Author: DAVID SHORTELL, CNN

Matthew Shepard's parents slam William Barr

The family of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old Wyoming man killed in a brutal homophobic attack in 1998, had sharp words for Attorney General William Barr in a speech delivered Wednesday at the Justice Department.

Barr slams attacks on religious values

Attorney General Bill Barr decried attacks on religious values in a speech Friday, tying a movement of "militant secularism" to societal maladies including the opioid epidemic and "an increase in senseless violence."

Intel watchdog feared Trump-Ukraine call was 'security' risk

President Donald Trump could have been exposed to "serious national security and counterintelligence risks" if he pressured the leader of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival, in a call this summer, the intelligence community's inspector general said.

DOJ: Lawmakers shouldn't get access to Mueller grand jury materials

The Justice Department said Friday that a request to a federal court from House Democrats seeking access to secret grand jury material underlying special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be turned down because the lawmakers have "come nowhere close to demonstrating a particularized need" for the information.