The FBI is still investigating the potential violation of bureau rules on how it investigates alleged crimes and how it protects the privacy of Americans, according to an FBI memo released Thursday.
The memo outlines how the bureau is investigating allegations that former FBI special agent Peter Strzeok violated bureau rules when he met with his mistress during a congressional briefing in 2016.
Strzok, a deputy assistant director, met with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe at a briefing about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, according the memo, which was obtained by The Associated Press.
The memo says Strzkoks behavior at the briefing, which lasted less than an hour, was not deemed appropriate for a law enforcement official to meet with, and the FBI agreed.
Strzoks behavior did not meet the standard of a violation of federal law, which requires an agent to meet a certain number of times with a person before being granted a security clearance.
The bureau has not said how many times Strzoks meeting with McCabe violated bureau policy.
The FBI memo also says McCabe agreed to meet the woman, not Strzolkos mistress, to avoid potential conflict of interest, but Strzkos conduct violated the bureau’s own policies.
If Strzukos actions were a violation, it could have led to his firing, according.
The deputy director, who resigned in October, did not return a request for comment.