Obama Swamp Thing Resigns
Fox News' Brooke Singman reports:
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.
His departure from the FBI, which reportedly was unrelated to the controversies surrounding those investigations, is significant, as it marks the de facto end of the Obama-era leadership team -- which has been steadily disbanding since the early months of the Trump administration amid a combination of firings and retirements.
Here are other high-ranking Obama FBI holdovers who have since left the bureau, willingly or not:
Former Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, James Baker, James Rybicki, Michael Kortan, Josh Campbell, James Turgal, Greg Bower, Michael Steinbach, and John Giacalone.