It’s hard to argue that the White House has been working to create censorship across the nation. But the Biden Administration and the FBI just took a hard hit by a federal judge on Wednesday in a landmark case focusing on the issue.
The judge ruled that the FBI can’t shield special agent Elvis Chan from being deposed in a lawsuit brought on by Missouri AG (and soon-to-be senator) Eric Schmitt and Louisiana AG Jeff Landry.
These two men recently launched a lawsuit against Biden and his administration seeking information regarding alleged collusion between the FBI, the Department of Justice, and other agencies with social media companies. They worked together to censor information unflattering to the White House.
White House lawyers tried to prevent some depositions from taking place, including special agent Elvis Chan. Chan had been identified as having worked with Meta (the parent company of Facebook) to remove some news stories on Facebook.
Judge Terry Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana killed the request and allowed the depositions to move forward.
It has already been reported that Meta was at the center of censoring the Hunter Biden story just before the 2020 elections, and it could have changed the results.
Mark Zuckerberg admitted on Joe Rogan’s podcast that the FBI had come to them with more than a wink and nudge. They told him that the story was really Russian disinformation, even though they knew that the laptop story was true because they had been in possession of the hard drive for a year.
FBI Allegedly Tried to Get Facebook to Stop Negative Story
Why was the FBI going to Facebook and probably other media companies to stop a negative story about Biden’s family? The only real answer was to influence the election.
The lawsuit does not stop with Chan; there is also a focus on officials working for the NIH and the CDC, along with other government agencies. In fact, on October 10, the attorney general identified Chan and 46 other defendants in the suit. Chan was cited for his alleged “critical role” in “coordinating with social-media platforms relating to censorship and suppression of speech on their platforms.”
The truth is, for years, government officials have been working with social media companies to steer the narrative and benefit the White House administration. Think about the censorship that went on about the COVID-19 lab leak theory. It is certainly one of the more high-profile cases of disinformation that our nation has experienced, and it is hardly the only example.
Interestingly, the Left has harped on the Right’s “threat to democracy,” when the federal government has been meddling in social media with partisan goals. That is a pretty big threat to the whole electoral system, and it is likely illegal, too.
There is no doubt that Biden and his team were putting their fingers on the scale in the 2020 election process. And now the attempt to shield Chan from the process of being deposed is adding significantly to the problem. And the FBI seems to be okay with cloaking this in the guise of national security. This is corruption, not security, and now the facts will no longer be hidden from the American people.
Chan has attempted to argue in court that a letter from Meta stated that he was not the person from the FBI who conveyed communications to the company about the Hunter Biden laptop.
But the attorney general has disputed that claim saying that a counsel for Meta in a September 2022 phone call verbally identified Chan as the FBI official directly involved in the communications between Meta and law enforcement regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Judge Doughty wrote, “The issue of Chan’s involvement in the Hunter Biden laptop communication is an additional reason to allow Plaintiffs to take his deposition.”
So, Biden and his team need to get ready to face the music.