These Elon Musk Twitter dumps are mind-boggling.
Although most Americans knew something was wrong in our communications world, I doubt many felt there was so much evil being simultaneously initiated by both our Social Media giants as well as the FBI. Christopher Wray, FBI Director, has testified numerous times before various House and Senate committees. In NONE of his testimony has he ever acknowledged any wrongdoing was even possible in his FBI. The Social Media leaders of Twitter, Facebook, and Goggle, each denied in their testimony they were in any way with manipulating their operations in any way.
Boy did those guys lie!
The Twitter dumps — that now number 5 — implicate Twitter, Facebook, and Google in using their sites to manipulate the narrative of real news. Why did they do this? The easy conclusion is to directly influence the election results in 2016, 2018, and, most recently, 2020.
They’re ALL obviously guilty of at least lying about their purposes and their processes that remained in place until Musk engaged in the direct operational structure of his company, Twitter. It’s notable here that none of the other companies have come forward to reveal how dirty their basements are.
There’s no doubt Elon Musk is performing a great public service by releasing the Twitter Files, which show how the social media company he recently purchased suppressed news about the Biden family’s foreign dealings. While the company’s actions, which occurred weeks before the 2020 election, raise knotty questions about free speech, they are a distraction. The more urgent issue is the conduct of our own government, specifically the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which created the landscape where censorship and disinformation could thrive and possibly change the outcome of the presidential contest.
Here is a brief chronology which focuses on the bureau’s key role in this ongoing scandal.
In December 2019, the FBI used a subpoena to take possession of the laptop Hunter Biden had abandoned at a Delaware repair shop the previous April. The bureau has not said what it did with the computer but, as it acquired the laptop in connection with a Hunter Biden investigation involving money laundering, it is hard to believe it did not authenticate the data.
Earlier this year, several news organizations, including the New York Times, the Washington Post and CBS News verified much of the laptop’s contents, connecting Joe Biden to his son’s lucrative influence-peddling schemes.
During the late summer and early autumn of 2020, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had obtained a copy of the laptop hard drive, began trying to place the story in media outlets. Giuliani’s efforts almost certainly would have come onto the bureau’s radar, as he was already under investigation by federal prosecutors for his lobbying work in Ukraine.
Around the same time, the FBI warned executives at Twitter and Facebook to be on high alert for Russian “hack and leak operations” involving Hunter Biden. Mark Zuckerberg recalled that the bureau warned that “basically there’s about to be some kind of dump” of Russian propaganda.
These claims by the FBI – which, it bears repeating, possessed the laptop – would become the foundation of Democratic Party and media efforts to discredit the explosive material.
On Oct. 14, 2020, the New York Post ran the first article about the laptop whose headline – “Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad” – contradicted Joe Biden’s iron-clad claim that “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
That first Post article also reported that the FBI had the laptop, telling social media platforms and rival journalists where they might go to check its authenticity. On the same day, Twitter and Facebook limited distribution of the Post article on the grounds that it could be hacked material.
The Twitter Files reveal that a prime force calling for the censorship of the news was James Baker, a lawyer who had previously worked at the FBI, where he was instrumental in furthering the Trump/Russia collusion hoax. It strains credulity to believe he never checked with his former colleagues at the bureau about the laptop before advising Twitter that “it’s reasonable for us to assume that they may have been [hacked] and that caution is warranted.”
The same goes for the rival news organizations that disparaged the laptop story. There can be little doubt that the bureau’s phone lines were burning that day, though we do not know who called, what they asked, or what they were told. But given the FBI’s long history of violating its own policy about not discussing ongoing investigations, and the national import of this story, it almost certainly had a duty to somehow set the record straight. Officially, there was only silence, which allowed disinformation to spread.
On Oct. 17, Rep. Adam Schiff, who had led the Democrats’ effort to paint Trump as Putin’s treasonous puppet during the Russia-gate hoax, dismissed the laptop as a smear “from the Kremlin.”
Five days later, on Oct. 19, Politico reported that “more than 50 former senior intelligence officials have signed on to a letter outlining their belief that the recent disclosure of emails allegedly belonging to Joe Biden’s son ‘has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.’”
Joe Biden used that letter during the first presidential debate on Oct. 22 to dismiss the laptop as a “Russian plan.”
Again, it strains credulity to believe that the Biden campaign never queried the FBI about the laptop or that Joe Biden never asked his son whether he had, in fact, left the laptop he had used for years at a Delaware repair shop. Even if Hunter, who has struggled with drug addiction, did not remember, as he later claimed, whether he had failed to retrieve it, he certainly would have known that his computer was missing and that the contents being leaked were familiar.
On Oct. 23, the FBI conducted a five-hour interview with one of Hunter Biden’s former business partners, Tony Bobulinski, who said he had evidence that Joe Biden was taking a cut from his son’s foreign deals. Bobulinksi said the agents promised to follow up with him quickly. Two years later, he is still waiting.
Thus, the FBI enabled Democrats to turn the tables on Trump, using damaging information about the to reenforce their narrative that Trump was in cahoots with the Russians. In the years since, it has worked to continue to suppress the truth about the Biden family business. Without dismissing the serious danger posed by Twitter and other media regarding their approach to the laptop, the real story here is the actions of our own government.
So “pick your position:” Big Tech or FBI. The choice is yours.
Quite honestly, I give NEITHER a “get-out-of-jail card. Both entities are obviously very corrupt. However, there’s another culprit in this wrong doing. Who might that be? The militarized political left and their lap dogs, the Media!
No one can access the undergirding of government without government being complicit. That’s plain and simple. It’s obvious who in government is pulling all these strings — at least right now. It’s Democrats — and not every Democrat. But the obvious names that come to mind are certainly guilty.
But NO one gets anything done that requires a path from government to the public without those bad actors that carry the water to distribute the lies and manufactured circumstances that need to be sold to the public. For a minute of fame most news people are quick to offer up the desired tidbits of news sufficient to market their goods.
But the puzzle is not complete without having someone in power that can hold the guilty accountable for those evil deeds, even if those evil deeds are manufactured. Enter the Department of Justice and, specifically, the FBI.
You need no explanation. We wallowed through the mud of James Comey and Robert Mueller and Mueller’s henchmen. What a despicable pack of liars! I watched a replay of former Representative Trey Gowdy’s interrogation of Peter Struzk before Congress about his personal vendetta against President Trump. Struzk leered at Gowdy who refused to let Struzk diminish his or his questions. Struzk looked like Satan himself.
That whole incident illustrates what free Americans have been saddled with for more than a decade — minus the four years of Donald Trump. A city and grand building that houses supposedly the Peoples’ government and the freest one of those on Earth: the United States Congress is supposed to regulate every member of that government and every agency. That includes the FBI. Struzk made clear that, at least in his mind, the FBI is in charge of the government and not the other way around.
The D.C. Swamp stinks! It’s full of those who relish wallowing in its mud joined by like-minded swamp dwellers. And I fear the Swamp will continue being the Swamp until someone can effectively drain it…AND KEEP IT EMPTY!