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Lawyer with ties to Hillary Clinton, DNC reportedly gave FBI documents on Russia meddling
The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2018 | Jeff Mordock

Posted on 10/07/2018 12:06:28 PM PDT by Texas Fossil

A lawyer with ties to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign passed on documents about Russian election meddling to the FBI’s general counsel during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a report Thursday.

James Baker, who was formerly the top lawyer at the FBI, told congressional investigators about the exchange in a closed-door deposition on Wednesday, the Daily Caller reported.

Mr. Baker said he received the documents as well as computer storage devices on Russian hacking from Michael Sussmann, an attorney with Perkins Coie.

Testifying before a joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, Mr. Baker said Mr. Sussmann approached him. The contact was initiated before the FBI and Justice Department applied for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant for key Trump campaign figure Carter Page, according to the Daily Caller’s report.

Mr. Baker was instrumental in obtaining the warrants for Mr. Page.

Reportedly, Mr. Baker told lawmakers it was unusual that he was contacted by Mr. Sussmann and it only happened once.

After the Daily Caller report surfaced, one House Judiciary Committee member, Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, said Mr. Baker’s testimony was “explosive.”

“Some of the things that were shared were explosive in nature,” Mr. Meadows said in a Fox News interview. “The witness confirmed that things were done in an abnormal fashion. That’s extremely troubling.” Perkins Coie was key in funding the salacious anti-Trump dossier compiled by opposition research firm Fusion GPS. In April 2016, Perkins Coie connected Fusion GPS with the DNC and Clinton campaign to compile the dossier, which was shared with the FBI later that year.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carterpage; clinton; cybersecurity; democratparty; democrats; dossier; fisa; fusiongps; jimbaker; michaelsussmann; obamalegacy; perkinscoie; sussman; sussmann; trumprussia
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Recently there have been articles acknowledging the George Soros indirectly supporting Fussion GPS.

This article, based on testimony of James Baker, describes connecting Perkins Coie, the Hillary Campaign and Fusion GPS concerning the Russian Collusion Dossier. And eventually it going to the FBI.

All of this has been know for a while but James Baker's testimony lends credibility to it.

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Some backgound on James Baker:

New Report: Was FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker Captured By New DOJ Leak Task Force? (December 23, 2017 -sundance)

Hours later, James Baker is removed from his responsibilities as legal counsel within the FBI.  Cause: ‘unknown‘.

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Backgound on Michael Sussman:

Lawyer with ties to Hillary Clinton, DNC reportedly gave FBI documents on Russia meddling

A Perkins Coie spokesperson released a statement saying Mr. Sussmann worked in the Department of Justice as a cybercrime prosecutor for both Democratic and Republican administrations and is regularly retained by clients to handle cybersecurity matters.

1 posted on 10/07/2018 12:06:28 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Anyone other than hillary would be in jail.

Those who have opposed the clintons: Vince Foster. Ron Brown.


2 posted on 10/07/2018 12:22:40 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Cynicism is the only refuge in a world that is determined to eliminate itself.)
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To: I want the USA back

Yep, Arkancide.

I think it is a much Hill & Bill’s handlers as it is them.


3 posted on 10/07/2018 12:26:26 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Same HS as Cory Booker. Northern Valley in Old Tappan NJ. Coincidence?


4 posted on 10/07/2018 1:01:13 PM PDT by oldernittany
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To: oldernittany

Lots of not obvious connections.

I don’t believe in Coincidence.


5 posted on 10/07/2018 1:08:36 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

This tidbit was given up as part of some plan and we have no idea what the spin being presented is. The fact is I don’t see any coherent narrative that leads to anything but wait on the IG report and people like Baker saying things like “highly unusual”.

At some point someone has to explain the endgame here. This goes on and on. The facts are available , so what’s the endgame besides 4D BS.


6 posted on 10/07/2018 1:23:03 PM PDT by ALX
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To: Texas Fossil

A few more names added to this massive conspiracy of high treason.

Too bad we don’t have a DOJ


7 posted on 10/07/2018 1:30:09 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Jeff Sessions IS the insurance policy)
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To: Electric Graffiti

That could change.


