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Concerning Some Regulations Governing the Special Counsel

August 5, 2019 --

The Special Counsel is to report to the Attorney General [28 C.F.R. 600.8(c)] and the Attorney General is to report to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee [28 C.F.R.600.9(a)].

LPR wonders why the requirement to report on the investigation to members of Congress does not violate separation of powers.

There never was any question that the president could fire the Special Counsel. C.F.R. 600.7(d) states: " The Special Council may be disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of the Attorney General" The regulation goes on to indicate that removal requires "good cause."