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Inspectors General Bash DOJ Handling Of Ukraine Whistleblower’s Complaint

The inspectors generals of agencies across the federal government sent a scathing letter to the Justice Department this week accusing it of undermining the role of whistleblowers and the independence of the inspectors general who handle their complaint.

The letter was a response to an opinion issued by the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel that justified the Trump administration’s refusal to transmit the Ukraine whistleblower’s complaint to Congress, as generally required by law.
The OLC opinion does not create a legal precedent like a court opinion, but is internally binding across the federal government.
“[W]e believe that the OLC opinion creates uncertainty for …read more

Source:: TPM



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