Hugh Hewitt lays out reason why top DOJ official’s mysterious resignation may be a very ‘big deal’

Conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt called attention to the sudden resignation of a top Department of Justice official as being a “big deal.”

Amid news of the resignation of senior White House aide Rob Porter and the controversial revelations following the House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged FBI surveillance abuses, David Laufman, chief of the counterintelligence section at the Justice Department’s National Security Division, stepped down Wednesday, citing “personal reasons.”

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Laufman played a leading role in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as well as the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election. He reportedly sat in on investigation interviews with Clinton and some of the former secretary of state’s aides, including Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin.

In several tweets on Thursday, Hewitt explained why the timing of Laufman’s resignation should be raising red flags.

Laufman was another official to leave his position after being discussed in the text messages sent between senior FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page.

Michael Kortan, the assistant director of public affairs at the FBI and a confidant of former director James Comey, is set to retire this month as well, according to Fox News.

Laufman’s resignation raised plenty of eyebrows on Twitter as well.


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