After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted on “The Joe Rogan Experience” that he worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to censor the now-infamous Hunter Biden laptop story in the lead-up to the 2020 election, Arizona’s elected officials are speaking out.
“The FBI’s collusion with Big Tech unquestionably constitutes election interference. Every single American should be appalled,” Representative Debbie Lesko (R-AZ-08) told The Arizona Sun Times Friday. “This is yet another example of the politicization and weaponization of bad actors in the FBI to protect Democrats’ political allies and go after their political opponents. If House Republicans win back the majority, we will hold these bad actors in the FBI accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
Representative Paul Gosar slammed the FBI for what he says is the persecution of former President Donald J. Trump and Trump’s supporters.
“We know the FBI staged Governor Whitmer’s kidnapping, colluded with Hillary Clinton to spy on Donald Trump and unjustly raided President Trump’s residence so I am not at all surprised that the FBI worked with Facebook to bury the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop months before the 2020 presidential election,” Gosar told The Sun Times.
“The FBI has been lying and engaging in disinformation to unjustly persecute Donald Trump and his supporters for years,” he said. “The sad reality is that the FBI has turned into a domestic surveillance agency that attacks and monitors citizens, intimidates and silences political opponents and continues to turns a blind eye to mounting evidence of illegal activities by Joe Biden and his son.”
The FBI is currently embroiled in controversy for what conservatives say is intentionally targeting the political right.
A report from earlier this week claims that an FBI whistleblower said agents were ordered not to investigate the younger Biden’s laptop ahead of the 2020 election.
Much of the laptop’s content has become public.
The contents include lewd photos of the President’s son, along with photos of what appears to be the younger Biden taking illicit drugs.
After initially being dismissed as propaganda – with some claiming the laptop and its contents were fake and promulgated by Russia – its authenticity was confirmed.
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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Arizona Sun Times and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Debbie Lesko” by Debbie Lesko. Photo “Paul Gosar” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0. Background Photo “DOJ Building” by Coolcaesar. CC BY-SA 3.0.