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Tweaks to Yates memo will make investigations more efficient, lawyers say

By Kelly Swanson

08 January 2019

Tweaks to Yates memo will make investigations more efficient, lawyers say Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at a US Marshals Service ceremony on 22 May 2017. Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals (CC BY 2.0)

Former DOJ senior officials who worked on the Yates memo say recent modifications to the policy will mean little for criminal cases but will bring more meaningful changes to civil investigations.