Congressional investigators have 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
Former FBI general counsel James Baker met during the 2016 season with at least one attorney from Perkins Coie, the Democratic National Committee’s private law firm.
That’s the firm used by the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign
The revelation was confirmed both in contemporaneous evidence and
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
“This is a bombshell that unequivocally shows the real
Baker was interviewed by lawmakers behind
The sources also said Baker’s interview broke new ground both about the FBI’s use of news media in
“The interview was one of the most productive we had and it opened up many new investigative leads,”
Another said Baker could not answer some questions about FBI media contacts, citing an ongoing investigation by the Justice Department inspector general into alleged illegal leaks,during and after the election, about the Trump collusion probe and other matters.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Freedom Caucus leaders Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), veteran investigator Rep.
Ryan has said he believes the declassification will uncover potential FBI abuses of the FISA
And Meadows told The Hill’s new morning television show, Rising, on Wednesday that there is evidence the
“There’s a strong suggestion that confidential human sources actually taped members within the Trump campaign,” Meadows told Hill.TV hosts Krystal Ball and Ned Ryun.
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