According to a new report, a top lawyer at the FBI is being investigated because the Justice Department is trying to find out who is revealing top information to the media.
According to the website Circa, FBI general counsel James A. Baker is under investigation for “allegedly leaking classified national security information to the media.”
FBI spokeswoman Carol Cratty stated that she doesn’t have a comment about the website’s report.
Circa wrote that Baker was “a top suspect” in a “criminal” investigation, but said that they didn’t have any other information about the investigation.
Sarah Isgur Flores, a spokeswoman for the Department of Justice, stated right after the report was issued:
“We have seen an astonishing increase in the number of leaks of classified national security information in recent months,” she stated, saying that they agree with Anthony Scaramucci that “these staggering number of leaks are undermining the ability of our government to function and to protect this country.”
Flores also pointed out that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has stated that “whenever a
case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.”
“… we will aggressively pursue leak cases wherever they may lead,” She stated.
Baker was appointed as FBI general counsel in 2014 by former FBI Director James Comey. Previously he worked as an associate deputy attorney general with the main focus on national security and intelligence from 2009 to 2011.
Baker was Comey’s man of trust and he was consulted frequently by him.
Circa’s report did not include any comments from Baker.
After Fox News reported that Sessions is going to reveal the probe into the leaks that have been happening recently in the White House, Circa issued this report.
The main focus of the investigation is “news reports that publicized sensitive intelligence material, according to officials who have been briefed on the matter,” Fox News stated.
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