SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk has sacked Twitter’s General Counsel James Baker, due to his role in Twitter supressing the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.

Musk made the announcement in a tweet on Tuesday, saying ‘In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today.’

Baker is a well established operator for the Democratic party. Before taking on his role at Twitter, Baker served as FBI general counsel under Director James Comey, where he had a big role in the saga surrounding the Bureau’s controversial probe into alleged collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Shortly after Musk’s announcement of Baker’s firing, journalist Matt Taibbi shared further incite into the key incidents leading up to the development in a lenghty twitter thread.

Below is a synopsis of the entire thread.

THREAD: Twitter Files Supplemental

On Friday, the first installment of the Twitter files was published here. We expected to publish more over the weekend. Many wondered why there was a delay.

We can now tell you part of the reason why. On Tuesday, Twitter Deputy General Counsel (and former FBI General Counsel) Jim Baker was fired. Among the reasons? Vetting the first batch of “Twitter Files” – without knowledge of new management.

The process for producing the “Twitter Files” involved delivery to two journalists (Bari Weiss and me) via a lawyer close to new management. However, after the initial batch, things became complicated.

Over the weekend, while we both dealt with obstacles to new searches, it was Bari Weiss who discovered that the person in charge of releasing the files was someone named Jim. When she called to ask “Jim’s” last name, the answer came back: “Jim Baker.”

“My jaw hit the floor,” says Weiss.

The first batch of files both reporters received was marked, “Spectra Baker Emails.”

Baker is a controversial figure. He has been something of a Zelig of FBI controversies dating back to 2016, from the Steele Dossier to the Alfa-Server mess. He resigned in 2018 after an investigation into leaks to the press.

The news that Baker was reviewing the “Twitter files” surprised everyone involved, to say the least. New Twitter chief Elon Musk acted quickly to “exit” Baker Tuesday.

Reporters resumed searches through Twitter Files material – a lot of it – today. The next installment of “The Twitter Files” will appear. Stay tuned.

As reported by VINnews