Recently, Andrew McCabe abruptly left his post as deputy director of the disgraced bureau. Now the newest information rocked Washington after top Justice Department Official who worked on the Clinton email investigation and the Russia witch-hunt announced that he is leaving the the DOJ for “personal reasons,” according to The Washington Post.
It is very important to know that the official also worked with anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok. According to some rumors he is probably “the leaker.”
David Laufman, is leading the DOJ’s counterintelligence division.
On the Clinton investigation, he sat in on interviews with the former secretary of state and several of her aides, including Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan.
He was joined in those interviews by Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who is currently embroiled in a scandal over politically-charged text messages.
Strzok’s texts suggest a less than amicable relationship with Laufman, who served as chief of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.
“I am getting aggravated at Laufman,” Strzok wrote in one March 23, 2016 text message to FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
“But he’s literally doing nothing other than sitting in on the big interviews,” he said in another, dated April 9, 2016.
The timing of Laufman’s decision is sure to raise questions because of a Justice Department inspector general’s forthcoming report about the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the Clinton email investigation. Strzok’s texts were discovered during the court of that investigation.
“It’s tough to leave a mission this compelling and an institution as exceptional as the Department of Justice. But I know that prosecutors and agents will continue to bring to their work precisely what the American people should expect: a fierce and relentless commitment to protect the national security of the United States,” Laufman told The Post in a statement.
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