FBI Officials James Baker and Lisa Page Reportedly Leaving the Bureau
Two senior officials at the FBI reportedly resigned earlier Friday.
According to The New York Times, the two officials leaving are James Baker––who was the FBI general counsel until last December––and Lisa Page. Both of them worked closely with James Comey when he was director.
Page you may recognize as the FBI official who infamously exchanged text messages with Peter Strzok that came under scrutiny after some anti-Trump ones were uncovered months ago.
Baker, meanwhile, came under scrutiny for potentially “sharing classified information with reporters.”
The Times says they’re both leaving for unrelated reasons:
Mr. Baker said in a telephone interview that he would be joining the Brookings Institution to write for Lawfare, its blog focused on national security law.
“I love the F.B.I.,” he said. “I have tremendous respect for the bureau — the F.B.I. was great, is great and will be great.”
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