(National Sentinel) Toxic: The more we learn about what’s in Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s damning report regarding the FBI’s conduct in handling Hillary Clinton’s email investigation, the more disgusted we get.
For instance, the report notes that FBI employees were receiving “tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events” from Pravda media journalists in exchange for leaking sensitive information.
This was all occurring under fired FBI Director James Comey’s ‘leadership,’ mind you. Oh, and Loretta Lynch — though ultimately, the buck stopped with Barack Obama.
As Fox News reports:
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.
But because the inappropriate gifts were outside the scope of the IG’s look at the Clinton email investigation, Horowitz added that the DOJ watchdog “will separately report on those investigations as they are concluded.”
Along with the FBI’s cozy relationship with the media, Horowitz’s report charges that officials in the bureau at “all levels of the organization” leaked information to reporters without authorization.
So that’s all it takes to get an FBI agent or official to violate his or her oath of office — sporting event tickets, golf and food? Are these agents working for free or something?
What is this, Venezuela? Mexico?
And let’s never forget that Comey himself is an admitted leaker. Why, again, hasn’t he been charged?
FBI Director Christopher Wray implored Americans on Thursday after Horowitz’s report dropped not to take a dim view of his agency over the behavior of a few.
If he wants us to take him seriously, he’ll not only fire these malcontent agents, he’ll charge them appropriately for leaking sensitive information.
Americans don’t want to see these creeps get their hands smacked while leaders do the Washington two-step. These people were involved in a plot to bring down a duly-elected president. That’s nothing short of treason.
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