James Baker has served in the legal division of the DOJ and FBI from mid-1990s, moving his up to General Counsel for the FBI.
In December 2017, new FBI Director Christopher Wray reassigned Baker, leading him to resign from the FBI in May 2018.
In 2016, while Baker was the FBI General Counsel, the Hillary Clinton email scandal erupted and was turned over to the FBI to investigate the possibility of any criminal action took place on the part of Clinton.
At the time this was handed to the FBI back in 2016, Baker believed that Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted for the crimes she committed.
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Fox News – Former FBI general counsel thought Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted until ‘pretty late’ in email investigation – The FBI’s top lawyer in 2016 thought Hillary Clinton and her team should have immediately realized they were mishandling “highly classified” information based on the obviously sensitive nature of the emails’ contents sent through her private server. And he believed she should have been prosecuted until “pretty late” in the investigation, according to a transcript of his closed-door testimony before congressional committees last October.
Former FBI general counsel James Baker said high-level officials at the bureau were “arguing about” whether to bring charges against Clinton, “I think, up until the end” — and he initially thought Clinton’s behavior was “alarming” and “appalling.”
Pursuant to the “statutes that we were considering at the time,” Baker told lawmakers, it was “the nature and scope of the classified information that, to me, initially, when I looked at it, I thought these folks should know that this stuff is classified, that it was alarming what they were talking about, especially some of the most highly classified stuff.”
Fox News has confirmed portions of the congressional transcript of Baker’s remarks. Baker’s testimony was considered credible by those in the room…
Frankly, Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted for her crimes involving her pay for play actions while Secretary of State.
She should also be prosecuted for all of her actions involved with the Benghazi incident in which she ignored Ambassador Stephens constant requests for more security, and for her lying about what happened and lying to the parents of two of the victims.
Hillary should also be prosecuted for her crimes involved with the Uranium One Deal, that netted the Clinton foundation a multimillion dollar donation shortly after the deal was closed.
In reality, Hillary has committed enough crimes to keep her locked away in prison for many years after her death.
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