Double Dip: Nets Skip FBI Lawyer Being Investigated, DNC Cutting Ties with Women’s March

On Tuesday night, the broadcast network evening newscasts on ABC, CBS, and NBC failed to cover two intriguing headlines that the public deserved to hear about. One pertained to the revelation that a former top FBI lawyer is under criminal investigation for leaking to the news media while the other story was the Democratic National Committee cutting ties with the anti-Semitic friendly Women’s March.

First to the FBI. In a letter from Republican Congressmen Jim Jordan (OH) and Mark Meadows (NC), it was revealed that former FBI general counsel Jim Baker is under investigation for leaks to the media. Readers may recall Baker as having been mentioned in investigations and reports about the behavior of former FBI officials James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, and Peter Strzok.

 

 

Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported on Baker during FNC’s Outnumbered to co-host Melissa Francis at 12:03 p.m. Eastern: 

And also in the last few minutes, Fox News has obtained a letter that was sent by the ranking Republican of the House oversight com to U.S. Attorney in Connecticut.The letter is based on testimony given in October from former general counsel James Baker, the top lawyer at the FBI as well as an attorney who was present for that session and according to the letter, Baker confirmed to lawmakers that he is the subject of a criminal investigation for leaking to the media during the 2016 campaign.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner’s Kelly Cohen (click “expand”):

The development was made public in a letter sent Tuesday to the office of U.S. Attorney John Durham for the District of Connecticut by Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina.

In the letter, the two lawmakers cite the transcript of a congressional interview with Baker and his lawyer in October. “You may or may not know, [Baker has] been the subject of a leak investigation … a criminal leak investigation that’s still active at the Justice Department,” lawyer Daniel Levin told lawmakers, according to the transcript cited by Jordan and Meadows.

Levin then declined to answer any more questions about conversations Baker had with reporters. “As we continue our oversight and investigative work, we felt it prudent to write to you seeking an update. Without being apprised of the contours of your leak investigation and Baker’s role, we run the risk of inadvertently interfering with your prosecutorial plans,” Jordan and Meadows wrote.

As for the far-left Women’s March, the group’s website no longer listed the DNC on Tuesday as a sponsor of this year’s event (slated for Saturday). The move came after the repeated failure of Women’s March officials (and particularly co-president Tamika Mallory) to condemn the organization’s cozy relationship with anti-gay, anti-Semitic, anti-woman, and overall projector of hate Louis Farrakhan. 

On Monday, The View’s Meghan McCain did the work the networks, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the liberal have refused to do, which is grill a Women's March leader on Farrakhan.

In contrast to the evening newscasts, Special Report host Bret Baier delivered this 40-second news brief:

The Democratic National Committee no longer appears on a list of Momen's March 201. Dozens of sponsors have dropped their support of this year’s event since March co-president Tamika Mallory, over the weekend, declined to condemn anti-Semitic religious leader Louis Farrakhan. The committee was on the list as of Sunday. The DNC is refusing to comment tonight. Meanwhile, multiple repor — multiple reports say new freshman Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib appeared with a known anti-Semite at a party here in Washington last week.

The Daily Beast’s Jackie Kucinich has more on this development. You can read more about that here.

ABC and NBC offered full reports on the House resolution condemning white nationalism and supremacy following the racist statement about both by Republican Congressman Steve King (IA) and CBS ran a brief, but none of them could muster the courage to talk about ugly rhetoric on the other side of the aisle. 

How telling.

To see the relevant transcripts from FNC’s Outnumbered and FNC’s Special Report with Bret Baier on January 15, click “expand.”

FNC’s Outnumbered
January 15, 2019
12:03 p.m. Eastern

CATHERINE HERRIDGE: And also in the last few minutes, Fox News has obtained a letter that was sent by the ranking Republican of the House oversight com to U.S. Attorney in Connecticut.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Former Top FBI Lawyer James Baker Under Criminal Investigation for Leaks to the Media]

The letter is based on testimony given in October from former general counsel James Baker, the top lawyer at the FBI as well as an attorney who was present for that session and according to the letter, Baker confirmed to lawmakers that he is the subject of a criminal investigation for leaking to the media during the 2016 campaign. As soon as we get some response for bigger and the attorney's office, we will bring that information to you, Melissa. 

MELISSA FRANCIS: Okay, very newsy there, Catherine. Thank you. 

HERRIDGE: You’re welcome

FRANCIS: We look forward to more on that. Thank you for that.

 

FNC’s Special Report with Bret Baier
January 15, 2019
6:21 p.m. Eastern

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Walking Away; DNC Drops Sponsorship of Women’s March 2019]

BRET BAIER: The Democratic National Committee no longer appears on a list of Momen's March 201. Dozens of sponsors have dropped their support of this year’s event since March co-president Tamika Mallory, over the weekend, declined to condemn anti-Semitic religious leader Louis Farrakhan. The committee was on the list as of Sunday. The DNC is refusing to comment tonight. Meanwhile, multiple repor — multiple reports say new freshman Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib appeared with a known anti-Semite at a party here in Washington last week.

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