A former senior FBI official got too cozy with the media, violating FBI policy at a time when media leaks were common at the Bureau.
The Federalist reported that the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found a former senior official, who retired before they could be contacted for an interview, accepted numerous gifts from members of the media without prior authorization.
“The OIG also found that the Senior FBI Official violated federal regulations and FBI policy when the Senior FBI Official accepted tickets from members of the media to two black tie dinner events, one valued at $225 and the other valued at $300, and received transportation to one event from a reporter, all without prior authorization,” the OIG report said.
The report “substantiated the allegation that the Senior FBI Official had numerous unauthorized contacts with the media from 2014 through 2016, in violation of FBI policy.”
The Federalist reported that the investigation into this former senior officer was part