The swamp always protects its own.
On Tuesday, the Office of Inspector General announced it found that a senior DOJ official sexually harassed, retaliated against and sexually assaulted multiple female subordinates, however the DOJ declined to prosecute the male official.
The Office of Inspector General concluded that the senior DOJ official’s actions constituted ethical misconduct, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, all in violation of law, federal regulations, and DOJ policy.
The male DOJ official will not be prosecuted nor will they release his name and he will be able to retire with a full pension.
The OIG report, however, did find that the DOJ official ‘lacked candor in his statements to the OIG.’
The Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated this investigation upon the receipt of information alleging that a senior Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) official sexually harassed and retaliated against female subordinates, and abused his authority by coercing female employees in his chain of command to have sex with him.
In addition, during the course of the investigation, the OIG obtained information that the senior DOJ official had engaged in a long term sexual relationship with a subordinate. The senior DOJ official allegedly supervised the subordinate and approved her performance evaluations and promotions during the period of time they were in a relationship.
The OIG investigation substantiated that the senior DOJ official (1) sexually harassed one subordinate when he pressured her into a sexual relationship with him in exchange for a promotion; (2) sexually harassed another subordinate when he made repeated verbal sexual advances to her and ultimately sexually assaulted her; and (3) sexually harassed two other subordinates by engaging in sexually inappropriate conduct toward them. The OIG concluded that the senior DOJ official’s actions constituted ethical misconduct, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, all in violation of law, federal regulations, and DOJ policy.
On page two of the OIG report, it states, “Criminal prosecution of the senior DOJ official was declined. The senior DOJ official retired from his position.”
Screenshot of OIG report on senior DOJ official:
Today it was revealed that a Senior DOJ official, whose named has been kept private,
– Sexually assaulted a woman,
– Forced another woman to have sex with him for a promotion,
– Lied about it,
– Retired with full benefits.https://t.co/fo2HFEuH01 pic.twitter.com/HnArsCNVGW
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) December 4, 2018