In the run-up to the 2020 election, one of the most significant political stories to ever face our nation was suppressed, hidden from view, just as Americans were preparing to head to the polls.
We’re talking, of course, about Hunter Biden’s “laptop from Hell”, in which an abandoned computer once belonging to the son of now-President Joe Biden was found to contain a number of worrisome factoids about the First Family.
The FBI attempted to suggest that the laptop was part of a “Russian disinformation” campaign, causing a number of social media networks to repress and censor the tale. Months later, it was discovered that the laptop was very real, giving the suppression of the story an aura of political chicanery.
Now, rather conveniently, Twitter executives are having a hard time recalling the decision-making process that led them to keep the “laptop from Hell” from the general public.
A trio of former bigwigs at Twitter told the House Oversight Committee Wednesday they could not recall major facts about the decision to suppress The Post’s bombshell October 2020 stories on Hunter Biden’s laptop — though one claimed the decision was based in part on the social media giant’s own echo chamber rather than the demands of federal law enforcement.
Under questioning led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), former Twitter deputy general counsel James Baker, ex-head of trust and safety Yoel Roth and former policy director Vijaya Gadde took turns deflecting allegations of “collusion” between the FBI and Twitter to censor The Post.
“Simple question, did you talk to the FBI about the Hunter Biden story?” Jordan asked Baker point-blank at one point.
“To the best of my recollection, I did not talk to the FBI about the Hunter Biden story before that day,” replied Baker, referencing Oct. 14, 2020, when The Post published the first of its world-exclusive reports.
“Did you talk to them after?” Jordan pressed, to which Baker said, “I do not recall.”
And it gets worse:
Moments later, as Jordan pressed further, Baker seemed to contradict himself: “Sitting here today, I don’t recall speaking with the FBI at all about the Hunter Biden matter — the laptop.”
“Then why did you answer the way you did?” Jordan asked rhetorically.
The suppression of the “laptop from Hell” story has bolstered long-whispered fears of a “Deep State” plot to keep establishment wrecking ball Donald Trump from regaining office, and the answers provided her don’t exactly refute that possibility.
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