The people who know where all the bodies are buried at the FBI are dropping like flies. The latest to hand in his resignation and call it a career with the Bureau is James Rybicki, Chief of Staff to both former FBI head James Comey and current director Christopher Wray is leaving for an opportunity in the private sector.
Federal law enforcement sources told Fox News that Rybicki was not fired. His departure, they said, has “been in the works for awhile.”
“Jim Rybicki notified me last month that he will be leaving the FBI to accept an opportunity in the corporate sector,” Wray said in a statement. “While this is an exciting move for the whole Rybicki family, Jim will be dearly missed by the FBI family – and by me personally.”
Wray added: “His many years of dedication to the bureau and DOJ, his level-headed judgment and earnest professionalism, and his steady good cheer have been an asset to us all and have contributed greatly to the safety and security of our nation.”
Rybicki’s name has not surfaced much in the current FBI text message scandal, but he was involved with the Hillary Clinton email investigation and has faced criticism for his role in that mess. His replacement is Zachary Harmon, someone Director Wray and others speak very highly of.
This development is interesting in the larger scheme of things, as people who do not work for the federal government are free to testify to just about anything in criminal court. Considering the thousands of sealed indictments sitting in federal courts nationwide, and the amount of sludge coming to the surface in the swamp known as Washington, D.C.., Rybicki’s departure is sure to be scrutinized. At this point, all We the People can do is wait and see.