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Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To ensure independent investigations and judicial review of the removal of a special counsel, and for other purposes.

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04/13/2018Introduced in House

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05/15/2018-7:12pmASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 5505, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/13/2018Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/13/2018Introduced in House
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House Judiciary04/13/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/13/2018)

Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act

This bill sets forth requirements and limitations with respect to the removal from office of a special counsel appointed by the Attorney General, or of another official appointed by the Attorney General who exercises a similar degree of independence from the Department of Justice (DOJ) chain of command.

Specifically, a special counsel or other appointed official:

  • may only be removed by the Attorney General or the most senior Senate-confirmed DOJ official, in certain circumstances;
  • may only be removed for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good cause;
  • must be provided written notice that specifies the reason for removal; and
  • may file an action to challenge the removal not later than 10 days after notice was provided.