Shake-up Hits FBI As Suspected Leaker And Comey “Confidant” Removed From
Director Christopher Wray is making his first major personnel change
since he took over as head of the bureau.
to reports, Wray has removed James Baker, head of the FBI’s Office
of General Counsel. “Baker played a key role in the agency’s handling of
major cases and policy debates in recent years, including the FBI’s
unsuccessful battle with Apple over the growing use of encryption in
cellphones,” reports Zerohedge.
was moved to a different position inside the agency.
Mail UK reports:
Baker, the FBI’s leading lawyer who was a confidante of fired FBI
Director James Comey, has been reassigned from his post, as the agency’s
top personnel are under high scrutiny.
told colleagues he will assume different duties for the bureau,
oversees the bureau’s Office of General Counsel, and has received such
awards as the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in
counter-terrorism in 2006.
News’ Sara Carter reported FBI General Counsel James A. Baker
and, “close confidant” of former FBI head James Comey, was allegedly under
investigation for leaking classified information to the media.
explosive claim came amid heated discussions about leaks coming from
disloyal staffers from within the Trump White House.
General Counsel James A. Baker is purportedly under a Department of
Justice criminal investigation for allegedly leaking classified national
security information to the media, according to multiple government
officials close to the probe who spoke with Circa on the condition of
is a close confidant of former FBI Director James Comey, and recent
media reports suggested he was reportedly advising the
then-FBI director on legal matters following private meetings the former
director had in February with President Trump in the Oval Office.
reported by The
Hill, former FBI James Comey is also accused of leaking classified
information to the media.
than half of the memos fired FBI Director James Comey wrote during his
private conversations with President Trump have been determined to contain