Skip to comments.Elon Musk fires Twitter deputy general counsel Jim Baker amid Hunter Biden laptop fallout
Posted on 12/06/2022 2:40:19 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Elon Musk said that Twitter's former Deputy General Counsel Jim Baker was "exited" from the company on Tuesday after revelations about his role in the platform's handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Baker was involved in discussions about whether the laptop falls under Twitter's "hacked materials" policy.
"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."
Baker was responding to a Twitter executive who was wondering whether they could "truthfully claim" that the laptop story was "part of the policy."
Before joining Twitter, Baker worked as general counsel at the FBI, where he was involved in the bureau's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Taibbi said Tuesday that he and another journalist, Bari Weiss, were dealing "with obstacles to new searches" when Weiss discovered that Baker was responsible for releasing the files over the weekend.
"The news that Baker was reviewing the 'Twitter files' surprised everyone involved, to say the least," Taibbi tweeted.
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Hat Tip to Laura Ingraham for noting on air that Baker was still there.
Nice : )
This is the April 2018 version. Note James Baker at bottom.
This is the villain that Twitter hired after he was forced out of the FBI.
Ties to the FBI, how convenient.
indeed. kudos to Laura.
best news today.
now for the emails Miranda Devine and others were expecting to be released by Musk.
There isn’t a big enough prison for those that desperately need permanent incarceration.
“Ties?” He was the FBI’s GENERAL COUNSEL all through the Russiagate Hoax.
He signed off on the “Alpha Bank” lies.
He signed off on the bogus FISA applications.
I remember it well! It was a staple on FR during those times, growing in size over time.
Well done. Merry Christmas early.
SAVE FOR HISTORY...
Thanks. I built it face by face so all the “coup plotter” perps could be identified down the road, from scandal to scandal.
Being written day by day...
Baker was there long enough, with access to Twitter records. You can bet he’s destroyed critical info.
The target on Elon’s back just got *much* bigger. The Deep State could fully neuter the country by taking him out (of course, it would look like an accident). I sure hope his security team is dedicated and there isn’t a mole among them.
With all the cheating. All the corruption. Every single government agency out to destroy him. The entire media out to get him. Non stop anti-Trump propaganda. The entire academy against him. And the democrats still had to cheat a few thousand votes to beat Trump and install the disgusting child groper. God help Trump and God help the USA.
Baker my be a clever thug, but didn't have the skills to disappear the data, but only suppress it? (Maybe he didn't get the "cloth" back from Hillary?)
Skip prisons. Straight to rope.
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