Your article states that Dan Smoot resigned from the FBI. Well, yes and no.
What happened is that Dan was censured, transferred to a small FBI field office, and placed on probation. Within hours of getting notice of this disciplinary action, Dan decided to resign.
More details -- based, primarily, upon FBI files on Dan Smoot, available in my online Report about Dan Smoot: https://sites.google.com/site/ernie124102/smoot