No close associates of former FBI Director James Comey should be trusted by the Trump administration or the American people
Comey has an ax to grind with Trump. Leaks damaging to Trump would be a part of exacting revenge upon the president who so publicly fired Comey.
The American people elected Trump to get certain jobs done and any illegal acts directed toward derailing the Trump agenda is a hostile act toward the people.
FBI General Counsel James A. Baker is purportedly under a Department of Justice criminal investigation for allegedly leaking classified national security information to the media, according to multiple government officials close to the probe who spoke with Circa on the condition of anonymity.
FBI spokeswoman Carol Cratty said the bureau would not comment on Baker and would not confirm or deny any investigation.
This comes as Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would soon be making an announcement regarding the progress of leak investigations. A DOJ official declined to comment on Circa’s inquiry into Baker but did say, the planned announcement by Sessions is part of the overall “stepped up efforts on leak investigations.”
Three sources, with knowledge of the investigation, told Circa that Baker is the top suspect in an ongoing leak investigation, but Circa has not been able to confirm the details of what national security information or material was allegedly leaked.
A federal law enforcement official with knowledge of ongoing internal investigations in the bureau told Circa, “the bureau is scouring for leakers and there’s been a lot of investigations.”
The revelation comes as the Trump administration has ramped up efforts to contain leaks both within the White House and within its own national security apparatus.
Baker is a close confidant of former FBI Director James Comey, and recent media reports suggested he was reportedly advising the then-FBI director on legal matters following private meetings the former director had in February with President Trump in the Oval Office.
Baker was appointed to the FBI’s general counsel by Comey in 2014 and has had a long and distinguished history within the intelligence community.
Information Liberation recounts this story, offers a biography of Baker, and adds this:
Baker definitely fits the profile of a deep state leaker. If this turns out to be true he could be facing serious prison time.
You don’t rise as high as Comey and Baker without owing favors to the establishment. It’s a shame that an older white male may end his distinguished career in prison, but that’s what happens when you break the law and betray the people.