REPORT: FBI Official During Clinton And Trump Probes Accepted Gifts From CNN Reporter

OCTOBER 8, 2019

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The FBI’s top press officer during the Hillary Clinton and Trump-Russia investigations accepted tickets to a Washington Nationals game from a CNN correspondent and lied about it repeatedly during interviews with the Justice Department’s inspector general, according to a report obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Michael Kortan, who served as assistant director of public affairs, displayed a “lack of candor” during multiple interviews under oath with the DOJ watchdog about how he obtained the tickets, who he went with, and whether he reimbursed the CNN journalist, according to the report.

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Michael Kortan, who served as assistant director of public affairs, displayed a “lack of candor” during multiple interviews under oath with the DOJ watchdog about how he obtained the tickets, who he went with, and whether he reimbursed the CNN journalist, according to the report.

According to the article, “Kortan accepted Nationals tickets from the reporter at least twice, for a May 9, 2016 game and another on Sept. 30, 2016. He also accepted tickets from a New York Times reporter in either 2014 or 2016.”

It is against FBI police for employees to accept gifts from “prohibited sources,” including journalists.

Th CNN reporter, who worked “closely” with Kortan, is not identified in the report, but was considered by Kortan as one of his “top five” media contacts.

Korton’s close ties to the CNN reporter were uncovered by the office of the inspector general (OIG), led by Michael Horowitz, during a review of his text messages as part of the investigation into the FBI’s activities during the 2016 presidential election.

Kortan resigned from the FBI on Feb. 16, 2018, while the OIG investigation was ongoing, the report states.

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