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One senior FBI employee is calling it quits — weeks after House Republicans sought to interview him using the powers of their new congressional majority.
The Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee, spearheaded by ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray outlining plans to interview a bevvy of high-ranking agency personnel last month.
Washington Field Office Assistant Director in Charge Steven M. D’Antuono was among them.
As Detroit FBI Field Director, D’Antuono led the politicized investigation of a supposed “militia” plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan. Two arrestees facing charges as a result of the investigation were later acquitted, with other cases ending in mistrials and convictions.
The career agent later moved to the notoriously political Washington D.C. FBI office; taking charge of an FBI investigation of Hunter Biden that violated agency protocol, and permitting one of his agents to sign off on the unprecedented raid of Mar-a-Lago, according to American Greatness.
But D’Antuono won’t be appearing before Congress to answer questions about his involvement in these proceedings. He’s heading out the front door before a Republican Congress can question him as a sitting FBI employee.
In a lengthy December LinkedIn post, D’Antuono announced his retirement, all the while advertising his own “integrity” to his followers.
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