Judicial Watch Sues DOJ For Records of Former FBI Counsel James Baker’s Communications With Christopher Steele

James Baker (L), Christopher Steele (R)

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice for all records of communications between former FBI general counsel James Baker and Russia dossier author Christopher Steele.

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after it initially tried to obtain the records by filing a FOIA request in January of 2018.

The FBI claimed it had no such records, however, in a testimony to the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee in October of 2018, James Baker admitted to Congressional lawmakers that he indeed received a copy of the Russia dossier.


James Baker told Republican lawmakers that David Corn, a reporter at the ultra radical left-wing Mother Jones magazine had given him a copy of the phony Russia dossier just one day after Donald Trump won the presidential election.

Mr. Baker also testified that he believed David Corn received the dossier from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.

James Baker was also involved in the FBI’s sham investigation into Hillary’s emails and private server.

“The real collusion scandal of the 2016 election is the effort by the Clinton campaign and the Obama DOJ/FBI to spy on and destroy President Donald Trump,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “And it looks like the FBI is covering up documents on this Russiagate scandal, which is why Judicial Watch is again in federal court.”

Mr. Baker left his position as general counsel in January 2018 then resigned from the FBI in May of 2018 — the same day FBI lawyer Lisa Page turned in her resignation.

Baker gave two testimonies to Congressional lawmakers in October of 2018 in an unclassified setting and the transcripts of his testimonies still have not been released to the public despite efforts by Republicans going through the proper channels to make the transcripts public.

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