Before the 2020 US Presidential elections, the FBI had allegedly warned Twitter during weekly meetings about alleged “hack-and-leak” operations that involved “state actors,” including Hunter Biden in October.

This was according to a sword statement by Twitter’s former head of site integrity, Yoel Roth.

It was added that the warnings were so specific that Twitter censored the story that the Post put up on Oct. 14, 2020. The reason behind it was that the outlet had allegedly gone against the social media company’s “hacked materials” policy, described on Saturday (Dec. 3) as election interference by Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk.

The revelation brings to light how the FBI was involved in pre-bunking the story about the laptop which had been reportedly in their possession for years.

“I was told in these meetings that the intelligence community expected that individuals associated with political campaigns would be subject to hacking attacks and that material obtained through those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter,” Ross stated in a Dec. 21, 2020 declaration to the Federal Election Commission.

“I also learned in these meetings that there were rumors that a hack-and-leak operation would involve Hunter Biden,” he added.

The declaration was part of Twitter’s defense against a complaint by the Tea Party Patriots Foundation that its censorship of The Post was an “in­ kind” campaign contribution to then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign.

Aside from Twitter, Facebook was also told to be on high alert for an alleged dump of “Russian propaganda” before the 2020 elections. Like Twitter, Facebook had also censored The Post, pending fact checks that were never done.

The Post also claimed that the FBI was spying on Trump’s then-lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s online cloud, under the pretext of an investigation into alleged foreign agent registration violations, a probe which conveniently was dropped this year.

The covert surveillance warrant on Giuliani gave the FBI access to emails in August 2020 from Delaware computer repair store owner John Paul Mac Isaac disclosing information that was damaging to Joe Biden from the laptop Hunter Biden had reportedly abandoned at his store in April 2019.

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