FBI Lawyer Connected to Comey Under Investigation for Leaking Classified Material

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.

Circa

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.

USS Fitzgerald crash that killed seven American sailors ‘was navy’s own fault’

There are 577 comments at Yahoo on the report that the crew of the USS Fitzgerald bear the blame for the deadly crash that killed seven sailors.

While there’s a lot of thinking about the dereliction of duty that led to the near sinking of the American destroyer, no one has raised the issue of the performance of an increasingly Affirmative Action military.

The way the command and operating structure is set up shipboard, there are supposed to be multiple personnel who would be alert to the possibility of a collusion. Yet no one acted. Were they all sleeping, playing computer games, or chatting on their cell phones?

The American military is plagued by Affirmative Action incompetence. The Chinese military has to be loving it.

Yahoo

A deadly crash between a US warship and a Philippine cargo vessel is believed to have been the fault of the US navy, according to CNN citing preliminary investigations into the incident which claimed the lives of seven American sailors.

The network said that two officials from the Department of Defence said that there were multiple errors by the crew of the USS Fitzgerald that led to the collision in June. “They did nothing until the last second,” one official was quoted as saying. “A slew of things went wrong.” A second official said the crash “will wind up being our fault.”

The crash between the Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the ACX Crystal on 17 June claimed the lives of seven US sailors. A further seven sailors were injured, including Commander Bryce Benson, who held the command of the ship.

The incident occurred 56 nautical miles off the coast of Honshu, Japan in an area that is known as a place to be heavily used by commercial shipping.

CNN said that the initial investigation found that the USS Fitzgerald crew failed to understand and acknowledge the cargo ship was approaching and failed to take any action necessary to avoid the crash. For instance, it remains unclear if members of the crew ever called the commanding officer to come to the bridge.

The officials say investigators are also looking at the possibility that the ship was traveling at a higher speed than expected in order to reach a location it was due to arrive at the next next day.

Bernie Sanders Wife Facing Bank Fraud Charges

President Donald Trump may have to think about building a special Club Med type prison for Democrats.

If America gets lucky and justice is served, there could be an all-star lineup of prisoners at Democrat Federal Prison: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch, John Podesta, and many more, now to include Jane Sanders.

CBS News is reporting that Bernie is also under investigation.

Oy vey!

According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.

Bernie lost credibility with working class whites when he supported Hillary Clinton and soon purchased a new lake house for over half a million dollars.

Yahoo

Bernie Sanders Wife Facing Bank Fraud Charges

International Business Times
Pritha Paul
International Business TimesJune 23, 2017
Jane Sanders, the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, is facing charges for the time she allegedly used her political influence to obtain bank loans for Burlington College, an institution that is now defunct, so that the college could purchase its former North Avenue campus. It was revealed Thursday that Jane has hired lawyers now that the Department Of Justice has taken over the probe into her past financial dealings.

Burlington College was a private, non-profit liberal arts college that was placed on probation in July 2014 for failing to meet the standards regarding financial resources and ultimately closed down on May 27, 2016. Jane Sanders served as the president of the college from 2004 to 2011, Politico reported.

The couple has chosen eminent lawyer and ardent Bernie supporter Rich Cassidy and the renowned defense attorney Larry Robbins. Robbins has also represented big names such as I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former advisor to former Vice President Dick Cheney, and disgraced former Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson. The attorney of Vermont, who will be handling the prosecutor’s case, is yet to be appointed by President Trump’s administration.

In May 2017, Bernie tried to field off a question regarding the ongoing investigation into the possible fraudulence committed by his wife, but a reporter from Burlington TV station WCAX refused to back off. Finally, Bernie decided to answer.

“Well, as you know,” he said, “it would be improp— this implication came from Donald Trump’s campaign manager in Vermont. Let me leave it at that, because it would be improper at this point for me to say anything more.”

Even though the Vermont Sen. was done talking about the incident, he elaborated some more when pressed by the reporter who asked him if the news was nonsense.

“Yes,” Bernie responded. “It is nonsense. But now that there is a process going on, which was initiated by Trump’s campaign manager, somebody who does this all of the time, has gone after a number of Democrats and progressives in this state. It would be improper at this point for me to add any more to that.”

The attorney in question that Bernie was talking about is Brady Toensing, who chaired Trump’s Vermont campaign. It is Toensing’s letter to the attorney for Vermont that put the FBI on the trail. In another email that Toensing sent to Politico, he mentioned that the investigation in question had been ongoing on for more than a year and started under the administration of former President Barack Obama.

