A high-ranking FBI official has suddenly resigned — it was just confirmed and President Donald Trump is in shock. There is no word yet on who will be named as a replacement, but change is coming.
Since January of 2018, Dana Boente has served as the FBI’s general counsel after being appointed by FBI Director Christopher Wray. However, Boente is now resigning due to his alleged role in the Trump-Russia hoax.
The pressure to resign reportedly came from within the Department of Justice (DOJ). Recently, Boente was criticized by Lou Dobbs of Fox Business for his handling of Michael Flynn’s investigation, but that is not all.
“Boente is the only active government official who signed off on one of the FISA warrants targeting onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page,” reported the Washington Examiner. As we know, these warrants have become a focal point.
Many are now convinced that the two warrants granted to spy on Page — and, by extension, the Trump campaign — were fraudulently obtained by the FBI leaving out what is known as ‘exculpatory evidence’ on the applications.
It is entirely possible that Boente made the decision to leave the FBI given the increased scrutiny on the origins of the ‘collusion’ probe. Regardless, it is crucial that Wray appoint a successor who wasn’t tainted by the investigation.
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