‘Twitter Files’ show FBI offered executives top secret info to guide 2020 election censorship
(Worthy News) – The FBI set up a classified briefing for Twitter lawyer James Baker weeks before news reports emerged about incriminating information found on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop computer, according to internal Twitter documents.
Mr. Baker, a former FBI lawyer chosen for the top-secret briefings, would later push Twitter to block the reports that threatened then-candidate Joseph R. Biden’s presidential run in October 2020.
Internal emails, released Monday by independent journalist Michael Shellenberger in the latest installment of Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files,” revealed the depth of ties between federal officials and social media platforms. It included the scheme to grant Twitter executives access to classified information as the FBI sought to discredit the laptop computer that had been in the bureau’s possession for 10 months before the New York Post broke the story about it in October 2020. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]
FBI Paid Twitter Millions, Had Close Relationship With Execs And Staff, Emails Show
The FBI paid Twitter millions as a reimbursement for the time the company spent processing the FBI’s requests, according to internal documents published by author Michael Shellenberger Monday, in the most recent installment of Twitter CEO Elon Musk’s ongoing “Twitter Files.”
In an email with the subject line “Run the business – we made money!” an employee, whose name was redacted, reports to then-Deputy General Counsel Jim Baker, that the FBI paid Twitter nearly $3.5 million dollars between October 2019 and February 2021, Shellenberger reported. Baker, a former FBI agent, was the agency’s general counsel during Operation Crossfire Hurricane, and approved the surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page via improper use of the Steele dossier, according to a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general. [ Source: Daily Caller (Read More…) ]