DHS Deputy Secretary Resigns After Investigation Shows Agencies Didn’t Look Into His Ethics Violations
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Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas sent out an email Wednesday announcing his resignation.
The announcement follows an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation that showed neither the DHS, nor the Office of Government Ethics properly examined major ethics violations related to his fast-tracking of visas for a company run by Hillary Clinton’s brother.
DHS spokeswoman Marsha Catron told The Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday that Mayorkas is leaving the agency a couple months early — before the Obama administration comes to a close and a new administration takes over.
“I am writing to inform you that my last official day as the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security will be October 28th,” Mayorkas said in an email obtained by TheDCNF.
“It has been a special privilege to serve in the Administration of President Obama and as the Deputy to Secretary Johnson,” he added. “I am forever grateful to the President for the opportunities he has given me, especially the opportunity to be your colleague.”