Department of Justice Slams Obama Administration Over Mishandled Sex Scandals


Reports from Fox News note the Justice Department’s displeasure with the manner in which the Obama administration handled sexual misconduct.

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The Justice Department on the Obama Administration and Sex Scandals

A spokesperson for the Department of Justice issued the following public statement on Wednesday:

The Department does not discuss specific employee disciplinary actions or comment on personnel actions or matters that may impact personal privacy. That said, the Department was very disappointed with the issues that occurred in the Obama administration and strives for a workplace free of harassment and other misconduct for all of our 115,000 employees. That is why the Civil Division has implemented additional safeguards and systems to ensure that all misconduct allegations are handled appropriately going forward.

Additional reports affirm that a “working group” is also looking into the situation.

Analyzing Specific Incidents

First and foremost, the statement from the Justice Department comes after multiple mishandled incidents of sexual misconduct. Victor Lawrence, a Office of Immigration Litigation attorney, reportedly grabbed the behinds and breasts of two female subordinates during an event. Instead of termination or pay deduction, Lawrence faced “relief from supervisory duties.” Firing Lawrence did not occur because the government would face “deprivation” of his services, report sources.