8 posted on 10/07/2018 2:43:46 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: ALX

The plan is clear. Many of the players are still hidden.

Then “end game”? Globalist Totalitarian Government is the end game.

The enemy of all free people intends to enslave the world.

It was known and documented 2,000 years ago.

It is the same old battle.


9 posted on 10/07/2018 2:46:43 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

There’s some sort of mexican standoff going on with Trump and Mueller. If you drop the impeachment report, I’ll release the FISA docs, etc. and vice versa.

I’m just hoping that the dems don’t win the house or senate because all of this will be buried. Trump will then be paralyzed to make any changes at the DOJ. More so than he is now.


10 posted on 10/07/2018 2:52:17 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Jeff Sessions IS the insurance policy)
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To: Electric Graffiti

No, much of that is exposed. The issue is still the unseen elements of the opposition who will do anything to stay in power. It is HUGE, (not overstated)

I think Mueller is pretty exposed and same with “Russia Russia Russia”. But this is not a bi-directional conflict.

Mueller has almost nothing on Trump or his administration.

Trump and others have huge issues exposed with the opposition.


11 posted on 10/07/2018 3:07:04 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

To bad Mueller is wasting tax layer money investigating the wrong people.


12 posted on 10/07/2018 3:07:43 PM PDT by Retvet (Retvet)
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To: Retvet

Yes, it is.

Mueller is part of the wrong people. And he may think he is actually not part of it.

Irony? Yep


13 posted on 10/07/2018 3:08:59 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Bookmark


14 posted on 10/07/2018 3:11:30 PM PDT by Chgogal (Sessions recused himself for shaking an Ambassador's hand. Shameful!)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Mueller has almost nothing on Trump or his administration.”

A long laundry list of ‘crimes and obstruction of justice’ and he’s just waiting for the right time to deliver it to congress.

This has been confirmed from the likes of Joe DiGenova. Not that I needed it confirmed, that was mueller’s mission from the get-go. And Mueller has the backing of the corrupt state, both parties, corrupt courts and the fakestream media.

Thus, my statement above.


15 posted on 10/07/2018 3:21:02 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Jeff Sessions IS the insurance policy)
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To: Chgogal

just as there was no FakeNewsMSM coverage of all the explosive details concerning Dr. Ford/McLean/FBI etc., there is no FakeNewsMSM coverage of the Clinton actual collusion with foreign agents/Russia/FBI/etc.

with the Kavanaugh business out of the way, there needs to be more attention paid to the Spygate revelations already available to the public by FR and everyone in the non-FakeNews media, until there’s a groundswell that forces a special counsel or whatever to investigate the attempt to prevent Trump becoming president, and later to effect a coup to end his presidency.


16 posted on 10/07/2018 3:22:01 PM PDT by MAGAthon (O)
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To: Electric Graffiti
I posted this not long after that rat bastard, jeff sessions, first recused himself and his best bud rosenstein appointed the mueller special counsel coup. That was when Joe and the rest of the talking heads were still singing Jeff Magoo's praises.

The special counsel’s reason for being is 3 fold:

1) Embroil the Trump administration with indictments-scandals with the ultimate goal of toppling(impeachment-resignation)

2) Use the SC to bury the mountain of high crime evidence against Hillary & the O’muslim regime.

3) Show the people what happens if you want to go to work for the Trump administration...You’ll be crucified by the propaganda press and indicted by a soviet-style special counsel. Your house raided in the dark of the night by the goose-steppers of the FBI.


17 posted on 10/07/2018 3:32:31 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Jeff Sessions IS the insurance policy)
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To: Electric Graffiti

I do not believe it.


18 posted on 10/07/2018 3:50:21 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Electric Graffiti

“Joseph diGenova (born February 22, 1945) is an American attorney who served as the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1983 to 1988. He is known for promoting conspiracy theories about the Department of Justice and the FBI”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_DiGenova


19 posted on 10/07/2018 3:53:10 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Wikipedia bias strikes, again!


20 posted on 10/07/2018 3:56:04 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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