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Old 07-27-17, 03:15 PM
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Top FBI lawyer allegedly under investigation for leaking classified info

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FBI General Counsel James A. Baker is purportedly under a Department of Justice criminal investigation for allegedly leaking classified national security information to the media.

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Old 07-27-17, 03:31 PM
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Keep trying to plug those leaks. You won't stop everybody.



There's way too much dirty laundry in this administration to keep it all under the rug.
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But it's not leaking administration info which is damaging. That's the insane part in all of this.

However, information that has been leaked, is classified information (or whatever classification is appropriate) which endangers much more people than just who work for Trump.

So, you have people who leak info that goes nowhere when it comes to finding "bad stuff" on Trump, and at the same time, you have a compliant media and group of people who are ok with those who get revealed along the way to making Trump look bad (and looking bad, last time I checked, is not impeachable).
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Bring it all out in the open and let the scum that are responsible for creating the situations that the information comes from rot in their own shit.
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Re: Top FBI lawyer allegedly under investigation for leaking classified info

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But it's not leaking administration info which is damaging. That's the insane part in all of this.

However, information that has been leaked, is classified information (or whatever classification is appropriate) which endangers much more people than just who work for Trump.

So, you have people who leak info that goes nowhere when it comes to finding "bad stuff" on Trump, and at the same time, you have a compliant media and group of people who are ok with those who get revealed along the way to making Trump look bad (and looking bad, last time I checked, is not impeachable).
Much of what is classified is not directly protecting assets in the field. And I would argue that in general (not always), the media has been fairly responsible in redacting materials that do directly threaten assets in the field.
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Bring it all out in the open and let the scum that are responsible for creating the situations that the information comes from rot in their own shit.
That'll never happen. When is the last time a high-ranking official was held responsible for anything they did due to an article that actually had substance.

The high-ranking official either resigns or just has their peers deem an investigation not worth going after, or just squashes it altogether.

The heroic times of a reporter duo, saving mankind from corruption, have passed. Now it's just sensationalism, meant to attract viewers. Any kind of justice or whatever you would want to call it...is just a by-product of this nonsense. And I haven't seen anything resembling justice in the last 7 months or more. It's all be one story after another.
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Old 07-29-17, 09:43 AM
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Re: Top FBI lawyer allegedly under investigation for leaking classified info

Turns out the guy is the one who leaked that Yahoo gave the government unfettered access to their users' emails.

The FBI’s top lawyer is allegedly under investigation for purportedly leaking classified material featured in a Reuters report last year that disclosed a top-secret U.S. surveillance program built by Yahoo Inc, according to several government officials with knowledge of the investigation.

The Reuters report disclosed the software program developed by Yahoo Inc. for the U.S. government that allowed the intelligence community to search Yahoo emails containing specific characters or phrases. The U.S. government has not publicly acknowledged the program.

James A. Baker, the general counsel for the FBI, is allegedly under a criminal investigation for an apparent connection to the story published in October 2016, according to several government officials. The Reuters report exposed the top secret security program built by Yahoo Inc. in 2015, that has not been disclosed by the U.S. government. The program, which was built at the request of the U.S. government, allowed intelligence officials to scan what is known as "upstream data" using specific characters or phrase words, according to Reuters. Upstream data is information from a device such as phone or a computer to a server.
How horrible, a public servant exposing a gross violation of our civil liberties. What is this country coming to?
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