COMEY: FBI Officials Being ‘Attacked for Partisan Gain’

The FBI faces heavy criticism from the president and Republican scrutiny amid accusations of anti-Trump bias…

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(The Hill) Former FBI Director James Comey is accusing current FBI leadership of bowing to political pressure by reassigning the FBI’s top lawyer.

Sadly, we are now at a point in our political life when anyone can be attacked for partisan gain. James Baker, who is stepping down as FBI General Counsel, served our country incredibly well for 25 years & deserves better. He is what we should all want our public servants to be.

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“Sadly, we are now at a point in our political life when anyone can be attacked for partisan gain,” Comey tweeted Friday night, in a rare public statement.

“James Baker, who is stepping down as FBI General Counsel, served our country incredibly well for 25 years & deserves better,” he continued. “He is what we should all want our public servants to be.”

Baker worked closely with Comey during the latter’s time at the FBI and served as the head of the FBI’s Office of General Counsel during Comey’s time as director.

Baker’s reassignment duties are not clear.

The new FBI director, Christopher Wray, is reorganizing some of the top leaders at the agency as he forms his own team of senior advisers, The Washington Post reported.

It is common for a new director to reorganize when taking charge of an agency.

But according to the New York Times, Wray is also under pressure from President Trump to reassign Comey loyalists within the agency…

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