Senior FBI Official Accepted Gifts From Reporters and Lawmakers Are Digging In Deep

Lawmakers in the House and the Senate have gotten wind of an FBI official who was taking freebies from media reporters. The chairmen of the Senate Judiciary, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and House Oversight and Government Reform Committees are asking the Inspector General’s Office to give up the perpetrator and release the documents associated with this investigation. The official is no longer employed and his identity is still unknown. Why is that?

As Written and Reported By Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller:

Three House and Senate committees have pressed the Justice Department’s watchdog for more information about a senior FBI official who accepted tickets to sporting events from reporters and lied to investigators about it.

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The chairmen of the Senate Judiciary, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and House Oversight & Government Reform Committees have asked the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to provide a full copy of a report about the official, who remains unidentified.

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A summary of the report released Tuesday said the FBI official “accepted two tickets to a professional sports game as a gift from a television news correspondent who regularly covered the FBI and DOJ, in violation of federal regulations.”

The official also accepted tickets from a second reporter, but lied to investigators about both exchanges.

“The senior FBI official initially maintained to the OIG in an interview under oath that the official had paid for the tickets, but five days later admitted to the OIG that the official did not. The OIG found that the senior FBI official lacked candor with the OIG in several respects about the tickets,” reads the report.

The official resigned from office during the probe and is not being recommended for ….


Lawmakers Press For Details On FBI Official Who Accepted Gifts From Reporters | The Daily Caller


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