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June 15, 2018

By Danielle Brian

Not the Final Word



DOJ The plain fact is that OLC, responsive to its own institutional incentives, sometimes gets things wrong.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

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

June 8, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

A Dangerous Escalation in “The War on Leaks”



Silhouette whistleblower During an investigation into leaks from a Senate Intelligence Committee staffer, the Justice Department went after journalist Ali Watkins’ data—seizing years of records related to her email accounts and phone number, according to a letter Justice sent to W

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

June 8, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Orphaned Parents



A mother and child are separated Court documents shed light on the impact of separating children and parents at the border.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 1, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Congress Taking Aim at Waste and Fraud



Money gavel Last week, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation that takes aim at the billions of dollars in improper payments made annually by federal agencies. The “Payment Integrity Information Act of 2018” would update and strengthen current laws that

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Topics: Government Accountability

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