FBI primed Twitter execs to censor NY Post's Hunter Biden laptop story, Twitter Files reveal

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"The press doing the bidding of the government is what they had in Soviet Russia or what they have in China and North Korea today. Without a free and independent press, you can’t have a free and independent civilization."

Glenn recently wrote that in response to the "Twitter Files" and the continued unveiling of the depth of Big Tech's affair with intelligence agencies. As Part 7 of the Twitter files just dropped, we learn that Twitter was "doing the bidding" of the FBI to censor the New York Post's Hunter Biden laptop story.

This installment of the "Twitter Files" was covered by Michael Schellenberger, the bestselling author of Apocalypse Never and San Fransicko, revealing the FBI primed Twitter to censor the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story both before AND after it was published.

It all began in a Delaware computer shop...

In December 2019, Delaware computer store owner, John Paul (J.P.) Mac Issac contacted the FBI over a computer that was left at his store. This computer was owned by none other than Hunter Biden, whose computer contained damning evidence of criminal activity, from international bribery to illicit drug activity. As the evidence incriminated both Hunter Biden and his father, then-Senator Joe Biden, Mac Isaac contacted federal authorities. On Dec 9, 2019, the FBI issued a subpoena and took Hunter Biden's laptop from Mac Issac's shop. The below tweet contains both copies of the FBI subpoena and Peter Schweizer's explanation of Hunter Biden's illicit dealings revealed in the abandoned laptop.

For almost a year, Mac Isaac never heard back from the FBI about the subpoenaed laptop. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Mac Isaac had made a copy of the computer onto a new hard drive, and, wanting answers to what he uncovered on the laptop, he contacted former NYC Mayor and Trump advisor Rudy Giuliani in August 2020. Giuliani subsequently gave the story to the New York Post, which, on October 14, 2020, published the smoking-gun evidence concerning Hunter Biden's criminal activity in THIS bombshell article.

The evidence of then-Presidential candidate Joe Biden's knowledge of his son's illicit business deals and criminal activity had the potential to alter the 2020 election, which was less than a month away from the date of publication. Yet within several hours after publishing, the article vanished into thin air. If its disappearance didn't eliminate the possibility of political debate about this key information about a Presidential candidate, Big Tech hammered the nail in the coffin by labeling the story as "Russian propaganda." A month later, Joe Biden was elected President of the United States...

Within several hours after publishing, the article vanished into thin air.

...What happened?

The cover-up Conservatives have been fighting for years

Since 2020, conservatives have been called conspiracy theorists for accusing the deep state and Big Tech of conspiring to take down the potentially election-altering story. Today, they were proven true in Part 7 of the Twitter files.

Let's back up to October 13th, the day before the New York Post published its bombshell article about Hunter Biden's laptop. On the 13th, the New York Post informed Hunter Biden and his lawyer, George Mesires, that they would be running the story the next day. Several minutes later, just before 7 pm, Mesires contacted Mac Isaac, requesting to review the copy of the hard drive containing the damning evidence against his client.

Coincidentally, at 9:22 pm, just several hours later, FBI special Agent Elvis Chan sent a 10-page document to Yoel Roth, Twitter’s then-Head of Site Integrity, through Teleporter, a pre-existing one-way communications channel from the FBI to Twitter. The next day, Twitter, under Roth's supervision, took down the New York Post article on the grounds that it was potentially sourced from Russian hacking.

How was Roth so quick to come to that conclusion?

The FBI primes Twitter to consider the New York Post article "Russian propaganda"

As it turns out, the FBI had been priming Roth and others at Twitter for MONTHS to consider the New York Post article "Russian propaganda" in preparation for its publishing. In Dec 2020 after the Presidential election, Roth gave the following statement in a sworn declaration:

Since 2018, I have had weekly meetings with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and industry peers regarding election security. During these weekly meetings, federal law enforcement communicated that they expected "hand-and leak-operations" by state actors might occur in the period shortly before the 2020 presidential election, likely in October. I was told in these meetings that the intelligence community expected that individuals associated with political campaigns would be subject to hacking attacks and that material obtained through those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter. These expectations of hack-and-leak operations wee discussed throughout 2020. I also learned through these meetings that there were rumors that a hack-and-leak operation would involve Hunter Biden.

