special prosecutor

Definition of "special prosecutor"
  1. An externally chosen attorney tasked by the Attorney General or Congress to probe and possibly charge a federal government official for misconduct, in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the Department of Justice
How to use "special prosecutor" in a sentence
  1. The senator's misdeeds led to the appointment of a special prosecutor.
  2. To maintain impartiality, a special prosecutor was brought in to investigate the allegations.
  3. The government official's actions called for the involvement of a special prosecutor.

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