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16 female former recruits sue FBI for sexual harassment and discrimination

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16 female former FBI recruits sued the bureau on Wednesday over male instructors allegedly creating a hostile work environment through sexual harassment, inappropriate jokes, racial discrimination and sexual misconduct, the New York Times reports.

Details: The women say that for them, this behavior began in 2015. The suit accuses former FBI director James Comey of dismissing one woman's complaints. The lawsuit requests a review of the FBI's training evaluation process, more female training instructors and $300,000 each for subsequent emotional stress.

Comey on Trump influencing Bill Barr: "He has eaten your soul"

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Former FBI Director James Comey addressed what happened in the aftermath of the Mueller report in a New York Times op-ed on Wednesday, the same day that Attorney General William Barr testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee, arguing that "amoral leaders have a way of revealing the character of those around them."

The big picture: Comey referenced Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's actions surrounding the report, asking "What happened to these people?" He describes Barr as "a bright and accomplished lawyer," immediately followed by concern that Barr has been "channeling the president in using words like 'no collusion.'" Some of the questions Comey covers in the opinion piece he has also publicly pondered on social media.