FBI General Counsel James A. Baker is reportedly under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice for allegedly leaking classified national security information to the media.
Multiple government officials with knowledge of the investigation broke the news to Circa on the condition of anonymity:
Three sources, with knowledge of the investigation, told Circa that Baker is the top suspect in an ongoing leak investigation, but Circa has not been able to confirm the details of what national security information or material was allegedly leaked.
A federal law enforcement official with knowledge of ongoing internal investigations in the bureau told Circa, “the bureau is scouring for leakers and there’s been a lot of investigations.”
FBI Official under investigation today for leaking classified material. James Baker, worked on FISA investigations for 17 years. pic.twitter.com/dAdXTN4xWs
— SJ the Russian (@mom_vet) July 27, 2017
The bombshell revelation comes just days after reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions would soon make an announcement regarding ongoing criminal leak investigations.
Notably, Baker is a close confidant of former FBI Director James Comey. Baker reportedly advised Comey on legal matters following the private meetings he had with President Donald Trump in February.
Comey appointed Baker to the FBI’s general counsel in 2014. According to his FBI bio he received the NSA’s Intelligence Under Law Award among other accolades – highly ironic given his alleged criminal actions.
FBI spokeswoman Carol Cratty would not confirm or deny any investigation of Baker. It looks like the FBI Deep State just got deeper, folks.
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