Michael Kortan was the FBI Asst. Director Public Affairs, an influential job that controlled media access.
Kortan resigned on February 8, 2018 – effective February 15, 2018.
Lisa Page said in sworn congressional testimony that she “was authorized by Deputy Director McCabe and by Mike Kortan to engage with the reporter [Devlin Barrett] on this topic,” in reference to a leak to The Wall Street Journal regarding the FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Kortan is not mentioned in the Inspector General's report on McCabe, although he's mentioned in the IG's June 2018 report. Page told investigators: “I agree with you that it is curious that there is no reference in the IG report at all to Mr. Kortan, particularly in light of what I reported, which is that both interactions with the reporter were done with Mr. Kortan, in coordination with Mr. Kortan and with Mr. Kortan at my side. So I cannot explain why there is no reference to Mr. Kortan in any testimony, if he did give any, in the IG report.”