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Ex-FBI Lawyer Says He Didn’t Know of Tipster’s Clinton Link (1)

May 20, 2022, 4:20 PM

The FBI’s former top lawyer testified that he wouldn’t have set up a meeting to discuss a potentially explosive tip about Donald Trump and Russia two months before the 2016 election if he’d known the man providing it was representing Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

James A. Baker, who served as FBI general counsel, told a Washington jury on Thursday that he took Michael Sussmann at his word when Sussmann, a prominent cybersecurity lawyer, said he wasn’t seeking to meet on behalf of a client. Sussmann is on trial, accused of lying to the FBI by concealing the identity of ...