Photo edit of Hunter Biden. Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Pop Acta.
Photo edit of Hunter Biden. Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Pop Acta.

In a recent convening of the House Judiciary Committee and its Weaponization of the Federal Government subcommittee, new light was shed on the saga of Hunter Biden’s laptop. In the testimony, it was indicated that a senior FBI official reportedly confirmed the legitimacy of the laptop to Twitter, coincidentally on the day the New York Post published a story about the laptop’s contents.

The conversation with Twitter took place on October 14, 2020, involving Laura Dehmlow, the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force’s section chief. As Dehmlow recollected:

“Somebody from Twitter essentially asked whether the laptop was real…And one of the FBI folks who was on the call did confirm that, ‘yes, it was,’ before another participant jumped in and said, ‘no further comment.'”

Adding intrigue, Dehmlow was directed by FBI counsel not to divulge who decided to curtail further comments, affirming it was not her decision. A meeting with Facebook took a similar course, with no additional comment made on the laptop’s authenticity.

This unfolded amidst a media storm following the New York Post’s expose on Hunter Biden’s business transactions and potential links to his father, Joe Biden, then in the throes of his presidential campaign. Democrats played down the subsequent social media censorship, while Republicans expressed concerns over a potential collaboration between Big Tech and government officials to suppress potentially damaging Biden-related information.

In response to these disclosures, Chairman Jim Jordan issued a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, requesting clarification and documentation, specifically the identities of the bureau officials who controlled the response to inquiries about the laptop. Wray and the FBI have yet to respond.

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