Skip to comments.Grassley seeks data on porn viewer
Posted on 07/08/2011 5:25:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
The Justice Department declined to press charges against an assistant U.S. attorney caught with child pornography, and the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee demanded Thursday to know why.
The departments Office of the Inspector General reported to department officials that the federal prosecutor, who was not named, perused pornography on his government computer during work hours on a daily basis. On May 31, months after the misconduct was uncovered, the IG told Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, that the employee had yet to be disciplined.
The investigation determined that the [assistant U.S. attorney] routinely viewed adult content during official duty hours, and that there was at least one image of child pornography recovered on the AUSA's government computer. The AUSA acknowledged that he had spent a significant amount of time each day viewing pornography. The U.S. attorney's office declined prosecution. Disciplinary action against the AUSA is pending, reads the summary provided to Mr. Grassley in a compilation of investigations that were withheld from the public.
The investigations took place during a six-month period ending March 31.
In a statement to The Washington Times late Thursday, however, the Justice Department said, despite the information provided to Mr. Grassley by its investigative arm, that the employee had left the department in early May.
The department would not say whether it had disciplined the attorney, stating only that the employee had left government service.
The department would not comment on why it did not press criminal charges or on whether the attorney had been charged at the state level.
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Why, does he want to compare his collection?
Read the article. Grassley wants to know why this employee wasn’t disciplined. Can’t fire him now because he left government on his own, but why was he allowed to go quietly into the night?
Exactly what I'm thinking.