90 Miles From Tyranny : Top FBI Lawyer Testified Rosenstein Discussed Removing Trump From Office

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Top FBI Lawyer Testified Rosenstein Discussed Removing Trump From Office

James Baker, the former top lawyer of the FBI, testified to members of Congress last fall that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and other FBI officials discussed wearing a wire in meetings with President Trump and removing him from office, according to a transcript of Baker’s testimony released on Tuesday.

In a joint committee on October 3, 2018, Baker was questioned in a closed-door interview on his knowledge of the Christopher Steele dossier, classified information leaked to the media, and invoking the 25th Amendment against President Trump.

Baker’s testimony confirmed what former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe previously said about national security officials strategizing to remove President Trump from office. Baker said Rosenstein made a serious suggestion to wear a wire when near the president in order to collect evidence that the president obstructed the investigation on Russian collusion. Baker also said he suspected Rosenstein was acting in response to the firing of James Comey, and that he felt he had been “used” by the president in his justification for firing Comey.

Baker also testified it was common knowledge that there was a high-level conversation about Rod Rosenstein wearing a wire against the president of the United States. Roseinstein has refused to testify before Congress since that wire conversation was revealed.
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Baker said he was told that at the time “there were two members of the Cabinet who were willing to go down this road already,” regarding conversations about invoking the 25th Amendment.

Baker testified that he met with a lawyer for Perkins Coie, the law firm hired by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign to do opposition research on Donald Trump, named Michael Sussmann. He said Sussmann did not provide him information about the...

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1 comment:

  1. When there is no Rule of Law, it works BOTH ways. FBI and DoJ employees AND THEIR FAMILIES are about to find that out.


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