Twitter CEO Elon Musk fired former FBI lawyer James Baker Tuesday, and a New York Post reporter told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that the now-unemployed Baker had the most reasons to “suppress” the story.
The Post’s Miranda Devine told the host that it was “obvious” that the “Twitter Files” released last week “was missing a crucial element.” That, she declared, “was the FBI.”
The trove of internal communications released by Musk on Friday was published by Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi. They gave shocking detail of the efforts within Twitter to forcefully suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story just ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Twitter, at the behest of the Biden campaign and its allies, did everything in its power to ensure that users would be blind to the bombshell report released by the Post in Oct. 2020.
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— New York Post (@nypost) December 6, 2022
The major media outlet was blocked from accessing its account and other accounts were suspended, including that of Trump’s then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Which leads to James Baker’s firing.
Musk announced the dismissal of the former FBI official from his Twitter duties Tuesday. The CEO posted that his reasons included “concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue.”
As Devine related to Carlson, the FBI did everything in its power to quash the laptop revelation before it was revealed. The agency told Twitter ahead of time “to expect a pile of Russian disinformation,” that it was likely to appear in October, and it would concern Hunter Biden.
The absence of the FBI actions in the Twitter files, Devine explained, pointed towards the person with the “biggest motive.” That person was Twitter’s lead lawyer James Baker, who while at the agency was also “the quarterback of the FBI-Russia collusion scandal.”
Further, Musk reported that he questioned Baker about the laptop suppression scandal and found his narrative “unconvincing.” Even more explosive is the charge from Taibbi, who tweeted Tuesday that there was a “delay” in publishing more of the files over the weekend.
The reason? Taibbi added that James Baker was fired for, among other causes, “vetting the first batch of ‘Twitter Files’ — without knowledge of new management.”
Every new revelation from the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and Twitter’s deplorable actions in 2020 add up to one conclusion: Elon Musk was absolutely correct in his belief that free speech and public dialogue were regularly being manipulated by the social media platform.