There was a time when most Americans naively believed the primary activity of the FBI was to uphold federal laws. Over the course of the last four weeks of 2022, the American people have been shown, beyond a doubt, that one of the FBI’s primary activities has been knowingly to violate the federal Constitution to ensure the Deep State’s continued control over the nation.
During December 2022, the American people learned why the Deep State and its media friends have been so distraught by Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. It turns out those dark forces that run our nation were not just worried about Musk allowing differing political opinions on his Twitter platform. Their greater concern was that the American people would learn how the FBI and other Deep State agencies have worked for years to control public debate on controversial issues and influence federal elections.
Under Musk, Twitter granted access to several reporters to investigate its internal files so they could independently report on what secrets they contained. The only condition imposed on the journalists was that any news stories had to be released first on the Twitter platform. In agreement with this condition, the select reporters made “data dumps” releasing documents demonstrating the degree to which the Deep State has conspired with Big Tech to suppress the views of its critics and promote the views of its friends.
This proof of Deep State manipulation of American politics started to unfold on December 2, 2022, when independent journalist Matt Taibbi began reporting on the “Twitter Files,”, which was followed by a second installment by journalist Bari Weiss on December 8, 2022. Among the initial revelations was how the Deep State pressured Twitter to suppress the New York Post’s October 14, 2020 coverage of the Hunter Biden laptop story showing Biden family corruption involving Ukraine.
On December 16, 2022, Taibbi released “The Twitter Files: Part Six — Twitter, the FBI Subsidiary.” It revealed how Twitter’s head of “Safety and Trust” Yoel Roth was in frequent contact with the FBI, particularly an agent in San Francisco named Elvis Chan. Chan was used by Washington as the primary conduit for sending its directives to Twitter.
This communication developed into a partnership where the FBI could send offending tweets or entire accounts to Twitter claiming that they should be examined for violations of Twitter’s terms of service. Although Twitter employees frequently could not identify specific violations, they were pressured by the FBI into suppressing dissident voices.
Not only was Twitter working with current FBI employees, but it also acted as a revolving door to former FBI employees. Twitter’s Deputy General Counsel Jim Baker had been FBI General Counsel where he was a major figure in the Russiangate Hoax pushing false information from the Hillary campaign to investigators inside the agency. He ultimately left the FBI after he was caught leaking information to corporate press. “As of 2020, there were so many former FBI employees — ‘Bu alumni’ — working at Twitter that they had created their own private Slack channel and a crib sheet to onboard new FBI arrivals.”
On December 19, 2022, reporter Michael Shellenberger posted “Twitter Files: Part 7 — The FBI & the Hunter Biden Laptop.” Those files demonstrated how the FBI knew about Hunter Biden’s laptop in December 2019 when they acquired a warrant and seized the laptop from the Mac repair shop in Delaware. In other words, fully 11 months before the November 2020 election, the FBI knew that the Hunter Biden laptop was real, but decided not to investigate.
The FBI also knew that a copy of the laptop had been provided to lawyers and journalists, so the FBI began an operation to prepare Twitter and other Big Tech companies to expect “Russian disinformation” in the form of a fake Hunter Biden laptop dump. Mark Zuckerberg has stated in an interview that the FBI conducted the same type of preparation for Facebook. In September 2020, FBI and other agencies even conducted a table-top exercise for a hypothetical hack-and-dump operation of, just for example, a Hunter Biden laptop!
The FBI’s psychological operation worked. By the time the New York Post published its story on the laptop on October 14, 2020, Big Tech was already on the lookout for this supposed Russian activity and was more than happy to take the FBI’s word for it so that it could help the Biden campaign. The FBI conducted a classified briefing to none other than FBI alum Jim Baker to assure Twitter employees that the Hunter Biden laptop story wasn’t real, so they should take action to suppress it.
And that’s what Twitter did. “[W]ithin hours, Twitter and other social media companies censor [sic] the NY Post article, preventing it from spreading and, more importantly, undermining its credibility in the minds of many Americans.” By this one action, the FBI, working with Twitter and other social media companies, likely elected Joe Biden President.
Why are Twitter and other Big Tech companies doing the bidding of the FBI? Although most of them are glad to help their cronies on the Left, they are also under pressure to keep their immunity from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. And both candidate Biden and the Biden Administration threatened to remove that liability to get Big Tech to toe the line. On December 7, 2022, America’s Future explained all this in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Gonzalez v. Google.
And how did the FBI respond to Twitter’s revelations? The FBI used one of the standard plays from its worn out playbook claiming to be the victim, putting out a statement: “The men and women of the FBI work every day to protect the American public… It is unfortunate that conspiracy theorists and others are feeding the American public misinformation with the sole purpose of attempting to discredit the agency.”
Before the release of the Twitter Files, any discussion of federal government involvement in the censorship of users by Big Tech was decried as “conspiracy theory,” but what had been called “conspiracy theory” has now been proven to be “conspiracy fact.”
It would be difficult to imagine a more serious violation of the First Amendment’s prohibition against “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press” than what has been revealed in the “Twitter Files.” Since many of those whose dissident views were suppressed were conservative Christians, the prohibition on interference with the “free exercise” of religion was also breached. The FBI also prevented the ability of Americans to “assemble” together online, as well as petition government “for a redress of grievances.”
And we now know that it was not just rank-and-file Americans whose views were suppressed by Twitter. President Trump was banned the day after former First Lady Michelle Obama pressured Twitter, demanding: “Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior — and go even further than they have already by permanently banning this man from their platforms and putting in place policies to prevent their technologies from being used by the nation’s leaders to fuel insurrection.”
The FBI has no respect for the American people, the U.S. Constitution, or the rule of law. If the FBI is allowed to continue to exist, there is little hope for fair elections, or the survival of our Constitutional Republic.