Twitter announced Monday that it has hired the former FBI lawyer who approved key steps taken during the investigation into the Trump campaign, including the decisions to surveil former campaign aide Carter Page and to use an FBI agent to secretly monitor Michael Flynn during a national security briefing for the campaign.
James Baker will serve as deputy general counsel of Twitter, said Sean Edgett, the general counsel of the social media company.
Baker “is committed to our core principles of an open internet and freedom of expression,” Edgett said in a statement. Baker “brings experience navigating complex, global issues with a principled approach.”
Baker joins Twitter amid a battle with President Donald Trump over censorship of conservative users of the platform. more