Skip to comments.How the FBI’s nod and a wink got social media to censor The Post’s Hunter Biden reporting
Posted on 12/04/2022 5:36:38 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
We’re not going to see an FBI document that says, “Tell Twitter the Biden evidence is Russian disinformation.” When the new Chief Twit, Elon Musk, released the so-called Twitter Files over the weekend, Matt Taibbi’s consequent thread of reporting observed there’s no evidence of a specific warning to social-media platforms that the Biden information was sourced to Russia or hacked…however, there is significant evidence of FBI collusion in the scheme.
It is not necessary for FBI officials to issue specific warnings to convey the message that a story should be killed. In these schemes, there are sophisticated actors in each camp, including former government officials in media and social media. When government officials do their nod-and-a-wink routine, these execs get the hint. The higher-ups at Twitter and Facebook knew the FBI wasn’t holding regular pre-election meetings with them idly. They would also have understood that when briefing private parties the FBI can’t accuse people of specific criminal misconduct — such as espionage and hacking. So it keeps things “general” (as Taibbi described the warnings). That, along with its perceived authority, allows it to get its accusatory message across but later deny it did so.
Did the FBI actually say the Biden evidence was Russian disinformation? Well, it clearly came pretty damn close. On Joe Rogan’s podcast, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook (now Meta) CEO, said Facebook restricted The Post’s Hunter Biden revelations due to an FBI warning….It’s the same story with Twitter, whose in-house lawyers were getting the same “Suppress it” message from the FBI. The internal files Musk released illustrate that Baker, the former FBI general counsel, was urging his colleagues that based on the circumstances suggesting “the materials may have been hacked,” it was “reasonable for us to assume that they may have been and that caution is warranted.”
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A nod and a wink? That must be code for “do it or the DOJ and the SEC will investigate you forever”.I’m sure they know that it’s not just the intelligence community that can get you “twelve ways from Sunday”.
It’s Illegal and means never having a non Deep State Candidate ever again.
The author seems to minimize the impacts.
Get thee gone Deep State!
What happened to the chorus of - NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW!
Like they do with Trump. Where are all the Politicos and Media masters calling for Justice!
So you’re saying the FBI didn’t exert undue influence against Trump? because that’s exactly what he’s saying.
Trump recognizes we are in the midst of a Constitutional crises.
The Constitution was set aside to get Biden elected.
Fully half of the population had their 1st amendment rights removed by the government. Voter suppression on a huge coordinated scale.
In 1976, a District Court in New York heard a case alleging voter fraud in several urban locations.
The court’s opinion maintained that federal courts had a role to play in ensuring free and fair presidential elections, arguing: “It is difficult to imagine a more damaging blow to public confidence in the electoral process than the election of a President whose margin of victory was provided by fraudulent registration or voting, ballot-stuffing or other illegal means.”
The two elements of solicitation are the intent to have someone else commit a crime and an act committed in furtherance of convincing another person to commit a crime.
In criminal law, furthering, helping forward, promotion, or advancementof a criminal project or conspiracy. Powers v. Comm., 114 Ky. 237, 70 S. W. 652.
It’s an Andrew McCarthy article...pass. He should stay in his National Review sewer with all the other Never Trumpers, urbane poofters, and Democrat-curious losers.
Where is link to Article?
I think McCarthy is a halfast lawyer.
Never any clear explanations or reasoning.
The KGB and Gestapo also mostly just gave “winks and nods” to get the results they wanted.
Andy McCarthy is a tool.
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