The investigation surrounding Jane’s financial dealings came to light in April 2017 when VTDigger, an online news outlet, broke the exclusive story that the attorney for Vermont and an FBI agent had reviewed Burlington College records during a then-undisclosed investigation. A former employee of Burlington College was also subpoenaed regarding the matter in February 2016.

The lawyers representing Jane at present have contacted the former employee as well as a couple of former Burlington College trustees to get more information in the case.

“They wanted information on what I had been asked by the FBI. They were trying to get clarification on what the accusations are because they had not been contacted by anybody as to an investigation,” said Coralee Holm, the former dean of operations and advancement for Burlington College, VTDigger reported.

Terrorism or Diversity? U.S. Navy confirms all 7 missing sailors from USS Fitzgerald found dead

MASSIVELY DAMAGED SECTION OF NEARLY SUNK USS FITZGERALD.

MINIMALLY DAMAGED BOW OF ACX CRYSTAL.

Seven missing sailors were found dead inside the damaged section of the USS Fitzgerald following a collision with a Japanese flag container ship manned by Filipinos.

The sailors apparently died when their sleeping quarters flooded with seawater. That flooding caused the Fitzgerald to lay low in the water following the collision. It’s fair to say that the ship could have ended up at the bottom of the ocean.

The Reuters story reveals new information tonight. The container ship pulled a U turn before plowing into the Destroyer.

Thus, I’ll be the first one to raise what’s probably not going to prove out, but needs to be asked anyway: Did the skipper or the helmsman of the big container ship deliberately ram the Navy ship in an act of terrorism? The weather was clear. Unless the helmsman and lookout were asleep, there’s no good reason for the “accident” to have taken place.

Reuters

The U.S. Navy confirmed on Monday that all seven missing sailors on the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments after the destroyer’s collision with a container ship off Japan over the weekend.

The USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship collided south of Tokyo Bay early on Saturday. The cause of the collision in clear weather is not known.

A significant portion of the crew was asleep when the collision occurred, tearing a gash under the warship’s waterline and flooding two berthing compartments, the radio room and the auxiliary machine room.

A large dent was clearly visible in its right mid-section as the destroyer limped back to Yokosuka naval base south of Tokyo, home of the Seventh fleet, on Saturday evening.

The U.S. Navy on Monday identified the dead sailors as: Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia; Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California; Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut; Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas; Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California; Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland; and Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio.

Two of three injured crew members who were evacuated from the ship by helicopter, including the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Bryce Benson, were released from the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet said on its Facebook page on Monday. The last sailor remained in hospital and no details were given about his condition.

Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way on how a ship as large as the container could collide with the smaller warship in clear weather.

Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows that the ACX Crystal, chartered by Japan’s Nippon Yusen KK, made a complete u-turn between 12:58 a.m. and 0246 a.m. local time on June 17. (15:58 GMT and 17:46 GMT on June 16).

Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, the Seventh Fleet commander, was asked on Sunday if damage on the starboard side indicated the U.S. ship could have been at fault, but he declined to speculate on the cause of the collision. Maritime rules suggest vessels are supposed to give way to ships on their starboard.

Japanese authorities were looking into the possibility of “endangerment of traffic caused by professional negligence”, Japanese media reported, but it was not clear whether that might apply to either or both of the vessels.

The incident has sparked as many as three investigations by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coastguard, and two by Japanese authorities.

Complicating the probes could be issues of which side has jurisdiction and access to data such as radar records that the United States could deem as classified.

Although the collision occurred in Japanese waters, under a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) that defines the scope of the U.S. military’s authority in Japan, the U.S. Navy could claim it has the authority to lead the investigations.

The ship is salvageable, Aucoin said, but repairs will likely take months. “Hopefully less than a year. You will see the USS Fitzgerald back,” Aucoin said.

This incident was the greatest loss of life on a U.S. Navy vessel since the USS Cole was bombed in Yemen’s Aden harbor in 2000, when 17 sailors were killed and 39 injured.

Naval historians recall possibly the last time a warship was hit by a larger vessel in peacetime was in 1964 off the coast of Australia’s New South Wales. The HMAS Melbourne, an aircraft carrier, collided with the destroyer HMAS Voyager, shearing the much smaller vessel in half and killing 82 of the Voyager’s crew.

LOTS OF DAMAGE IS BELOW THE WATERLINE WHERE WE CAN’T SEE IT.

If my terrorism suggestion doesn’t resonate with you, then let’s try a second possibility: Diversity.

COMMANDER BRYCE BENSON.

SOME OF THE CREW OF THE USS FITZGERALD.

OK, the ship looks pretty European-American so far, but there’s this old photo that may tell us something:

There are no definitive answers tonight. The investigation is going to take a long time. The truth may be covered up if it’s not politically correct.

