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Fortenberry indictment raises questions about the FBI’s tactics

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The Justice Department’s prosecution of a Republican lawmaker for allegedly lying to the FBI is raising thorny issues about the use of surreptitious tactics during investigations into members of Congress. The false-statement indictment brought against Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska two months ago is also resurfacing many of the same questions that triggered a firestorm of controversy around the prosecution of former national Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Critics say the concerns — about the approval process and threshold to deploy arguably deceptive investigative tactics — are even more acute in…

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