There is a new development in the investigation of the anti-Trump conspiracy. James Baker, general counsel of the FBI, was talking with David Corn of Mother Jones in the weeks before the 2016 election. On October 31, 2016, it was Corn who became the first reporter to reveal the existence of an anti-Trump "dossier" compiled by an anonymous Western intelligence agent (Christopher Steele). After a year of Fusion GPS stonewalling, the American people finally learned that the DNC and Hillary Clinton had paid for it.
Today, Corn denied Baker was his source. Whatever. Why, though, would Baker be talking to Corn? That is, why would the general counsel of the FBI be talking to Mother Jones?
This is a serious question. Talking with the press isn't a general counsel's job. What would make Baker want to talk with Mother Jones and not send the call down to press relations? Wouldn't he be a little leery about chatting with a radical publication named for Mary Harris Jones (1837-1930), the anti-capitalist co-founder of the I.W.W. and a Socialist Party member? The proud winner of two "Izzys", a journalism award named for Soviet agent I.F. Stone?
Didn't the FBI used to ...?