Let’s hear from some of the crew of the Fitzgerald about what life aboard ship was really like. Has diversity killed again?

Putin Sarcastically Offers Asylum to James Comey

Comey = Snowden -> Asylum.

Great trolling by a man who deals in reality, not fake news.

Go Putin! You have your admirers in America, my friend.

CBS News

MOSCOW (AP) — Wading into the furor surrounding the investigations of the Trump White House, Russian President Vladimir Putin used a national call-in show Thursday to disparage what he called U.S. “political infighting” that is blocking better relations with Russia.

The Russian leader even sarcastically offered political asylum to fired FBI Director James Comey.

Putin reaffirmed his denial of allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, saying that Russia has openly expressed its views and hasn’t engaged in any covert activities. He also tried to turn the tables on the U.S., saying it has sought to influence Russian elections by funding nongovernmental organizations as part of its aspirations for world domination.

“Turn a globe and point your finger anywhere, you will find American interests and interference there,” he said.

Putin also likened Comey to Edward Snowden, a contractor who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency and has been living in Russia since being granted asylum in 2013.

“It sounds and looks very weird when the chief of a security agency records his conversation with the commander-in-chief and then hands it over to media via his friend,” Putin said.

“What’s the difference then between the FBI director and Mr. Snowden?” he asked. “In that case, he’s more of a rights campaigner defending a certain position than the security agency chief.”

On an acerbic note, he added that if Comey “faces some sort of persecution in connection with that, we are ready to offer political asylum in Russia to him as well.”

Preet Bharara ‘fired’: A phony scandal created by an Obama appointee

PREET BHARARA. REFUSED TO RESIGN. “YOU’RE FIRED.” RUMOR: WANTS TO BE MAYOR OF NYC.

New York Mag is reporting that the purpose of the firing of U.S. Attorney for New York, Preet Bharaha, was to head off an investigation into Fox News.

Fox News, in the piece below, speaks the truth that all U.S. Attorneys are generally replaced when a new president takes office.

Preet is called out as a publicity hound, which he was. He’s the only U.S. Attorney most of us ever heard of. He made sure the press was aware that he was, like Muhammed Ali, the GREATEST.

Fox News

It should come as no surprise that an Obama political appointee (with the cooperation of the media) would try to create a phony scandal out of a routine event. With every new administration, the incoming president asks all U.S. attorneys appointed by the prior administration to resign. After all, they are political appointees, just like cabinet officials and the attorney general, other cabinet members and literally thousands of other jobs within the executive branch.

n 2009, President Barack Obama asked for the resignation of George W. Bush-appointed U.S. Attorneys. When he replaced virtually all of them, it was treated as nothing out of the ordinary. That’s because it wasn’t.

In March 1993 President Bill Clinton had Attorney General Janet Reno fire 93 of the 94 U.S. Attorneys appointed by the prior administration. (Only Michael Chertoff was retained, apparently at the request of Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J.) Again, there was no outrage over these firings.

Yet today, Preet Bharara, Obama’s U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is being portrayed by some as a political martyr because he was “fired” after he refused the Trump administration’s request to resign along with the remaining 45 Obama appointees in the U.S. Attorney slots. The fuss being made about this is just as phony as the outrage ginned up in 2006 by political opponents of President George W. Bush. They were shocked, SHOCKED!, that Bush had dared replace eight U.S. Attorneys—all of whom had been appointed by… Bush himself.

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Hero Joey the Squirrel Went Nuts When Burglar Invaded House

A squirrel takes a bite out of crime in an area that has seen a large influx of so-called refugees from the Middle East and Africa.

If the “teen” perp in this story is one of them, he has to go back.

Kudos to Joey for his amazing loyalty to his home.

From the youtube information box:

Published on Feb 17, 2017

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said.

The unidentified teenager told officers that the squirrel’s attack “scared him, obviously, because he wasn’t expecting to have, you know, a squirrel come flying out of nowhere at him,” said Officer Ashley Turner of the police department in Meridian, a Boise suburb. “So basically he said he took what he could and left as fast as he could.”

metro.co.uk

Most people fend off potential burglars with a fitted security system, bedside sporting equipment, or an empty threat Beware Of The Dog floormat

Turns out all you need is a pet squirrel.

When someone broke into Adam Pearl’s home and tried to steal his guns, they were thwarted by an unexpected weapon in his arsenal in the form of Joey the squirrel.

How do we know this?

Because when Meridian Police Officer Ashley Turner had her first suspect, she noticed scratches on his hands.

‘So she asked him, ‘Did you get that from the squirrel?,’ and he says ‘Yeah, damn thing kept attacking me and wouldn’t stop until I left’,’ Pearl said.

Incredible.