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Top FBI Official Who Championed Jan 6 Raids Retires Ahead of GOP Investigations

A 26-year FBI careerist who championed the January 6 raids announced his retirement shortly after the GOP started asking questions

This month a top FBI official intimately involved with the agency’s hunt for January 6 attendees abruptly announced his retirement from the agency after more than two decades of work.

Steven D’Antuono was the assistant director in charge of the FBI Washington Field office until December 1, when he wrote on LinkedIn, “I chose to retire.”

He attributed the decision to a desire to spend more time with family and “hand the reigns over to the next generation of FBI employees,” but multiple conservative media outlets have questioned the timing of D’Antuono’s retirement.

Republicans on the House Judiciary said it would demand “prompt testimony” from D’Antuono and 8 other top FBI officials in a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray shortly after it became clear the Republicans would recapture the U.S. House, reports The Epoch Times.

Only six days after Joe Biden assumed the White House, D’Antuono held a press event in which he detailed the FBI’s quest to hunt down January 6 attendees.

D’Antuono promised that “scores of dedicated agents, analysts, and other specialized personnel” were working day and night to hunt down American citizens in “every FBI field office throughout the country” and described the events as a “breach and insurrection as the U.S. Capitol.”

It’s claimed that D’Antuono oversaw around 160 cases related to January 6 before his abrupt retirement.

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However, D’Antuono objectively failed to keep one promise he made that day: He promised to capture the individual or individuals responsible for placing pipe bombs at the RNC and DNC headquarters.

He also urged Americans to snitch on their friends and loved ones who may have attended the events of January 6, and noted that much of the intelligence the FBI had received at the time came from such individuals.


“Some of you have recognized that this was such an egregious incident that you have turned in your own friends and family members,” D’Antuono commended. “I want to thank you all—on behalf of the FBI and our law enforcement partners—for your help.”

Thus far, Rep. James Comer and his Republican allies have said they would require testimony from D’Antuono and more than 40 other Biden administration officials.

When Comer announced Republicans’ emerging interest in actions of Joe Biden and the Democrats, he alleged that Biden and his family are involved in a series of impeachable offenses, including “human trafficking.”

Yesterday, Comer said he would demand to hear from the fired Twitter executives behind censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story.

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    daniel sullivan

    December 7, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    another brown shirt – you can run but you can’t hide – all FBI bureaus / employees should be abolished along with the corrupt DOJ

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      Ron C

      December 7, 2022 at 7:58 pm

      Agreed, it is the only way to eliminate the rot. and no indoctrinated individuals should every be hired in the government again, which would include lawyers!

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      Danny Korte

      December 11, 2022 at 2:05 pm

      [ 𝑱𝑶𝑰𝑵 𝑼𝑺 ] 𝑰 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒑𝒂𝒊𝒅 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 $260 𝑼𝑺𝑫 𝒕𝒐 $1200 𝑼𝑺𝑫 𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝑯𝑶𝑼𝑹 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆. 𝑰 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒋𝒐𝒃 3 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒉𝒔 𝒂𝒈𝒐 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒋𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝑰 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒅 $21,000 𝑼𝑺𝑫 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒔. 𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒓𝒚 𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒆 …
      𝑯𝒆𝒓𝒆’𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒅𝒐…………>>> 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐉𝐨𝐛𝟐𝟒𝟕.𝐜𝐨𝐦

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      December 12, 2022 at 5:51 am

      This Government FBI “Scandal”…Probably the worst since the Justice Dept. was organized…Must be exposed through means of a “Special Grand Jury”, *with Subpoena power, & the guilty parties, must be exposed,& “severely dealt with”, or there never will be any credibility given this process again, in our lifetime!

      It is “Obvious”, on the surface, that Obama, & Biden, as well as Hillary + Pelosi, & who knows “who else” are the “brains” behind this worst scandal ever in American Government!

      These “activities”, should be handles with the penalty of Treason seriously considered. [ There is adequate room in Gitmo…..for the Guilty! ]

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        January 9, 2023 at 1:57 pm

        the members of this “special” grand jury would have to be selected far away from the Beltway. otherwise, the whole effort would be a charade.

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    Bo long

    December 7, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    No body above the law ? Sucker need to pay.

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    December 8, 2022 at 11:45 am


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    December 8, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    So, what country do you think they’ll all flee too. Maybe they can live on one of those yachts they illegally impounded.

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    December 8, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    I certainly hope they interview Ray Epps. That will tell us how serious they are. Me? I don’t think they’ll do sh*t.

