Retirement is a very personal choice, and one must consider their financial situation as well as their level of readiness to call it quits. Politics and the state of the country undoubtedly play a significant role in how government officials decide. Therefore, many people thought it was odd that a senior FBI employee made the decision to quit his position soon after the House Judiciary Committee requested that he appear.
Steven D’Antuono’s parting words before he leaves the FBI to avoid questioning by House GOP on Whitmer fednapping, “pipe bomber,”— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) December 6, 2022
MAL raid, and Jan 6 investigation pic.twitter.com/q25HuwlOJ1
On November 18, a number of congressmen sent FBI Director Christopher Wray a letter requesting that he abide with requests for information, documents, and hearings or interviews with nine federal workers, including himself. Steven D’Antuono, one of the people mentioned in the letter and the assistant director for the agency’s Washington Field Office, announced his resignation on LinkedIn just a few weeks later, on December 2.
At least 42 Biden administration officials have been asked to testify before the House Judiciary Committee when Republicans take control of it in January. D’Antuono, who served the Bureau for 26 years and 10 months, said his reason for leaving government service was to “dedicate myself to service and commitment to my family.”
There are still many places and people the committee can speak to as it looks into the politicization of government agencies and the dubious financial dealings of the Biden family, even though the departure of this employee will cause a minor hiccup in the GOP’s plan.