by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Elizabeth Stauffer writes for the Washington Examiner about one important revelation from the Twitter files.
The “Twitter Files” revealed that an unholy alliance between the Democratic Party, the FBI, Big Tech, and the legacy media worked together to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. These powerful entities abused their power to achieve a common goal: the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story. The revelations about Twitter’s inside dealings expose a concerted effort to manipulate the free flow of information to voters ahead of a critical election.
This was not their first rodeo. In 2016, this corrupt group collaborated to frame former President Donald Trump as an agent of Russia. But by the spring of 2019, the scheme had completely unraveled, as special counsel Robert Mueller failed to find evidence that Trump had colluded with the Kremlin as was alleged.
Deeply disturbed by this loss, Democrats seized upon a July 2019 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, Trump asked Zelensky to look into Hunter Biden’s lucrative job with Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings and former Vice President Joe Biden’s famous 2014 threat to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid unless then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko fired the prosecutor who was looking into Burisma’s corruption.
Meanwhile, that same month, the FBI took possession of Hunter Biden’s laptop, which he had dropped off at a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware, eight months earlier and never retrieved. The proprietor of the shop, John Paul Mac Isaac, later told Fox News that the FBI was curiously uninterested when he informed them Hunter Biden had left the laptop behind. He said, “I think that was my first indication that maybe the FBI was more interested in returning the laptop to the former owner and protecting the Bidens than they were [in] protecting me or getting this to the proper channel.”