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FOIA News: DOJ withholds recommendation about Mueller ethics waiver

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Justice Department won't disclose details on Mueller ethics waiver

By Josh Gerstein, Politico, Dec. 12, 2017

The Justice Department is refusing to reveal details of the process that led up to former FBI Director Robert Mueller being granted an ethics waiver to serve as special counsel investigating the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

In response to a POLITICO Freedom of Information Act request, the agency released a one-sentence memo Friday confirming that Mueller was granted a conflict-of-interest waiver in order to assume the politically-sensitive post.

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