The Ukraine Connection

Inspectors General Criticize OLC Whistleblower Opinion

By Gordon Ahl
Friday, October 25, 2019, 10:41 AM

Multiple federal inspectors general signed onto a letter addressed to the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), expressing their support for the determination by the inspector general of the intelligence community regarding the Ukraine whistleblower complaint as an “urgent concern.” The letter adds that the OLC opinion, which disagreed which the inspector general’s determination, potentially undermines the independence of inspectors general throughout the government and should be withdrawn or modified. The letter is available here and below. OLC's response is also available here and below.