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Department of Justice

Justice Department Releases Redacted Memo on Volume II of the Mueller Report

On May 25, the Justice Department released a redacted version of a 2019 memo that, according to the department, advised Attorney General William Barr on how to handle the Mueller report’s descriptions of possible obstruction of justice offenses committed by then-President Trump.

Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)

OLC Issues an Opinion About the "Urgent Concern" Determination on the Whistleblower Complaint by the DNI

The Office of Legal Counsel released an opinion detailing the legal rationale for their determination that "the complaint submitted to the ICIG does not involve an 'urgent concern'" and that the DNI thus has no statutory obligation to give the complaint to the congressional intelligence committees. The memo can be found here.

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