Roth disclosed under oath that the FBI and intelligence agencies warned him directly throughout 2020 of anticipated "hack-and-leak" operations, which would occur right before the 2020 election, most likely in October, and would involve Hunter Biden. Sound at all like the New York Post article?

But wait... there's more!

The FBI's effort to prime Twitter execs to view the New York Post article as a "hack-and-leak" operation didn't stop there.

On August 11, 2020, Elvis Chan, the same FBI agent who sent Roth the 10-page document the night before the New York Post article was published, shared information with Roth relating to the Russian hacking organization, APT28. The FBI again carried out this communication through the FBI and Twitter's one-way direct communication channel, Teleporter.

In a recent interview, Roth disclosed how he was primed to consider the New York Post's Hunter Biden laptop story as an APT28 operation based on the information he received from the FBI. He said, "It set off every single one of my finely tuned APT28 hack-and-leap campaign alarm bells."

Furthermore, in September 2020, Roth participated in an Aspen Institute “tabletop exercise" on a potential "Hack-and-Dump" operation relating to Hunter Biden. As Schellenberger reports, "The goal was to shape how the media covered it — and how social media carried it." The event was organized by Vivian Schiller the former CEO of NPR, the former general manager of the New York Times, and the former Chief Digital Officer of NBC News. Attendees included Meta/Facebook's head of security policy, and top national security reporters from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others.

Fast forward to October 13, 2020, when Roth received a 10-page document about the New York Post story about Hunter Biden being published the next day, a month before the election. Though Roth admitted the story "isn’t clearly violative of our Hacked Materials Policy, nor is it clearly in violation of anything else," he concluded the story "feels a lot like a somewhat subtle leak operation.” He had been primed the entire year to come to that conclusion.

He had been primed the entire year to come to that conclusion

There's even more corruption between Twitter and the FBI revealed in Part 7 of the "Twitter Files." Schellenberger revealed that the now-fired deputy general counsel and former FBI agent Jim Baker celebrated Twitter's accomplishment of earning more than $3 million from the FBI since 2019. Internal communications also revealed Twitter had a Slack channel called "Bu Alumni" specifically for the sheer number of former FBI employees working at Twitter and that the FBI gave Roth and other Twitter employees top security clearance to share intelligence between the two "agencies."

So what have we learned from Part 7 of the Twitter Files?

First, we learn that we were right. Conservatives have been gaslit to believe that they were "conspiracy theorists" for arguing that there was a concerted effort to censor content that threatened the woke establishment leading up to the 2020 election, like the Hunter Biden laptop story. It turns out this "conspiracy theory" was a real conspiracy.

Second, as Glenn said while covering the Twitter Files, we learn Big Tech's adulterous affair with the deep state threatens two of the most sacred pillars enshrined in the U.S. Constitution: the right to freedom of speech, and the right to free and fair elections. As Glenn recently said, Twitter and the FBI "subverted the constitutionally mandated process of free and fair elections."

These questions still need answers...

So that's what we have learned... but what haven't we learned yet? Why did the FBI spend a whole year priming Big Tech and media execs to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story? When they obtained the laptop from Mac Isaac's computer shop, did they find evidence that they themselveswere implicated in Joe and Hunter Biden's illicit business dealings? Are they trying to cover their own tracks just as much as they were determined to see Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election?

It would be naive to think that the FBI's effort to cover up the New York Post's story wasn't motivated by some degree of self-interest. The question remains—how deeply is their self-interest intertwined with what is contained in Hunter Biden's laptop? These questions need answers.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.