Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has urged the company’s new head man, Elon Musk, to release all of the secret Twitter files with no filter and have the people decide what they think.
Musk had promised a Part 2 of “The Twitter Files” around December 2, but there have been delays in showing that information, which prompted Dorsey to speak.
“If the goal is transparency to build trust, why not just release everything without filter and let people judge for themselves? Including all discussions around current and future actions? Make everything public now,” he said.
One of the things that the “Twitter Files” showed was the former FBI agent, and prominent Russia hoax figure, Jim Baker, was involved in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story and was involved in delaying the files from being shown.
Musk revealed on Tuesday that Twitter’s former Deputy General Counsel James Baker was “exited” from the company after revelations about his alleged role in the platform’s handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Over the weekend, journalist Matt Taibbi published internal communications from Twitter’s top brass in October 2020 about how to combat the New York Post’s publication of materials about Hunter Biden’s laptop.
“In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today,” Musk tweeted in response to Taibbi, who shared a story from famed legal scholar Jonathan Turley.
Twitter’s internal communications at the time show that Baker was involved in discussions about whether the laptop falls under Twitter’s “hacked materials” policy.
“I support the conclusion that we need more facts to assess whether the materials were hacked,” Baker wrote in one email chain. “At this stage, however, it’s reasonable for us to assume that they may have been and that caution is warranted.”
Here’s more on Baker’s background, as noted by Fox Business:
Before joining Twitter, Baker also worked as general counsel at the FBI, where he was a key figure in the bureau’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Attorney Michael Sussmann met with Baker in 2016 and presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communicates channel” between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which is based in Russia. Sussmann was accused of telling Baker that he was not doing work “for any client” but later billing the Hillary Clinton campaign for the work. Sussmann was acquitted earlier this year on one count of making a false statement to the FBI.
Baker was also personally involved in the FISA warrant application to surveil Carter Page, who was working as an aide to former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. The application relied heavily on the discredited “Trump dossier.” Baker later admitted that his role in the Page FISA application was unusual.
Musk made headlines recently when he revealed that he won’t “ever again” sign autographs in public because of threats to his life. During a live session on the social media website, Musk was discussing the “Twitter Files” and made a concerning admission that he was concerned about his safety.
“Frankly the risk of something bad happening or literally even being shot is quite significant. I’m definitely not going to be doing any open-air car parades, let me put it that way,” Musk said. “It’s not that hard to kill me if somebody wanted to, so hopefully they don’t.”
Over the weekend, Musk told reporters outside Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., that he also would never sign autographs again as a way to protect himself from any potential threats.
“I’ve made it clear,” Musk told the group. “I’m not doing any more — any more signings, ever again.”
“After tonight?” someone in the group shouted as Musk responded, “No!” before ducking into a Tesla with his security detail in tow.
President Joe Biden’s official Twitter account has received another embarrassing “fact check” after “context” was added to a tweet regarding a claim made about falling unemployment during his two years in office.
“The White House bragged about reduced unemployment claims since President Joe Biden took office, pointing out that they had declined from 18.8 million to 1.4 million over the course of his presidency,” The Western Journal noted on Monday. “The tweet made no reference to unemployment stemming from coronavirus, and the ‘Community Note’ that was inserted made that important distinction.”
The fact check noted: “Context: COVID rapidly drove significantly higher than normal claims beginning in 3/20, peaking at 33M in 7/20, and then gradually declining to today. For reference, the average from 2017-2019 was 1.8M.”