The Department of Homeland Security chief has resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a statement from his office Thursday.
The statement said that the department’s inspector general is conducting an investigation of his conduct and will report its findings to the Attorney General and the President.
The IG will conduct a thorough and impartial investigation and will provide the findings of the investigation to the Department of Justice and to the President,” the statement said.
In a statement on Thursday, President Trump said the resignation is a result of the IG’s investigation.”
The IG is the only independent authority in the Department that can independently verify the allegations and determine whether there is sufficient cause for criminal prosecution,” the president said.”
He has demonstrated a clear disregard for the law, which is why he was not hired by the Department.
I hope he will take his seat in the Office of Inspector General and work tirelessly to ensure that our government remains free from political corruption and abuse.
“The IG has been investigating allegations of misconduct and sexual misconduct by DHS officials from the time the Trump administration took office in January.
The Office of Special Counsel has launched a criminal probe into allegations of improper sexual behavior and retaliation by Trump officials against employees and contractors.