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Former FBI unit chief findings of misconduct by OIG July 29, 2020, “financial conflict of interest concern”, “Unit Chief retired while the OIG investigation was ongoing”

Former FBI unit chief findings of misconduct by OIG July 29, 2020, “financial conflict of interest concern”, “Unit Chief retired while the OIG investigation was ongoing”

“Instead of doing so, the government has continued to defy its
constitutional, ethical and legal obligations to this Court and to the defense, and to hide evidence that it knows exonerates Mr. Flynn. As is the essence of the problem here, instead of protecting its citizens, the “government” is protecting its own criminal conduct and operatives.”…Attorney Sidney Powell October

“Ms. Sines’s testimony flatly contradicts the FBI’s claims that (1) it did not investigate matters pertaining to Mr. Rich; (2) it did not examine his computer; and (3) it conducted a “reasonable” search but could not locate any records or communications about Mr. Rich. Specifically, Ms. Sines’s testimony flatly contradicts the affidavit testimony of FBI Section Chief David M. Hardy.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger March 29, 2020

“I repeatedly asked U.S. Attorney John Durham and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate whether Mr. Hardy lied under oath, and in an April 22, 2020 letter Mr. Horowitz wrote that he referred my complaint to the FBI’s Inspection Division. Was Mr. Hardy forced out?”…Attorney Ty Clevenger July 22, 2020

 

From the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) July 29, 2020.

Findings of Misconduct by a then Federal Bureau of Investigation Unit Chief for Approving a Subordinate’s Outside Employment Form Knowing that the Form Contained Misleading Information and Dereliction of Supervisory Responsibilities

The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated this investigation upon the receipt of information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alleging that a then Unit Chief approved a request for outside
employment submitted by a subordinate that contained false information, despite the Unit Chief allegedly being fully aware of the circumstances of the request, and then forwarded the request for executive approval. The request was
made during the lapse in appropriations, which began in December 2018 (commonly referred to as the “government shutdown”), at a time when the subordinate had been furloughed and was no longer receiving a regular paycheck. TheFBI canceled the subordinate’s request before the subordinate began outside employment.

The OIG investigation substantiated that the Unit Chief violated FBI policy by approving the subordinate’s outside employment form despite knowing that the form contained misleading information, in that it failed to disclose a
professional relationship between the subordinate and the potential outside employer that raised a financial conflict of interest concern. The OIG investigation also substantiated that the Unit Chief violated FBI policy by failing to exercise reasonable care in the execution of supervisory duties and responsibilities related to the subordinate’s request for outside employment.

The Unit Chief retired while the OIG investigation was ongoing.
The OIG has completed its investigation and provided its report to the FBI for its information.”

https://oig.justice.gov/sites/default/files/reports/20-088.pdf

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