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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Family Security Matters
by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD
Let the diversions and parsing of words begin.
Take note of this British non-denial denial because you will see the same species of obfuscation being regularly produced at the U.S. political-media fake news farm.
On March 16, 2017 Fox News Channel judicial analyst Judge Andrew P. Napolitano wrote:
“Sources have told me that the British foreign surveillance service, the Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, most likely provided Obama with transcripts of Trump’s calls. The NSA has given GCHQ full 24/7 access to its computers, so GCHQ — a foreign intelligence agency that, like the NSA, operates outside our constitutional norms — has the digital versions of all electronic communications made in America in 2016, including Trump’s. So by bypassing all American intelligence services, Obama would have had access to what he wanted with no Obama administration fingerprints.”
To which GCHQ responded:
Americans are starting to wake up from our fear-induced haze:
Indeed, the American people are starting to actively push back against those who want to strip us of our basic freedoms.