After a new group of government employees is sworn in in January, House Republicans are gearing up for an epic battle that will take place on Capitol Hill. Already, the positioning of influential members of the committee is taking on a shape and appearance of sternness that may not have been seen in Washington, DC in decades.
Americans are demanding that the corrupt politicians—on both sides of the political spectrum—face the repercussions of their actions. And discussions over the future of America are becoming more forceful.
The majority of Americans are worried about censorship, free expression, and the use of the government’s ability to obstruct the public from seeing what was happening before significant elections. These issues are anticipated to receive strong investigation from the new House committees.
What’s happening is as follows:
Under the next GOP majority, the House Judiciary Committee might file a lawsuit against James Baker, a former FBI attorney and Twitter executive who was implicated in the social media giant’s censorship of the damning Hunter Biden laptop report.
James Andrew Baker was the general counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a former American government official in the Department of Justice under Barack Obama, according to Baker’s biography. He joined the Department of Justice in 1990 after earning degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan Law School.
“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,” according to America Wire Service, citing Fox news.
In response to a query from Fox News Digital regarding potential legal measures the House Judiciary Committee may take against Baker, a spokeswoman said, “Stay tuned.”
“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 Baker was “exited” by Musk from Twitter.
Twitter holds former FBI employees accountable for their actions.
But the FBI doesn’t.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 7, 2022
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Baker, who in June 2020 was hired as Twitter’s deputy general counsel and in a position to quash information damaging 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 be heading up the House Oversight Committee once the GOP officially takes control next month, sent a letter to Baker this week requesting his presence to answer questions at a full committee hearing. CONTINUE READING…