Carrie Johnson Carrie Johnson is a Justice Correspondent for the Washington Desk.

An exterior view of the U.S. Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C., in July. Members of the DOJ were among those who attended a roundtable on Thursday about the criminal justice system and helping ex-inmates re-enter into society. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller is examining Russian interference in last year's presidential election and potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russians. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration's Stance In Cake Refusal Case Is The Latest Letdown For LGBT Advocates

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Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, in his store in Lakewood, Colo., in 2014, is at the center of a case headed to the Supreme Court over whether he can refuse to make cakes for same-sex couples for religious reasons. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Division Nominee Eric Dreiband Appears Before Senate Panel

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Trump Rescinds DACA, Calls On Congress To Replace It

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Trump Administration Announces Plan To End DACA Program

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Legal Scholars Support Reassigned Climate Scientist

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Trump Defends Controversial Pardon Of Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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Former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seen in 2010, was pardoned by President Trump on Friday. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images hide caption

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After Arpaio, 4 Answers To Questions About How Pardons Are Supposed To Work

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Ahmed Abu Khatallah is sworn in during a hearing at the federal U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in June 2014. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and terrorism charges related to the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Trial Looms For Sole Defendant In 2012 Benghazi Attack That Killed Ambassador

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Justice Department Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into Charlottesville Attack

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