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Mike Baker is a former covert operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, president and co-founder of Diligence LLC, a controversial industrial espionage firm which settled two multi-million dollar civil lawsuits accusing the company of "fraud and unjust enrichment" in U.S. District Court in Washington, and was the subject of a Congressional investigation proposed by Henry Waxman , frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, and current producer and script adviser to the entertainment industry. He resides in New Canaan, Connecticut with his wife and three sons.
CIA[edit | edit source]
Baker spent 17 years as a covert field operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, specializing in counterterrorism, counternarcotics and counterinsurgency operations. He engaged in, organized and supervised operations around the globe, working in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere.
Private sector[edit | edit source]
In December 2000, after leaving government service, Baker co-founded Diligence, a highly controversial firm once sued for industrial espionage and accused of "fraud and unjust enrichment", which bills itself as a provider of due diligence, litigation support, investigative services and competitive strategic intelligence to multinationals, financial institutions, law firms, governments and high net wealth individuals around the globe.
Television & Radio[edit | edit source]
When acting as the ombudsman on Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld in 2011, Baker presents a graph of the "wanker gap" for the first half of the program. Baker has never given an explanation of the meaning of the "wanker gap."
He appeared on Deadliest Warrior, episode "KGB vs. CIA," as a member of the CIA team. Baker was a trainer on Spy, a 2004 reality TV series in which amateurs were trained and evaluated in espionage techniques. He is also a frequent guest on the "Opie & Anthony Radio Show" on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and Imus.
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Daily Gut". The Daily Gut. http://www.dailygut.com/?i=4607. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
- DiNardo, Kelly (2005-01-23). "Ex-CIA Operative Demystifies Spies". washingtonpost.com. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27231-2005Jan21.html. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
- "Halftime Report: 12/28/11". Fox News. 2010-09-23. http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/red-eye/index.html#/v/1352205221001/halftime-report-122911/?playlist_id=86926. Retrieved 2011-12-29.