By SARAH N. LYNCHReuters October 16. 2018 9:33PM WASHINGTON — An unnamed senior official at the FBI improperly accepted tickets to professional sporting events and later misled investigators when confronted about it, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Tuesday.The FBI official, who resigned from the agency during the probe, initially told the inspector general’s office under oath that the tickets had been paid for, but later admitted they were not.The reporter who offered the tickets to the FBI official is a television news correspondent who regularly covers the Justice Department and the FBI, the report said. The report did not name the correspondent.The FBI declined to comment on the report’s findings.The two-page report, released on Tuesday by Inspector General Michael Horowitz, stems from a much broader investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe ahead of the 2016 presidential election.That investigation, released in a 500-plus page report in June, sharply rebuked former FBI Director James Comey for announcing his decision shortly before the election to reopen the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.It also was critical of former top FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was later fired, for sending politically charged text messages… Read full this story
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