After James Baker’s interrogation Wednesday, multiple insiders tell the Hill that Baker met with “at least one attorney from Perkins Coie,” the Democratic National Committee’s “private law firm” in 2016. “
This is a bombshell that unequivocally shows the real collusion was between the FBI and Donald Trump’s opposition – the DNC, Hillary and a Trump-hating British intel officer.” Their purpose was “to hijack the election.”
Baker hid from the FISA Court the fact that Hillary Clinton paid for the intelligence. Not only that, when the DOJ and FBI “were putting together the FISA (surveillance warrant) during the time prior to the election,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) seethed, “there was another source giving information directly to the FBI,” adding, “we found the source to be pretty explosive.”
Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) cryptically told the Hill’s morning show Wednesday, before the hearing, “there’s a strong suggestion that confidential human sources actually taped members within the Trump campaign.” The insiders mysteriously add after the hearing, “Baker’s interview broke new ground” regarding the FBI’s “use of news media in 2016 and 2017.”
Simpson allegedly got approximately $50 million from George Soros and “7 to 10 wealthy donors located primarily in New York and California,” as Conservative Daily Post recently reported. The big question that remains is “where did it go?”
Fusion GPS got $1.02 million and allegedly paid Steele out of that. Nobody knows what happened to the rest. Hints from Baker’s testimony have some wondering, “were reporters on the payroll?” “Were they wearing wires?”
Former General Counsel James Baker was the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s top lawyer in 2016, and responsible for obtaining the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to wiretap Carter Page. He also was the attorney asking to renew it three times.
After his closed door interrogation session on Wednesday, tight lipped Republican House investigators are calling what he had to say “extremely troubling.”
Rep. Meadows agrees that the facts disclosed by Baker were “explosive in nature.” Meadows was “extremely troubled,” he told the press upon exiting the conference, asserting that what the FBI did in 2016 wasn’t normal. Baker “confirmed that things were done in an abnormal fashion,” he notes.
According to the chief intelligence correspondent at Fox News, Catherine Herridge, “Meadows claimed the ‘abnormal’ handling of the probe into alleged coordination between Russian officials and the Trump presidential campaign was ‘a reflection of inherent bias that seems to be evident in certain circles.”
Without going into details, the lawmakers assured reporters that Baker “was cooperative and forthcoming about the genesis of the Russia case in 2016, and about the surveillance warrant application for Trump campaign aide Carter Page in October 2016.”
As reported by The Hill, the investigating lawmakers confirmed that “a top FBI official met with Democratic Party lawyers to talk about allegations of Donald Trump-Russia collusion weeks before the 2016 election and before the bureau secured a search warrant targeting Trump’s campaign.” Comey apparently admitted Wednesday, “that would be me.”
The former FBI general counsel met with at least one Perkins Coie attorney. It is quite likely that the attorney advised him of Steele’s allegations which would have made Baker aware that the dossier been commissioned by the Democrats. If that was not the case, the congressmen wouldn’t be so troubled.
One of The Hill’s sources related, “the revelation was confirmed both in contemporaneous evidence and testimony secured by a joint investigation by Republicans on the House Judiciary and Government Oversight committees.”
As John Solomon wrote, “It means the FBI had good reason to suspect the dossier was connected to the DNC’s main law firm and was the product of a Democratic opposition-research effort to defeat Trump – yet failed to disclose that information to the FISA court in October 2016, when the bureau applied for a FISA warrant to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.”
That is a smoking gun that tends to “unequivocally” show that it was the FBI illegally colluding with the Democrats to weaponize the justice system, “rather than some conspiracy between Putin and Trump,” one of the staffers insists.
Several sources confirm that Baker’s testimony “confirmed other evidence about the contact between the Perkins Coie law firm and the FBI.” One source observes, “the interview was one of the most productive we had and it opened up many new investigative leads.”
Another of the knowledgeable insiders explained that “Baker could not answer some questions about FBI media contacts.” Baker said he was restricted by the “ongoing investigation by the Justice Department inspector general into alleged illegal leaks, during and after the election.”
Baker’s testimony added quite a lot to the overall picture that is developing that shows just how much the FBI and Department of Justice have been hiding from the public, especially the deep state “collaboration and collusion with clearly partisan elements of the Clinton campaign and the DNC, Fusion and Steele, that were trying to defeat Trump.”
Several conservatives in Congress are angered by the ever-growing pile which Solomon describes as “evidence that the FBI used mostly politically-motivated, unverified intelligence from an opponent to justify spying on the GOP nominee’s campaign, just weeks before Election Day.” Angry enough to call on President Trump to declassify all the documents.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is convinced that “declassification will uncover potential FBI abuses of the FISA process.” Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is convinced “the bureau misled the FISA court.” Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is upset that “the FBI intentionally hid exculpatory evidence from the judges.”