•Olson was summoned to testify under oath before the House Judiciary Committee in March 1983 about advice which the Justice Department had given the EPA on the withholding of documents.
report by the Judiciary Committee suggested that
Olson had given false testimony in his appearance
before the Committee and that two other officials of that Office
had obstructed the EPA investigation by wrongfully withholding certain
pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, Morrison was
appointed as independent counsel to investigate the matter.