Two FBI officials who were advisers to James Comey just resigned. James Baker is believed to have leaked information to the press and Lisa Page is the person who shared numerous anti-Trump texts with her lover Peter Strzok.
Is this a sign that something is happening?
The Washington Examiner reports:
FBI’s James Baker, Lisa Page resign
Two FBI officials — both advisers to former FBI Director James Comey — are resigning from their posts at the agency.
James Baker, who served as the bureau’s top lawyer until late last year when he was reassigned as an adviser to FBI Director Christopher Wray, is resigning, per the New York Times. He is also being looked at for possibly disclosing classified information with journalists about the so-called Trump dossier, though he has not been charged.
Comey addressed Baker’s departure in a tweet Twitter Friday night, heaping praise on his former adviser.
A great public servant retired from the FBI today. Jim Baker’s integrity and commitment to the rule of law have benefitted our country through 5 presidents, of both parties. We are fortunate he and so many others choose to devote their lives to justice.
— James Comey (@Comey) May 5, 2018
This isn’t the first time Comey has taken to Twitter to express his support for Baker. Comey also spoke out in December after it was reported Baker was being reassigned from his role as general counsel amid scrutiny of his potential involvement with the “Trump dossier,” which contains salacious and some unverified claims about Trump’s connection to Russia.
“Sadly, we are now at a point in our political life when anyone can be attacked for partisan gain,” Comey tweeted. “James Baker, who is stepping down as FBI General Counsel, served our country incredibly well for 25 years & deserves better. He is what we should all want our public servants to be.”
The FBI deserves and needs a big shake-up. Is this the beginning of that?