Washington, D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691
December 2, 2017

FBI Statement Regarding an Ongoing OIG Investigation of Employee Conduct

The matter is an ongoing investigation by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), consistent with well-established processes designed to objectively, thoroughly, and fairly determine the facts regarding potential wrongdoing.

The FBI has clearly defined policies and procedures regarding appropriate employee conduct, including communications. When the FBI first learned of the allegations, the employees involved were immediately reassigned, consistent with practices involving employee matters.

The FBI holds all of its employees to the highest standards of integrity, independence, and professionalism, as the American public rightly expects.