Top FBI officials were “very worried” that fired FBI Director James Comey may try to blackmail President Donald Trump before a critical briefing in 2017.
During an interview Wednesday with the Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery, former FBI general counsel Jim Baker revealed that senior FBI officials were concerned that Comey would blackmail then President-elect Trump during the infamous Jan. 6, 2017, meeting at the White House.
At the meeting, Comey informed Trump about allegations in the unverified dossier that the president had consorted with prostitutes in Moscow several years ago and that it may have been recorded by Russians.
“We were quite worried about the Hoover analogies, and we were determined not to have such a disaster happen on our watch,” Baker said.
How chilling is that to read?
Baker, the former top lawyer at the FBI, and others were worried that Comey, who was the bureau’s director at the time, would possibly blackmail Trump with the information he had.
This just further confirms to many that Trump was absolutely correct to fire Comey in May 2017.
Baker’s comments came one day after Attorney General William Barr appointed a federal prosecutor to investigate how the Russia witch hunt began and whether the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016 was legal.
Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to look into the origins of the Russia investigation and the FBI spying on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
In April, sources in the Trump administration revealed that Barr had assembled a team to investigate the origins of the Russia probe and whether the Obama administration’s FBI counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign broke the law.
“I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016,” Barr said during a congressional hearing in April.
Earlier this month, Barr put the final nail in the collusion coffin and reiterated countless times that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence that Trump, his campaign, or any American colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
Barr said he consulted with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and they both determined there was no evidence to charge Trump with obstructing justice in the Russia probe.
The president has been completely vindicated after the two-year Russia witch hunt.
Barr and Mueller have made it clear that there is no evidence of collusion or obstruction.
But now the tables have turned — and Barr is honoring his pledge to investigate those who started the Russia witch hunt.
Some Obama officials are likely very worried about this and what will be uncovered in the coming months.