Three former Twitter executives are set to testify before the House House Oversight Committee on February 8 over their decision to censor the New York Post’s article on Hunter Biden’s laptop heading into the 2020 presidential election.
Shortly after Elon Musk purchased Twitter, the billionaire fired the executives responsible for covering up the Hunter Biden laptop story, including Twitter’s chief censor, Vijaya Gadde. The three former employees whose testimony is due next month are still unknown.
However, Rep James Comer (R-KY), the House Committee Chairman, wrote a letter to Twitter’s former head of trust and safety, Yoel Roth, former general counsel and the head of legal, policy, and trust Vijaya Gadde, and Twitter’s ex-deputy general counsel James Baker informing them that they would be required to testify regarding the same issue.
“On December 6, 2022, I wrote to you requesting your appearance at a Committee hearing during the 118th Congress,” Comer wrote in his letter. “Your attendance is necessary because of your role in suppressing Americans’ access to information about the Biden family on Twitter shortly before the 2020 election.”
Rep. James Comer said on Fox News that he wants "every person at Twitter" to speak before Congress about the social media company's decision to limit access to the Hunter Biden laptop story. https://t.co/gEhaAElozc
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Twitter hindered the distribution of articles that connected President Biden to his son’s business relationships abroad weeks before the 2020 election on the grounds that the articles violated the “hacked materials” policy.
The FBI pressured Twitter to suppress the headline-grabbing revelation about Hunter Biden’s laptop story, stating a supposed Russian “hack and leak” operation as its reason despite knowing this notion was unfounded.
Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, was investigated for money laundering, possible tax violations, and breach of foreign lobbying laws through his business allies abroad.
The federal searchlight into Biden’s closet began in 2018. The proceedings gained momentum when prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware sought grand jury testimony concerning Hunter’s foreign income sources. This income included funds from Burisma Holdings Ltd, a Ukrainian natural gas company where Biden served on the board of directors.
In an interview, Hunter Biden denied any wrongdoing in his business dealings overseas, although he admitted to having exercised poor judgment. He claimed to have been ignorant of how his activities may become a source of criticism for his dad.