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Hours After Elon Musk Fires Top Twitter Boss – GOP Leaders Prepare to Launch Major Legal Action, According to Reports
By Ben Dutka|December 8, 2022
Hours After Elon Musk Fires Top Twitter Boss – GOP Leaders Prepare to Launch Major Legal Action, According to Reports

The situation just got worse for former Twitter and FBI lawyer James Baker.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk recently fired Baker for several reported reasons, including that he vetted the first round of the “Twitter Files” without Musk’s knowledge.

But there’s also Baker’s history, which includes involvement with the Russia/Trump collusion theory and suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop.

And now, Baker might be facing some big trouble from Washington.

Republicans quickly latched onto the story and are considering strong action, specifically related to the infamous Hunter Biden laptop issue.

The GOP leaders who are taking charge will assume leadership roles when Republicans officially take control of the House in 2023.

From Fox News:

House GOP leaders hinted Wednesday that they may pursue legal action related to former Twitter and FBI lawyer James Baker’s involvement in the suppression of 2020 media reports related to Hunter Biden’s laptop.

‘Stay tuned,’ a House Judiciary Committee GOP spokesperson told Fox News Digital in an email when asked about potential legal actions the committee could take.

Baker was deputy general counsel for Twitter and in June 2020, he said that Twitter required “more facts to assess whether the materials were leaked.”

He added that it’s “reasonable for us to assume that they may have been and that caution is warranted.”

Twitter then reportedly suppressed the story and suspended the New York Post – the source that originally broke the story – for two weeks.

Baker was also general counsel for the FBI and allegedly was a big part of the oft-publicized investigation into Trump’s proposed collusion with Russia banks.

Since then, that theory has been debunked by numerous sources, though Democrat leaders continue to push the idea.

To drive the point home, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) sent a letter to Baker, and demanded he appear before Congress:

The American people deserve to know why Twitter took down the Hunter Biden laptop story even when your colleagues were questioning the rationale for suppression [of] the story.

Your testimony will provide the Committee critical context regarding the Twitter censorship team’s decision to prohibit users from sharing information about a presidential candidate.

Many Americans remain concerned that not enough is known about social media’s role in suppressing public information.

Musk recently said that Twitter is absolutely guilty of hiding info important to the public sphere.

As for Baker, he hasn’t made any official statements in response, though it’s likely he’ll have to break his silence if Republicans push forward with their legal move.

Key Takeaways:

  • Republicans are reportedly preparing major legal action against former Twitter and FBI lawyer James Baker.
  • Elon Musk fired Baker for allegedly vetting the first batch of the “Twitter Files” without informing Musk.
  • GOP leader James Comer asked Baker to come before a Congress Committee.

Source: Fox News

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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