Former FBI general counsel Jim Baker has a rather complex background with political scandals. For example, during the May trial of former Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann, he served as special counsel John Durham’s star witness.
Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, recently removed him from his role as the platform’s deputy general counsel following a bombshell discovery relating to an attempt to rig the 2020 presidential election against then-candidate Donald Trump.
Musk fired Baker on December 6 due to concerns that he had suppressed information of vital public interest. Musk had previously released internal Twitter documents showing what transpired behind the scenes concerning the social media platform’s choice to censor a New York Post exposé describing in detail incriminating information contained in a laptop allegedly neglected by then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
Six Degrees from James Baker: A Familiar Figure Reemerges With the Release of the Twitter Files – JONATHAN TURLEY https://t.co/BGULMYq2QS— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 4, 2022
Musk oversaw the publication of the Twitter Files through Matt Taibbi, an award-winning writer, podcaster, and former Rolling Stone contributing editor.
Taibbi discovered evidence that Baker vetted information contained in the Twitter Files without Musk’s knowledge, absolving the general population of vital information about the platform’s prior attempts to suppress the Biden laptop story.
Taibbi also believes Baker played a key role in throttling the New York Post article without informing Twitter’s CEO at the time, Jack Dorsey.