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June 13, 2018

By Justin Rood

Justice Department Threatens Investigation of Investigation (of Investigation)



Rod Rosenstein Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly threatened to ask the House of Representatives’ top lawyers to investigate the House Intelligence Committee. It’s a confusing idea. Here’s why.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 11, 2018

By Mort Rosenberg

Why Congressional Inquiries Trump Federal Investigations



Comey memos DOJ When the Justice Department shared former FBI Director James Comey’s Trump-related memos with Congress, executive branch defenders were outraged. They’re wrong, and here’s why.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 12, 2018

By Nick Schwellenbach

The Modern Politics of American Whistleblowing



Whistleblower retaliation target Whistleblowers are critical to journalists; their disclosures can inform the public and help hold the powerful accountable. They can reveal wrongdoing that government officials or corporate titans would rather keep under wraps.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 9, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Pentagon to Congress: You Can’t Stop Us from Fueling Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen



A KC-135 Stratotanker, used to provide aerial refueling to U.S. and coalition aircraft, returns from a refueling mission. The Defense Department is claiming—wrongly— that Congress cannot restrict the United States’ participation in Yemen’s civil war

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Topics: National Security

February 13, 2018

By David Janovsky

The President v. The Courts



The Supreme Court with a blue and red overlay Past U.S. presidents of both parties have threatened to undermine the authority of the third branch. Do President Trump’s attacks cross a red line?

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Topics: Justice System

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