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    A. Wilson

    December 8, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    I have an idea. Why don’t “We The People” demand that ALL FBI employees no longer be eligible for federal retirement? That would insure that the people in that institution were there for the right reasons! And another thing that should happen is there should be NO unionization for federal employees!!! It’s REDICULOUS!

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      December 11, 2022 at 5:04 am

      Then in all fairness and legality you must abolish retirement for ALL government employees, including those in the military.

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    Ruth E Annable

    December 9, 2022 at 11:23 am

    so what about those J6 people currently languishing in the DC jail????

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      December 10, 2022 at 4:38 pm

      They are ignored. Even Hannity stopped counting the days and reporting about them like he used to.

      I am still waiting for 10,000 so-called patriotic Lawyers and Judges to shed their silk ties and robes for bricks and broken beer bottles and shed a little blood to rescue the 200+ patriots locked in the DC Gulag!

      But are their any more than a few left?

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    December 10, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    A 26-year 10-month career and he just could not go the extra 2 months to make it a 27-year career? I’m smelling spoiled fish. What a story he will most likely be telling everyone in his life who inquires about this “sore-thumb” decision. Typical criminal.

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    December 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    The Bureau will protect him.

    It has to.

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    December 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Get every last FBI GOON and rake them over the hot coals … waterboard the SOBs and get the TRUTH then Hang them all !

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      December 11, 2022 at 5:06 am

      So much for that piece of paper called the Constitution and its Bill of Rights.

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    December 10, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Time for your anal exam, excuse me…probe.

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    December 10, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    So why isn’t the extreme right asking to question retired Attorney General William Barr who unaccountably quit the top Justice spot before Biden was sworn in? Or how about questioning the retirement of Elaine Chow from Trump’s administration in similar mysterious unknown circumstances before Jan. 20, 2021, the normal retirement and administration turnover date for Secretaries appointed by Trump? Those are far more questionable than any lower down administrator in the FBI? And Barr headed the agency while D’Antuono was an underling? And why question him now, nearly 2 years after the January 6th insurrection occurred? Oh, I know! It’s another Benghazi-type witch hunt on the far right. End of story.

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      David Fuellhart

      December 11, 2022 at 12:22 pm

      You are a completely brainwashed idiot if you don’t believe that Obama & Hillary were responsible for the ambassador’s and those soldier’s/CIA workers’ deaths in Benghazi. Go spout your bs opinions to someone who will listen. Try the NY Times or the Washington Post. You F’ing POS!

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    December 11, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Much beating of chest and growling but I predict one low level person will get hit. Nothing will change. We need a country wide petition with the most egregious situations enumerated and then drop that onto the networks and politician’s desks

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    December 11, 2022 at 11:32 am

    The hunt for J^ “criminals” should include everybody from Pelosi,Biden,Obama and down the line of Democrats/Communists .They plus their partners like FBI etc are the true terrorists,Paying Antifa and BLM to do their calling to destroy Trump.

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    December 11, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Re. Steven D’Antuono:
    Guillotine the muther fcker. I’m so tired of the corruption at the top.

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    December 11, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Run Steve, run.

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    December 12, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Stephen Colbert did an interview with Obama, Obama stated he would be more than happy to be a shadow President with a man or woman posing as president while wearing an ear phone so he could tell them what to say. He would do it from home. His main thing was he didn’t want to wear a tie any longer. Now that should be investigated, along with his uncle Joe speech.

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    December 12, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    If this degenerate , worthless asswipe D’Antuono IS found guilty of ANYTHING ,,,, his pension should be nullified , period !!!! Hopefully , if President Trump wins in 2024 and has a Republican House and Senate , they will abolish and dis-band the CROOKED F.B.I. and create a new organization that will not be in the back pocket of the socialist democrats !! FRUCK the CROOKED F.B.I. and the CROOKED DOJ !!!

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    December 31, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    I think he’s looking in the right spots when he said he was hunting down American citizens in every FBI field office in the nation. That tells you how much the FBI was involved in this situation at the capital, and probably involved in the planned kidnapping of Gov. Gretchen, “Nit Whit”mer, doesn’t it?

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    Victor Anderson

    January 9, 2023 at 8:22 am

    I0W, teh FIB Crime $yndicate’s #2 hatchet ‘man’.

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    January 9, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    The Jan 6 “insurrection” is and was a Communist DimoKKKrat False Flag Operation to distract from their freshly STOLEN ELECTION.

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