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Monday, June 03, 2019

The Justice Department's inspector general (IG) issued a report Wednesday accusing a former FBI deputy assistant director of leaking "sensitive" information to a member of the press.

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The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated this investigation upon the receipt of information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), alleging that a then FBI Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) had numerous contacts with members of the media in violation of FBI policy. Additionally, it was alleged that the DAD may have disclosed law enforcement or other sensitive information to the media without authorization. This matter is among the OIG investigations referenced on page 430 of the OIG's Review of Allegations Regarding Various Actions by the Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Advance of the 2016 Election (June 2018; https://www.justice.gov/file/1071991/download ).

The OIG investigation concluded that the DAD engaged in misconduct when the DAD: (1) disclosed to the media the existence of information that had been filed under seal in federal court, in violation of 18 USC § 401, Contempt of Court; (2) provided without authorization FBI law enforcement sensitive information to reporters on multiple occasions; and (3) had dozens of official contacts with the media without authorization, in violation of FBI policy.

The OIG also found that the DAD engaged in misconduct when the DAD accepted a ticket, valued at approximately $225, to attend a media-sponsored dinner, as a gift from a member of the media, in violation of federal regulations and FBI policy.

Prosecution of the DAD was declined.

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Interesting, but this is short on specifics.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-06-03 01:48 PM | Reply

#1

That is probably because it is just coming from a summary of the allegations, which can be found here:

Findings of Misconduct by an FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Unauthorized Contacts with the Media, Disclosing Law Enforcement and Other Sensitive Information to the Media, and Accepting a Gift from the Media

Several media sources (most of which are viewed suspiciously by the DR Left) have speculated that the unnamed DAD is Peter Strzok but that hasn't been confirmed.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-03 02:32 PM | Reply

It will be interesting to see if this is the tip of the iceberg or the only result from the upcoming OIG report.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-03 02:34 PM | Reply

Wherever a witch is found, there's sure to be a coven.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-03 02:36 PM | Reply

#2 Yeah, I've seen that too.

It will be interesting to see if this is the tip of the iceberg or the only result from the upcoming OIG report.

#3 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Honestly, I hope it's the latter. A bad apple in the orchard is a much better outcome than a conspiracy.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-06-03 02:48 PM | Reply

Pull his SC and fire the SOB.

#6 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-03 04:43 PM | Reply

It will be interesting to see if this is the tip of the iceberg or the only result from the upcoming OIG report.

#3 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Who was head of the FBI back then? What is their party affiliation?

I keep forgetting...

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-06-04 11:30 AM | Reply

We know there were leakers of details of Jillarys emails investigation from the New York office.

Goppers were fine with that, what changed?

#8 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-04 11:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Who was head of the FBI back then? What is their party affiliation?
I keep forgetting...
#7 | Posted by Sycophant

Was it tall jimmy?

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-04 02:17 PM | Reply

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