CIA inspector general who investigated dispute with Congress over handling of reports into interrogation and detention activities announces his resignation
- David Buckley is stepping aside to to pursue work in the private sector
- He has served as the agency's internal watchdog for more than four years
- Sent report on his investigation to Justice Department in July
- They declined to open a criminal probe into the matter
- Was nominated for the position by Barack Obama in August 2010
The CIA announced on Monday that its inspector general, who investigated a dispute between the agency and Congress regarding the handling of records of the CIA's detention and interrogation activities, is resigning at the end of the month.
The agency said in a statement that David Buckley, who had served as the agency's internal watchdog for more than four years, was leaving the agency to 'pursue an opportunity in the private sector.'
Officials said his departure was unrelated to politics or anything he had investigated.
Resigning: The CIA has announced that David Buckley, the agency's inspector general for more than four years, is stepping down at the end of the month
Buckley's office last July issued a report on a dispute between the agency and the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The report found that some agency employees had 'acted in a manner inconsistent' with an understanding between the CIA
It regarded five employees gaining access to a special computer network set up to share documents about the agency's involvement in harsh treatment of detained militants.
Buckley's office sent a report on its investigation to the Justice Department, which declined to open a full criminal investigation into the matter.
He was nominated for the position by President Barack Obama in August 2010. At the time he was a senior manager for Deloitte Consulting.
It came after months of congressional frustration with the White House about not putting forth for a candidate for the job.
Several candidates had been mentioned but none made the cut.
John Helgerson, his predecessor, stepped down in March 2009 - leaving the position vacant for a year.
Career: The man who investigated a dispute between the agency and Congress regarding the handling of records of the CIA's detention and interrogation activities is looking to go into the public sector
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