James Baker who is supposedly an ally of James Comey FBI former Director, got fired from FBI because he is suspected leaker.
Just hours after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe delivered private testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, his boss, FBI Director Christopher Wray, announced that the bureau’s top lawyer would be leaving his post, an attempt to bring in “new blood” to an agency whose reputation has been hopelessly compromised by revelations that agents’ partisan bias may have influenced two high-profile investigations involving President Donald Trump and his former campaign rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The FBI’s top lawyer, James Baker, is being reassigned. WaPo says Baker’s removal is part of Wray’s effort to assemble his own team of senior advisers while he tries to defuse allegations of partisanship that have plagued the bureau in recent months, reported The Washington Post.
Although information published over the summer said that he was in an interagency investigation the “the top suspect”, as we published in July.
Circa was not able to ratify the details of what material or national security information was allegedly leaked, even though three sources with knowledge of the investigation told Circa that James Baker was the top suspect.
“The bureau is scouring for leakers and there’s been a lot of investigations.” a federal law enforcement official with information of current private investigation in the bureau told Circa.
After Trump administration raised up efforts to contain leaks within the White House and within its own national security apparatus, then came the announcement
James Baker had a key role in the agency, working on large cases and policy debates, including the FBI’s disastrous fight over the growing use of encryption in cellphones with Apple. The news of the stuff reorganization comes as President Trump and his loyal political allies have promised “rebuild” the FBI to make it “bigger and better than ever” following its “disgraceful” plan over the Trump probe.