FBI lawyer allegedly under investigation for purportedly leaking about Yahoo, Inc. program

FBI lawyer allegedly under investigation for purportedly leaking about Yahoo, Inc. program


Circa has now learned from several government
officials, with knowledge of the alleged criminal investigation into James A. Baker, that it
may be related to a Reuters report stating Yahoo built a top-secret U.S. surveillance
program back in 2015. Reuters reported the web service provider
complied with a classified demand by the U.S. government to “scan hundreds of millions
of Yahoo Mail accounts.” Reuters did not say if the program was created
“at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI” but the program allowed intelligence
officials to look at what is described as “upstream data,” using specific characters
or phrase words. At the time of the report, Yahoo responded
saying, “Yahoo is a law-abiding company, and complies with the laws of the United States.” FBI Spokeswoman Carol Cratty said the Bureau
would not comment on Baker and would not confirm or deny the existence of the investigation. Circa’s attempts to reach Baker were not
successful. One current intelligence official who spoke
on condition they not be named, said exposure of programs like the alleged Yahoo software
quote “gives the enemy an upper hand and hinders U.S. National Security.”

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2 thoughts on “FBI lawyer allegedly under investigation for purportedly leaking about Yahoo, Inc. program”

  • Just saw this…what a shame that Yahoo has been working hand in hand with intel agencies as exposed by snowden. They scanned millions of accounts w/o a warrant..they were fishing..you would think they uncovered Russians given all the hoopla..but they didnt..the chief of their IT resigned it was so blatant. Even more as Yahoo was working with the DNC to push the Russian Narrative now exposed as fake. So they punish this poor guy. Just what side is Trumps DOJ on?

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