In his latest Secure Freedom Minute, the must-read radio broadcast and column by our
friend Frank Gaffney, Mr. Gaffney had a line that we wish we’d thought of first: FBI = “Friends of Biden, Inc.”.
Whistleblowers have reportedly been confirming to Senators Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley what many of us have long suspected: The Federal Bureau of Investigations is no longer a premier law enforcement agency whose senior leaders honor their oaths to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Instead, the acronym FBI these days seems to stand for “Friends of Biden, Inc.” – namely, the crime syndicate that does business as our nation’s First Family.
Thus, we have the spectacle of heavily armed FBI agents rounding up and humiliating the President’s political enemies, including raiding the Florida home of his once and likely future rival. Even more corrupt have been the Bureau’s efforts to cover up for or otherwise protect the serial lies, corruption and betrayals of the “Big Guy,” his son, other relatives and business partners.
Mr. Gaffney is of course absolutely right about the FBI protecting the Bidens and it goes far beyond not investigating their obvious crimes and making sensational raids on Biden’s political enemies – they have become the tip of the spear in the weaponization of other institutions against conservatives and Donald Trump’s MAGA movement.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, Facebook’s parent company, recently claimed Facebook restricting the story about the contents of Hunter Biden laptop during the 2020 election was based on FBI “misinformation” warnings.
The New York Post published emails and images from Hunter Biden's laptop that showed Hunter Biden’s drug use and sexual deviance and that the then vice-president was helping his son's business dealings in Ukraine and elsewhere.
Facebook restricted sharing of the article until after the 2020 election.
Zuckerberg said that getting the decision wrong "sucks".
"When we take down something that we're not supposed to, that's the worst," Zuckerberg said in a rare extended media interview on the Joe Rogan podcast reported by the BBC.
Zuckerberg told Rogan: "The background here is that the FBI came to us - some folks on our team - and was like 'hey, just so you know, you should be on high alert. We thought 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 that's similar to that'."
Asking Zuckerberg if he regretted suppressing the factual story, the Facebook founder replied: "It sucks... I think in the same way that having to go though a criminal trial but being proven innocent in the end sucks... in the end you're free."
But according to the BBC report Zuckerberg acknowledged that there remained disagreement about the story, which he said was a "hyper-political issue".
"Depending on what side of the political spectrum [you're on], you either think we didn't censor it enough or we censored it way too much."
Now, here’s the kicker: According to the BBC report, Meta, Facebook's parent company, highlighted that Zuckerberg had addressed the FBI warnings at that 2020 hearing, saying of the Joe Rogan interview that "none of this is new."
The Facebook cofounder said the FBI is a "legitimate institution" and that the warning prompted him to "take that seriously." The story was allowed to remain on Facebook, albeit with limited exposure, Zuckerberg said.
In a statement reported by NBC News Friday night, the FBI said it has provided companies with “foreign threat indicators” to help protect their platforms and customers, but that it “cannot ask, or direct, companies to take action on information received.”
“The FBI routinely notifies U.S. private sector entities, including social media providers, of potential threat information, so that they can decide how to better defend against threats,” the agency said.
What Zuckerberg, Facebook, the FBI, the BBC and NBC News didn’t acknowledge was the timing of the warning, which oddly enough was backed-up by the release of a letter signed by more than 50 former “senior intelligence officials” alleging that the disclosure of the emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
POLITICO at the time reported the letter’s signatories presented no new evidence, they said their national security experience had made them “deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case” and cited several elements of the story that suggested the Kremlin’s hand at work.
“If we are right,” they added, “this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this.”
Nick Shapiro, a former top aide under CIA director John Brennan, provided POLITICO with the letter noted at the time that “the IC leaders who have signed this letter worked for the past four presidents, including Trump. The real power here however is the number of former, working-level IC officers who want the American people to know that once again the Russians are interfering.”
It turned out, however, that it wasn’t the Russians who were interfering in the 2020 election, it was the FBI and the other players in the intelligence community who had concocted the false Trump-Russian collusion narrative over four years earlier. And now, thanks to the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, the documents that were declassified to document that attack on the Constitution may never be released.
Frank Gaffney was right, FBI = Friends of Biden, Inc.
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