department officials involved in the firings of nine U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced Monday.

Time.com: Prosecutor Named to Probe Attorney Firingsupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 12:00:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed a prosecutor Monday to pursue possible criminal charges against Republicans who were involved in the controversial firings of U.S. attorneys

CNNMoney: Fed ruling: Attorney talk confidentialupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 16:51:00

Responding to intense criticism from corporations, legal groups, and key members of Congress, the Justice Department announced Thursday that federal prosecutors will no longer be able to strong-arm corporate targets to reveal protected conversations with their attorneys.

Time.com: Terror Probe Rules Delay Soughtupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 10:00:00

New rules on FBI investigations of national security cases should be delayed, top Senate Judiciary Committee members said Monday

No crimes committed during Justice hirings, Mukasey saysupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 14:25:00

Justice Department officials committed no crime by letting improper political considerations drive hirings of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday, speaking to the American Bar Association.

Time.com: Justice Officials Won't Face Trial updated: Tue Aug 12 2008 13:00:00

Former Justice Department officials will not face prosecution for letting improper political considerations drive hirings of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday

Time.com: Judge Unveils Anthrax Docsupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 12:00:00

The Bush administration partially lifted the veil of secrecy Wednesday in the investigation into deadly anthrax mailings in 2001

Justice: Hackers steal 40 million credit card numbersupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 10:08:00

Eleven people were indicted Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers, federal authorities said.

CNNMoney: 11 charged in theft of more than 40M card numbersupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 04:14:00

Eleven people, including three U.S. citizens, were indicted Tuesday on a number of charges in connection with the hacking of nine major U.S. retailers and the theft and sale of more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers, federal authorities said.

Congress must set rules for detainee hearings, Mukasey saysupdated: Mon Jul 21 2008 17:05:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Monday asked Congress to step in and define the rules that will govern civilian court hearings for about 200 detainees being held in the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

FBI marks 100 years of fighting crimeupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 20:22:00

Only one of the nearly 2,000 guests who attended the FBI's 100th birthday party Thursday was alive when a handful of investigators formed what was to become the world's premier law enforcement agency.

Suspected gang members arrested in North Carolinaupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 17:21:00

Twenty-six alleged members of a Hispanic gang believed to be one of the nation's largest and most violent were indicted in North Carolina and charged with offenses including drug activity, racketeering, assault and murder, according to federal court documents.

Time.com: 26 Gang Members Indicted in Drug Ringupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 17:00:00

A federal grand jury indicted 26 reputed members of the international gang, MS-13, accused of running a cross-border drug ring

House approves overhaul of wiretap lawsupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 16:13:00

The House approved a bipartisan plan Friday to overhaul the nation's wiretapping laws.

Criminals target energy, financial markets, Mukasey saysupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 17:54:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Wednesday that organized criminal networks have penetrated portions of the international energy market and tried to control energy resources.

Protecting your infoupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 17:54:00

Does the government do a good job in protecting your personal data? CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

Justice Department enters passport breach probeupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 17:54:00

The Justice Department Tuesday said its prosecutors are assisting the State Department Inspector General in the investigation into the breaching of passport files of the three leading presidential candidates by State Department contractors.

Attorney general argues terror case before high courtupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 14:39:00

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold the entire conviction of a terrorist implicated in the failed millennium bomb plot.

Senators: Probe passport-file snoopingupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 11:07:00

Two senators Sunday called for the Justice Department and Congress to investigate how the security of three presidential candidates' passport files was compromised.

Contractors have campaign tiesupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 11:07:00

CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on newly revealed connections between passport contractors and Obama and Clinton campaigns.

Mukasey 'surprised' by scope of terrorist threatsupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 19:50:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey has been taken aback by the scope and variety of potential terrorism threats facing the United States, he told reporters Friday at an informal meeting in his office.

Mukasey: Avoid death, martyrdom for 9/11 accusedupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 20:14:00

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday he is "kind of hoping" the prisoners facing military trials in connection with the September 11 attacks do not receive the death penalty, which would fulfill their desire to be martyrs.

Attorney general plans rare appearance before high courtupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 13:36:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey will rely on his experience dealing with high-profile terrorism trials when he argues a case before the U.S. Supreme Court later this month.

House panel sues to try to make Bolten, Miers talkupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 15:19:00

The House Judiciary Committee on Monday filed a lawsuit against White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers aimed at forcing them to provide information about the firings of nine U.S. attorneys.

U.S. attorney general visits Guantanamo Bayupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 13:17:00

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey arrived Wednesday for his first look at the controversial military prison complex at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Mukasey wants police support to prevent prisoner releasesupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 09:26:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Monday urged police officers to join his effort to push Congress to prevent what he fears will be a dumping of thousands of violent criminal offenders on the streets of U.S. cities in coming weeks.

Mukasey: Delayed passage of surveillance bill hurting securityupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 17:31:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Friday pressed Congress to pass an update to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, saying its delayed passage makes it harder to track terrorist suspects "by the day."

