After a 38-year career with the Justice Department, the FBI's top lawyer Dana Boente was asked to resign on Friday. Two sources familiar with the decision to dismiss Boente said it came from high levels of the Justice Department rather than directly from FBI Director Christopher Wray. His departure comes on the heels of recent criticism by Fox News for his role in the investigation of former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
H/T: NBC News
“Few people have served so well in so many critical, high-level roles at the Department,” Wray said in a statement. “Throughout his long and distinguished career as a public servant, Dana has demonstrated a selfless determination to ensure that justice is always served on behalf of our citizens.”
A little backgrounder. [On a personal note, I shall carry a modicum of restraint toward those who criticized CTH, now proven accurate, analysis of Boente]https://t.co/j9hJy4ybH8— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) May 30, 2020
"Shocking new reports suggest F.B.I. General Counsel Dana Boente day was acting in coordination with F.B.I. Director Christopher Wray to block the release of that evidence that would have cleared General Flynn." -Lou Dobbs— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) May 31, 2020
Top FBI Lawyer Who Targeted General Flynn, Dana Boente, Ousted From Bureau; He withheld exculpatory evidence from @GenFlynn. Draining the Swamp picking up speed. #JusticeForAll #DismissFlynnCase https://t.co/3BkmAjVtzk— Ken Jones⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@sxdoc) May 31, 2020
April 24: “FBI general counsel Dana Boente led the charge internally against DOJ’s disclosure of the new materials.” https://t.co/szL1NxodqO— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 30, 2020