August 13, 2020 – John Durham questions former top FBI lawyer, James Baker

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James Baker (Credit: CNN)

“United States Attorney John Durham has interviewed the former top FBI lawyer during the Russia investigation.

James Baker, who recently was hired by Twitter, met with Durham’s team in recent weeks and was quickly brought back for follow-up questions, a source told CNN.

The report noted that witnesses who have spoken with Durham are unable to figure out who is a major target for prosecution in his criminal inquiry into Russia investigation.

Baker, who became general counsel in 2014 and resigned from the FBI in 2018defended the Russia investigation and the FBI’s handling of British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier. He was involved in the sign-off process of at least the first Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant application that targeted former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

(…) Baker resigned in May 2018 and joined Lawfare, a national security blog affiliated with the Brookings Institution whose editor-in-chief is Benjamin Wittes, a friend of Comey. He later joined the R Street Institute and then CNN as a legal analyst, but he no longer works there. (Read more: Washington Examiner, 8/13/2020)  (Archive)