Almost 700 FBI Employees Just Resigned

Abuse against woman has not been taken seriously by the FBI for a long time, but all that is changing now.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he obtained internal records from a whistleblower alleging 665 FBI employees retired or resigned following misconduct investigations to avoid receiving final disciplinary letters.

Grassley said the whistleblower — whom he did not name — provided an internal Justice Department report that indicated the employees left between 2004 and 2020 and included 45 senior-level employees.

“The allegations and records paint a disgraceful picture of abuse that women within the FBI have had to live with for many years,” Grassley wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland. 

“This abuse and misconduct is outrageous and beyond unacceptable,” Grassley continued.

Grassley’s office said Justice Department officials created the report following an Associated Press story in 2020 that revealed sexual conduct allegations among senior officials in the bureau.

The alleged report states the 665 employees left following “alleged misconduct,” but it did not specify it as sexual misconduct, although the document is titled as such.

His office suggested the actual figure could be larger, because the data doesn’t include departures that occurred during or just prior to the start of misconduct investigations.

The Associated Press investigation that apparently spawned the report’s creation found that the bureau opted to transfer those facing accusations or allow them to retire.

Doing so allows those employees to keep their pensions and benefits as officials investigate the allegations and maintain anonymity after the process concludes.

Grassley also said he received a second document from the whistleblower that analyzes Wray’s implementation of a zero-tolerance policy on sexual misconduct, detailing “inconsistent adjudication.” 

“Recent sexual misconduct cases appear to show [the Office of Professional Responsibility]’s application of this directive has resulted in seemingly random penalties and disparate treatment, potentially compromising the consistency, fairness and due process of the FBI’s disciplinary system,” the document allegedly states.

The report suggests nonsupervisors face greater penalties in sexual misconduct cases, while supervisors receive more lenient punishments.

“Congress has an obligation to perform an objective and independent review of the Justice Department’s and FBI’s failures and determine the accuracy of the data contained in the documents so that the American people know and understand what, if any, changes have been made to solve these significant problems,” Grassley wrote in his letter. 

The FBI in a statement said employees who commit sexual harassment have no place in the bureau, pointing to new resources such as a 24/7 hotline and saying it is working with lawmakers on the issue.

“The FBI cannot legally stop someone from resigning or retiring,” the agency said. “It is infuriating that we are left with little disciplinary recourse when people leave before their case is adjudicated. Under circumstances where an employee leaves under inquiry, the FBI takes available steps to ensure that the individual’s file reflects that they left under inquiry, which may lead to disqualification from certain privileges otherwise available to former law enforcement, among other things.”

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  1. I knew that there were quite a few corrupt, paid off FBI employees but I guess when 700 employee’s resign there must of been almost that many that was guilty. Just how do we get some honest employee’s in our government?

  2. Between 2004 – 2020? That 665 were “retired” or removed in that period is NOT ALARMING! This is normal internal surveillance of underachievers and a select number of out-and-out “ criminals or political syncopats over a 17 year period. Why is this a headline? Because 88yr. Old GOP Senator Grassley says so and makes an issue of it?? The senator is out of touch with any relevant reality. Continuing to espouse such FALSE & MISLEADING News is shoddy Journalism!!

    1. Billy (boy) pull ur head out and see what the World is All about. Just because U R a DemoRat doesn’t mean we All R. There has to be a Reason ! We The People believe it’s because they the 700 FBI Employees resigned is because they R tired of All Con, Fraud and Habitual Lying within the FBI. IF I were One them I would leave as so as I could too. All HELL Is going to Break Loose. Lol !

  3. C’mon man! Robert Müeller, Jim Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Christopher Wray, Rob Rosenstein, Michael Horowitz, Tim Thibault and Andrew McCabe have ushered in the new level of competency, integrity, honesty, transparency and trust to the FBI. BTW, have they lost Hunter Biden’s laptop yet.

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