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FBI, Members Of Congress Respond To Twitter Files

3 key facts everybody should know

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.”

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

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

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

  3. 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.

Let me put it another way.

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Michael Shellenberger