Inspector General Report Reveals FBI Employees Receiving Favors From Media Reporters, Representatives
By Space Coast Daily // June 14, 2018
Over 500-Page Report details actions by FBI and DOJ officials
ABOVE VIDEO: Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, in a comprehensive and at-times scathing report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, exposed extraordinary text messages by a top FBI official vowing to “stop” Donald Trump — while calling then-director James Comey’s actions in the case “insubordinate.”
WASHINGTON D.C. – The highly anticipated Inspector General’s (IG) report dropped Thursday afternoon which scrutinized the actions of numerous individuals actions within the Justice Department and FBI, prior to, and after the 2016 election.
The over 500-page report mentions notable figures like then-FBI Director James Comey, then-U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI colleague Lisa Page.
One of the many highlights of the report concerns texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI colleague Lisa Page.
The report says Page texted Strzok in August 2016 and said: “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded.
In the report, on page 12 of the Executive Summary, it mentions instances of FBI employees receiving benefits for information in April/May and October of 2016 from media reporters and media representatives, tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to non-public social events.
“We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters,” said the report. “Attached to this report as Attachments E and F are two link charts that reflect the volume of communications that we identified between FBI employees and media representatives in April/May and October 2016. We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review.”
“The harm caused by leaks, fear of potential leaks, and a culture of unauthorized media contacts is illustrated in Chapters Ten and Eleven of our report, where we detail the fact that these issues influenced FBI officials who were advising Comey on consequential investigative decisions in October 2016.”
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