May 5, 2018
Two key advisers to former FBI Director James Comey are leaving the bureau.
James Baker, who served as the FBI’s top lawyer before being reassigned in December under the agency’s current director Christopher Wray, resigned on Friday, The New York Times reports.
Lisa Page, another FBI official who served as a legal adviser to Comey and his deputy at the bureau, Andrew McCabe, is also resigning, the Times reported.
Baker told the newspaper in an interview that he would be joining the Brookings Institution to write for its Lawfare blog, which is focused on national security.
The FBI official was reportedly investigated as part of a Justice Department review into the potential sharing of classified information with reporters, though he has not been charged.
This article was posted: Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:39 am