Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, and Maggie Nichols testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee against the FBI and Larry Nasser today. Nasser was sentenced to life in prison over three years ago for his abuse of the world-famous American gymnasts. But now it appears the FBI is caught in the act of attempting to bury and downplay the investigation. Raisman said the damning quote that you can see in our title about “serving up children on a silver platter”.
Michael Langeman was just fired, and his boss Jay Abbott was also criticized in a July OIG report showing their lack of diligence, and possibly even criminal negligence. NBC: It said they failed to respond to allegations by gymnasts that they had been sexually abused by Nassar “with the urgency that the allegations required.”
“What is the point of reporting abuse if our own FBI agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer,” McKayla Maroney says on the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar investigation. “They had legal, legitimate evidence of child abuse and did nothing.”
“What is the point of reporting abuse if our own FBI agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer,” McKayla Maroney says on the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar investigation.— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 15, 2021
“They had legal, legitimate evidence of child abuse and did nothing.” pic.twitter.com/0sDHdLMj4E
WATCH LIVE: USA gymnasts — including Simone Biles and McKayla Maroney — testify before the Senate about the FBI’s investigation of Larry Nassar. https://t.co/jvPtBioXKI— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 15, 2021
It seems the FBI is more concerned with chasing down Trump supporters than it is taking sexual abuse seriously in our opinion, and it’s a damn shame. Although there isn’t clearly a connection here to Jeffrey Epstein, it makes you wonder just how much systemic rot in the leftist controlled deep state there is that allows for and covers up pedophilia.
As the day progresses, we will see what Congress has to say and if there is more accountability to come with the FBI. This story may be updated periodically.
Langeman was a supervisory special agent in the FBI’s Indianapolis field office when he interviewed Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney in 2015 about her allegations of abuse by Nassar. The inspector general report said that he and Abbott lied to investigators from the inspector general’s office about their actions and that they never officially opened an investigation.
When the report was released this summer, Langeman was no longer acting as an FBI agent, federal law enforcement sources said. An agent cannot be fired while an inspector general investigation is pending, and the probe lasted three years. Abbott retired several years ago.
The firing of Langeman was first reported by The Washington Post.
In 2017, Nassar pleaded guilty to abusing 10 of the more than 265 women and girls who have come forward to say they were molested. He is serving up to 175 years in prison.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) said: “I sincerely hope that your courage in speaking out will be a step toward righting the wrong of these injustices so we can ensure that these mistakes will never ever be repeated” he added that “too often those allegations are downplayed, slow-walked, or ignored”.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said:
“Each of you inspire millions across the globe. Millions look to your athletics achievements. You have all stood on the biggest stages in the world and done extraordinary things. Things that take your breath away, that amaze children and adults, and you were able to do that through tens of thousands of hours of incredible hard work, and yet that work pales compared to the courage it took to come here today and to tell your story publicly. You could have stayed silent, you could have avoided the scrutiny, the pain, and I will say watching you testify this morning, you could see the pain in each of you, sharing that story.
But that courage that you’ve demonstrated by going public, by reporting this abuse, by shining a light, that courage matters, and it’s making a difference in the lives of others. The system failed you. What happened to you was grotesque. It was criminal, it was abusive, it was evil. I’m the father of two little girls who are both athletes, not at the level of each of you but, what you experienced is every parent’s nightmare. That when your child, when you entrust your child to coaches or doctors or trainers, you trust that your child will be taken care of, not that they will be abused and targeted, and so I want to thank you, I want to thank you for calling out the abuse, calling out the system that failed you, and that system needs to change. That system needs to be held accountable so that this doesn’t happen again.
I want to thank you for the kids that face abuse because of your courage, and each of you, Aly, Maggie, McKayla, Simone… and I’ll say Simone you’re a Texan, and a Houstonian, the entire state of Texas is immensely proud of you and proud of all of you, and I gotta say, right now at home there’s a little girl or a little boy who’s watching this, who may be facing their own personal hell. May be facing abuse in sports or some other context, a monster who’s doing unspeakable things to them, and that little boy or little girl I hope sees your courage and realizes that she can come forward and say something to, that he can call out the person who’s hurting him. So thank you for your courage, it makes an enormous difference.”
Other senators continued to speak as well.
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