Gary Mead probably planned on leaving BEFORE doing this. This is like erasing your computer hard drive at work the day before you quit. One last ‘screw you’ to American citizens before he goes. Bet he gets a nice severance with retirement and pension, blah blah blah..
Mead is a long time bureaucrat. He has served many administrations, and retires in April. I think after Obumer told him to cut the thugs loose, Mead said “Self, ain’t you tired of this bu[[$#|t?”, and Self said, “ I got 5 months of leave accrued; terminal leave it is...adios, mot#erf¥kers!”
Except that, as I understand it, Gary hasn’t left the DHS, only story “leaked” that he had, ala “those responsible” for Benghazi, being replaced, but moved elsewhere!