'Trump fears them': Former officials defend FBI leaders swept up in the Trump-Russia firestorm
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The FBI's top lawyer, James Baker, was abruptly reassigned within the bureau last week.

Though the move was not unexpected, national-security experts and former intelligence officials are questioning its timing and whether it was a politically-motivated decision in response to pressure from President Donald Trump and his allies.

Trump and his defenders have ratcheted up their attacks on career officials FBI and the Department of Justice in recent weeks. 

The sudden reassignment of the FBI's...


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