Bloomberg Law
June 16, 2020, 8:58 PMUpdated: June 16, 2020, 10:24 PM

Twitter Hires Former FBI General Counsel Amid Trump Fight (1)

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Twitter Inc. has brought on former FBI general counsel James Baker to its growing legal department as the company remains locked in a highly public battle with President Donald Trump over guidelines on its popular social media platform.

Baker has joined Twitter as deputy general counsel, the company’s general counsel Sean Edgett said in a Monday night tweet. More than a half-dozen lawyers to have joined Twitter so far this year, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Law.

Edgett noted via tweet that Baker “is committed to our core principles of an open internet and freedom of expression, and ...

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