Another Obama FBI Official Resigns

Another top FBI official has resigned. Priestap had been involved in both the Hillary investigation and the Russia collusion one. Fox News reports:

Another top FBI official who helped oversee the Trump-Russia and Clinton email investigations is retiring, as the last traces of the bureau’s embattled leadership team that once stood under Barack Obama’s presidency disappear.

The official, Bill Priestap, will retire from his post as assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division by the end of the year.

“Assistant Director Bill Priestap became eligible to retire and has chosen to do so after 20 years of service,” an FBI spokesperson told Fox News on Wednesday.

Priestap, who participated in the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the FBI’s initial probe into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election, has testified before Congress on multiple occasions regarding the bureau’s handling of both investigations.

Although fresh blood in the Bureau is a welcome sight to finally move forward, questions remain as to how the FBI actually handled the Clinton investigation, and what role Priestap might have had in pushing for a special prosecutor.


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