Exclusive Egyptian judicial and military sources have revealed to Egypt Watch that a concealed clash is taking place between the Egyptian Armed Forces and a number of judicial authorities on the one hand, and the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) on the other. The reason is the ACA’s interference in the work of the army and the Public Prosecution Office, according to the sources. The matter reached the point that complaints were sent from all involved parties to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, after the overthrow of military leaders on charges of taking bribes. The sources pointed out that a major dispute amounted to a clash between these parties after ACA crossed, what they described as “its borders,” when it monitored the work of Major General Imad Ahmed al-Ghazali, the Commander of the Military Central Region and a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and a senior officer in the Military Intelligence and Reconnaissance Administration (MIRA) with the rank of Major General. As a result, the ACA submitted a report to the President with a recommendation of overthrowing them. This report said these officers favoured a company in a military tender for an amount exceeding EGP 2 billion so that they could get a commission of EGP 200 million. The sources added that the armed forces viewed the ACA’s intervention as an unconstitutional transgression, and that the president’s son, Moustafa, who holds a leadership position in ACA, used his influence and submitted the report directly and confidentially to the president, without regard for the independence of the armed forces. The sources added that judicial bodies had also filed a complaint and objection to the president about the same incident, and the report included an accusation of a prosecutor using his judicial immunity to cover up the crime. The judicial source also said that the ACA had not reported it to the public prosecutor, which caused great embarrassment. According to the sources, the president ordered the suspension of all those mentioned in the report from work, and assigned what was described as a neutral body to investigate the case. In the same context, a military source familiar with the case told Egypt Watch that there is a state of discontent within the ranks of the top army and military intelligence leaders regarding what he considered to be a transgression and an assault on one of their most important leaders; intentionally embarrassing the Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Muhammad Zaki, and showing him as an uninformed leader; and an attempt to sow tension between Zaki and the director of MIRA, who is supposed to monitor and report on everything related to the armed forces. The source added that this matter made Zaki angry. Despite the sensitivity of the conditions that Egypt is going through in light of the coronavirus crisis, everyone is awaiting the results of the investigation from the neutral body appointed by the president. This incident comes in the context of the president’s family controlling powers in Egypt. After appointing his son, Mustafa, as a senior ACA employee, the president appointed two other sons and a daughter, Mahmoud, Hassan, and Aya, to the General Intelligence Service (GIC). These appointments came from al-Sisi’s desire to control a body he saw “out of his control” due to the hegemony of the style of its former director, Major General Omar Suleiman, over many of his leaders. Suleiman’s vision contradicted and sometimes clashed with al-Sisi’s vision and the way he managed the state, according to the sources. Mahmoud al-Sisi and the current director of the GIC, Major General Abbas Kamel, liquidated the positions of power and influence in the body after they succeeded in toppling its former president, Major General Khaled Fawzi, and referring dozens of agents and high and middle officials to retirement or putting them in other administrative agencies away from the sovereign body. Several internal and external players expressed their consternation over the influence enjoyed by Mahmoud al-Sisi and his control over several internal, external, political, economic, and military issues. This led to al-Sisi issuing a decision to send him to Russia, but special sources told Egypt Watch that the decision was suspended and Mahmoud returned to the role he was playing in helping his father.