Elon Musk has fired the general Counsel James Baker after it was discovered that he had vetted the recently released “Twitter Files.” People who analyzed the files were curious as to why there was no mention of the FBI’s role in the censorship. When they began digging they found out that someone named James had vetted the files that were released.
After some digging, they found that James was James Baker, who was at the center of the FBI investigation into the bogus Rusia collusion hoax and in all likelihood the FBI censoring scandal with Big Tech. Since he was the one that vetted the Twitter Files it appears he edited himself out. Upon finding out about this Musk fired Baker immediately. They may go over the files themselves to see what else Baker may have cut from the expose.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk released internal company communications through journalist Matt Taibbi on Friday about the Twitter censorship of the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop computer. Taibbi then discovered Baker’s role in vetting the documents before the release. The Big Tech firms had censored the story at the request of the FBI after the request was made by the Democratic party.
Within the batch of documents, Taibbi discovered an email from Baker on how to handle the Hunter Biden laptop story:
“I support the conclusion that we need more facts to assess whether the materials were hacked. At this stage, however, it is reasonable for us to assume that they may have been and that caution is warranted. There are some facts that indicate that the materials may have been hacked, while there are others indicating that the computer was either abandoned and/or the owner consented to allow the repair shop to access it for at least some purposes. We simply need more information.”
The second batch of documents was supposed to be released last weekend but has been delayed after the discovery that Baker was the one vetting the documents. They will be released after a review has been made to see if they too had been compromised. It seems to me that Baker’s action should get him disbarred if not for the fact he is a Democrat. He has liberal privilege.
Musk immediately fired Baker upon learning the news. “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.
Taibbi tweeted, “On Tuesday, Twitter Deputy General Counsel (and former FBI General Counsel) Jim Baker was fired. Among the reasons? Vetting the first batch of ‘Twitter Files’ – without knowledge of new management.”
“The process for producing the ‘Twitter Files’ involved delivery to two journalists (Bari Weiss and me) via a lawyer close to new management. However, after the initial batch, things became complicated,” Taibbi said. “Over the weekend, while we both dealt with obstacles to new searches, it was @BariWeiss who discovered that the person in charge of releasing the files was someone named Jim. When she called to ask ‘Jim’s’ last name, the answer came back: ‘Jim Baker.’”
Over the weekend, while we both dealt with obstacles to new searches, it was @BariWeiss who discovered that the person in charge of releasing the files was someone named Jim. When she called to ask “Jim’s” last name, the answer came back: “Jim Baker.”
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 6, 2022
“Baker is a controversial figure. He has been something of a Zelig of FBI controversies dating back to 2016, from the Steele Dossier to the Alfa-Server mess. He resigned in 2018 after an investigation into leaks to the press. The news that Baker was reviewing the ‘Twitter files’ surprised everyone involved, to say the least. New Twitter chief Elon Musk acted quickly to ‘exit’ Baker Tuesday.”