The report is based on an investigation that began in mid-2013 but was hindered from the beginning by the agencies being investigated. Imagine that — law enforcement agencies under the purview of Eric Holder and Barack Obama obstructing justice. This isn’t some right-wing conspiracy to try to bring down the president and his administration. This report is being issued by the Inspector General from the DOJ. It is, in essence, an internal investigation, and the dolts at the DEA and FBI still obstructed justice. Here is a portion from the Executive Summary:
“The OIG’s ability to conduct this review was significantly impacted and delayed by the repeated difficulties we had in obtaining relevant information from both the FBI and DEA as we were initiating this review in mid-2013.1 Initially, the FBI and DEA refused to provide the OIG with unredacted information that was responsive to our requests, citing the Privacy Act of 1974 and concerns for victims and witnesses as the reasons for the extensive redactions, despite the fact that the OIG is authorized under the Inspector General Act to receive such information.2 After months of protracted discussions with management at both agencies, the DEA and FBI provided the information without extensive redactions; but we found that the information was still incomplete. ...That ATF, considering its record, didn't play games is amazing; I'd guess someone thought "We're already in huge trouble, we really want to make it worse by playing games with this?"
...Both the ATF and the USMS provided the OIG with full, complete, and timely. After months of protracted discussions with management at both agencies, the DEA and FBI provided the information without extensive redactions; but we found that the information was still incomplete.
“…host-country police officers alleged that several DEA agents, consisting of an Assistant Regional Director (ARD), an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), six Supervisory Special Agents (SSA), and two line Special Agents solicited prostitutes and engaged in other serious misconduct while in the country.Yeah, I'm sure they were investigating the hell out of things.
“The foreign officer allegedly arranged “sex parties” with prostitutes funded by the local drug cartels for these DEA agents at their government-leased quarters, over a period of several years
“A foreign officer also alleged providing protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties. The foreign officers further alleged that in addition to soliciting prostitutes, three DEA SSAs in particular were provided money, expensive gifts, and weapons from drug cartel members.”
You get bad guys in any organization; when the organization is more interested in covering everything up than cleaning it up, you get more. Lots more. And when it eventually comes out, it convinces people "You can't trust ANY of those clowns."
And they're right. That this is 'bad' doesn't even begin to cover it.