Twitter boss Elon Musk put lawyers for Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 Democratic presidential campaign on notice Friday on his platform.
Musk took the firm Perkins Coie to task, accusing lawyers there of attempting to sideline then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign and then his subsequent presidency with a false ‘Russian collusion’ narrative.
Filmmaker Amanda Milius noted on Twitter: “There’s a lot more to full transparency just re Russiagate than getting rid of Baker but it’s a big step. See vids & you’ll understand why it’s not being posted by Kash on Twitter. If Perkins Coie is @elonmusk Twitter’s outside counsel this isn’t remotely enough.”
Musk responded: “Twitter isn’t using Perkins Coie. No company should use them until they make amends for Sussman’s attempt to corrupt a Presidential election.”
Twitter isn’t using Perkins Coie. No company should use them until they make amends for Sussman’s attempt to corrupt a Presidential election.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022
He was referencing Michael Sussmann, a former Perkins Coie attorney who was indicted for a role in the hoax but acquitted by a Washington, D.C. jury this year.
Breitbart News reported:
In 2017, the Washington Post exposed that election attorney Marc E. Elias, who was then at Perkins Coie, hired the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, using money from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), to find dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump.
The so-called “dossier” that resulted, manufactured by former British spy Christopher Steele, was the basis for the “collusion” hoax, and was also used by the FBI to justify its investigation into the Trump campaign. The FBI continued to cite the “dossier” when it sought surveillance warrants from the secret FISA court even after it knew that the “dossier” was fraudulent.
[Attorney Michael] Sussmann, who was then also at Perkins Coie, gave the FBI data that purported to show a link between Trump and Russia via Alfa Bank. The link was false.
For her part, Milius continued explaining the Perkins Coie/Russiagate situation in a Twitter post that included a video clip of former Trump national security figure Kash Patel, who offered more explanation. He told an interviewer that, as a House Republican investigator, he discovered the link between the discredited ‘Steele Dossier,’ Clinton’s campaign, and Perkins Coie:
Baker = FBI rep at Twitter.
Perkins Coie = DNC rep at Twitter.
Confused? Watch: pic.twitter.com/9ePaKEt8cP
— Amanda Milius (@AmandaMilius) December 7, 2022