(Washington DC) – An FBI field office judge, Ketanji Brown, canceled a celebration for Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination when supervisors said the event violated the agency’s commitment to non-partisanship.
The Washington Free Beacon On March 11, the FBI received an internally leaked email from the Los Angeles Women’s and Black Affairs Committee, which advertised a “save date” and a “nomination party” ad for an interview with the agency’s assistant director in charge of the LA field office. Jackson. The event was first reported by Tuesday Tucker Carlson tonight.
The next day, March 12, another email was sent by a member of the field office’s diversity and inclusion department to cancel the celebration for Jackson. The employee, who did not want to be named, apologized for “any misunderstandings surrounding the promotion of this event.”
“The FBI must be impartial in all political nominations and confirmations. Accordingly, one party would be unfit for any nominee in the FBI space, “the email reads.
The cancellation raises questions about the politicization of the country’s most powerful law enforcement agency. Republican lawmakers have long expressed concern about the bias in the FBI’s investigation.
For example, the department’s inspector general wrote in a 2018 report that he “did not trust” that former FBI agent Peter Strojak was investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server or former President Donald Trump. Trump. The inspector general wrote in his report that “public confidence is negatively affected when law enforcement officials make statements reflecting bias.”
An FBI spokesman said Free beacon That Jackson incident was “immediately addressed and does not reflect the FBI’s high standards.”
“An email circulated within the FBI’s Los Angeles field office recognized the Supreme Court’s nomination without proper review and was quickly withdrawn by FBI management,” the spokesman said in a statement.
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