James Comey Attempts to Defend Reassigned FBI Leaker

James Comey, who himself was on shaky legal ground when he leaked privileged information between himself and President Trump to the media, is now defending demoted FBI General Counsel James Baker after he was busted contacting a liberal reporter from Mother Jones.

As reported by FoxNews

Former FBI Director James Comey defended the bureau’s recently reassigned top lawyer and suggested the move was political.

“Sadly, we are now at a point in our political life when anyone can be attacked for partisan gain,” Comey tweeted Friday night.

Comey, who was fired by President Trump earlier this year, 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.”

Baker has been at the center of several recent news stories.

The Washington Post reported this week that Baker, who has served as the FBI’s general counsel, was leaving his role and had being reassigned at the bureau.

The newspaper reported that Baker “had been caught up in a strange interagency dispute that led to a leak probe and attracted the attention of senior lawmakers” but the issue “had not played a part in Baker’s reassignment.”

On Friday evening, the website Politico published a story saying House Republicans were interested in Baker’s contacts with a liberal reporter from Mother Jones in the weeks ahead of the 2016 election.s dossier that includes unverified allegations about Trump’s connections with Russia.

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