CIA director: Waterboarding necessary, but potentially illegalupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 19:00:00

Waterboarding is necessary though probably not legal, CIA Director Michael Hayden told Congress Thursday as Attorney General Michael Mukasey said he would not open a criminal investigation into the CIA's use of the technique.

CIA chief on waterboardingupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 19:00:00

CIA Director Michael Hayden tells the House Intelligence Committee he questions whether waterboarding is legal.

Is waterboarding torture?updated: Wed Jan 30 2008 21:01:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey refuses to tell Senate committee whether waterboarding interrogation method is legal.

Attorney general dances around waterboarding issueupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 21:01:00

During five hours of heated wrangling with frustrated Senate Democrats, Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused Wednesday to budge from his position that the controversial interrogation technique known as waterboarding is not clearly illegal.

Attorney general won't say whether waterboarding is tortureupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 23:12:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Tuesday ruled out declaring openly whether he believes the interrogation technique known as waterboarding constitutes torture.

Attorney general to skip 'waterboarding' in testimonyupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 19:48:00

In prepared remarks he plans to give to Congress Wednesday, Attorney General Michael Mukasey avoids addressing a topic that was the central subject of his confirmation hearing -- whether he considers "waterboarding" a form of torture.

Attorney general wants $200 million to bust gangsupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 15:56:00

The Justice Department plans to propose $200 million in grants to cities to help combat gang and gun violence, Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced Thursday.

Justice Department to investigate destruction of CIA tapesupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 19:15:00

Federal prosecutors will investigate the destruction of CIA videotapes showing agents interrogating terrorism suspects, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Wednesday.

GOP lawmaker: Probe of CIA tape destruction to move forwardupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 02:27:00

The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee says the panel will move forward with a probe into the destruction of CIA videotapes of detainee interrogations, despite a Justice Department request that congressional inquiries be suspended.

Bush administration: Back off CIA tape probeupdated: Sat Dec 15 2007 21:10:00

The Bush administration wants a federal court and congressional committees not to pursue investigations into the destruction of videotapes showing CIA interrogations of two al Qaeda suspects.

Attorney general won't share info from CIA tapes inquiryupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 20:15:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Friday rejected lawmakers' demands for information as the Justice Department investigates the destruction of tapes showing CIA interrogations of two al Qaeda suspects.

Crack cocaine sentencingupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 10:06:00

CNN's Kelli Arena profiles a mother fighting to reduce wide disparities in federal prison terms for cocaine offenders.

Lawmakers want answers about destroyed CIA tapesupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 14:56:00

Top lawmakers are demanding to know why the CIA destroyed videotapes of interrogation techniques being used on terror suspects and who knew about it.

Time.com: Biden: Special Counsel in Tape Caseupdated: Sun Dec 09 2007 12:00:00

A Senate Democratic leader said Sunday the attorney general should appoint a special counsel to investigate the CIA's destruction of videotaped interrogations of two suspected terrorists

Time.com: CIA Tapes Furor: A Legacy of Mistrust updated: Fri Dec 07 2007 15:00:00

The agency tries to protect its operatives from betrayal by its political overlords. But in doing so, it may instead have imperiled them

Mental health record submissions for gun checks on the riseupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 18:32:00

States appear to be taking more action to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental health problems in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, new figures show.

Protesters march on Washingtonupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 21:57:00

Thousands of people are participating in a rally led by civil rights leaders calling for a tougher stance on hate crimes.

Rally urges hate crimes prosecutions, new AG respondsupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 21:57:00

Thousands of demonstrators encircled Justice Department headquarters in the nation's capital Friday to demand the government crack down harder on hate crimes.

House OKs tighter surveillance despite Bush veto threatupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 23:31:00

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted largely along party lines Thursday to tighten supervision of the government's electronic surveillance program despite a White House veto threat.

Committee passes surveillance laws update in face of veto threatupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 18:41:00

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed on a strict party-line vote an update to the nation's electronic surveillance laws despite a veto threat from the attorney general.

Justice Department to re-open no-warrant wiretap probeupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 18:41:00

The Bush administration has apparently changed policy and cleared the way for the Justice Department to restart an investigation into the government's no-warrant electronic surveillance program, a department official told Congress on Tuesday.

Time.com: Chicago Judge to Be Mukasey Deputyupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 14:00:00

Newly sworn-in Attorney General Michael Mukasey tapped U.S. District Judge Mark Filip of Chicago on Thursday to be his deputy

New AG threatens veto of Leahy surveillance plan updated: Wed Nov 14 2007 23:01:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey jumped into the political fray in his first week on the job, telling a key Democratic senator he opposed his electronic surveillance plan and would recommend the president veto it if it is passed.

Mukasey takes overupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 13:10:00

Attorney General Michael Mukasey participates in a ceremonial swearing-in event in Washington.

Mukasey sworn in as attorney generalupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 16:32:00

Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey officially became attorney general Friday, taking the oath of office without fanfare from a Justice Department official.

Senate confirms Mukaseyupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 16:32:00

The Senate approves Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general by a 53-40 vote.

