House Republicans are preparing for an epic struggle that will take place on Capitol Hill following January’s inauguration of a new generation of public employees, and the positioning of prominent committee members is taking on a shape and form that may not have been seen in Washington DC in decades.
Historically, politicians on both sides of the aisle have been corrupt, and Americans are asking that lawbreakers be punished. And people are beginning to speak extremely confidently about the future possibilities of the United States.
The new House committees are likely to scrutinize censorship, freedom of expression, and the government’s use of its ability to hide key information so that the public cannot understand what is happening before crucial elections, which is a major issue for most Americans.
Here is what is occurring:
Under the next Republican majority, the House Judiciary Committee might seek legal action against former FBI and Twitter attorney James Baker, who participated in the social media giant’s censorship of the damning Hunter Biden laptop report.
According to Baker’s biography, James Andrew Baker is a former United States Department of Justice official who served as the FBI’s chief counsel under the administration of Barack Obama. Graduate of Notre Dame University and the University of Michigan Law School, he joined the Justice Department in 1990.
“With billionaire Elon Musk following through on his pledge of transparency at Twitter by releasing damning internal documents on the suppression of the story that could have potentially altered the course of history, Baker was busted for secretly vetting the first batch of the “Twitter files” without the knowledge of his new boss and was promptly fired on Tuesday,” America Wire Service reported, citing Fox news:
“Stay tuned” was the response of a House Judiciary Committee representative to an email from Fox News Digital inquiring about the committee’s potential legal action against Baker.
“Twitter holds former FBI employees accountable for their actions. But the FBI doesn’t,” tweeted Rep. Jim Jordan, the committee’s current ranking member, after Musk “exited” Baker from Twitter.
“Twitter holds former FBI employees accountable for their actions. But the FBI doesn’t,” Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) posted on Twitter on December 7, 2022.
Twitter holds former FBI employees accountable for their actions.
But the FBI doesn’t.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 7, 2022
Baker, who was hired as Twitter’s deputy general counsel in June 2020 and was in a position to suppress damaging information to Joe Biden’s presidential hopes when the New York Post story on the “laptop from hell” was published weeks before the election, said in an email that was revealed by journalist Matt Taibbi that the company needed “more facts to assess whether the materials were hacked” and that “it’s reasonable for us to assume that they may have been and that caution is warranted.”
Rep. James Comer, who will lead the House Oversight Committee when the GOP formally assumes power next month, issued Baker a letter this week demanding his appearance at a full committee hearing to address questions.
Americans need answers about Big Tech’s censorship.https://t.co/3DJk7oPdaH
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) December 6, 2022
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“On October 14, 2020—the day the laptop story was published—Twitter took steps to severely limit users’ ability to share reporting by the New York Post that challenged Joe Biden’s assertion he had never participated in his family’s history of using his public office for financial gain,” the Kentucky Republican wrote. “According to new information released by Twitter, you played a key advisory role in the decision to censor the story—while ‘the Biden team’ directed Twitter to remove stories in the days leading up to the 2020 election.” CONTINUE READING…