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A Review of the FBI's Response to John Roberts' Statements on 60 Minutes

February 2003
Office of the Inspector General


  U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation

  Washington. D. C. 20535
October 8, 2002


Stephen M. Kohn
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto
3233 P Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007-2756

    Re: Request from 60 Minutes to Interview Special Agent John E. Roberts

Dear Mr. Kohn:

This is in response to correspondence from your office dated October 4, 2002, indicating that, based upon your advice, Special Agent John E. Roberts will be interviewed by 60 Minutes. We understand Mr. Roberts will be asked to address general issues regarding FBI culture and will not be asked to comment upon confidential FBI matters or open and pending investigations.

As you know, your client executed an employment agreement when he entered on duty with the FBI that applies to the disclosure of official FBI information. That agreement prohibits disclosure (without prior approval from the Director or his delegate) of information obtained in an employee's official capacity concerning the following:

Your client, therefore, may be interviewed as long as he complies with the above- noted restrictions. Any request for further information should be respectfully declined.



Michael P. Kortan
Section Chief,
Public Affairs Section
Office of Public and Congressional Affairs

1 - John E. Roberts
Unit Chief, Internal Investigative Unit II
Office of Professional Responsibility
Federal Bureau of Investigation

1 - Robert J. Jordan
Assistant Director
Office of Professional Responsibility
Federal Bureau of Investigation