Review of the FBI's Response to John Roberts' Statements on 60 Minutes   [open pdf - 9MB]

"This report describes the Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) investigation of allegations that officials in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) retaliated against John Roberts, a Unit Chief in the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), for comments he made on the television program 60 Minutes. On the October 27, 2002, 60 Minutes broadcast, Roberts made statements critical of the FBI's investigation and adjudication of employee misconduct, suggesting that there was a continuing double standard of discipline in the FBI. After the broadcast, allegations arose that senior FBI officials, including Robert Jordan, the newly appointed Assistant Director (AD) in charge of FBI OPR, engaged in a course of retaliatory conduct against Roberts. Allegedly, Jordan angrily confronted Roberts and chastised him for his statements on 60 Minutes, referred Roberts to the OIG for investigation because of his appearance on 60 Minutes, criticized Roberts during an FBI OPR all-employees meeting at which Roberts was not present, and selected another FBI OPR Unit Chief who had less experience than Roberts to be the FBI OPR Acting Deputy Assistant Director (DAD). Jordan and other FBI officials denied that they engaged in any retaliatory actions against Roberts for his statements on 60 Minutes."

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