AG nomination moves one step closer to confirmationupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 17:09:00

After weeks of controversy over Michael Mukasey's views on waterboarding, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved the former judge's nomination for attorney general.

Mukasey passes committeeupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 17:09:00

The Senate Judiciary committee weighs the nomination of Judge Michael Mukasey.

Poll results: Waterboarding is tortureupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 09:00:00

A majority of Americans consider waterboarding a form of torture, but some of those say it's OK for the U.S. government to use the technique, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Time.com: Dragging Out The Torture Debate updated: Tue Nov 06 2007 00:00:00

Even with the Democrats about to confirm Michael Mukasey as Attorney General, the fight over waterboarding is proving particularly hard to quit

Bush attorney general nominee gets key Democratic supportupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 17:57:00

The confirmation of Michael Mukasey as attorney general was all but assured Friday when two key Democratic senators said they will vote in favor of the nominee despite questions about his views on "waterboarding" and the president's power to order electronic surveillance.

Leahy won't vote for Mukaseyupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 17:57:00

Sen. Patrick Leahy says he will vote no on President Bush's nomination of Judge Michael Mukasey for Attorney General.

Bush: Mukasey's approval crucial to U.S. securityupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 18:54:00

President Bush on Thursday urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to move quickly to approve his nominee for attorney general, saying it's crucial to national security to fill the position.

Mukasey under fireupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 16:15:00

President Bush's nominee for attorney general is coming under increasing fire for his stance on waterboarding.

Kennedy opposes attorney general nomineeupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 16:15:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts said Thursday he will oppose President Bush's nominee for attorney general.

Mukasey's murkinessupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 16:02:00

Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey's evasive answers on torture raise concerns. CNN's Ed Henry reports

Mukasey stays vague on waterboardingupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 16:02:00

President Bush's pick for attorney general called the interrogation technique known as waterboarding a "repugnant" practice Tuesday, but again refused to say whether it violates U.S. laws banning torture.

Top GOP senator: Attorney general nomination 'at risk'updated: Wed Oct 31 2007 19:25:00

A top GOP senator Wednesday warned that Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general is "at risk" because the retired federal judge refused to categorically declare that a controversial interrogation technique is torture.

Leading 2008 Democrats come out against attorney general nomineeupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 22:13:00

The three leading Democratic presidential candidates announced Tuesday they will oppose President Bush's nomination for attorney general, citing his recent testimony on torture and executive power.

Dodd on Mukasey, Bush's powerupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 22:13:00

Sen. Chris Dodd speaks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about running for president and the nominee for attorney general.

Time.com: Squeezing Mukasey on Torture updated: Tue Oct 30 2007 03:00:00

By turning waterboarding into a make-or-break issue for the Attorney General nominee, the Democrats are using the President's favored weapon of moral clarity against him

Clarify position on torture, senators urge attorney general nomineeupdated: Sun Oct 28 2007 20:41:00

A senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday he plans to vote against Michael Mukasey's confirmation as U.S. attorney general.

Attorney general nominee's answer on torture frustrates Democratsupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 17:51:00

The refusal of attorney general-nominee Michael Mukasey to directly disavow waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques frustrated Senate Democrats Thursday.

Attorney general nominee pledges independenceupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 08:50:00

Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey made it clear to senators Wednesday he would be independent from the White House and would make legal decisions based "on facts and law, not by interests and motives."

Attorney general nominee facing questions on torture, wiretappingupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 22:02:00

President Bush's nominee for attorney general will face tough questioning on a range of hot-button issues -- including no-warrant surveillance and torture policy -- during confirmation hearings Wednesday.

Senators in the Situation Roomupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 22:02:00

Senators Leahy and Specter spoke with Wolf Blitzer about confirming the next Attorney General and presidential power.

Bush nominates Mukaseyupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 09:42:00

President Bush announced Monday morning that he has chosen a former federal judge, Michael Mukasey, as attorney general.

Mukasey nomination may soothe strains between Democrats, Bushupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 09:42:00

The nomination of retired Judge Michael Mukasey for attorney general drew praise from Democrats and may help overcome some of the enmity left behind by former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Bush nominates ex-judge to replace Gonzalesupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 15:45:00

President Bush announced Monday that he is nominating a former federal judge, Michael Mukasey, as attorney general.

Time.com: How Bush's AG Pick Irritates the Rightupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 10:25:00

After a Clintonesque selection process, the White House awaits conservative reaction to its choice of Michael Mukasey

Sources: Former judge will seek to replace Alberto Gonzalesupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 21:45:00

Former federal judge Michael Mukasey has accepted President Bush's offer to replace Alberto Gonzales as U.S. attorney general, two government sources familiar with the president's selection said Sunday.

Mukasey's nominationupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 21:45:00

Michael Mukasey tops the list of attorney general candidates. CNN's Gary Nurenberg reports on reactions.

Sources: Retired judge may replace Gonzalesupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 18:50:00

A retired federal judge is a leading candidate to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose last day on the job was Friday, two sources familiar with the search for a successor told CNN on Saturday.

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