E. W. Priestap

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Bill Priestap
Edward William Priestap
Other namesE. W. Priestap
OccupationAttorney, intelligence official
EmployerFederal Bureau of Investigation
Spouse(s)Sabina Menschel
RelativesRichard Menschel (father-in-law)
Ronay A. Menschel (mother-in-law)
Robert Menschel (uncle-in-law)

Edward William Priestap[1], also known as Bill Priestap, is an American attorney and intelligence official. He was the assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division from 2015 to 2018.


Priestap earned master's degrees in business administration and education administration.[where?][2]


Priestap joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1998, and he was appointed as assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division in 2015.[2][3]

Priestap left the FBI in December 2018.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Priestap is married to Sabina Menschel, the current head of the Washington, D.C., office of Nardello & Co, a detective agency.[6] Menschel's father, Richard Menschel, is a Goldman Sachs investment banker, philanthropist and Democratic donor, as is her uncle Robert Menschel.[6] His mother-in-law, Ronay A. Menschel, was a Democratic deputy mayor of New York City under Ed Koch.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Prosecutors rest in Hamas case". Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Bill Priestap". CNBC. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Blinde, Loren (December 23, 2015). "E.W. Priestap named assistant director of the FBI counterintelligence division". Intelligence Community News. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Tau, Byron (December 4, 2018). "Another High-Ranking FBI Official to Depart". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Burke, Michael (December 4, 2018). "Top FBI official Bill Priestap to retire". The Hill. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Friday, Frank (December 16, 2017). "How husbands and wives figure in the latest government scandal revelations". The American Thinker. Retrieved February 4, 2018.

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