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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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OLC Releases Opinion on Executive Branch Counsel for Officials Subject to Congressional Subpoena

The Justice Department disclosed an opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) stating that it is unconstitutional for Congress to prohibit executive branch lawyers from accompanying witnesses who are current and former executive branch employees called to testify.

Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)

"Form and Legality": The Office of Legal Counsel’s Role in the National Emergency Declaration

When the president issues an executive order or a proclamation, federal regulations require the attorney general to review the resulting document, and the attorney general has delegated this authority to the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.

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