Leftist activists have infiltrated every level of government. They’ll do anything to help their political allies.
And the FBI is on fire after being caught shelling out millions for Joe Biden.
The FBI has come under fire over the past few months after revelations that they meddled in the 2020 presidential election came to light.
It was bad enough when all we knew was that the FBI was asking social media companies to censor information unfavorable to Joe Biden.
But thanks to Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover of Twitter, we’re learning just how deep that corruption runs.
According to the seventh chapter of the Twitter Files, which was revealed on Monday, the New York Post’s blockbuster report regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop was withheld after the FBI repeatedly informed Twitter executives about foreign election meddling activities.
Previous editions of the project, which were exposed by independent journalists based on emails and other internal company records released by Twitter CEO Elon Musk, indicated that federal law enforcement policed content on the platform and ordered management to remove specific messages.
Even before the now-famous October 2020 piece in the New York Post, which included evidence that Hunter Biden introduced his father to a Ukrainian businessman, FBI authorities pressed Twitter management to censor the story.
Indeed, there existed “an organized effort by representatives of the intelligence community” aimed at “senior executives at news and social media companies” to discredit “leaked information about Hunter Biden before and after it was published,” according to independent journalist Michael Shellenberger.
The FBI also paid Twitter more than $3.4 million for its “legal process response,” which appears to relate to the time executives spent collaborating with the agency.
On the evening of October 13, hours before the New York Post article was published, FBI Special Agent Elvis Chan submitted ten papers to former Twitter Head of Site Integrity Yoel Roth. Chan pushed Roth to “confirm receipt” of the documents, claiming that they were “not spam.” Roth responded two minutes later, saying, “Received and downloaded – thanks!”
In addition to the contacts on October 13, Shellenberger cited Roth’s court testimony and subsequent comments from Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
They claimed that FBI officials had spent months preparing Twitter and Facebook leadership for “hack-and-leak operations” by state actors ahead of the 2020 election, despite Chan’s admission that no fresh intelligence had caused them to do so.
According to Shellenberger, Twitter officials “reported very little Russian activity” of concern in the months leading up to the election in emails to the FBI, and assured various news outlets that insignificant election meddling had occurred through Russian accounts.
Despite this, the FBI tried tirelessly to sway journalists and social media executives. In September 2020, the Aspen Institute hosted a workshop to train Roth, Meta’s head of security policy, and the top national security reporters from the New York Times and the Washington Post on how to handle a purported document dump from Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company where Biden provided scant services in exchange for large paychecks.
Roth had previously rejected earlier FBI requests for data from Twitter, noting that the business has a “long-standing policy” prohibiting the use of data for “surveillance and intelligence-gathering purposes.”
Another internal email from Twitter Director of Policy Carlos Monje to Roth indicated that the intelligence community had launched a “sustained” but “uncoordinated” campaign requesting data from Twitter.
Chan arranged for Twitter executives to acquire interim security clearances one month before the election in July 2020.
Former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker had been working at the company, and there were so many FBI alums that they had formed a separate Slack channel to onboard new FBI arrivals. Roth and Chan eventually established a “virtual war room” for internet executives, as well as agents from the FBI and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, or ODNI.
When the New York Post story was published on October 14, Roth responded in an email that the piece was not “clearly in violation” of the company’s hacked materials policy or “anything else,” but that it seemed “a lot like a somewhat subtle leak operation.”
Despite the fact that the New York Post included a receipt from the repair business signed by Hunter Biden, Baker argued to Roth that the materials from the laptop were either falsified or hacked.
A second poll of Biden voters in key swing states commissioned by the Media Research Center indicated that 45.1% were “unaware of the financial scandal engulfing Biden and his son, Hunter,” while knowledge of the scandal would have caused 9.4% of voters to leave Biden as their preferred candidate.
The current president won states like Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin by razor-thin margins, hinting that knowing the narrative could have influenced the outcome of the election.
Stay tuned to DC Daily Journal.