Twitter Knew Hunter Laptop Was Real Before Suspending The Post
The Hunter Biden Laptop saga continues to unfold, with latest reports showing that Twitter knew the laptop was authentic before they suspended the New York Post’s account.
According to House Judiciary Republicans, Twitter discovered the laptop was real the same day The Post published the laptop story. Chairman of The House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan (R-OH) made the revelation in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
In the letter, Jordan told Wray of Laura Dahmlow’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee and Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government this week. Dahmlow, section chief of the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF), confirmed that Twitter executives knew the laptop was real.
During the hearing, Dahmlow was asked if she was familiar with the October 2020 New York Post story on Hunter. Dahmlow confirmed that she was familiar with the story before confirming that Twitter knew the laptop was real.
“So, I remember having a conversation with or being involved in a conversation with Twitter, and I honestly can’t recall if this was repeated to me – I might have been a few minutes late to the meeting – or if – or if I was – I actually overheard it,” Dahmlow said. “But it was – it was relayed to me later that somebody from Twitter – I don’t recall who. I’m not sure who. Somebody from Twitter essentially asked whether the laptop was real. And one of the FBI folks who was on the call did confirm that ‘yes, it was,’ before another participant jumped in and said, ‘no further comment.’”
This will never happen. There’s no justice when it comes to government officials and their allies in media and corporate America.
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Dahmlow also confirmed that those within the FBI’s top brass, such as FITF Section Chief Brad Benavides and individuals on the Russia unit, knew the laptop was real. However, when Facebook executives asked about the laptop, Dahmlow testified that she and other FBI agents were told to answer with “no comments.”
🚨 BIG BREAKING NEWS 🚨
Testimony reveals the FBI knew the Hunter Biden laptop was authentic, but when asked by a social media company about the laptop’s authenticity the FBI said “no further comment.”
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Dahmlow revealed that if the FBI had suspected that the laptop was a result of foreign hack and influence, the usual protocol would have been to share the specific details with social media companies.
Jordan argued that the FBI’s refusal to comment on the laptop in 2020 led to widespread censorship on social media platforms.
In his letter, Jordan asked Wray for information and documents from the FBI, including the identities of the officials who dictated how the bureau would respond to inquiries about the laptop. Wray has until August 3 to provide the requested information.