IG Report: FBI Agents Regularly Received ‘Improper’ Gifts From Reporters in Exchange For Leaks
On Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much anticipated review on FBI and DOJ actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
According to the Inspector General, FBI employees were receiving “tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events,” from reporters in exchange for unauthorized leaks.
This was all happening under leaker Comey’s Directorship.
Fox News reported:
Numerous FBI employees accepted inappropriate gifts from reporters and routinely spoke to media outlets without authorization during the Hillary Clinton email probe, the Justice Department’s watchdog revealed in Thursday’s long-awaited accountability report.
The shocking revelation came just a week after the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee — who was in charge of maintaining all classified information from the Executive Office to the panel — was indicted for allegedly giving false statements to FBI agents looking into possible leaks to reporters.
“We identified instances where FBI employees improperly received benefits from reporters, including tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events,” reads the report by the inspector general, Michael Horowitz.
Remarkably, at least two unauthorized phone calls to reporters came from an “unattributed FBI HQ phone number,” the IG report says — suggesting that some employees at the bureau were brazenly leaking information from phones in the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review,” the IG continued. “These leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude among many in the organization.”
In mid-April, the Inspector General released a scathing report on McCabe, who lied under oath about his leaks to the Wall Street Journal.
Fired FBI Director James Comey also leaked contents of his memos he penned stemming from 7 conversations he had with President Trump to his ‘friend’ Daniel Richmond to give to the New York Times.
It’s no surprise that these two corrupt top FBI officials had an agency full of leakers.
The Inspector General found ZERO pro-Trump text messages and ZERO anti-Hillary texts.
Every single agent working on Hillary Clinton’s email investigation was pro-Hillary.
Every single agent working on the Russia investigation was anti-Trump. That’s all you need to know.