Thomas J. Baker, who is a retired FBI officer and international law enforcement consultant wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the “use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act against so many U.S. citizens presents a fundamental threat to civil liberties.”
Baker noted that the problem of spying against U.S. citizens “goes far beyond Carter Page. Spying on Americans is dangerously common.”
Baker also weighed in on the Flynn case, with ABC’s 7 WJLA News, that Attorney General Barr was right to make a “courageous” decision to drop the Department of Justice’s case against LTG (Ret.) Flynn. Baker noted that U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen had reviewed Flynn’s case and determined that there was no legitimate investigative reason for them to do that additional interview at the White House.” The documents reviewed by Jensen showed that the FBI was ready to close its investigation on January 4, 2017.