Top FBI lawyer, close to Comey, said to be under investigation for classified info leaks

Top FBI lawyer, close to Comey, said to be under investigation for classified info leaks
James Comey (Image: YouTube screen grab via Fox News)

[Ed. – Baker would know where a lot of bodies are buried.  As discussed here, investigatory targets at this level will require political groundwork to take on.  I recommend not assuming that anything you see in the media over the next couple of weeks is an accurate representation of the IMPORTANT things going on in either the White House or the federal agencies.  The sudden frenzy looks a lot more like a campaign than a mere emergence of random news.]

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. …

This comes as Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would soon be making an announcement regarding the progress of leak investigations. …

Three sources, with knowledge of the apparent 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. …

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.

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