WTH, FBI? Hundreds Quit Before Facing Sexual Misconduct Charges

Christopher Wray

At a glance

  • Hundreds of FBI employees quit before being disciplined for sexual misconduct, according to whistleblowers who shared that information with Sen. Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • The whistleblowers gave Grassley a Justice Department memo titled, “Retirements and Resignations During Unwelcome Sexual Conduct Adjudications.”
  • According to that memo, between 2002 and 2020, more than 660 FBI employees, including 45 senior officials, retired or resigned after being probed for alleged misconduct, but before receiving a final disciplinary letter.

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