‘His explanation was unconvincing’: Elon FIRES Twitter’s general counsel James Baker for his ‘possible role in suppression of Hunter Biden laptop scandal’ – ex-FBI lawyer was James Comey’s deputy and involved in Russian collusion investigation
Twitter’s general counsel James A. Baker was fired on Tuesday
Chief Twit Elon Musk has fired Twitter’s general counsel James A. Baker, citing his alleged involvement in the company’s suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.
‘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 wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.
Musk added that Baker’s explanation of the events surrounding the laptop saga were ‘unconvincing.’
Also on Tuesday, Rep. James Comer, a Kentucky Republican, sent Baker a letter requesting his appearance before the House Oversight Committee next year, when the GOP is set to take control of the House.
Before joining Twitter, Baker was former FBI general counsel under Director James Comey, and played a key role in the saga surrounding the Bureau’s controversial probe into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
‘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 wrote in a tweet on Tuesday
Baker’s departure from Twitter follows the publication last week of internal documents showing him and other executives discussing the company’s ban on sharing reporting about Hunter’s foreign business deals in October 2020.
On Friday, journalist Matt Taibbi published the batch of internal documents, calling them the ‘Twitter Files,’ which included an exchange between Baker and former VP of Global Comms Brandon Borrman.
Borrman asks, regarding banning an article about Hunter Biden under Twitter’s ‘hacked materials’ policy: ‘Can we truthfully claim that this is part of the policy?’
Baker responded, appearing to argue in favor of maintaining the ban, because ‘caution is warranted’
Developing story, more to follow.
Former FBI general counsel James A. Baker is seen in a file photo
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