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Inspector General report finds FBI employees received ‘inappropriate’ gifts from reporters

June 15, 2018

  In addition to James Comey’s insubordination and his breaking of FBI protocols, and in addition to the anti-Trump bias found in the FBI by the Inspector General report which was released yesterday, the report also found that FBI employees were receiving “inappropriate” gifts from reporters while leaking information to the press.

  Here is more:

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.

“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.

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.

  The article and the report use words like improperly and inappropriate but I would argue a better word might be illegal. It certainly seems as if this is akin to taking bribes for information and it looks as if there is going to be a separate investigation into this matter.

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.”

Stay tuned…

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2018 8:46 am

    Inappropriate gifts implies there are appropriate gifts. What would an appropriate gift be? A box of donuts?

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    • June 15, 2018 6:38 pm

      I didn’t think of that but I think they are going to need more than one box. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  2. June 15, 2018 12:13 pm

    “Leaking inappropriate information and propaganda to the cut-throat press.”
    There are still a few reporters and journalist who have integrity and stand for and seek out the truth & holding to virtue as they report and inform (realizing there is a God they must answer to), but it seem like there’s more ‘vipers’ and -as Jesse Ventura called them- ‘jackals operating. There’s many TV shows showing the ‘good guys/gals’ who work for the FBI who really do have a ‘conscience’ they adhere to, but those shows are to ‘pacify’ the masses to “believe” the liars while they continue to ‘rape, rob & steal’.
    OT but goes with this ‘inappropriate thinking and valueless MO’ speaks to the source:
    https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=149NAAY5R5OR

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    • June 15, 2018 6:39 pm

      If there are still some left there can’t be many and I am sure the powers that be in the MSM are trying to take them down.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. June 15, 2018 8:00 pm

    Why not call a spade a spade? Guess I am old fashioned. I thought this was a fireable offense or worse?

    Liked by 3 people

    • June 16, 2018 5:27 am

      You would think so…

      Liked by 2 people

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