Comey Confidant James Baker Throws Rosenstein Under the Bus – Tells Congress His Plot to Oust Trump Was NOT A JOKE
Former FBI lawyer and Comey confidant James Baker told Congressional investigators that Rosenstein’s plot to wear a wire and oust Trump from office was not a joke as the DAG claimed.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year spoke with DOJ and FBI officials about wearing a wire and secretly recording President Trump to be able to build a case that Trump is unfit to hold office.
DAG Rosenstein began plotting Trump’s removal shortly after FBI Director Comey was fired, The New York Times reported citing memos penned by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for Andrew McCabe’s memos, however; Congress has not yet received them and the deadline was October 4th.
Rosenstein also sought to recruit cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Trump from office, according to the New York Times.
DAG Rosenstein immediately came out and said the New York Times report was inaccurate and that he was merely joking about wearing a wire.
Not so says former FBI lawyer James Baker who has firsthand knowledge of McCabe’s memos and conversations with Rosenstein.
Via John Solomon of The Hill:
Baker told Congress last week that his boss — then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe — was dead serious about the idea of surreptitiously recording the 45th president and using the evidence to make the case that Trump should be removed from office, according to my sources.
Baker told lawmakers he wasn’t in the meeting that McCabe had with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in which the subject came up. But he did have firsthand conversations with McCabe and the FBI lawyer assigned to McCabe, Lisa Page, about the issue.
“As far as Baker was concerned, this was a real plan being discussed,” said a source directly familiar with the congressional investigation. “It was no laughing matter for the FBI.”
Word of Baker’s testimony surfaces just days before Rosenstein is set to be interviewed in private on Thursday by House Judiciary Committee lawmakers.
“You walk away from the Baker interview with little doubt that the FBI leadership in that 2016-17 time-frame saw itself as far more than a neutral investigative agency but actually as a force to stop Trump’s election before it happened and then maybe reversing it after the election was over,” said a source directly familiar with the congressional investigation.
James Baker, who resigned on May 4th, is singing like a canary to Congressional investigators.
Last week James Baker gave an explosive testimony in a closed-door deposition and revealed he met with Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann in September of 2016, a few weeks before the FBI obtained a FISA warrant.
The swamp is turning on each other! Stay tuned, according to Sean Hannity, this is going to be an explosive week for breaking news ‘involving a top DOJ official.’