[Ed. – Baker is the FBI guy who spoke to David Corn in 2016, prior to signing off on the infamous Carter Page FISA application as part of his (Baker’s) duties. Page, of course, is Peter Strzok’s chief texting correspondent and mistress. But the interesting timing may indicate a link to this: the DOJ IG, Michael Horowitz, just postponed his scheduled testimony to Congress (previously arranged for this coming week), reportedly due to new leads in his review of the Hillary Clinton email case. So stay tuned.]
Two key advisers to former FBI Director James Comey are leaving the bureau.
James Baker, who served as the FBI’s top lawyer before being reassigned in December under the agency’s current director Christopher Wray, resigned on Friday, The New York Times reports.
Lisa Page, another FBI official who served as a legal adviser to Comey and his deputy at the bureau, Andrew McCabe, is also resigning, the Times reported.
Baker told the newspaper in an interview that he would be joining the Brookings Institution to write for its Lawfare blog, which is focused on national security. …
Page, meanwhile, has been the focus of GOP ire in recent months after text messages emerged between herself and another FBI official in which they criticized President Trump and other political figures.