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Have their been any updates on Huber’s review since May?

In 2017, after the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Muller to oversee the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, Congressional Republicans asked the Department of Justice to appoint a second Special ...
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What power does the Department of Justice Inspector General have to compel testimony?

What power does the US Department of Justice Inspector General have to compel testimony? For example, can the DoJ IG subpoena anyone? If so, who? What consequences would someone refusing to testify, ...
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Did Durham tell the IG he had no evidence of Mifsud being a US intelligence asset?

Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Justice, just finished conducting an investigation into the opening of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, and the FISA warrants ...
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Has the Office of Professional Responsibility announced an investigation of Barr?

In May, Attorney General Bill Barr tasked John Durham with conducting an administrative review of the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. In October, it was reported that this ...
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Have Congressional Democrats asked the DOJ to justify not investigating Trump over Ukraine?

In June 2016, when then-FBI Director James Comey announced his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server, Congressional Republicans criticized ...
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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 ...