By Thomas Lifson
In a move likely related to the pending release of the inspect general’s report on the DOJ and FBI, the two top lawyers who served James Comey suddenly decided to find paychecks from other sources and have left their jobs at the FBI.
There are more mysteries than facts available on the move at this time. The P.R. spin is that both “resigned,” but that could well mask an ultimatum to resign or be fired. The fact that the news of both departing came out at the same time suggests that some external factor was at work.
Here is the New York Times version:
Two top F.B.I. aides who worked alongside the former director James B. Comey as he navigated one of the most politically tumultuous periods in the bureau’s history resigned on Friday.
The Times notes that Baker “was one of Mr. Comey’s closest confidants.”
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by timothy meads
A Boston Globe report came out Friday evening that former Secretary of State John Kerry has recently met with an Iranian official in order to save President Obama’s signature Iran nuclear deal. This raises serious concerns that Kerry violated the Logan Act by meeting with a foreign official.
From Boston Globe:….
….If the report is accurate, Kerry could have violated the Logan Act. The Logan Act, officially known as 18 U.S.C. §953, is “an old but rarely-invoked federal statute prohibiting unauthorized private diplomacy with foreign nations,” according to the Federalist Society blog.
The Logan Act reads: “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
This potential crime was not missed by conservatives on Twitter.
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