Report: FBI General Counsel Allegedly Under Investigation for Leaks

FBI General Counsel James Baker is allegedly under investigation by the Justice Department in connection with leaks of classified national security information to the media, Circa is reporting.

The website attributed its information to “multiple government officials close to the probe” and the officials spoke on the condition they not be identified.

“Three sources, with knowledge of the investigation, told Circa that Baker is the top suspect in an ongoing leak investigation, but Circa has not been able to confirm the details of what national security information or material was allegedly leaked,” Sara Carter wrote for the website.

“Baker is a close confidant of former FBI Director James Comey, and recent media reports suggested he was reportedly advising the then-FBI director on legal matters following private meetings the former director had in February with President [Donald] Trump in the Oval Office.”

Comey appointed Baker to his post in 2014, according to



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