Key FBI official was in contact with Mother Jones reporter who broke dossier story in 2016

Key FBI official was in contact with Mother Jones reporter who broke dossier story in 2016

[Ed. – Interesting.  Since both men had portfolios larger than the “dossier,” it’s not a slam-dunk.  But it’s definitely something that needs probing.]

House Republicans are investigating contact between the FBI’s top lawyer and a Mother Jones reporter in the weeks before the left-leaning outlet broke the first news story about the existence of a disputed dossier alleging ties between President Donald Trump and the Kremlin, according to two congressional GOP sources who described documents linking the two men.

The GOP sources said the documents — made available recently to lawmakers by the Department of Justice — revealed that James Baker, the FBI’s general counsel, communicated with Mother Jones reporter David Corn in the weeks leading up to the November 2016 election. Corn was the first to report the existence of the dossier on Oct. 31 and that it was compiled by a former, high-level western spy.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Baker had been reassigned within the FBI, though the reason for the move was unclear.

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Corn denied that Baker was a source for his story on the dossier.

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