James Baker was the FBI’s top lawyer.
He was in fact — General Counsel.
The Notre Dame and University of Michigan Law School graduate was a long time government employee.
He is the deepest of the Deep State.
He started in 1990 and joined the FBI’s Office of International Policy and Review in 1996.
In 1998 he was promoted to Deputy Counsel for Intelligence Operations.
From May 2001 he served as Acting Counsel, and in January 2002 was appointed Counsel.
Baker was reassigned from his top perch position with “changed duties” (demoted) when a shadow was cast upon him in late 2017.
He resigned before the new FBI Director Christopher Wray had his confirmation.
Baker had a very close friend.
It was James Comey.
He was after all tapped by Comey to be the FBI’s top lawyer in January 2014.
The two were long time colleagues at both the DOJ and for a spell at the private Bridgewater Associates.
Baker was allegedly involved in a leak.
The probe looking into it, described it as “a strange interagency dispute that … attracted the attention of senior lawmakers”, and ended with a decision not to charge anyone, as reported by the Washington Post.
It involved the NSA and it came to haunt him.
He was also front and center in the issues involving agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, another FBI agent, Lisa Page.
When their emails opposing Trump or worse, were discovered Baker was on the scene.
Some went missing, and the Congress did not see them in a timely fashion, as they had requested.
Baker was always involved in FISA warrant requests.
He was the FBI ‘go-to’ on FISA.
Baker was also involved with a number of serious matters involving the DOJ and its past investigations.
The FBI handling of the sensitive issues in Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and the failure to recommend criminal charges also fell smack in the lap of James Baker.
Was Baker part of an effort to take down the White House when Trump ascended to office?
Yes, it appears so.
Was he in the middle of the dump Trump schemes?
Yes, it is apparent.
Was he a resistor? Or worse?
Yes, now we see he was behind a counterintelligence effort to depose President Trump after the election and his firing of James Comey.
Baker is a career national security lawyer and in the eyes of some was suspected of collaboration to keep the Russia-gate going and before that to support the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.
It is now established that Baker pointed Mother Jones, reporter, David Corn to the infamous and discredited Trump-Russia dossier.
The two have been firmly linked.
In 2017, Circa reported that Baker was under a Department of Justice criminal investigation for allegedly leaking classified national security information concerning the Trump administration to the media.
And now this duplicitous leak to the NY Times.
Trump as a secret Russian agent.
This is “disgusting” as the President himself noted and extremely insulting.
Baker has dirty hands and indeed appears to be a key figure in the RED NOVEMBER narrative and plot to destroy the President.
The only traitors appear to be in the bowels of the US government itself.
It never ends…