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May 23, 2017

By Andrea Peterson

Investigation Pro-Tips from the Church Committee’s Chief Counsel



Photo of Special Senate Committee on Intelligence Operations Fritz Schwarz, Jr., on what made the Church Committee work—and why Congressional investigations today are harder.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 18, 2017

By Sean Moulton

New Public Accountability on Ethics Agreements



Statue of justice in an office The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) established a new certification that tracks presidential appointees’ ethics compliance, which will be posted online. The move should create greater accountability when it comes to appointees’ ethics commitments.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

May 17, 2017

By Danielle Brian

In Push for FBI Director James Comey's Trump Memos, Congress Must Protect Whistleblowers



Whistleblower whistle News reports that FBI Director James Comey documented President Trump's attempt to improperly influence FBI investigations raise serious concerns about the President and the rule of law.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

April 28, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

It Keeps Getting Worse for Michael Flynn



Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn President Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may be in legal trouble for failing to disclose information about his relationships with foreign governments.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 24, 2017

By Justin Rood

Martin Hellman: Congress Should Determine Facts About Chem Attack in Syria



syria missile One of Congress's responsibilities is to check and balance executive power. Stanford professor Martin Hellman argues in a recent article that it should act on that responsibility by examining the intelligence Trump used to justify bombing Syria.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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