Intelligence Law Glossary - Sensitive Investigative Matter

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Sensitive Investigative Matter

Administrative Law

The Attorney General’s Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations § VII (N) (Sept. 29, 2008)

An investigative matter involving the activities of a domestic public official or political candidate (involving corruption or a threat to the national security), religious or political organization or individual prominent in such an organization, or news media, or any other matter which, in the judgment of the official authorizing an investigation, should be brought to the attention of FBI Headquarters and other Department of Justice officials.