(TheRedWire.com) – Questions about partisanship in the FBI are nothing new. In more recent times, the nation’s leading law enforcement agency targeted Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, according to a report by the Justice Department’s Investigator General. Now, a new incident is shedding light on the politicization inside the FBI. On Friday, March 11, the FBI’s Los Angeles Women’s and Black Affairs Committees emailed a “save the date” interview with the law enforcement agency’s assistant director for the FBI field office.
That wasn’t all the invitation included. In addition, the save the date notice also listed a nomination party for President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. After news got out about the partisan celebration, another email emerged the following day apologizing for the misunderstanding, but was it really a misunderstanding?
Biased FBI event celebrated Biden's court pick https://t.co/XnKmQzJv5p
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The email follow-up canceling the event said the FBI must remain neutral regarding political nominations and confirmations. Officials said the initial email was forwarded without proper review and that the FBI management retracted it immediately. They further stated that the incident didn’t reflect the high standards of the federal law enforcement agency.
According to the Hatch Act, it’s a violation of federal law for government employees to participate in any partisan political activities.
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