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James Baker’s Amnesia Problem

Posted on | February 11, 2023 | 1 Comment

James Baker testifies on Tuesday

My podcast partner John Hoge calls attention to the Nixonian quality of the FBI-turned-Twitter-lawyer’s testimony this week:

Rep. Jim Jordan asked James Baker, the former FBI general counsel who moved to work at Twitter, whether he communicated with the FBI about the Hunter Biden laptop story before the New York Post was censored on Twitter for reporting about it.
To the best of my recollection, I did not talk to the FBI about the Hunter Biden story before that day,” Baker said.
Jordan followed up: “Did you talk to them after? Your response was real specific… I assume ‘that day’ is October 14. I want to know if you talked to them on the 13th or before, or the 15th and after.”
I don’t recall speaking to the FBI, sitting here today, I don’t recall speaking to the FBI at all about the Hunter Biden matter,” Baker replied. “The laptop.”

Something about being required to testify under oath seems to induce a strange type of amnesia among big-shot lawyers. The things they “cannot recall” are very specific, and they never deny anything without preceding their denial with the qualifying phrase “to the best of my recollection.”




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