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Ex-FBI lawyer: officials were ‘very worried’ to-be Comey seemed to be blackmail Trump with dossier

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Former FBI general counsel James Baker said this week that he and other officials were “very concerned” that the former FBI-Director James Comey seemed to be blackmail, then President-elect Trump during a 2017 meeting to salacious allegations are to be found in the Steele dossier.

On the latest episode of Yahoo News-podcast “Skullduggery” was released Tuesday, Baker said he and others were so concerned about Comey briefing Trump on 6. January 2017 on Russia’s interference in the election, as well as the controversial dossier, “analogies” were made to J. Edgar Hoover, the former FBI Director, the needs are known to abuse his power to blackmail individuals.

“We were very concerned about the Hoover analogies, and we were determined to pass such a disaster, on our watch,” Baker said, to convey the hope, the future President, that you do not want to continue the “legacy” of Hoover’s blackmail.

Baker could not remember the moment when he for the first time on the Steele dossier, but he remembers the bureau take it “seriously” and said they were “obliged to deal with it” and determine whether or not, none of this was true, but insisted that they will not accept “as gospel.” He did, however, believe that Trump had informed about the documents because it was “to disclose this to the press.”

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The former top FBI lawyer explains why he worked with Comey, to say whether or not, Trump that he is not the subject of the Russian investigation. According to Baker, he argues that then-President-elect activities “fell into the category of” subject, and he did not think it was “right to say”, otherwise. However, Comey always Trump said that the President was not examined prior to his release in may of 2017.

Nevertheless, Baker said he supports any investigation looking into the origins of the Russian probe.

“I welcome the scrutiny,” Baker said. “I plan to, cooperate fully with the Department in order to help you figure out what happened. Because I believe that what happened was lawful, at least, based on every piece of information that I have.”

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