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house Bill H.R. 202

Should the DOJ Inspector General Have the Authority to Investigate Misconduct by DOJ Attorneys?

Argument in favor

The DOJ OIG hasn’t been effective at investigating DOJ attorney misconduct in the past. It’s important to hold DOJ attorneys to a high standard of conduct, and giving the DOJ IG the power to investigate alleged misconduct will help ensure this happens.

Jeffrey's Opinion
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01/15/2019
Absolutely. Everyone in positions of power should have a check and balance in place, no matter who they are
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Frances's Opinion
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01/14/2019
YES, EVERY DEPARTMENT , PARTICULARLY THE DOJ, MUST HAVE OVERSIGHT!
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Traci's Opinion
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01/15/2019
Accountability is key and obviously there hasn't been much for the last administration and the holdovers from that era need hand holding to remember who they work for...The People not a specific party or President.
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Argument opposed

The DOJ IG suffers from the same issue as the DOJ OIG — it’s still inside the DOJ. In cases of alleged DOJ attorney misconduct, it’d be better to refer cases to another agency to investigate, in order to ensure impartiality.

RAN's Opinion
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01/15/2019
I think there should be outside investigations of DOJ. Specifically the one under the Obama administration. It shouldn’t be with any other agency, it should be a private investigator outside of government.
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01/06/2019
I think DOJ should be investigated by an agency other than the DOJ. Especially with this corrupt regime in the WH. Or perhaps by congress if not another agency. I don’t think DOJ can investigate themselves.
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01/07/2019
Because they will lie and cover for each other. There is also political favoritism. The people there during obama era were lazy and now are just going after people who they perceive as conservative.
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    I think there should be outside investigations of DOJ. Specifically the one under the Obama administration. It shouldn’t be with any other agency, it should be a private investigator outside of government.
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    Absolutely. Everyone in positions of power should have a check and balance in place, no matter who they are
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    I think DOJ should be investigated by an agency other than the DOJ. Especially with this corrupt regime in the WH. Or perhaps by congress if not another agency. I don’t think DOJ can investigate themselves.
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    YES, EVERY DEPARTMENT , PARTICULARLY THE DOJ, MUST HAVE OVERSIGHT!
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    Because they will lie and cover for each other. There is also political favoritism. The people there during obama era were lazy and now are just going after people who they perceive as conservative.
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    This is exactly how misconduct is treated in other agencies and many organizations. It is not always "the boss" that investigates misconduct. In the case of discrimination or harassment, for example, the offense is handled by someone other than the supervisor/chief/head.
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    Accountability is key and obviously there hasn't been much for the last administration and the holdovers from that era need hand holding to remember who they work for...The People not a specific party or President.
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    I support transparency in the DOJ
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    No. While it is a good idea, the response agency should be outside the DoJ.
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    Keeping the investigation third-party helps to deter corruption. Checks and balances, people.
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    If there’s an issue with the DOJ, someone outside the DOJ should be doing the investigating.
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    A division within the same organization doesn’t even have the appearance of objectivity, That fact alone is enough of an argument to have an outside, third party involved in the process.
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    The DOJ IG suffers from the same issue as the DOJ OIG — it’s still inside the DOJ. In cases of alleged DOJ attorney misconduct, it’d be better to refer cases to another agency to investigate, in order to ensure impartiality.
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    Rogue Federal Prosecutors only care about convictions and not the TRUTH. See US V US Plabs, LLC They even go after QA, packaging, and sub-contracting consultants who are completely innocent. The scientific community does not back their claims!!! The evidence is far less than sufficient to back their claims of an unsafe product.
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    Obviously it’s part of his job!
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    Bring accountability back
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    I believe that the only way to reach a fair and just verdict on any investigation agency is to use another agency to do the investigation. This makes the results more acceptable and will have less inhouse anger on the parties in house doing any investigation against those that they had been working with daily. It will help to have outside people do this because their is no bias involved and this makes a judgement on the case more believable.
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    This would not an independent investigation. The DOJ must be investigated by an independent third party.
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    AG Barr is being attacked for standing up for the rule of law and following the breadcrumbs of corruption the previous administration left in SpyGate. Obama Admin was spying on George Papadoupolus before he joined the Trump campaign. Additionally, there is the attack on General Flynn that involved doj officials changing Flynns statements. Forged documents are that—forged documents. Keep the DOJ free of rogue officials.
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