DOJ reviewing ‘new information’ about FBI’s botched Larry Nassar probe

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The Justice Department is reviewing “new information” tied to the FBI’s botched dealing with of the Larry Nassar case — after prime USA gymnasts testified that brokers had turned a blind eye to the previous crew physician’s sexual abuse of them and a whole bunch of different girls.

The DOJ is its earlier resolution to not cost FBI brokers for his or her conduct through the bungled investigation, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco instructed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

“The recently confirmed assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division is currently reviewing this matter, including new information that has come to light,” Monaco mentioned.

“I do want the committee and, frankly, I want the survivors to understand how exceptionally seriously we take this issue,” she added.

Monaco didn’t expose what the brand new info was, including that she was “constrained” on what she may say as a result of ongoing investigation.

Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich
The US Department of Justice on Tuesday mentioned it’s reviewing an earlier resolution to say no prosecution in opposition to two former FBI brokers embroiled within the Larry Nassar sexual abuse circumstances after new info has emerged.
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In an emotional listening to final month, famed gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman slammed the FBI for failing to behave once they first reported being abused by Nassar.

“It truly feels like the FBI turned a blind eye to us,” Biles had mentioned.

The listening to was prompted by a scathing report from the DOJ’s inspector basic which discovered the FBI made dire errors that allowed the sicko sports activities physician to proceed to abuse a minimum of 70 extra victims earlier than he was lastly arrested.

U.S. gymnasts from left, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols, arrive to testify during a Senate Judiciary hearing about the Inspector General's report on the FBI's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021
US gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols arrive to testify throughout a Senate Judiciary listening to concerning the Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s dealing with of the Larry Nassar investigation on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.
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The report singled out two G-men: former Indianapolis discipline workplace Special Agent in Charge Jay Abbott, who retired in 2018, and a former supervisory particular agent, Michael Langeman, who was just lately fired.

The inspector basic referred each brokers for prosecution, however the DOJ declined to convey fees in opposition to them in September 2020.

While the DOJ’s coverage bars publicly discussing choices to not prosecute, Monaco on Tuesday instructed lawmakers she was “outraged” by the inspector basic’s findings.

After their day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kaylee Lorincz and Maggie Nichols — sexual abuse victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar — participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. September 15, 2021
After their day of testimony earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee, gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kaylee Lorincz and Maggie Nichols take part in a information convention on Capitol Hill, September 15, 2021.
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“I am deeply sorry that in this case, the victims did not receive the response or the protection that they deserved,” she mentioned.

Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics physician, has been accused by greater than 260 girls of sexually abusing them underneath the guise of medical therapy.

He is serving sentences totaling a whole bunch of years on legal sexual conduct and youngster pornography convictions.

With Post wires