James Baker is singing like a canary and the sounds he is making is music to the Republican ears. He told congressional investigators that he met with Andrew McCabe and Lisa page after their meeting with Rosenstein. They said Rosenstein was deadly serious about wearing a wire and recruiting cabinet members in order to invoke the 25th Amendment… to remove Trump from office. Rosenstein had defended himself, saying the threats were just jokes, but evidently, neither McCabe or Page got the punchline.
Via John Solomon of The Hill:
Baker told Congress last week that his boss — then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe — was dead serious about the idea of surreptitiously recording the 45th president and using the evidence to make the case that Trump should be removed from office, according to my sources.
Baker told lawmakers he wasn’t in the meeting that McCabe had with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in which the subject came up. But he did have firsthand conversations with McCabe and the FBI lawyer assigned to McCabe, Lisa Page, about the issue.
“As far as Baker was concerned, this was a real plan being discussed,” said a source directly familiar with the congressional investigation. “It was no laughing matter for the FBI.”
Word of Baker’s testimony surfaces just days before Rosenstein is set to be interviewed in private on Thursday by House Judiciary Committee lawmakers.
“You walk away from the Baker interview with little doubt that the FBI leadership in that 2016-17 time-frame saw itself as far more than a neutral investigative agency but actually as a force to stop Trump’s election before it happened and then maybe reversing it after the election was over,” said a source directly familiar with the congressional investigation.
Last week, Baker told congressional investigators that the Hillary dossier was given to the FBI by Perkins Coie, the lawyers for Hillary and the DNC.