Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021

Senior FBI Official Improperly Took Gifts From Journalists Amid Trump Investigation: DOJ Watchdog Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS
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The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) inspector general on Tuesday found that a former senior FBI official repeatedly violated the bureau’s policy by having unauthorized contact with the media. The inspector general’s office, according to report, said the unnamed official had “received items of value from members of the media” and had “numerous unauthorized contacts with the media” between 2014 and 2016. Describing the behavior as a violation of the FBI’s policy, the report said the FBI official had “unauthorized social engagements outside of FBI Headquarters involving drinks, lunches, and dinners.” The official also accepted tickets from media members to two black-tie dinner events, including one valued at $300 and the other at $225. They also received transportation to the event from a reporter, who was not named, the report said. “When later contacted by the [inspector general’s office] for a voluntary interview, the Senior FBI Official declined to be interviewed,” …

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