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house Bill H.R. 3154

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.

Mark's Opinion
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11/29/2018
Isn’t that the DOJ Inspector General‘s job? A little thing called oversight?
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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11/28/2018
H.R.3154 - Inspector General Access Act I’m in support of the passage of the House bill H.R. 3154 AKA H.R.- Inspector General Access Act of 2017 which would amend the Inspector General Act to remove the requirement that the Dept. of Justice Office of the Inspector General (DOJ IG) refer all allegations of DOJ attorney misconduct to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). This gives the DOJ OIG the authority to investigate alleged misconduct by DOJ attorneys when they act in their capacity as lawyers, rather than referring these issues to OPR. 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. SneakyPete..... 1*28*18.....
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Ray's Opinion
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11/29/2018
Definitively YES and also be responsible to report its finding to the congress.
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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.

burrkitty's Opinion
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11/29/2018
They are still not impartial because they are still DOJ employees.
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Uwa's Opinion
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11/29/2018
It would be better for the sake of the department to not have investigations conducted from an in-house party. It would make more sense to bring someone from the outside who can investigate all the facts objectively and without bias.
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Adam's Opinion
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11/29/2018
Such investigative authority should not be vested in one person. Such authority should only be vested in a bipartisan Congressional Authority. DOJ officials and investigators should always be subject to oversight by Congress. Congress should be empowered and funded to bring charges and enforce penalties against corrupt DOJ personnel. If we leave this to the Executive Branch and allow the DOJ’s primary client to be that Branch, then the criminals in the White House can continue to obstruct Justice. The Justice Department needs to be reformed but not by one potentially corrupt individual.
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      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJune 29th, 2017
    There is no way for them to be impartial. Private prosecutors are a safer bet.
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    Effective oversight cannot come from within the organization being overseen -- This has been proven over and over again by the failure of any given police force's Internal Affairs department to root out the murderous racists and predatory rapists, and extorting dirty cops from their midsts. If you want investigating attorneys to be held accountable, then the accounting must come from outside the DoJ. AND it must be done by an entirely APOLITICAL BODY, or else it's just another tool for the Party In Power to take cheap shots at the lawyer who's poised to take down the Fraud In Chief and all his mob with him.
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    Attorneys, especially tax payer fended, must be held accountable. A Law degree, and passed bar exam must not place anyone above Our Law.
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    Again, the government is so corrupt they will do what ever is best for the coup de tat that changed this government in 1963. An independent citizens committee of the common people should be formed to disclose all for a total transparency of this government. Each finding should be reported directly to agencies such as, The Guardian, BBC WORLD, Link TV, etc. a d let the population of the USA DETERMINE what is true or not. Anyone caught trying to influence the committee, minimum 10 years at a super max prison. No Exceptions and NO PLEA AGREEMENTS.
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    #LockThemUpNow #DrainTheDojSwampNow. The entire DOJ: Mueller, Rosenstein, McCabe, Comey, Strzok, Page etc.. should be prosecuted for SEDITION AND TREASON! NO DEALS!
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    It makes more sense to have misconduct investigated by an outside agency due to human behavior. If you work with a person, you have a tendency to give that person not only the benefit of doubt, but more leeway in behavior.
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    Well somebody needs to provide oversight
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    An independent impartial investigation should take place. And their finding reported back to the congress. No one should be able to police themselves. That never works. Keep politics out of these investigations.
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    Way too cozy
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    Accountability is never a bad thing. Fire bad employees.
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    They’re employees, it’s impossible to be impartial toward your own employees. It needs to be an outside investigator.
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    For impartiality DOJ attorneys should be investigated out-of-house.
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    Let’s give them the tools to combat misconduct. It’s a shame that we have that much misconduct to investigate. We need Biblical values back in our country. The removal of Biblical values has been but huge detriment to our society.
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    Just a way to harass doj members doing their jobs
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    Of course. And by means of JUSTICE, not POLITICS! If we’ve learned anything of late, it that justice is the first casualty of politics. If that were not true, then Comey, both Clinton’s, and a host of others would already be spending life in prison with no possibility of parole.
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    My means of being as transparent as possible, all should be investigated that also includes the DOJ. None should be above the law and no matter rank, high or low, civilian
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    It’s very clear Whittaker wasn’t appointed based on experience, but rather his opinion that the President should be protected from the arm of the law.
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    Si puede venir las puertas de mi apt. Están abrirlas cuando desees
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    Isn’t he the boss?
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    Checks and balances~~~Yin and Yang......
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