Washington attorney Joe diGenova, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, spoke to radio show host Howie Carr on Wednesday. Though the interview took place before Thursday night’s stunning release of FBI documents pertaining to Gen. Michael Flynn, he reported some fascinating new information about the Durham investigation.
DiGenova told Carr there is now a mole inside the FBI “who is leaking to the press about the current conduct of FBI Director Christopher Wray and his general counsel, Dana Boente.
“What’s very clear is according to two stories, one in The Federalist and one in The Daily Caller, diGenova said, “is someone inside the FBI is now whistleblowing by leaking to the press about what’s going on and boy, it is just fascinating to watch the claim that Chris Wray and Dana Boente did everything they could to prevent the stuff from the Missouri U.S. attorney from being given to Flynn’s attorney. That is the beginning of a very ugly story.”
They discussed the nature of the documents which had been turned over to Sidney Powell last Friday, which we heard about last night. But diGenova said something I had not heard before. He said that Jeff Sessions was talked into recusing himself from the Trump/Russia collusion case by Dana Boente who was then-Acting Deputy Attorney General.
DiGenova remarked, “This story is like a Russian novel. I mean, this is Dostoyevsky, it’s even better than Dostoyevsky.”
But, here’s the thing. We now know that Durham is investigating the leak of that conversation between Flynn and Kislyak, and we now know that – I don’t think he’s interviewed David Ignatius, the little twit from The Washington Post, who wrote the story – but the person who leaked the information about the Kislyak phone call because he had legal access to the unmasking of Flynn was a guy who ran what’s called the Office of Net Assessment in the Department of Defense, a guy named James Baker, not the James Baker who was the FBI Director [sic] [James Baker was the FBI’s General Counsel].
The bottom line is this, it’s unfolding and what’s happening is, what Durham is actually doing is he’s painting a picture and not everyone of these acts is going to be a specific separate crime. But they are going to be, what’s called “overt acts in a conspiracy.” One to defraud the United States government. One to deny the civil rights of Trump and Flynn and Page and a bunch of other people.
And I’ve been told within the last few days that they are also looking at obstruction of justice for anybody (inaudible) providing false information to the FISA Court, false information to the FBI. For example, it’s known that Brennan was desperately trying to get information to the bureau to open a counterintelligence investigation against the President while he was a candidate, while he was in the internecine period, and then while he was President. All of those are being looked at for obstruction of justice. So, that’s a pretty heavy plate.
Later in their discussion, diGenova asked Carr, “You know Baker is now cooperating with Durham?” (James Baker the former FBI General Counsel.)
Carr replied, “He’s flipped?”
And diGenova responded, “He was a target, is now understandably cooperating because he was looking at a boatload of criminal charges. Once these notes were discovered, and by the way, these were the notes that [FBI Director] Chris Wray and Dana Boente did not want turned over to General Flynn.”
Note: Last night, it was revealed the notes had been written by Bill Priestap, who served as the assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division at the time. DiGenova, based on an earlier conversation with Maria Bartiromo, believed at the time he spoke to Carr that they had been written by the former General Counsel, James Baker.
Although, as mentioned earlier, this interview was conducted before last night’s revelations, diGenova provided some new information. Some see diGenova as a conspiracy theorist, but throughout Spygate, he has provided a lot of information that has been accurate.
I have heard rumors in the past that James Baker (FBI) has been cooperating with John Durham’s team. It’s likely that when officials involved in the massive conspiracy to bring down Trump’s presidency realize that it’s “Checkmate,” others will begin cooperating with Durham.
Likewise, we’ve seen evidence of the mole in several articles that have been published lately. And a picture of Durham’s investigation is beginning to form. Both of these items are good news.
Last night’s revelations were truly pivotal. It was the first real indication that the deep state might be held accountable for their crimes.