FBI Update: Key Comey Advisor/Allies Resigned
FBI attorney James Baker, 1 of sacked, disgraced FBI Director James Comey’s closest confidantes, and a fellow agent Lisa Page who has been tarnished with the revelations about the anti-Trump text messages she shared with a fellow agent, have resigned.
Both Mr. Baker and Ms. Page stepped down Friday
The 2 of them often advised Mr. Comey, Mr.Baker, once the FBI’s Top attorney, was reassigned in December when new Director Christopher Wray took over.
The Department of Justice investigated Mr. Baker over suspicions that he leaked classified information to the media, he has not been charged with a crime. It is alleged that Mr.Baker was behind leaks from a salacious dossier about President Trump and Russia.
Ms. Page served directly under sacked Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and came under fire because the texts she exchanged with a fellow agent, Peter Strzok her clandesline lover.
Mr. Strzok had been the agent in charge of overseeing the investigation concerning President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, he has been resigned.
Mr. Baker, as an adviser to Mr. Comey, warned him against saying publicly that President Trump was not under investigation.
Ms. Page advised FBI leaders during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-Mail server, including when Mr. Comey announced ‘The Bureau’ would recommend no criminal charges against her.
Saturday, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer weighed in about the resignations, saying that it was a “good thing” they are leaving.
“The men and women of the FBI work, you know, throughout this country to uphold the law, and I think they have a sterling reputation for the most part,” said Mr. Spicer. “These bad eggs tarnish that reputation. It is not a good thing for the institution. I’m glad they are getting out of the way.”
He said the news “further bolsters” President Trump’s point that there are “people out to get him” and “overall, it’s a good thing that they’re getting out of the way. I think that justice still needs to be served and we look forward to seeing what the Inspector General says.”
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