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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:30 PM

OIG press release on initiation of review of DOJ getting communication records...



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Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today the initiation of a Review of the DOJís Use of Subpoenas & Other Legal Authorities to Obtain Communication Records of Members of Congress and Affiliated Persons, and the News Media
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DOJ OIG Initiates a Review of the Department of Justiceís Use of Subpoenas and Other Legal Authorities to Obtain Communication Records of Members of Congress and Affiliated Persons, and the News Media

Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today that:

The DOJ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is initiating a review of DOJís use of subpoenas and other legal authorities to obtain communication records of Members of Congress and affiliated persons, and the news media in connection with recent investigations of alleged unauthorized disclosures of information to the media by government officials. The review will examine the Departmentís compliance with applicable DOJ policies and procedures, and whether any such uses, or the investigations, were based upon improper considerations. If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider other issues that may arise during the review.

The review will not substitute the OIGís judgment for the legal and inve

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