Eye-opening report sheds light on the number of ex-FBI employees who ‘flocked’ to Twitter

The latest explosive installment of the “Twitter files” that exposed just how closely that the FBI worked with the pre-Elon Musk management regime to censor free speech is a shining example of the “public-private partnership” in all of its resplendent nefariousness.

In the Friday release that posted by journalist Matt Taibbi, evidence was laid out detailing the “constant and pervasive” contact between the San Francisco-based tech giant and the Bureau, once the nation’s premier law enforcement agency before it morphed into what many believe to be the secret police arm of the Democratic party.

Following Taibbi’s bombshell, the New York Post’s Jon Levine named names of former FBI employees who “flocked” to Twitter prior to Musk’s $44 billion deal to buy the company closed in October.

While ex-FBI lawyer James Baker, a key figure in the Russiagate conspiracy hoax that targeted former President Donald J. Trump is well known, many others are not and in his report, Levine shined a light on the deep state infestation of Twitter.

In addition to his expose, Levine took to Twitter to out the proverbial foxes guarding the henhouse who were unearthed using publicly available information, mostly their LinkedIN profiles.

One name belongs to “Matthew Williams, who did more than 15 years at the FBI, identified himself on LinkedIN as the ‘Co-lead of Trust & Safety’ — a job which would have made him a close associate of team leader Yoel Roth.”

“Williams joined Twitter in June 2020 — the same month as Baker — as a “senior director of product trust,” according to his LinkedIn. In June 2022 he moved into a more expansive position as “senior director of product trust, revenue policy, counsel systems & analytics at Twitter,'” wrote Levine.

“Jeff Carlton worked for the FBI and CIA before joining Twitter in May 2021. His now deleted LinkedIn account says he led Twitter’s Strategic Response Team of 50+ “employees/agents” in resolving the highest-profile Trust & Safety escalation,” Levine tweeted.

“Here’s Dawn Burton, former deputy chief of staff to FBI director James Comey” he added of a top underling to the disgraced FBI boss who was fired by Trump.

“As a Comey insider, Burton would have been close to the agency’s Hillary Clinton email investigation as well as it’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections She continued to serve in her role after Comey’s ouster in May 2017 and the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller,” Levine reported. She also donated to Democrats. Burton left Twitter in July, before Musk’s takeover, and now works at Google.

“Here’s Kevin Michelena, who did 12 years at the FBI before coming to Twitter for a new job which entailed ‘collaborating with public policy and site integrity leads to ensure policies are properly implemented,'” tweeted Levine.

In addition to those named in his Twitter posts, Levine lists several others in his New York Post story and that is only at Twitter, not the other tech giants which presumably are chock full of ex-FBI and Intel community veterans as well.

In other news, the FBI responded to Taibbi’s tread exposing the grim truth that the company was effectively acting as its subsidiary.

“The FBI regularly engages with private sector entities to provide information specific to identified foreign malign influence actors’ subversive, undeclared, covert, or criminal activities,” a spokesperson for the Bureau said in a statement. “Private sector entities independently make decisions about what, if any, action they take on their platforms and for their customers after the FBI has notified them.”

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Chris Donaldson


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