Wednesday, October 6, 2021
US Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco confirmed Tuesday that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division is reviewing its decision not to prosecute FBI agents accused of mishandling the Nassar sexual abuse investigation. Monaco also shared that “new information has come to light,” but she could not divulge as the review is pending.
Monaco provided the update during a Committee on the Judiciary hearing on renewing and strengthening the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA promises that survivors who report abuse will be heard by “competent and companionate professionals who have the resources, training, and institutional support to do their jobs.”