FBI General Counsel Dana Boente has announced his impending retirement after 38 years at the Department of Justice.
Boente’s departure from the FBI may not be a matter of age. Reportedly Boente was asked to resign and has been under pressure since the revelations about the Michael Flynn case.
FBI Director Chris Wray said, “We should all be grateful for his dedication to the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the American people. As a colleague and a friend, I wish Dana the very best as he begins the next chapter in his life.”
To further add to the speculation surrounding Boente’s departure, Wray announced the FBI was conducting an investigation into misconduct around the handling of the Flynn case.
Boente also signed a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant renewal for surveillance of President Trump’s campaign in 2016.
While nothing has been proven, it is possible Boente is one of the actors that has long plagued President Trump’s administration. In that case, Boente is a part of the swamp that won’t be missed.
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