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July 14, 2021

IG Report: FBI Let Larry Nasser Commit Sex Crimes Against Young Gymnasts, and Then Lied About Their Actions After-the-Fact

They're all patriotic straight-shooters of the highest caliber of professionalism and ethics, Andy McCarthy and the rest of the establishment simps and Deep State Dick-Riders informed me.



Some quotes from Politico.

One of the FBI agents delaying investigating the sexual abuse was also... trying to get himself a job on the Olympic Committee, while he was covering up for them.

"In the fall of 2015... Abbott met with [then-USA Gymnastics President Stephen] Penny at a bar and discussed a potential job opportunity with the U.S. Olympic Committee," the 117-page report says. "Abbott engaged with Penny about both his interest in the U.S. Olympic Committee position and the Nassar investigation, while at the same time participating in discussions at the FBI related to the Nassar investigation."

As the two discussed both the Nassar case and its public relations impact on USA Gymnastics, Penny "appeared willing to put in a good word" for Abbott about the job, which was eventually given to someone else, the report says.

Horowitz's office concluded that in addition to violating the FBI's conflict-of-interest policy, after Abbott’s job-seeking came to light, he lied to investigators about it.

"Abbott should have known -- and in fact did know according to the evidence we found -- that his actions would raise a question regarding his impartiality,” the inspector general's team wrote. "We further concluded that Abbott made false statements to the OIG about the job discussion, his application for the position, and his handling of the Nassar allegations."

Despite the inspector general's conclusion that Abbott and a supervisory special agent in the Indianapolis lied about their actions, the Justice Department declined to prosecute Abbott or other FBI agents over their alleged misconduct, the report says.

In an extraordinary letter appended to the report, a senior FBI official said that the law enforcement agency accepts Horowitz's findings and recommendations in full.

"The actions and inactions of the FBI employees described in the Report are inexcusable and a discredit to this organization and the values we hold dear," wrote Douglass Leff, assistant director for the FBI's Inspection Division. "The conduct and facts in the report are appalling."

Julie Kelly on the case in 2018: Another James Comey Special.

But another powerful entity, one specifically tasked with protecting the most vulnerable, also betrayed Maroney: Jim Comey's Federal Bureau of Investigations. The agency dragged its feet on the Nassar case for nearly a year, taking action only after an Indianapolis newspaper ran a series of articles in August 2016 about sexual abuse in women’s gymnastics. (Maroney will tell her story, including how the FBI bungled the investigation, on a special edition of "Dateline" this Sunday night.)

After an internal investigation confirmed the allegations against Nassar, top officials at USA Gymnastics met with FBI agents in Indianapolis on July 25, 2015 to present their evidence: "So began a nine-month period in which abuse allegations against Nassar languished with federal law enforcement," the WSJ reports. "From July to September, [Steve] Penny emailed with FBI agents in Indianapolis, offering to arrange interviews and provide information, and seeking approval and advice on communications with third parties, including Nassar." (Penny was USA Gymnastics' president at the time.) The case was bounced months later to the Detroit FBI field office: Neither opened a formal investigation.

It wasn't until Penny went to the FBI's office in Los Angeles in the spring of 2016 that the agency finally started an investigation. Local police in Michigan arrested Nassar in November 2016 for sexual abuse charges; federal law enforcement officials arrested Nassar the following month for possession of child pornography. (Gee, if only the FBI hadn't been so worried about Carter Page.)

While James Comey's FBI botched this case for over a year, more than 40 girls--including some of his youngest victims-- were abused by Nassar, according to the New York Times.

Too bad the FBI didn't find a Lego model of an exploited girl.

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