The Department of Justice slammed the Obama administration on Wednesday, citing recent evidence that highlighted “systemic” sexual harassment reports that were largely ignored throughout the agency for the previous eight years.
According to Fox News, the DOJ’s Inspector General discovered evidence that former officials throughout the Justice Department had mishandled multiple reports of sexual harassment; including “officials often being let off the hook or even rewarded.”
While a spokesperson for the Trump administration refused to comment on the situation, he did confirm that a “working group” has been convened to investigate the report.
“The Post reported that the IG found one top attorney in the Office of Immigration Litigation, Victor Lawrence, ‘groped the breasts and buttocks of two female trial attorneys’ at a happy hour,” writes Fox. “He reportedly got a reprimand, a title change and “relief from supervisory duties” but was not suspended and did not receive a loss in pay or grade. There reportedly was a concern that a suspension would “deprive the government” of his services.”
“'[T]he Department was very disappointed with the issues that occurred in the Obama administration,” said DOJ spokesperson Ian Prior.
BARACK STRIKES BACK: Obama Jumps into Alabama Senate Race, RIPS Roy Moore
Former President Barack Obama waded into Alabama’s special election race on Monday, blasting GOP nominee Roy Moore in a series of recorded phone messages that urged residents to “get out and vote” for Democrat Doug Jones.
“Doug Jones is a fighter for equality, for progress,” says the former President. “Doug will be our champion for justice. So, get out and vote, Alabama.”
“This one’s serious,” Obama adds. “You can’t sit it out.”
President Donald Trump recorded a similar message last week, imploring GOP supports to help send Roy Moore to the United States Congress; adding that the last thing Alabama residents want is Doug Jones representing them in the US Senate.
“We need Roy voting for us,” Trump says in the recording. “I am stopping illegal immigration and crime. We’re building a stronger military and protecting the Second Amendment and our pro-life values. But if Alabama elects liberal Democrat Doug Jones, all of our progress will be stopped cold. We already know Democrat Doug Jones is a puppet of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and he will vote with the Washington liberals every single time.”
Embattled GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore is behind in recent polling, following weeks of controversies surrounding his candidacy. Last month, multiple women came forward and acused the Alabama judge of inappropriate sexual relationships while the women were teenagers nearly 40 years ago.