(JustPatriots.com)- According to paperwork submitted to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), the FBI forewarned Twitter specifically of a “hack-and-leak operation involving Hunter Biden” before the 2020 presidential election, offering new context for the social media platform’s choice to censor the New York Post’s explosive exposé about the contents of a laptop linked to President Joe Biden’s son.
The statements were made in a signed declaration annexed to a letter that Twitter sent to the FEC’s Office of Complaints Examination and Legal Administration on December 21, 2020. Yoel Roth, Twitter’s former head of site integrity, made them.
That letter was written in response to a complaint by the Republican National Committee (RNC) that Twitter’s removal of articles published by the New York Post about the items on Hunter Biden’s laptop from its platform constituted an “impermissible in-kind contribution” to Biden’s presidential campaign.
In the attached declaration, Roth claimed that the FBI informed him during a series of meetings held before the 2020 election that the agency had warned against the possibility of hacked materials being disseminated on social media.
According to Roth’s declaration, he was told in these meetings that the intelligence community expected that people connected to political campaigns would be the target of hacking attacks and that information obtained through those hacking attacks would probably be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter.
In these discussions, Roth wrote, “I also discovered that there were suspicions that a hack-and-leak operation would involve Hunter Biden.”
In the months leading up to the 2020 election, the New York Post ran a story about a supposedly Hunter Biden laptop with emails that seemed to indicate that then-candidate Joe Biden was aware of and allegedly participated in his son’s international business operations.
President Joe Biden has adamantly maintained that he was unaware of and had no role in his son’s business dealings.
According to Roth’s affidavit, the Twitter Site Integrity Team took action on October 14, 2020, to suppress the distribution of the articles after determining that the New York Post’s writings about the laptop breached the platform’s rules against the sharing of hacked materials.
Roth says the site’s Site Integrity Team hid the Hunter Biden laptop hacking story because there was “smoke” from a Russian cybercrime operation.
Elon Musk has claimed that his company’s parent company, Meta, was told by the FBI to be on “high alert” for “Russian propaganda” before the 2020 election.
Musk made good on his promise that installments of the so-called “Twitter Files,” which reveal steps taken by the site to stifle free speech, would be released.