When discussing the first Oversight Committee hearing on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop and the likely next probe by the Republican-led US House into what Bannon dubbed “The Laptop from Hell” in 2020, Steve Bannon, host of the War Room program on Real America’s Voice, issued a brazen warning to Democrat Joe Biden.
The Republican-led House committee held its first hearing last Wednesday on Twitter’s decision to prevent users from discussing the Hunter Biden laptop story before of the 2020 election, which would have been devastating for Biden and beneficial to his opponent, President Donald J. Trump.
According to a Feb. 2 press release from the U.S. House Oversight Committee:
Comer to Hold Hearing on Twitter’s Censorship of Reporting on the Biden Family’s Business Schemes
Part 1: Twitter’s Role in Suppressing the Biden Laptop Story. At the hearing, lawmakers on the panel will question three former Twitter employees who censored the New York Post’s reporting on the Biden family’s business schemes based on information obtained from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop.
“In the runup to the 2020 presidential election, Big Tech and the Swamp colluded to censor reporting about the Biden family’s shady business schemes. The U.S. intelligence community and the FBI frequently communicated with Big Tech and advised Twitter executives to question the validity of any Hunter Biden story—before the New York Post ever reported on it. We also know members of Twitter’s top censorship team debated how they could justify limiting the spread of the story. Finally, they landed on a policy that even some among them doubted.
“Americans deserve answers about this attack on the First Amendment and why Big Tech and the Swamp colluded to censor this information about the Biden family selling access for profit. Accountability is coming,” said Chairman Comer.
1.Vijaya Gadde, Former Chief Legal Officer of Twitter
2.James Baker, Former Deputy General Counsel of Twitter
3.Yoel Roth, Former Global Head of Trust & Safety of Twitter
Then on the 8th, they reported:
Twitter and other social media firms are strong entities with the ability to influence public opinion and behavior.
Twitter deteriorated into a private firm under the surveillance of former workers, and the FBI and the federal government invaded to purposefully inhibit free speech, particularly conservative speech and news that contradicted the mainstream narrative.
Former Twitter staffers confirmed that the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop article did not breach Twitter regulations, yet it was nevertheless removed. They also stated that they did not attempt to verify the legitimacy of Hunter Biden’s laptop contents.
Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) emphasized that Twitter executives did not attempt to verify whether the Hunter Biden laptop materials were authentic before censoring the New York Post story.
Former Twitter executives admit they made no attempts to verify the authenticity of the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop.
But they decided to suppress the story from the American public anyway.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) February 8, 2023
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Rep. Comer: “Isn’t it correct that the Biden campaign had contact with Twitter in the runup to the 2020 election… And you’re telling this committee that you didn’t ask any Biden representative if the laptop was real or for Hunter Biden’s attorney’s phone number to confirm it’s authenticity?” CONTINUE READING…