The most recent trove of shocking Twitter Files revelations by independent journalist Matt Taibbi further proved how far the platform went to control information to favor Democrats. Even more, the documents reveal how deeply the FBI worked in conjunction with the social media giant.
Twitter’s involvement with the nation’s top law enforcement agency was “constant and pervasive,” according to the latest release. More alarmingly, the thread showed how Washington “collects, analyzes, and flags your social media content.”
The FBI immediately struck back at the revelations.
In a statement to Fox News, the agency said that it “regularly engages with private sector entities to provide information specific to identified foreign malign actors’ (subversive), undeclared, covert, or criminal activities.”
The FBI’s role, the bureau declared, is to notify the private sector companies. At that point, it is up to the company to decide if they will react and what that reaction entails.
The FBI has a lot of explaining to do about the Twitter files.
These revelations should make every American who believes in the First Amendment gag. pic.twitter.com/YqDbnlgGn2
— John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) December 15, 2022
This reaction did not sit well with Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN), who immediately accused the agency of “lying” in its response. Referring to FBI Director Christopher Wray, the representative advised the lawman to “clear off his January.”
Burchett said he expects Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and others will fill his calendar with duties after the Republican majority assumes control of the House. And he did not stop there.
The Tennessee lawmaker said that the “once wonderful” FBI now works to censor speech, creating a “chilling effect” over constitutional freedoms. The agency’s corruption, he said, is a “scary problem.”
The revelations also sparked a reaction from Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), who said the agency faces congressional subpoenas over its coordination with Twitter.
Speaking on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” the representative said the new Republican House majority will be “definitely pursuing the Department of Justice and also the FBI.”
Turner further praised the Jan. 6 committee for establishing legal precedent on just how far the House GOP may go in pursuing evidence. The Twitter Files continue to expose efforts taken by Washington to cover up the truth, and January promises to be a very interesting month.