What FBI agent gets a “gift” from a reporter and is like, “Oh this is perfectly fine.”
And were these gifts paid out of expense accounts?
Although public details of these exchanges are scant, they could constitute prosecutable violations of federal gift-giving rules.
The gifts in question included “tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events.”
“We will separately report on those investigations as they are concluded, consistent with the Inspector General Act, other applicable federal statutes, and OIG policy,” the report reads.
Even if legal, such gifts are obviously unethical. As a run of the mill financial advisor I wasn’t allowed to take such gifts from someone. But an FBI agent? C’mon.