Presidential attempts to interfere with the Dept. of Justice’s (DOJ) independence are an all-too-common occurrence from both sides of the aisle. This bill would bring much-needed transparency that will ensure the White House doesn’t exert undue influence over ongoing or potential investigations.
Some scholars — as well as President Trump and certain members of his administration — contend that the president’s authority extends to all DOJ decisionmaking. If this is true, this bill would interfere with the chief executive’s proper exercise of presidential authority.