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FBI Got Top Secret Clearances for Twitter Execs to Quash Biden Story

FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland at a news conference April 6, 2022, announcing a court-authorized disruption of Russian-controlled botnets (FBI photo)
FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland at a news conference April 6, 2022, announcing a court-authorized disruption of Russian-controlled botnets (FBI photo)

The FBI worked with the intelligence community to pressure Twitter and other social media and news media to censor the New York Post’s revelations of Joe Biden’s knowledge of his family’s influence-peddling operation while lacking any evidence of a purported Russian “disinformation” operation.

Factual information about the foreign business dealings was discredited by the FBI and the IC both after and before the Post’s blockbuster Oct. 14, 2020, story, according to the seventh Twitter Files release, reported by journalist Michael Shellenberger on Monday.

Significantly, in July 2020, the FBI’s Elvis Chan – assistant special agent in charge at the office in San Francisco, where Twitter is headquartered – arranged for temporary Top Secret security clearances for Twitter executives to enable the FBI to share information about “threats” to the upcoming elections.

Further, the latest release of internal communications revealed, the FBI paid Twitter at least $3.4 million for its work.

Shellenberger recalled that Twitter Files No. 6, released Friday, showed the FBI had a system in place in which it had “constant and pervasive” contact with Twitter executives, acting as if it were a “subsidiary” of the social-media giant.

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