The whole sordid matter is increasingly coming apart at the seams for the deep-state leftists who were in on the Russian hoax. The latest interesting development has James (Jim) Baker starting to yank James Comey perilously close toward the underside of the bus.
Yahoo News Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff interviewed former FBI bureau chief counsel James Baker for “Skullduggery” podcast on Wednesday to talk about former FBI Director James Comey’s actions in targeting Donald Trump.
You may recall that Michael Isikoff‘s 2016 report was used in obtaining FISA warrants to spy on President Trump while at the same time Isikoff was working with the DNC. So the two rats, intertwined “good friends” were face-to-face trying to save themselves … all while making entertainment fare.
Baker is a central figure in the effort today to determine how the FBI obtained the discredited Steele Dossier as well as how the Russia investigation was initiated and conducted. He is reported to be a subject of the investigation by U.S. Attorney John Durham–the man selected by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the investigators–allegedly being looked at for leaking information to the press.
It’s no coincidence that the key figures are now in panic mode trying to save their own hide at the expense of others. It is definitely must-see TV, don’t you think?
If you like weasel words, there are plenty more from Baker. Isikoff asked him to comment on AG Barr’s use of the term “spying” as applied to how the Trump campaign was being watched by the FBI in the early stages of the Russia investigation. “I don’t know all the information the Attorney General knows. All I can say is what I was aware of at the time, and how I think of the word ‘spying,’ Baker said.
“To me, the term spying connotes some level of impropriety, of unlawfulness. And what I’m aware of, with respect to what the FBI did … we did it lawfully, consistent with attorney general guidelines and so on. So therefore I don’t think about it as spying. I think about it as the FBI undertaking lawful investigative activities in order to figure out what’s going on. So I don’t understand what the Attorney General is trying to convey in that regard. But as I say, I don’t have access to all the information he does.”
As Yahoo News reported …
Senior FBI officials were concerned then director James Comey would appear to be blackmailing then President-elect Trump – using tactics notoriously associated with J.Edgar Hoover – when he attended a fateful Jan. 6, 2017, meeting at which he informed the real estate magnate about allegations he had consorted with prostitutes in Moscow, according to Jim Baker, the bureau’s chief counsel at the time.
“We were quite worried about the Hoover analogies, and we were determined not to have such a disaster happen on our watch,” said Jim Baker, then the FBI’s top lawyer in an interview with the Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery. But he and Comey determined the bureau had an obligation to tell Trump of the uncorroborated allegations because “the press has it; it’s about to come out. You should be alerted to that fact.”
A portion of the Isikoff-Baker podcast interview is below, with the video footage in the style of a law-enforcement sting …
Video by Yahoo News “Skullduggery”
Baker said that he planned to fully cooperate with Durham’s probe. “I welcome scrutiny. I plan to fully cooperate with the department to help them figure out what happened. Because I believe what happened was lawful, at least based on every piece of information that I have,” he said.
The different spins from deep state officials, including Brennan contradicting Comey, has caught the attention of many on social media:
Not enough popcorn in the world….
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) May 16, 2019
Comey reposted a diatribe from James Baker that was published on Friday, claiming he does not hate Donald Trump, in fact, he would try to love him and his supporters. Noble, yet not everyone is buying it, least of all Fox News Correspondent Dan Bongino:
Comey and Baker are panicking right now because they know the IG report is about to become public. THIS is the reason you see these two cowards crying in front of the national media. Don’t buy their silly lies, they’re covering their a#%^*
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) May 11, 2019
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