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Document: Justice Department Inspector General Final Report on Clinton Email Investigation

On Thursday, the Justice Department’s inspector general released its final report on conduct by FBI and Justice Department leadership during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The full report is below.

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Document: DNC Sues Russia, Trump Campaign and WikiLeaks for Election Interference

On Friday, the Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and associated persons, and WikiLeaks, alleging an illegal conspiracy to influence the outcome of the election. 

 

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Pre-Election Disclosures: How Does, and Should, DOJ Analyze Edge Cases?

Remember how harshly Attorney General Eric Holder was criticized for not disclosing the FBI’s discovery of then CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair and improper communications with Paula Broadwell until just after the 2012 presidential election? That incident and this one should remind us it's not accurate or helpful to deny that the DOJ, and in this case the FBI, gets some discretion when it comes to deciding whether to make pre-election disclosures about ongoing investigations. The question is not whether they have discretion but what makes for reasonable exercise of that discretion.

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