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Twitter's Deputy General Counsel, Former FBI, Jim Baker Fired

'The News That Baker Was Reviewing The 'Twitter Files' Surprised Everyone Involved, To Say The Least' Said Taibbi

Journalist Matt Taibbi updated his “Twitter Files” with a supplemental report Tuesday evening announcing the outlet’s Deputy General Counsel had been fired.

Taibbi revealed information provided to him and former New York Times editor Bari Weiss, who was set to participate in a second batch of Twitter Files, was delivered through a lawyer “close to new management.”

Initial correspondence emails with the lawyer were marked “Spectra Baker Emails.”

Upon further investigation, Weiss confirmed Baker, who previously served as General Counsel for the FBI, was the intermediary lawyer supplying information for the Twitter Files.

“My jaw hit the floor,” said Weiss.

“The news that Baker was reviewing the ‘Twitter files’ surprised everyone involved, to say the least,” said Taibbi.

Before resigning from the FBI in 2018, Baker was involved in investigating former President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russian-based Alfa Bank and other alleged Russian conspiracies in the Steele Dossier.

Taibbi confirmed the second installment of the Twitter Files had been delayed after it was discovered Baker had “vetted” information provided to the journalists without the knowledge of new Twitter owner Musk.

The attorney was subsequently fired Tuesday, Musk confirmed.

“In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today,” he wrote.

“I can’t quite believe what I’m reading so let’s go slow,” said podcaster Eric Weinstein.

The FBI’s former attorney was hired by previous Twitter management, and was the one vetting the files to be given to [Bari Weiss and Matt Taibbi] that might reveal FBI collusion…and new owner [Elon Musk] wasn’t told any of this???”

“Only discovered this on Sunday,” Musk replied.

Baker’s explanation was “unconvincing,” according to Musk.

Taibbi confirmed reporters had resumed research of the Twitter Files material today, announcing the next installment would be released through Weiss’ Twitter account.

Twitter colluded with the Biden team during the 2020 Presidential Election by censoring the New York Post’s article reporting on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop among other unfavorable content along with other ties to the Democratic party regarding the platform’s speech suppression tactics, according to Taibbi’s Friday report.

“By 2020, requests from connected actors to delete tweets were routine. One executive would write to another: ‘More to review from the Biden team.’ The reply would come back: ‘Handled,'” said Taibbi. “Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be ‘unsafe,’” Taibbi said of the New York Post’s article, which appeared to implicate then Vice President Biden of corrupt use of Presidential powers.

On Saturday, the second installment of the Twitter Files was delayed as Musk said they needed “another day or so.”

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