COLLUSION BOMBSHELL: Lawyer For Perkins Coie Met with Comey Confidant James Baker on Russian Allegations Before FISA Warrant
Michael Sussmann, Partner at Perkins Coie
Comey confidant James Baker met with Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann in September of 2016, a few weeks before the FBI obtained a FISA warrant.
Top FBI lawyer James Baker gave an explosive testimony in a closed-door deposition Wednesday.
Congressional investigators revealed DNC lawyers met with James Baker just before a FISA warrant on Carter Page was obtained.
John Solomon of The Hill reported:
Former FBI general counsel James Baker met during the 2016 season with at least one attorney from Perkins Coie, the Democratic National Committee’s private law firm.
That’s the firm used by the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign to secretly pay research firmFusion GPS and Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence operative, to compile a dossier of uncorroborated raw intelligence alleging Trump and Moscow were colluding to hijack the presidential election.
The dossier, though mostly unverified, was then used by the FBI as the main evidence seeking a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant targeting the Trump campaign in the final days of the campaign.
The revelation was confirmed both in contemporaneous evidence and testimony secured by a joint investigation by Republicans on the House Judiciary and Government Oversight committees, my source tells me.
It means the FBI had good reason to suspect the dossier was connected to the DNC’s main law firm and was the product of a Democratic opposition-research effort to defeat Trump — yet failed to disclose that information to the FISA court in October 2016, when the bureau applied for a FISA warrant to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
“This is a bombshell that unequivocally shows the real collusion was between the FBI and Donald Trump’s opposition — the DNC, Hillary and a Trump-hating British intel officer — to hijack the election, rather than some conspiracy between Putin and Trump,” a knowledgeable source told me.
Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Wednesday that there is a “strong suggestion” that undercover FBI sources secretly taped members of the Trump campaign, reported the Daily Caller.
“There’s a strong suggestion that confidential human sources actually taped members within the Trump campaign. There is strong suggestions in that some of the text messages, emails, and so forth who was involved, that extraordinary measures were used to surveil.” Meadows said in an interview with The Hill.
Rep. Jim Jordan said, “there was another source giving information directly to the FBI, which we found the source to be pretty explosive.”
James Baker was very close to fired FBI Director James Comey, so this is a very significant development.
Comey’s confidant, Mr. Baker resigned from his position in May of this year.
BREAKING: Top FBI aide of Comey met with Clinton campaign lawyer before FBI sought FISA warrant on Trump campaign adviser
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