The disgruntled FBI has been rocked yet again as multiple allegations of sexual harassment involving top officials hit the Department of Justice’s legal arm on Thursday.
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.
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