Inspector General RIPS Obama DOJ For Improperly Handling Rampant Sexual Harassment, Groping
On Wednesday the Justice department ripped the Obama administration for improperly handling a rampant sexual harassment problem at the department.
It turns out that offending officials in the ‘hope and change’ progressive liberal Obama DOJ were let off the hook and even rewarded.
WaPo reported on Tuesday the DOJ’s Inspector General found a “systemic” problem with how sexual harassment complaints were handled. One offender, a lawyer, groped two female attorneys and a top U.S. Marshals official who had sex with “approximately” nine women in his office.
According to the Washington Post, the Inspector General found a top lawyer in the Office of Immigration Litigation, Victor Lawrence, “groped the breasts and buttocks of two female trial attorneys” at a happy hour gathering.
The offender got a reprimand, a title change and “relief from supervisory duties” but was not subsequently suspended nor did he receive a loss in pay. Apparently they were concerned that a suspension would “deprive the government” of his services.
It’s hard to believe the DOJ couldn’t find a person competent enough to replace this sexual predator.
One woman, who remains anonymous, told the Washington Post she was “terrified” to get in an elevator out of fear he would be in there.
Several attorneys who were serial sexual harassers were rewarded with performance awards even after complaints were filed against them.
Via Fox News:
“The Department does not discuss specific employee disciplinary actions or comment on personnel actions or matters that may impact personal privacy. That said, the Department was very disappointed with the issues that occurred in the Obama administration and strives for a workplace free of harassment and other misconduct for all of our 115,000 employees,” he said in a statement. “That is why the Civil Division has implemented additional safeguards and systems to ensure that all misconduct allegations are handled appropriately going forward.”
Another case involved a woman, former Oregon prosecutor Amanda Marshall, accused of sending harassing texts and emails to a subordinate after an “intimate” relationship ended. She later resigned and apologized, reportedly calling the relationship “wrong” and a “mistake.”
According to the article, more allegations at the department surfaced this summer – with 17 DOJ employees writing to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in August reporting sexual harassment. It’s unclear when those incidents may have occurred.
Ian Prior, a spokesman in the Trump Justice Department, would not comment in detail about the allegations but described the problems as largely occurring during the prior administration, Fox News reported.
The IG said a “working group” is looking into the issues and will offer recommendations shortly.
Watch out, here come the pussy hat marchers in full force protesting Obama’s DOJ for their mistreatment of women in the workplace….or not.