Former FBI General Counsel James Baker testified in October before the House Judiciary and Government Reform and Oversight Committees, and the newly-released transcripts from the hearings indicate that members of President Donald J. Trump’s own cabinet were bucking to have him removed from office under the 25th Amendment.
“According to Baker, Rosenstein and two cabinet members were ‘onboard with this concept’ of using the 25th Amendment as part of a coup to remove the president from office. Baker said he did not know who the two cabinet members were,” said The Federalist’s Sean Davis, posting a screenshot of the testimony.
The full testimony can be read here.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) was pressing Baker on internal pressures from the FBI, the nation’s highest law enforcement agency, in conjunction with the Department of Justice to remove a duly elected president. Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had suggested wearing a wire in order to take Trump down.
“To the best of my recollection, it was the same kind of thing I described with respect to the wire, that I was being told by some combination of Andy McCabe and Lisa Page that, in a conversation with the Deputy Attorney General, he had stated that he — this was what was related to me — that he had at least two members of the President’s Cabinet who were ready to support, I guess you would call it, an action under the 25th Amendment,” Baker said.
Further, Baker implied during his testimony that the FBI and DOJ had contemplated numerous ways of removing Trump from office – not just by using the 25 Amendment. Meadows pressed on what those methods included, and Baker’s counsel instructed him not to respond.
“Congressman Meadows, at this time, we’ll instruct the witness not to answer. I anticipate that you will ask us to seek clarity from our chain of command in reference to this question,” Baker’s counsel said.
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Alan Dershowitz: George Soros Personally Requested FBI Investigations During Obama Presidency
If the claims are true, the corruption of the Department of Justice would be worse than feared.
Attorney and political commentator Alan Dershowitz claimed to have discovered shocking new levels of corruption inside the Department of Justice while speaking on Breitbart News Daily on Sunday, stating that infamous oligarch George Soros personally ordered President Barack Obama to investigate an anonymous individual.
“I have some information as well, about the Obama administration, that will be disclosed in a lawsuit… President Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros, who is a close ally of his.”
“President @BarackObama personally asked the @FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of #GeorgeSoros…” –@AlanDersh on @BreitbartNews Sunday with @joelpollak. For #dershowitz's full commentary on #WilliamBarr, #RogerStone, and the #Impeachment trial, go to @siriusxm OnDemand! pic.twitter.com/KM7szKoH3s
— SiriusXM Patriot (@SiriusXMPatriot) February 17, 2020
Such a development would shatter the credibility of much of the FBI’s operations during Obama’s presidency. The agency has already been reeling in light of an abundance of political scandals in which agents were caught engaging in naked partisan political behavior.
The information is apparently set to be exposed concretely in an upcoming lawsuit.
Career bureaucrats from within and outside the Department of Justice(some of them former department employees) are hectoring for Bill Barr’s resignation, claiming that the reforming Attorney General is damaging the department’s “credibility.” It’s hard to imagine what could harm the credibility of federal law enforcement more than a notorious oligarch personally arranging investigations of his political opponents, but the real scandal according to the bureaucratic elite is Barr overturning a draconian and politically tainted prison sentence aimed at Roger Stone.
Soros is set to funnel unprecedented amounts of his vast multi-billion dollar fortune into influencing the 2020 presidential election. If he proves successful in electing his chosen Democratic candidate, it’s certainly possible the oligarch could use his influence to demand even more politically slanted FBI investigations of those he deems his political enemies.
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