December 7 – Twitter CEO Elon Musk fired James Baker, an attorney at Twitter, for the possible decision to suppress information about the Hunter Biden laptop.
There were apparently explanations, but Musk found them “unconvincing.”
US Representative James Comer from Kentucky called on Baker and two other former Twitter employees to appear before Congress because “the American people deserve to know why Twitter took down the Hunter Biden laptop story, even when your colleagues were questioning the rationale for suppressing the story.”
Apparently even more information will be forthcoming according to the reporter who is getting the inside scoop on this.
Baker was allegedly vetting the laptop information before it was released and may have also had a hand in suppressing it.
Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “Baker has a long history. He worked for the DoJ under Obama and Trump. Then he was part of James Comey’s FBI administration, then Christopher Wray’s administration.”
Presumably someone else at Twitter will be filling the in-house attorney role.
Barkdoll said, “My one criticism here if there is one of Musk is why not just put the information out? I’ve heard other reporters saying this. If you’ve got all this data, just release it to everyone at the same time. Let’s let everyone and the public see everything because doing it in these kind of drips and drabs I think creates questions. What is being withheld? Is what’s being release the full report?”
Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM added, “They said they got that first batch of files and it had Spectra Baker emails and when they looked to see who Baker was, it was Jim Baker. I hope he couldn’t somehow in any way shape or form permanently get rid of anything. So they should be able to go to see what was it that he filtered out of that first batch of files and it might be more explicit as to contacts between different people, politicians and Twitter. We already know the FBI, it looks like they were involved, so that already is a very bad sign for honesty and how our government should be behaving. It could be criminal.”
Barkdoll agreed, “There could be criminal charges that still come out of this.”
The US Attorney in Delaware does still have an active, open case concerning the Hunter Biden laptop – while it’s not related to the Twitter situation, it could be another piece of the puzzle.
Barkdoll continued, “Depending on what else Musk and Twitter releases, there very well could be all sorts of avenues that could be pursued here, civilly and criminally. I think we’re going to see something within the next 48 to 72 hours.”