President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that the FBI used Facebook to suppress information concerning the Hunter Biden laptop investigation prior to the 2020 presidential election.
In a recent episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Mark Zuckerberg appeared to admit that Facebook censored the Hunter Biden laptop story as a result of the FBI warning Facebook of “Russian disinformation” in the 2020 election season.
According to Fox News, Zuckerberg said, “The FBI, I think, basically came to us – some folks on our team – and was like, ‘Hey, just so you know, like, you should be on high alert… We thought that there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election. We have it on notice that, basically, there’s about to be some kind of dump of that’s similar to that. So just be vigilant.”
Zuckerberg’s comments have drawn criticism from Republican lawmakers who argue the FBI needs to be investigated for “colluding” with “Big Tech.” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said, “When Republicans are back in charge, we will hold all of them accountable.”
In a post on Truth Social, Trump stated, “The fact is that the FBI told Facebook the ‘Laptop from Hell’ was Russian disinformation when they knew very well that it was not.” He added, “This Fake statement alone changed the outcome of the Election by millions of votes, and it was by no means the only corruption which took place.”
In a letter to Zuckerberg, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., wrote, “The American people deserve to know whether the FBI used Facebook as part of their alleged plan to discredit information about Hunter Biden.”
The senators added that if the FBI did use Facebook to suppress the Hunter Biden story, then the American people and Congress would “require clarity” regarding how extensive the FBI’s collaboration with Facebook was during the 2020 election.
The media’s double standard for pushing investigations into the 45th president while covering up any negative information about Democrat leaders is a point Trump has emphasized since he launched his 2016 presidential campaign. However, in recent weeks, Trump’s comments have received newfound support in the wake of the FBI raiding Mar-a-Lago while refusing to investigate Joe Biden’s alleged business dealings with Hunter Biden and his associates.
Despite mounting evidence of corruption in the 2020 election, Trump explained, “Sadly, the Media in our Country is so afraid of being sued that they never want to mention anything having to do with the corrupt Election of 2020!”
Trump’s latest comments concerning the FBI’s alleged actions echo what The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway stated, “The FBI rigged the 2020 election.”