The FBI has investigated at least six internal sexual misconduct allegations involving top brass over the last five years — but none of the accused officials ever faced discipline, even when the reports were substantiated, an Associated Press probe found.
The cases include an assistant FBI director who was accused of drunkenly groping a female subordinate, a senior FBI official who allegedly sexually harassed eight employees and another high-ranking official accused of blackmailing a young employee for sex, the probe found.
Two of those claims came this week, the outlet reported.
Using a review of court records, Office of Inspector General reports and interviews with federal law enforcement officials, the outlet discovered none of the high-ranking members faced discipline beyond quiet transfers and early retirements.
“They’re sweeping it under the rug,” a former FBI analyst, who’s suing the agency over allegations that a supervisory special agent groped her and licked her face in 2017, told the outlet.
“As the premier law enforcement organization that the FBI holds itself out to be, it’s very disheartening when they allow people they know are criminals to retire and pursue careers in law enforcement-related fields,” the former analyst continued, asking to be identified only by her first name, Becky.
The accused officials were able to keep their full pensions and benefits even when claims were substantiated, the AP reported. They were also given the privilege of anonymity once the disciplinary process ran its course, which allowed the accused to remain in law enforcement or land cushy, private-sector gigs with ease, the outlet wrote.
“They need a #MeToo moment,” Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), a critic of the male-dominated federal agency, told the outlet.
“It’s repugnant, and it underscores the fact that the FBI and many of our institutions are still good-ol’-boy networks,” Speier continued.
“It doesn’t surprise me that, in terms of sexual assault and sexual harassment, they are still in the Dark Ages.”
In response, the FBI said it maintains a “zero-tolerance policy toward sexual harassment.” Supervisors who had pending claims against them were removed from their positions while the allegations were investigated and adjudicated, the FBI said.
The agency added that if the cases are severe enough, they could result in criminal charges and the internal disciplinary process assesses “the credibility of the allegations, the severity of the conduct, and the rank and position of the individuals involved” among other factors in making that decision.
18 thoughts on “Top Officials FBI Involved in Sexual Harassment Investigation”
FBI IS EVIL AND CORRUPT…LORD Help us when we DON’T KNOW WHO WE CAN TRUST
Well they must all be DEMOCRATS, if they are getting away with a sexual crime? You would think by this time in over 2 hundred years, that the sexual crap would come to an end? If a President Clinton, could get away with that charge, then we haven learned any thing at all??? There will always be men in power that can not keep (IT) in their pants, and there will always be women who are drawn to that power, so they can get there (15) minutes of fame? Why can people grow up and actually act like adults?????
Under Mueller and Brennan , the FBI became a corrupt organization. For God’s sake , Brennan openly supported a communist candidate just before becoming head of the organization . Under Wray it has continued to be corrupt. Who really believes have done anything more than cover up the Biden crimes???!!! Had the computer for a year with no investigation…and we would have never known anything sbout it had the computer store owner mot held up his hand and made it public when it was obvious they were not . And then one of those on the email chain on the computer confirmed what had happened . And still nothing !!?!?!? And who believes it was ok to have 39 agents in full riot gear surround a 78 year old man and his deaf wife’s home at 3 in the morning because they say he threatened someone when in fact the radio host who was threatened say never took it as threat . The 2 had an ongoing on air discussion and disagreement about politics .
The FBI has done nothing on all of election fraud ! They have done nothing to those that propagated the Russia hoax !
Send all of the brass home or close it down !!!!
I would say the good men & women of the FBI & DOJ and all the federal cop shops have sold out to the communist Chinese if you ask me…after all the democrat party has!
You know…communist act the same way that the good men of the FBI acted, because they know they won’t be held accountable…and as we have seen the good men & women of the FBI & DOJ are never held accountable…let that sink in folk’s?
Absolute power corrupts absolutely
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