Censorship by the Federal Government, We, along with others, believe it is real.

Big Al
December 5, 2022
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Read the article below by Jonathan Turley


Below is my column in the New York Post on the reemergence of James Baker, the former FBI general counsel, at the center of t

Six Degrees from James Baker: A Familiar Figure Reemerges With the Release of the Twitter Files

he Twitter suppression scandal.

Here is the column:

As thousands of Twitter documents are released on the company’s infamous censorship program, much has been confirmed about the use of back channels by Biden and Democratic officials to silence critics on the social media platform. However, one familiar name immediately popped out in the first batch of documents released through journalist Matt Taibbi: James 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. Baker responded with public criticism of Trump for his “false narratives.”

After leaving the FBI, Twitter seemed eager to hire Baker as deputy general counsel. Ironically, Baker soon became involved in another alleged back channel with a presidential campaign. This time it was Twitter that maintained the non-public channels with the Biden campaign (and later the White House). Baker soon weighed in with the same signature bias that characterized the Russian investigations.

Weeks before the 2020 presidential election, the New York Post ran an explosive story about a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden that contained emails and records detailing a multimillion dollar influence peddling operation by the Biden family. Not only was Joe Biden’s son Hunter and brother James involved in deals with an array of dubious foreign figures, but Joe Biden was referenced as the possible recipient of funds from these deals.

The Bidens had long been accused of influence peddling, nepotism, and other forms of corruption. Moreover, the campaign was not denying that the laptop was Hunter Biden’s and key emails could be confirmed from the other parties involved. However, at the request of the “Biden team” and Democratic operatives, Twitter moved to block the story. It even suspended those who tried to share the allegations with others, including the White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who was suspended for linking to the scandal.

Even inside Twitter, the move raised serious concerns over the company serving as a censor for the Biden campaign. Global Comms Brandon Borrman who asked if  the company could “truthfully claim that this is part of the policy” for barring posts and suspending users.

Baker quickly jumped in to support the censorship and said that “it’s reasonable for us to assume that they may have been [hacked] and that caution is warranted.”

Keep in mind that there was never any evidence that this material was hacked. Moreover, there was no evidence of Russian involvement in the laptop. Indeed, U.S. intelligence quickly rejected the Russian disinformation claim.

However, Baker insisted that there was a “reasonable” assumption that Russians were behind another major scandal. Faced with a major scandal implicating a Joe Biden in the corrupt selling of access to foreign figures (including some with foreign intelligence associations), Baker’s natural default was to kill the story and stop others from sharing the allegations.

The released documents may show why Twitter was so eager to hire Baker despite his role in the Russian collusion controversies. What likely would have been a liability for most companies seemed an actual draw for Twitter. For censors and political operatives in Twitter, Baker likely seemed like a “made man” for a company committed to systemic censorship. He would be working with the chief legal officer at the company, Vijaya Gadde, who functioned as the company’s chief censor.  Gadde was widely reviled by free speech advocates for her dismissal of free speech principles and open political bias.

Not unexpectedly, Gadde and Baker would play prominent roles in the suppression of the Hunter Biden scandal. There was hardly a need to round up “the usual suspects” in the suppression scandal when Musk took over the company. Both lawyers swatted down internal misgivings to bury a story that could well have made the difference in the close 2020 election.

It is striking how many of the figures and institutions involved in Russian collusion claims are within six degrees of James Baker. Not only did Baker work closely with fired FBI director James Comey and other key figures at the Justice Department, but he was an acquaintance of key Clinton figures like Sussmann who pushed the false collusion allegations. He was also hired by Brookings Institution, which also has a curious Bacon-like role in the origins and development of the false Russian collusion allegations.

None of these means that Baker was the driving force of the scandals. To the contrary, Baker earned his bones in Washington as a facilitator, a reliable ally when it came to the business of the Beltway. It is hardly a surprise that Baker found a home at Twitter where “caution” was always “warranted” in dealing with potentially damaging stories for Democratic interests.

    Dec 05, 2022 05:51 AM

    You Know AL ! A Miss de Days off You Bob Chapman Alex and Melody Cedarstrom And all the aders how lift Us ! And the Free liberty ! It’s Coming Jimmy !

      Dec 05, 2022 05:24 PM

      Explosions Deep in Russia ! ? CFS ? Boys ?

