Fmr Top FBI Lawyer Expects IG to Find “Mistakes” Made by Bureau in Trump Probe
The former top FBI attorney, James Baker said he expects DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to find “mistakes” made by the bureau during its investigation into the Trump campaign.
The Washington Examiner reports that Baker appeared on CNN yesterday where he said, “The inspector general is looking at everything we did. If the IG usually finds mistakes that we made, so I expect him to find mistakes this time.”
Last week at an event in Washington, D.C., Baker said the Inspector General makes him “nervous” and explained that he took a major role in the oversight of the FISA warrant applications used to spy on then-Trump campaign volunteer, Carter Page.
The former FBI official also defended the bureau’s use of the Steele dossier, insisting the FBI was not “stupid.”
“We’re not stupid. The FBI. We’re not stupid.”
“We have an obligation to take that [Steele dossier] information seriously and to be highly skeptical … You go to work … You try to validate it … We don’t just swallow it hook, line, and sinker. … We spent a lot of time trying to vet that information line by line,” he said.