Top DOJ national security official resigns amid fallout over seizure of Dems' records

John Demers' resignation, which comes as Attorney General Garland looks to overhaul procedures for obtaining lawmakers' records, is unrelated to the controversy, an official said.

6/14/2021 7:39:00 PM

NEW: The top national security official at the Justice Dept. is resigning, a DOJ official says, as the department grapples with the fallout over its subpoena of the phone records of members of Congress and reporters during the Trump admin.

John Demers' resignation, which comes as Attorney General Garland looks to overhaul procedures for obtaining lawmakers' records, is unrelated to the controversy, an official said.

and reporters during the Trump administration, a DOJ official confirmed Monday.The resignation comes as Attorney General Merrick Garland announced an overhaul of DOJ's procedures amid revelations that the agency seized Democratic lawmakers' communication records.

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John Demers, who's been the head of DOJ's national security division since 2018, plans to step down at the end of next week, the DOJ official told NBC News.The departure of Demers, who likely was briefed on decisions to subpoena phone records linked to reporters and members of Congress, was planned and is not related to the controversy, the official said. Demers had been asked to stay on for a time by John Carlin, the No. 2 official in the deputy attorney general’s office, but it was always expected that he would leave during the summer, the source said.

The disclosure of Demers' resignation comes amid a furor over the DOJ’s efforts to secretly obtain phone records from reporters and lawmakers in leak investigations, and a day after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called on Demers to testify publicly about what he knew about the subpoenas to Apple and Microsoft for information involving Reps. Adam Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell.

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DOJ Official Resigning Amid Uproar Over Democrats' Subpoenas: ReportJohn Demers will leave his position by the end of next week, a Justice Department official told The Associated Press on Monday. The gentleman has probably grown tired of vomiting false statements Rats jumping ship...whose next? thanks