Democracy and the Constitution Clinic
Investigations of the president and other high-ranking officials must be free from political interference yet cannot devolve into “runaway” inquiries. This report recommends reforms to the rules for every stage of special counsel investigations. Among the proposals is a requirement that federal judges oversee the attorney general’s appointment and removal of special counsels. Additionally, a special counsel should be mandatory when the president is suspected of a crime and reports on investigations should go directly to Congress.
Lawrence Keating, Steven Still, Brittany Thomas, and Samuel Wechsler,
Balancing Independence and Accountability: Proposals to Reform Special Counsel Investigations, January
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