    Dec 05, 2022 05:08 PM

    About the criminal Bidens…I tried to get OWL and Jimmy to listen to this but there was no interest…

      Dec 06, 2022 06:56 PM

      I watched it from start to finish Eddy

      Dec 07, 2022 07:37 AM

      Definitely interest on this Ebo, and thanks for the link. This is an amazing eye opening to the corrupt corporate media and gov collusion to silence threats to their power. Question is, how far will they go to silence Musk and those of us pushing back?

    Dec 05, 2022 05:09 PM

    Shadlock….and Feral Reserve…

    Dec 05, 2022 05:26 PM

    Another Hyped “Hunter Biden Laptop” Reveal Flops

      Dec 07, 2022 07:45 AM

      Diversion tactic – first it was how could Taibbi be a stooge for Musk (like WAPO is not a stooge for Bezos) – that tact failed. Now it’s how Twitter was trying to be decent – it is failing quickly.

      Hard to support nasty sexual drag queen shows for kids and complain about Hunter’s dick pics, don’t you think? If you buy twitter was trying to be decent, you may want to read about how many child porn sites Twitter allowed that Musk has shut down. But closed-minded progressives will only see what they want to see.

      This is about 10% for the big guy, how government colluded with tech to silence first amendment rights, and the DOJ/FBI shaping the outcome of an election.

    Dec 05, 2022 05:30 PM

    No, You Do Not Have a Constitutional Right to Post Hunter Biden’s Dick Pic on Twitter

    Dec 05, 2022 05:41 PM

    Back in the USSR.
    and more

    The Beatles – Back In The U.S.S.R.

    Dec 05, 2022 05:09 PM

    The FBI management needs to be gutted, with AT LEAST the director and Assitant directors FIRED, for stealing the 2020 election for senile Joe.
    I would be grateful if in recompence for the destruction done to the country by biden they all spend the rest of their days in jail.

      Dec 06, 2022 06:04 PM

      I wonder what the next one will be about. (Have to wait until Friday to find out.)

    Dec 05, 2022 05:17 PM
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      Dec 06, 2022 06:08 PM

      short list was “short on pictures”

    Dec 05, 2022 05:57 PM
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    Dec 06, 2022 06:20 AM

    Just because many of you and your friends were lucky nd survived the vaccine, does NOT mean it is safe or effective.
    So why did the DNC and the corrupt Biden administration mandate vaccinations ?
    It was all about the kick-backs and donations from big pharma and there global government buddies.

    Dec 06, 2022 06:53 AM

    Just because you and many of your friends have taken and survived the covid vaccine does not mean it is safe or effective.

    what about the few (less than 1%) who have died from myocarditis ?

    Dec 06, 2022 06:07 AM

    Wow. You did not die of myocarditis.
    Dodged that bullet.
    You are protected from getting a bad case of covid and dying……
    Well. NOT EXACTLY……
    More people dying with covid have been vaccinated than not vaccinated…..THAT’S A FACT.
    But now for the bad news…..
    You are more likely to not fight off other diseases.

    Dec 06, 2022 06:20 AM

    Remember Fauci’s long testimony to Congress ?
    The transcript was just released.

    He said “I don’t recall” 174 times ! (Remind you of the crook Hillary ?)

    Fauci is a rich old man, so, of cause, he might forget things…..
    But mostly he’s a lying scumbag who knew damn well the Chinese created the covid-19 bioweapon in Wuhan. (He was covering up his complicity.)

    Dec 06, 2022 06:09 AM
    Dec 06, 2022 06:12 AM

    I am not an M.D.
    What amazes me is the utter ignorance of some M.D. s. Some act as if DNA sequences do not exist.
    We may still be at the forefront of understanding the consequence genetically of specific sequences, BUT our knowledge is not zero.
    We understand the spatial chemistry and what sequences might produce acceptor sites for the virus to latch on. e.g. ACE2, in order to penetrate a cell wall.
    We understand usually how a virus replicates.
    We also can deduce, knowing specific biochemistry, how various cells may be attacked, and yet the average immunologist seems to be content to be blindly unaware of biochemical specifics.
    Last I checked, there were no fewer than 7 distinct pathways by which the SARS CoV2 virus could attack T-cells of the innate immune system.
    It seems Darwinianly impossible that the immune system is not damaged by SARS CoV2

    Dec 06, 2022 06:34 AM

    How many smoking guns will it take before someone in the biden crime family will be criminally
    investigated ?