OIG: DOJ Official Watched Porn on Government Computers, Lied About It

The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on Thursday released the results of its investigation into a deputy assistant attorney general (DAAG) who had been observed viewing pornographic images on his government computer.

The OIG probe was able to substantiate the allegations, according to an investigative summary of the report. The unnamed official has since left the government.

A forensic examination of two of the unnamed DAAG’s computers “determined that the computers contained data regarding numerous sexually explicit website searches, visits to websites hosting sexually explicit videos, sexually explicit search engine terms, and sexually explicit images,” the summary states.

The official initially lied to the OIG about viewing the porn, but during a subsequent interview, “after being confronted with the preliminary results of the OIG forensic examination, the DAAG ultimately admitted to the OIG that the DAAG may have intentionally accessed pornographic websites using government computers,” the watchdog said.

The DAAG resigned his post before the investigation was concluded. Upon its completion, the OIG provided a report to the Justice Department’s employing division and to the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility. A criminal prosecution of the official was declined.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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