January 28, 2023

FBI paid Twitter $3.5M ‘to do its bidding’: Taxpayers’ money was used to suppress Hunter Biden laptop story and process agency’s requests to silence GOP voices

Fury mounts over secret state censorship of the American people

FBI paid Twitter $3M for devoting staff to processing its requests

The most recent batch of Twitter files show that the FBI paid off staffers at the tech giant to the tune of $3.5 million Emails show that Twitter’s deputy counsel Jim Baker met with feds for top secret meeting – a day before he said Hunter laptop should be banned

  • The most recent batch of Twitter files show that the FBI paid off staffers at the tech giant to the tune of $3 million
  • The money was paid as a thank you as Twitter continued to dedicate staff to doing the bidding of the feds 
  • Emails show that Twitter’s deputy counsel Jim Baker met with feds to discuss suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story 
  • In response to the latest Twitter files dump, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said: ‘This is going to be a much bigger situation than people realize’
  • Earlier it was revealed that former FBI lawyer turned Twitter general counsel Jim Baker helped to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story

The FBI handed nearly $3.5 million of taxpayers money to Twitter to pay its staff to handle requests from the bureau to ban accounts.

A Twitter employee wrote in a February 2020 email that the company’s Safety, Content & Law Enforcement (SCALE) had ‘collected $3,415,323’ in less than two years from the FBI for ‘law-enforcement related projects.’

The email, which was revealed by journalist Michael Shellenberger, stated that SCALE had instituted a ‘reimbursement program’ in exchange for devoting staff hours to ‘processing requests from the FBI’.

The emails was entitled ‘Run the business – We made money!’. 

The accounts the FBI asked Twitter to ban were largely linked to conservatives and ‘foreign influence operations’. 

Twitter initially believed the Hunter Biden laptop story was ‘Russian disinformation’. It was revealed Monday that Jim Baker, Twitter’s top lawyer and ex-FBI general counsel, personally intervened to say it should be banned.     

Baker told Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of security, that the laptop story should be blocked – a day after getting a top secret briefing from his former FBI colleagues. 

He wrote: ‘There are some facts that indicate the materials may have been hacked. We simply need more information.’ 

We went on to write: ‘I’m guessing we are going to  restrict access to their article as  violation of our Hacked Materials policy.’

An investigation into Twitter’s behavior around the 2020 presidential election by the incoming Republican majority in the house has been promised with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy telling Fox News this week: ‘This is going to be a much bigger situation than people realize.’ 

Current Twitter CEO Elon Musk said of the emails: ‘Government paid Twitter millions of dollars to censor info from the public.’

In a previous dump, journalist Matt Taibbi tweeted: ‘Twitter’s contact with the FBI was constant and pervasive, as if it were a subsidiary.’ 

In response to the latest developments, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy said in an appearance on Mornings with Maria on Fox News: ‘We’re going to do more than just subpoena them. We’re going to change the course of where the FBI is today.’

He went on: ‘Every day we learn something more.’

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JUST IN: Senate Votes 70-25 to Advance $1.7 Trillion Schumer-Pelosi Omnibus Spending Bill – Here Are the Republicans Who Voted for This Monstrosity

JUST IN: Senate Votes 70-25 to Advance $1.7 Trillion Schumer-Pelosi Omnibus Spending Bill

The Senate on Tuesday evening voted 70-25 to advance the $1.7 trillion Omnibus spending bill and open debate. This is just the first procedural vote. The latest spending bill is full of special interest earmarks and pork. The bill includes $45 billion to Ukraine, $7.5 million in LGBTQ programs, Jan 6 prosecution funding and more….

The Senate on Tuesday evening voted 70-25 to advance the $1.7 trillion Omnibus spending bill and open debate.

This is just the first procedural vote.

The latest spending bill is full of special interest earmarks and pork.

The bill includes $45 billion to Ukraine, $7.5 million in LGBTQ programs, Jan 6 prosecution funding and more.

There is no money for border security.

3,000 pages that no one has read.

Senate Republicans are giving away the incoming GOP Majority House’s power of the purse until September 2023.

A group of Republican Senators pushed back on the process.

Senator Rand Paul blasted the Schumer-Pelosi Omnibus spending bill.

“I brought along the 1.7 trillion, 4,000+ page Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill that’s being fast-tracked through the Senate. This process stinks. It’s an abomination. It’s a no good rotten way to run government. We’re standing up and saying NO.” Rand Paul said earlier Tuesday.

Here are the 21 Republicans who voted for this monstrosity.

Via Todd Starnes.

The Republican senators who betrayed their own party include:
Blunt,
Boozman,
Capito,
Collins,
Cornyn,
Cotton,
Graham,
Grassley,
Hyde-Smith,
McConnell,
Moran,
Murkowski,
Portman,
Romney,
Rounds,
Rubio,
Shelby,
Thune,
Tuberville,
Wicker and
Young.

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Disney Analyst: Spinning Off ESPN, ABC Is “Best Path Forward”

Disney Analyst: Spinning Off ESPN, ABC Is “Best Path Forward”

“We think Bob Iger is returning to Disney to make big changes. Spinning [off] ESPN/ ABC is the best path forward, and we see it as a reasonably probable late-’23 event.” Wells Fargo analyst Steven Cahall opened a Tuesday report on The Walt Disney Co., led again by Iger as CEO, with a big call that is certain to cause debate.

“We think Bob Iger is returning to Disney to make big changes. Spinning [off] ESPN/ABC is the best path forward, and we see it as a reasonably probable late-’23 event.” Wells Fargo analyst Steven Cahall opened a Tuesday report on The Walt Disney Co., led again by Iger as CEO, with a big call that is certain to cause debate.

The analyst, who has an “overweight” rating with a $125 price target on Disney, making it a “signature pick” of his firm, argued that it was “time for change.” Disney stock was trading at 86.14 a share Tuesday, down 45 percent year-to-date.

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