Justice Watchdog’s Bombshell Report Underlines Tricky Role of IGs

Government Executive: Thursday’s much-anticipated Justice Department watchdog report on the FBI’s handling of the 2016 election probes is unusual as a high-profile Rorschach test for partisans with opposite views.  

But the 500-page opus based on more than 100 interviews and a review of 1.2 million documents is highly typical of an inspector general’s approach in that it lays out methodology using dispassionate prose and a built-in allowance for those individuals accused of misdeeds to respond to a draft of the report.

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