An important seemingly missing part of the first installment of the “Twitter Files” released last Friday depicting the inner workings of the social media platform in deciding to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story in the days before the 2020 election has likely been discovered. With the firing of ex-FBI lawyer James Baker on Tuesday, new Twitter owner Elon Musk probably removed a huge remaining hurdle for revealing the true story of the company’s previous collusion with Democrats and the deep state to protect Joe Biden.
Musk said on Tuesday that Baker was “exited” from Twitter headquarters after he was made aware of Baker’s role in organizing the Twitter Files documents for release to journalists Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss.
Yes. His explanation was …unconvincing.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 6, 2022
Baker had been directly involved in the October 2020 decision by Twitter to suppress the laptop story. He wrote in one email, “I support the conclusion that we need more facts to assess whether the materials were hacked. At this stage, however, it’s reasonable for us to assume that they may have been and that caution is warranted.”
Baker was general counsel for the FBI during the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election and was a leading figure in the agency’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the process.
Baker was the FBI point of contact for attorney Michael Sussmann, who produced material that was claimed to indicate a “covert communications channel” between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia-based Alfa Bank.
Sussmann was tried and acquitted on one charge of making false statements to the FBI about who he was working for. Sussmann claimed he was not appearing on “behalf of any client,” even though he billed the Hillary Clinton campaign for the work.
Baker also personally approved the FISA warrant application the FBI submitted in order to spy on former Trump campaign staffer Carter Page. That application was based on the fictional “Steele dossier,” which the FBI uncritically accepted to conduct its political investigation.
Taibbi said on Tuesday that he and Weiss had met “obstacles to new searches” in working on the Twitter Files stories over the weekend and discovered Baker was the person still in charge at Twitter of handling the release of the company’s documents. Taibbi said the discovery “surprised everyone involved, to say the least.”
New York Post reporter Miranda Divine said during an appearance on Fox News Network’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday that Baker had the “biggest motive to suppress” the release of Twitter’s corporate documents detailing the Hunter Biden laptop story censorship.
Divine told host Tucker Carlson that the story had been “missing a crucial element, and that was the FBI.” When her outlet was working on the laptop story in October 2020, she said they learned that the FBI had “pre-bunked” the story to various social media platforms. Devine said they knew that the FBI told Twitter to “expect a pile of Russian disinformation” that would “probably refer to Hunter Biden.”
She added: “Lo and behold, he shows up in Twitter five months before the 2020 election and lo and behold, one little element did come out in the Twitter Files Friday night.”
Devine called on Musk to release the information he has as soon as possible. She said, “Let us see it. No more of this curating and holding back.”