It is apparent by now that the platform was being utilized by the deep state and the media-intelligence complex to stifle America First patriots and those who hold alternative viewpoints, but Musk has found more than he likely bargained for or even understood was present at Twitter.
James Baker, the former FBI lead counsel and a figure who was neck-deep in fabricating and perpetuating the lie that Donald Trump 'colluded with Russia' ahead of the 2016 election, left the agency under a cloud of suspicion in 2018 following several GOP-led investigations. He was quickly hired as Deputy General Counsel of Twitter by then-CEO Jack Dorsey. In the subsequent months, Baker would once again play a role in protecting the deep state, and after being outed by an internal investigation last week, Musk has now fired him.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk revealed on Tuesday that Twitter’s former Deputy General Counsel James Baker was “exited” from the company after revelations about his alleged role in the platform’s handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Over the weekend, journalist Matt Taibbi published internal communications from Twitter’s top brass in October 2020 about how to combat the New York Post’s publication of materials about Hunter Biden’s laptop.
“In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today,” Musk tweeted in response to Taibbi, who shared a story about Baker and his various corrupt roles in government by famed legal scholar Jonathan Turley.
In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 6, 2022
Internal communications revealed in last week's "Twitter Files" dump by journalist Matt Taibbi show that Baker was instrumental in defining Twitter’s “hacked materials” policy, which he utilized to the fullest extent to quash the bombshell revelations of Biden family corruption contained on Hunter's laptop and first reported by the New York Post in October 2020.
“I support the conclusion that we need more facts to assess whether the materials were hacked,” Baker wrote in one email chain. “At this stage, however, it’s reasonable for us to assume that they may have been and that caution is warranted.”
28. To which former Deputy General Counsel Jim Baker again seems to advise staying the non-course, because “caution is warranted”: pic.twitter.com/tg4D0gLWI6
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 3, 2022
Here’s more on Baker’s background, as reported this week by Fox Business:
Before joining Twitter, Baker also worked as general counsel at the FBI, where he was a key figure in the bureau’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Attorney Michael Sussmann met with Baker in 2016 and presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communicates channel” between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which is based in Russia. Sussmann was accused of telling Baker that he was not doing work “for any client” but later billing the Hillary Clinton campaign for the work. Sussmann was acquitted earlier this year on one count of making a false statement to the FBI.
Baker was also personally involved in the FISA warrant application to surveil Carter Page, who was working as an aide to former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. The application relied heavily on the discredited “Trump dossier.” Baker later admitted that his role in the Page FISA application was unusual.
Turley, in his column, reminded readers that Baker was “at the center of the Twitter suppression scandal," adding: “Baker has been featured repeatedly in the Russian investigations launched by the Justice Department, including the hoax involving the Russian Alfa Bank.”
The media-intelligence complex is alive and well and has been inhabiting the country's largest social media platforms. If they were embedded in Twitter, we have to believe they are embedded in others, as well.