independent counsel

Definition of "independent counsel"
  1. A person authorized by a court, following a request from the U.S. Attorney General, to explore and take legal action against alleged criminal offenses committed by significant government officials, lawmakers, or heads of a presidential reelection campaign when the preliminary investigation by the Attorney General uncovers compelling and believable evidence of potential criminal behavior
How to use "independent counsel" in a sentence
  1. To ensure unbiased investigations, the court ordered the appointment of an independent counsel.
  2. The U.S. Attorney General requested an independent counsel to carefully investigate credible allegations of criminal activity within the presidential reelection campaign.
  3. An independent counsel was appointed to prosecute the high government official based on significant and credible evidence of a crime.

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