Twitter Files – Musk Fires Fox In The Hen House

Twitter Files – Musk Fires Fox In The Hen House

Twitter Files – Musk Fires Fox In The Hen House

The Swamp has monsters with long tentacles. They are located all around the world and protect the interests of the Swamp. That includes the interest in Silicon Valley. This particular Swamp Monster was disguised as a Fox in the Hen House and Elon Musk has fired the Fox, the Deputy General Counsel of Twitter, James A. Baker. Get a big bag of popcorn and pull up your favorite chair. This is gonna be good.

Just in case you have been rearranging your sock drawer for the last month, after firing a large portion of the workforce and several executives, Elon the Curious Genius decided to look into why Twitter decided to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story in October of 2020. Elon the Curious Genius gave the Twitter Files to formerly respected journalist Matt Taibbi. Part One of the story was released last Friday as a string of tweets. Gizmodo has a human friendly write up of the files that you can read here. Now, Curious Genius had promised the information would be released on Friday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Later, he said they were checking legal stuff. They finally were released. Elon then brought on another formerly respected journo, Bari Weiss because there was so much in the files to go through.

That brings us to today, December 6, 2022. I was scrolling through Twitter when I saw this:

The Fox was reviewing the Twitter Files! Was he making sure the correct people were not implicated? Was he scrubbing any mention of the FBI? Let us look at exactly who James A. Baker is:

Twitter CEO Elon Musk fired the company’s general counsel over his role in the company’s suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 presidential election between President Trump and Hunter Biden’s father, Joseph R. Biden.

James A. Baker, who had been the FBI‘s general counsel previously, had played a role in spreading the discredited Steele dossier, which made his efforts to suppress potential dirt on Democrat Joe Biden look especially galling to conservatives and free-speech advocates.

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

Three days ago, the New York Post had this on Baker:

For many, James Baker is fast becoming the Kevin Bacon of the Russian collusion scandals.

Baker has been featured repeatedly in the Russian investigations launched by the Justice Department, including the hoax involving the Russian Alfa Bank. When Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann wanted to plant the bizarre false claim of a secret communications channel between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, Baker was his go-to, speed-dial contact. (Baker would later testify at Sussmann’s trial). Baker’s name also appeared prominently in controversies related to the other Russian-related FBI allegations against Trump. He was effectively forced out due to his role and reportedly found himself under criminal investigation. He became a defender of the Russian investigations despite findings of biased and even criminal conduct. He was also a frequent target of Donald Trump on social media, including Twitter. Bker responded with public criticism of Trump for his “false narratives.”

Remember FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok? They were the ones who didn’t like smelly Walmart shoppers. Strzok promised Page that Donald Trump would never be President because there was a plan. Baker defended the lovers during his stint as a CNN contributor:

Jim Baker, the former general counsel of the FBI — now a CNN contributor — told Chris Cuomo Monday night that he “worked very closely” with disgraced FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, and he never detected any political bias on their part.

Baker blasted President Donald Trump for mocking the “lovers” Page and Strzok at various campaign rallies; and he excused Strzok and Page’s “poor judgement” in having an adulterous affair and exchanging politically-charged text messages.

In this video from last night, Miranda Devine spills the tea on Baker and his “pre-exoneration” of Hillary Clinton and more:

He was hired at Twitter just five months before the 2020 election. Quel coincidence. Again, we ask: Did Baker scrub mentions of the FBI from the Twitter files?

I hope Bari Weiss and Matt Taibbi get grooving on the Twitter Files for real now.

By the way, the government has opened an investigation into Elon Musk’s Neuralink. If they decide they want to find something they will.

I hope Elon Musk has a good body man and food taster. Who knew this curious genius would corroborate what Donald Trump told us for all those years. One Swamp Monster gone, many more yet to go.

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  • Chris says:

    They have infiltrated everything Tech and beyond.
    By there own admissions in there own papers.
    These “Retired” / “Liason” Traitors have to rooted out and made Public.
    It’s gonna take Pro’s…. of numerous disciplines.

    There good. Don’t be fooled.

  • Kustie The Klown says:

    There needs to be a comprehensive purge of these people. We need folks to be scouring linkedin and other sources, and then reporting these people to their superiors. I would say that ANYONE with a 3 letter agency past needs to be fired ASAP.

  • Ann in L.A. says:

    The reply to any and all suggestions from any government agent to censor something should always be: Show me the court order!

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