Former senior FBI official who oversaw Clinton email probe had ‘dozens of unauthorized’ contact with media

Former senior FBI official who oversaw Clinton email probe had ‘dozens of unauthorized’ contact with media


Former senior FBI official and acting director of the Counterterrorism Division, Michael Steinbach, “had dozens of unauthorized contacts with members of the media before he resigned” reports The New York Post.

Among the “number of high-profile investigations in the lead-up to the 2016 election” that he oversaw, the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server was one of them. Steinbach had “27 in-person meetings with reporters from 2014 to 2017 and also attended two black-tie dinners in Washington as a guest of a reporter, according to the report from DOJ’s Office of Inspector General obtained by The Post.”

The OIG report was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and states Steinbach was “soliciting” a reporter from an unspecified outlet for a ticket to

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