"To be clear, I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse," Simone Biles gives her opening statement at a Senate hearing on the FBI's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation.
The FBI has failed miserably to protect these US Gymnastics girls from abuse at the monstrous hands of predator Larry Nassar.
The "investigation" needs to be investigated.
Long overdue: FBI fires Michael Langeman, lead agent on failed Nassar investigation - The Washington Post https://t.co/lKUsPyAtQQ
In stunning testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee detailing her sexual abuse by Larry Nassar and failures of the FBI to take her seriously, McKayla Maroney demands to know why Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco isn’t present at the hearing
The FBI lied to cover up sexual abuse by Larry Nassar
The agency also lied to protect Brett Kavanaugh from 4,500 sexual misconduct complaints
FBI Director Christopher Wray today: “I don’t have a good explanation for you.”
Christopher Wray, who has repeatedly and defiantly defended the FBI’s rampant and pervasive political corruption and incompetence, now claiming to be sorry that his agency let Nassar rape and assault young women and girls by slow-walking claims against him.
Gymnast McKayla Maroney accuses the FBI of lying about what she told them in 2015 after being sexually abused by Larry Nassar. "Not only did the FBI not report my abuse .... 17 months later, they made entirely false claims about what I said."
Want to know why there weren't more women FBI agents helping the survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse? Under then director James @Comey
, women faced a hostile environment trying to become agents for the FBI: https://t.co/KzqhVCKJVT
: "We suffered and continue to suffer because no one at @FBI
or U.S. AG or USOPC did what was necessary to protect us. We have been failed and we deserve answers. Nassar is where he belongs but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable."
This Nassar testimony really makes you wonder why we bother to fund the FBI.
The FBI is corrupt and rotten to the core
McKayla Maroney exposes how the FBI criminally covered up for Larry Nassar, allowed him to keep molesting young girls, and lied about her allegations
"I am tired of waiting for people to do the right thing."
Why? Why did the FBI fail the women and children who reported the gymnastic team doctor molesting them? For what reason did the FBI fail to investigate the 2015 sexual abuse allegations against Nassar. Will we ever know WHAT the reason was? Who decided it? Name their names.
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles tearfully said she blames Larry Nassar and also "an entire system that allowed his abuse," including USA Gymnastics and the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
"The scars of this horrific abuse continue," Biles testified.
Here is the full opening statement made by @Simone_Biles
at today's hearing on the FBI's mis-handling of the USA Gymnastics and Larry Nassar investigation.
You need to read all of it. https://t.co/RfQH1Ue8qv
Gym Jordan is the Larry Nassar of Dennis Hasterts.
Gymnast Aly Raisman to Senate Cmte probing how FBI handled abuse by Dr Larry Nassar: I remember sitting there with the FBI agent and him trying to convince me that it wasn’t that bad
For years I have worked on bipartisan legislation to ensure law enforcement officers use trauma-informed techniques when responding to sexual assault crimes. The brave testimony I heard today from the survivors of Nassar's abuse make it clear we need to take action.
‘Over a hundred victims could have been spared the abuse. All we needed was one adult to do the right thing.’ Olympic gymnast Raisman expressed frustrations that more has not been done to investigate USA Gymnastics for covering up Larry Nassar's abuse https://t.co/J14eAYdjPS
Simone Biles and retired gymnasts testified on the failings of the FBI and USA Gymnastics to investigate Larry Nassar.
They pointed out how FBI agents failed to act quickly, dismissed their abuse and allowed Nassar to continue abusing others.
Aly Raisman opening statement:
"The FBI and others within both USAG and USOPC knew that Nassar molested children and did nothing to restrict his access."
When asked about Larry Nassar & want went wrong with investigation, FBI Director Christopher Wray responded "I don't have a good explanation."
Ok..how about Brett Kavanaugh & his alleged sexual misconduct then. Do you have an answer for that?
Maggie Nichols testifies about FBI agents ignoring reports of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse of USA gymnasts: "The survivors of Larry Nassar have a right to know why their well-being was placed in jeopardy by these individuals who chose not to do their jobs."
Happening now: Four of the world’s best gymnasts testify before senators — detailing the mishandling of the investigation into Larry Nassar.
Up first: @Simone_Biles
“To be clear I blame Larry Nassar but I blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse.”
Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney: “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? They had legal legitimate evidence of child abuse and did nothing.” https://t.co/XMZuu2PHep
Sheldon Whitehouse spent his time during the Senate hearing on the FBI's botching (and lying about) the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal to question FBI Director Chris Wray about the bureau's handling of allegations that Christine Blasey Ford made about now-Justice Kavanaugh.
Simone Biles and three other Olympic athletes, who were sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, provided searing and disturbing testimony at a Senate hearing as it probes the FBI's mishandling of the investigation https://t.co/4AsdiOKCl7
"I blame Larry Nassar. And I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse," Simone Biles told lawmakers. https://t.co/qXJ30NGzuG
ICYMI: Simone Biles: “I don’t want another young gymnast, Olympic athlete or any individual to experience the horror that I and hundreds of others have endured before, during and continuing to this day in the wake of the Larry Nassar abuse” https://t.co/G91I01aO5n