And no one is surprised.
Just The News:
In April 2015, well before the advent of the #MeToo movement, a senior FBI official assured Congress the bureau had a handle on sexual misconduct In the workplace. “The FBI does not tolerate sexual harassment or sexual misconduct,” then-Associate Director Kevin L. Perkins told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Less than a year later, the bureau’s top Russia counterintelligence agent, Peter Strzok, was reportedly entangled in an affair with Lisa Page, the counsel for the FBI’s deputy director, as the two played key roles in the Russia collusion investigation. Strzok eventually would be fired, and Page would resign in a controversy over their text messages.
While the “FBI lovebirds” — as conservatives once panned them — made headlines with their politically charged insults about Donald Trump on their government-issued phones, their relationship was a harbinger of far more extensive problems between the men and women of the FBI workplace, which ranged from other illicit relationships to stunning cases of boorish sexual harassment by supervisors.
The challenges have burst into full view in recent months with the release of several explosive investigative reports by the Justice Department inspector general. The latest came last Thursday, revealing an FBI assistant director violated agency policy by failing to timely report a romantic relationship with a subordinate. more here