'A coverup of the highest order': Congressman blasts Jim Baker over Biden laptop story suppression

December 8, 2022

Member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) did not mince words in talking about now-fired Twitter general counsel Jim Baker's alleged actions to cover up the Hunter Biden laptop story in October of 2020 to prevent its impact on that year's presidential election.

“It stinks to high heaven,” he said in a Fox News interview. “The questions have multiplied.”

An email from Baker suggested that the possibility that the laptop material was hacked and used that as a justification to censor the story under Twitter's hacked materials policy, even though there was no evidence that it had been hacked.

"Major questions have to be answered. He needs to come answer questions in Congress," Donalds said.

When the host quoted Byron York's contention in the Washington Examiner that because the FBI persuaded Twitter to censor the story, the government wasn't culpable, Donalds rejected that reasoning.

“If you have agents of our government putting pressure on companies to suppress information, that’s the same effect as the government doing it," Donalds said.