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IG credibility finding requirements

As most know an Inspector General (IG) must deem a complaint credible, and the Intelligence Community IG deemed the Whistleblower complaint in affair Ukraine credible. But it appears the IG didn't ...
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Have Congressional Democrats asked the IG to investigate Barr’s actions?

Over the past four years, Congressional Republicans have asked the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Justice to investigate a number of issues related to conduct by DOJ officials: Attorney ...
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Is the OLC reconsidering its whistleblower informant opinion?

In August, the Inspector General for the Intelligence Commmunity (ICIG) sent the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Joseph Maguire a whistleblower complaint concerning President Trump’s phone ...
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What criminal referral did Michael Flynn’s lawyer have advance knowledge of?

Liberal journalist Marcy Wheeler just tweeeted this: [S]omeone should figure out via what means Sidney Powell knows exactly what John Durham is up to[.] And to be clear, I mean BOTH that she ...
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Are there any (post-Westfall) cases in which the Attorney General refused certification for a defamation lawsuit against a Congressperson?

The Westfall Act (1988) provides strong protection for Congresspersons against civil lawsuits. Part of the procedure that allows this protection to be effective is the fact that following Attorney ...
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What is the legal status of complaints of criminality that the DOJ hears about but are not in written form?

NBC reports: Weeks before the whistleblower's complaint became public, the CIA's top lawyer made what she considered to be a criminal referral to the Justice Department about the whistleblower's ...
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Was Bill Clinton charged with a crime by the Justice Department, and why would the same reasoning not apply to Trump if so?

I see the following claim made by Andrew Napolitano on the Fox News network: "That opinion [that you can't charge a sitting president] is advisory, not mandatory. How do we know that? It came out ...
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What could the Justice Department actually do with the Special Counsel’s report if it said the president likely committed a crime?

I understand that the Justice Department can’t charge a sitting president with a crime, but what could they actually do if a special counsel like Mueller found that it seemed very likely the president ...