BREAKING: Trump-Hating FBI Lawyer Lisa Page and Comey Confidant James Baker Resign
Trump-hating FBI lawyer Lisa Page resigned Friday.
Comey confidant James Baker also turned in his resignation Friday.
Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller has confirmed Lisa Page turned in her resignation Friday.
The FBI attorney who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with another bureau official resigned on Friday, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
The FBI confirmed that the lawyer, Lisa Page, tendered her resignation.
Page has faced months of scrutiny over the text messages, which she exchanged with Peter Strzok, the former deputy chief of the FBI’s counterintelligence division.
Lisa Page left the Special Counsel investigation in September of 2017.
FBI’s chief of counterintelligence, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were caught exchanging anti-Trump text messages over the summer of 2017.
In what is believed to be the most damning text exchange between the FBI lovebirds was a discussion about an “insurance policy” to keep Trump out of office.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office…that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected…but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok text messaged to Page in an Aug. 15, 2016 exchange, referring to Andrew McCabe.
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok added.
Other profanity-laced text messages between Strzok and Page showed their contempt for Donald Trump.
Lisa Page was also the key person named in Horowitz’s scathing report about Andrew McCabe.
McCabe instructed Lisa Page to leak to The Wall Street Journal information about the ongoing Clinton email investigation.
The Office of Inspector General then claimed McCabe ‘lacked candor’ for denying he authorized Lisa Page to leak to the Wall Street Journal.
Lisa Page and Peter Strzok should have been let go long ago.
The New York Times is also reporting that Comey’s closest confidant James Baker also turned in his resignation Friday.
Two top F.B.I. aides who worked alongside the former director James B. Comey as he navigated one of the most politically tumultuous periods in the bureau’s history resigned on Friday.
One of them, James A. Baker, was one of Mr. Comey’s closest confidants. He served as the F.B.I.’s top lawyer until December when he was reassigned as the new director, Christopher A. Wray, began installing his own advisers. Mr. Baker had been investigated by the Justice Department on suspicion of sharing classified information with reporters. He has not been charged.
The decisions by Mr. Baker and Ms. Page to leave the bureau were unrelated. Mr. Baker said in a telephone interview that he would be joining the Brookings Institution to write for Lawfare, its blog focused on national security law.
Comey reacted to James Baker’s resignation.
A great public servant retired from the FBI today. Jim Baker’s integrity and commitment to the rule of law have benefitted our country through 5 presidents, of both parties. We are fortunate he and so many others choose to devote their lives to justice.
— James Comey (@Comey) May 5, 2018