Following Friday’s release of recently declassified transcripts of calls between incoming national security advisor General Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador, the FBI’s top lawyer was sent packing.
In a sign that a long-overdue housecleaning at the FBI may be nearing, the resignation of Dana Boente was requested by high-level officials at the Justice Department bringing an end to his 38-year career.
Incoming Director Of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe authorized the release of the transcripts of the calls between Gen. Flynn and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that were at the heart of the failed coup against President Trump and led to Flynn’s framing by Bob Mueller’s goons.
That Boente’s resignation was called for by the DOJ which went over the head of FBI Director Christopher Wray is a sign that the man who replaced the fired and disgraced James Comey could be next in line.
Via NBC News, FBI’s top lawyer, “Dana Boente, ousted amid Fox News criticism for role in Flynn investigation”:
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.
A spokesman for the FBI confirmed to NBC News that Boente did in fact resign on Friday.
Fox News has recently criticized Boente’s role in the investigation of Flynn, whose criminal charge for lying to the FBI was recently dropped by the Justice Department based in part on the argument that his lies were not material to an underlying investigation.
Boente also said in a recently leaked memo that material put into the public record about Flynn was not exculpatory for the former national security advisor. The memo undermines the Justice Department’s latest position that material about Flynn was mishandled by prosecutors.
In a report by Fox host Lou Dobbs last month it was asserted that Boente had acted in coordination with Wray to suppress exculpatory evidence against Gen. Flynn, a man who has been disgracefully victimized by a politicized FBI and a weaponized judicial system to keep him quiet.
The release of the Flynn-Kislyak transcripts destroy the entire false narrative that served as the foundation for the Russian collusion conspiracy theory that the Bureau and other bad actors used as the basis to remove the duly-elected President Of The United States from office.
The transcripts laid bare the lie that Flynn was offering to remove sanctions as a quid pro quo and show that he was acting in the best interests of the country by trying to dial down tensions after the outgoing Barack Obama tried to provoke hostilities with Russia by kicking out diplomats and seizing diplomatic compounds in late 2016.
The decorated military veteran and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency under Obama is still trapped in legal limbo after corrupt federal Judge Emmett Sullivan’s unprecedented move to refuse the request of the DOJ to drop the case.
The forced departure of Boente doesn’t bode well for Wray who is also under pressure over the FBI’s failure to identify and dismantle domestic terrorist ANTIFA groups that are instigating the ongoing riots in multiple major cities.