Sponsored Content
« THE MORNING RANT: As A Woke Globalist, King Charles Cannot Deny That He’s A Racist | Main | AGAIN: A South Dakota State College Held a "Family-Friendly" Drag Show and Asked Kids to Bring Dollars to Tip the Drag Queens. A Conservative Group Asked Governor Kristi Noem To Stop It.
In Response, Noem Demanded the Organization... Fire The E »
December 23, 2022

FBI's Response to the Twitter Files Does Not Dispute Any Factual Allegation, But Slanders Any American Discussing These Facts and Faulting Their Eager Involvement in Censorship As "Conspiracy Theorists"

And as we know, "conspiracy theorists" are eligible to be deplatformed, so Christopher Wray is gearing up for his next round of bannings.

Michael Shellenberger:

The FBI yesterday responded to the evidence I unearthed in Twitter Files Part 7 suggesting that the FBI may have covered up the Hunter Biden laptop and waged a disinformation campaign aimed at persuading news organizations, social media platforms Twitter and Facebook, and voters that the Hunter Biden laptop was a product of a Russian "hack and leak" operation.

"The correspondence between the FBI and Twitter show nothing more than examples of our traditional, longstanding and ongoing federal government and private sector engagements, which involve numerous companies over multiple sectors and industries," said the FBI. "It is unfortunate that conspiracy theorists and others are feeding the American public misinformation with the sole purpose of attempting to discredit the agency."

The FBI has "traditionally" engaged in censorship operations with Big Tech?

Could it be that the FBI is eager to debate "theories" because it wants to avoid the facts? Consider three key ones:

* The FBI took Hunter Biden's laptop in December 2019 and always knew it was real and didn't come from hacking.

* The FBI spent most of 2020 telling Twitter's senior executives that a "hack-and-leak" involving Hunter Biden would occur in October 2020.

* The FBI was spying on Rudy Giuliani when he gave a copy of Hunter Biden's laptop hard drive to The New York Post.

It's true that we don't know if the FBI agents who warned Twitter of a "hack-and-leak" operation involving Hunter Biden also knew that a) the FBI had Biden's laptop and b) Giuliani was giving it to The New York Post. But they didn't need to know that. They could have simply been following orders from higher-level executives.

Moreover, it was precisely the job of those higher-level executives at FBI to know of all FBI operations, including the investigation of the Hunter Biden laptop, the surveillance of Giuliani, and the warnings to Twitter and Facebook executives of a hack-and-leak operation. And that fact alone is enough for Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a special counsel, and for Congress to investigate.

I'm going to demand to know who wrote this defamatory statement -- and who approved it.

Shellenberger further wrote:

Michael Shellenberger @ShellenbergerMD

At this point, members of Congress should be extremely concerned that FBI is engaged in a cover-up. There needs to be an aggressive investigation of the apparent politicization of the FBI by Congress, and perhaps even a Special Counsel in the DoJ to investigate what happened.

"One way we could get the FBI in front of the committee is to say, 'We're not giving you a penny until you all explain to us what this task force was and why you told Twitter to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story when you knew darn well it was true'" @RepJamesComer

"Congress never authorized FBI to do this. Gov't has no business censoring speech whether it's liberal speech or conservative speech. They have no business doing it. This is another act by the deep state out of control." @JamesComer

The Twitter Files have confirmed the widespread suspicion that the FBI has behaved inappropriately in its relationship to social media companies. Now, Congress needs to find out if it also behaved illegally.

Via streiff, this from J. Michael Waller:

That is a critical, critical point: It is not using the tools it has available for going after criminal activity, because it has none. It is using instead a suite of tools it has for harassing people for legal activity it merely disapproves of and wants to frighten them into stopping.

People are going to have to go to jail.

No, not under Biden. But under the next President.

I'm afraid Christopher Wray is going to have to make due without that government pension he has been counting on.

Shockingly -- or, I suppose, not shockingly at all -- David French claims the FBI didn't "coerce" Twitter at all, but merely "convinced" them to censor. So this isn't state censorship.

He ignores completely the "joint action" route to corporate behavior becoming state action.

You need to remember three things: 1, David French is and always has been a trash lawyer, 2, David French is a hopeless partisan always making claims about what he wants the law to be based on who he wants to win the current Twitter argument he's in, and 3, all the companies David French works for are being paid by Big Tech to shill for them. They don't want to be found to be in a joint action conspiracy with the government any more than the FBI does.

This Krebs guy has a reason to pretend to be convinced by David French: He was part of the "wargame" that instructed Big Tech executives to shut down any October Hunter Biden story.

digg this
posted by Ace at 12:00 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
GWB: "Yes, it's about Pride, as in one of the seven mort ..."

JmT: "Nixon right up there with FDR. Lincoln probably th ..."

REDACTED: "4 I just wonder: do people come back to read the c ..."

Somewhere South of I-80: ""Why do I have to see and support it?" Because ..."

NL : "Yeah. He sounds really impressive in one speech. B ..."

Aetius451AD Work Laptop: "343 He is a Rhoads Scholar (dittos with Clinton) ..."

REDACTED: "does the yellow one smell like piss ?? ..."

Pat*: "I just wonder: do people come back to read the com ..."

[/i][/b][/u][/s]Muldoon: "Hell. You can't even spell John Quincy Adams witho ..."

NL : "If JFK was intelligent would he have gone to Dalla ..."

Christopher Taylor [/i][/i][/s][/s][/b][/b][/u][/u]: "[i]Saying Obama was a good speaker is one of the b ..."

Skip : "Couple things First of importance my house seems ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64