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Date TimeOctober 25, 2019
VoiceScores of watchdogs for federal agencies rebuked the Justice Department’s efforts to overrule the intelligence community’s inspector general and halt the transmission to Congress of an explosive whistleblower complaint that now lies at the heart of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
Government watchdogs slam DOJs opinion on whistleblower report
In an extraordinary letter delivered Tuesday to Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel, the watchdogs — led by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and National Science Foundation Inspector General Allison Lerner — sharply criticized the determination by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel that the complaint was not required to be relayed to lawmakers.

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