McCaul Begins Investigative Interviews Into Corruption at U.S. Agency for Global MediaPress Release
Washington, D.C.– House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul issued the following statement today announcing a significant milestone in his two-year investigation into corruption at the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM). The committee’s unwavering commitment to pursuing truth and accountability has uncovered alarming evidence of misconduct and negligence at the senior-most levels of the agency.
“My two-year-long investigation into corruption at the U.S. Agency for Global Media has taken a major step forward. The agency has confirmed that high-ranking officials were aware of questions that remained unresolved even after an internal investigation of employee misconduct. Rather than pursuing the matter further, officials shelved credible allegations, including instances of waste of taxpayer funds, credentialing fraud, and abuse of office, and offered not so much as a slap on the wrist for relevant actors. We need to know why. I will keep working until the agency stops rewarding misconduct, improves its vetting practices, and tells the American people the truth.”