Lisa Page, who served as an FBI lawyer and close adviser to former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, voluntarily resigned Friday, a source close to Page told CNN.
James A. Baker, the former general counsel for the FBI and one of former FBI Director James Comey's closest advisers, also resigned Friday, according to a source familiar with Baker's departure. A second source familiar with Baker's thinking said his departure was unrelated to Page's resignation and that hers came as a surprise to him.
Comey said in a statement on Friday, "Jim Baker represents the best of the Department of Justice and the FBI. He has protected the country and the rule of law throughout his career and leaves an inspiring legacy of service. He is what we should all hope our kids become, a person of integrity."
Their departures were first reported by The New York Times.
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Publish date : 2018-05-05 03:03:00