Any guesses as to the identity of this chatty, media-slut “Senior FBI Official”?
Either McCabe or Comey, right?
INVESTIGATIVE SUMMARY | 21-096Findings of Misconduct by a Then- Senior FBI Official for Having Numerous Unauthorized Contacts with the Media, and for Accepting Unauthorized Gifts from Members of the Media
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated this investigation upon the receipt of records from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Insider Threat Unit, alleging that a then-Senior FBI Official had numerous contacts with members of the media between January and November 2016 in violation of FBI policy.
This matter is among the OIG investigations referenced on page 430 of the OIG’s [Office of the Inspector General’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://oig.justice.gov/reports/review-various-actions-federal-bureau-investigation-and-department-justiceadvance-2016).
Subsequent to the onset of the investigation, the OIG found indications that the Senior FBI Official received items of value from members of the media.
The OIG investigation substantiated the allegation that the Senior FBI Official had numerous unauthorized contacts with the media from 2014 through 2016, in violation of FBI policy. In addition to substantive communications with reporters, this media contact included unauthorized social engagements outside of FBI Headquarters involving drinks, lunches, and dinners.
The OIG also found that the Senior FBI Official violated federal regulations and FBI policy when the Senior FBI Official accepted tickets from members of the media to two black tie dinner events, one valued at $225 and the other valued at $300, and received transportation to one event from a reporter, all without prior authorization.
The Senior FBI Official retired from the FBI prior to being contacted by the OIG for an interview.
This may indicate it’s not Comey, who I think was fired. Or was he fired as head of the FBI, but then resigned from the FBI? (That is, getting canned as director does not mean you’re not still an FBI employee.)
McCabe resigned, I think.
When later contacted by the OIG for a voluntary interview, the Senior FBI Official declined to be interviewed. The OIG has the authority to compel testimony from current Department employees upon informing them that their statements will not be used to incriminate them in a criminal proceeding. The OIG does not have the authority to compel or subpoena testimony from former Department employees, including those who retire or resign during the course of an OIG investigation.
The OIG has completed its investigation and is providing this report to the FBI for its information.
Andy McCarthy will be vouching for the unquestionable integrity of all Senior FBI Officials in 3… 2… 1…
Meanwhile, a straight-shooting FBI agent whose patriotism and professionalism are beyond question, who was a key investigator in the informant-contrived “Whitmer Kidnap Plot,” has been arrested for domestic battery– an attack intended to do “great bodily harm, less than murder” on his wife.
He must not have used a gun because Andy McCarthy assures me that all FBI agents are straight-shooters, and obviously, straight shooting your wife would lead to a murder charge.