Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, gave FBI Director Christopher Wray a sharp tongue lashing Monday over an "appalling" Justice Department Inspector General's report on the flawed investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server.
Hatch's castigation came at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing at which IG Michael Horowitz and Wray testified.
"This is appalling, and the significance of these findings cannot be overstated," Hatch railed at Wray, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
"Director Wray, I have to say that I was disappointed by your response last week to the inspector general report," Hatch said, criticizing the director for emphasizing the report focused on a small number of FBI employees.
"Well, let's remember who that small number of employees was," Hatch said — noting it included former FBI Director James Comey, retired Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and leaders of the Clinton email and Russia investigations, the Free Beacon reported.
"So, let's not pretend like this was some one-off problem. There is a serious problem with the culture at FBI headquarters."
According to the Free Beacon, Hatch also mentioned a key finding was that more than 50 FBI employees had unauthorized media contact, and the report noted journalists had golf outings, got drinks, and gave sporting-event tickets to FBI employees for access.
Hatch said he is "not interested in hearing about additional training, which is necessary but not sufficient," but wanted to know what Wray will do to identify and hold accountable employees that violate FBI policy, the Free Beacon reported.
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