DOJ inspector general cannot identify FBI leaks regarding Clinton server in lead-up to 2016 election

A yearslong investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general revealed that numerous FBI employees had “substantial” media contacts prior to the 2016 presidential election, but it could not determine who leaked sensitive information to reporters.

The 10-page report issued Thursday by Inspector General Michael Horowitz said that while FBI policies strictly limit the employees who are authorized to speak to the media, those rules “appeared to be widely ignored” in 2016.

The new findings expand upon the investigative work included in a June 2018 report entitled the “Review of Allegations Regarding Various Actions by the Department and the