Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch spent months hiding away from the spotlight.
Lynch hoped to avoid scrutiny for her role in Barack Obama’s “Spygate” scandal.
But now Loretta Lynch is on the hot seat after this FBI whistleblower ratted her out.
Former FBI officials are going in front of every camera they can to get their spin out ahead of the upcoming investigations into the origins of the Russia probe and the FBI’s domestic spying operation against the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz is preparing to turn in his report on possible abuses of power in the FBI for using FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign.
The report is expected to be devastating—as is evidenced by the frantic public relations blitz the former top FBI officials James Baker and Jim Comey have engaged in during the last several weeks.
Baker – who served as FBI General Counsel during the 2016 election – was fired and has been named the subject of a criminal leak investigation.
Appearing on Comey-lapdog Benjamin Wittes “Lawfare” podcast, Baker confessed that Horowitz was likely to find that the FBI and Department of Justice made errors in spying on the Trump campaign.
Baker told Wittes he was “confident in the judgments that I made at the time based on the information that I had available to me.”
“I’m sure they will find things that I didn’t know at the time and maybe that others didn’t know at the time,” Baker added.
And in an interview on CNN, Baker again tried to get the upcoming bad news out into the public domain on his own terms.
“There were facts that existed in the Bureau that were known by certain people that weren’t known by others including me, that’s certainly possible and that happens frequently,” Baker said.
“And so, I’m assuming that they will dig and find stuff like that. So, we’ll try to sort it out and see what mistakes were made.”
“The inspector general is looking at everything we did,” Baker told CNN.
“If the IG usually finds mistakes that we made, so I expect him to find mistakes this time.”
The key decision-makers during the Russia investigation were James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Comey and McCabe’s roles in the Deep State coup against Trump are well known.
But Lynch’s actions during this time period are shrouded in mystery.
That may not be the case for much longer.
Many Americans suspect Baker was referring to Lynch when he admitted the Inspector General would find fault with some law enforcement officials’ actions during the start of the Russian investigation.
That’s because, as Attorney General, Lynch oversaw the FBI and would have been in the loop – if not also giving the final approval – for every decision.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.