A recent investigation by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General uncovered yet another leak.
A draft report that had been leaked to the media was done so by an employee.
As the investigation was closing in, the employee reportedly resigned.
When the IG office saw the draft reported in the media, it immediately referred the case to the Integrity Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency for investigation.
The investigative team concluded, “The independent investigation conducted by the other Office of Inspector General concluded that a then DOJ OIG employee was responsible for sensitive, non-public information from and about the then ongoing DOJ OIG review, including information from the draft DOJ OIG report, being provided on several occasions to various media outlets prior to completion and official public release of DOJ OIG’s final report, and that the employee did so without authorization from DOJ OIG.”
The report centered around Trump’s enforcement of the “zero tolerance” order regarding the border crossing policy.
The draft resulted in reports that were initially reported by NBC News and the New York Times.
The investigation uncovered the phone records of the employee that “reflected numerous and lengthy phone conversations between the then DOJ OIG employee and reporters at the media outlets during the time period in which articles were published about the then ongoing DOJ OIG review.”
When the employee was asked “to submit sworn answers to a questionnaire regarding the unauthorized disclosures to the media,” the employee “abruptly resigned.”
This employee was the ONLY employee that refused to answer the questions.
Even though the employee appears to have been caught red-handed, the individual’s attorney “denies in the strongest possible terms disclosing sensitive non-public information… with members of the media.”
Then why quit and why refuse to answer the questions?
I think those actions speak far louder than the attorney’s denial.
Source: Fox News