The FBI is steeped in controversy. Details are seeping out that show the Bureau specifically targeted conservatives.
And Merrick Garland is terrified after an FBI agent exposed this enormous scandal.
After a game-changing lawsuit against Big Tech and the government, the FBI’s role in another significant scandal has come to light.
Missouri Attorney General Erich Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry launched a complaint against the Biden administration, accusing officials of breaching the First Amendment by collaborating with Big Tech to restrict issues such as the pandemic and the 2020 election.
A federal judge ordered that the Republican Attorneys General could proceed with their case by subpoenaing Biden officials and Big Tech employees to testify in depositions as part of pre-trial discovery.
Elvis Chan, the FBI’s assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber Branch in San Francisco, was one of the officials deposed in the case.
Chan informed lawyers that he managed a “command post” for the FBI in San Francisco during the fall of 2020 to coordinate the Bureau’s nationwide censorship activities against disinformation.
Disinformation is the Left’s buzzword for communication that they dislike and believe should be banned by Big Tech.
According to Chan, the censoring effort included FBI field offices, federal prosecutors, and FBI and Justice Department lawyers.
His office would make the final decision on contacting Big Tech companies to delete anything that was purportedly misinformation or broke a company’s ambiguous terms of service agreement.
“We would receive some responses from the social media companies,” Chan said. “I remember in some cases they would relay that they had taken down the posts. In other cases, they would say that this did not violate their terms of service.”
Chan’s deposition is the most damning evidence yet that the FBI was collaborating with Big Tech to intervene in the 2020 election.
The activities of the FBI, according to the incoming Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer (R-KY), are troubling.
“Should be very concerning to everyone who cares about the First Amendment, who cares about civil liberties,” Comer told Just the News. “This is wrong.”
Comer stated that the FBI’s meddling in elections might be stopped by closing a loophole in the Hatch Act.
The Hatch Act prohibits government employees from engaging in most sorts of partisan political action.
“This should be a violation of the Hatch Act,” Comer said. “Apparently, there’s a loophole in the Hatch Act that doesn’t impact social media. We’re going to change that legislation next year.”
In court records, Republican Attorneys General revealed that Chan and another FBI agent implicated in the censoring operation made political contributions to various Democratic candidates.
Comer stated that censorship will be a top issue for his Committee in the coming year.
“We’re going to do everything we can to hold people accountable, because there’s no excuse for what the FBI has done with respect to limiting speech,” Comer said.
Elvis Chan’s testimony is yet another blot on the FBI’s reputation.
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