April 13, 2018

Grassley: Line Agents Deserve Praise for Holding Leadership Accountable

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today issued the following statement after the Justice Department Inspector General provided a report concluding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lacked candor on multiple occasions.
 
“Part of effective leadership is about setting an example. Too often, a disregard for accountability in leadership of federal agencies goes unchecked, jeopardizing the integrity of the entire agency. The actions by the line agents and career professionals at the FBI to hold leadership accountable merits our praise. Americans deserve honesty from their government, especially from those who work to secure justice.  Lack of candor at any level of the FBI or Justice Department risks more than reputation; it also imperils the confidence needed for the agency to function effectively.  Steps to hold itself accountable will go a long way in restoring faith in the FBI and Justice Department,” Grassley said.
 
Grassley wrote to the Inspector General on March 21, seeking information regarding its review of McCabe’s conduct in light of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility’s recommendation to terminate him.
 
Read the inspector general’s report of investigation HERE.
 

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