Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) is the expected incoming chair of the House Intelligence Committee.
On Fox News’ Sunday Morning Features, Turner told Maria Bartiromo that Republicans will seek the FBI’s ‘secret files’ of contacts in High Tech and the media and will use their subpoena power if necessary.
The Gateway Pundit reported on Elon Musk’s Twitter Files part 6 that was released on Friday providing disturbing details about the “constant and pervasive” contact the FBI had with Twitter officials.
The FBI was targeting Twitter accounts for suspension and policing jokes on Twitter.
The Department of Homeland Security partnered with security contractors and think tanks to pressure Twitter to moderate content.
The FBI and DHS were regularly sending social media content to Twitter through multiple entry points, pre-flagged for moderation, and there is a staggering amount of contact between the agencies and the social media outlet.
“Well our committee became aware of of these activities earlier this year, and I want to thank Elon Musk for bringing forward the information he had because, while we pursue the intelligence community to try hold them accountable…while we’re doing that, Elon Musk is showing what’s happening on the other side, with the willing partners….the Mainstream Media, social media….and really exposing the coordination that was occurring between the FBI and them.”
“Now, it is my understanding from our contacts that we have had with the FBI that there are secret files that the FBI has of these contacts that they were having with social media and with mainstream media.”
“And it has been our objective to get ahold of those files, to see the extent of this, so we can stop it, we can cut off the funding and prevent, obviously, average Americans being impacted by FBI actions.”
“They have been resistant to this point, and we certainly intend to pursue subpoena power to expose the extent to which the FBI has been doing this.”
“So you have already then put a request out there for documents from the FBI…is that what you are saying? What have you learned so far?”
“Absolutely. Well the FBI under the cover of saying that they were pursuing foreign malign influence, had really exploded into activities that involved engaging with mainstream media and social media, and really impacting what is the normal debate of democracy.”
“Now what’s very troubling here, in my opinion, this was not based on intelligence. You had John Ratcliffe on your own show saying, for example, the Hunter Biden laptop, which the FBI was trying to intervene and saying that was Russia misinformation, and he said there was no intelligence that substantiated that.”
“I believe that in the end we will find that there is no intelligence that supports the FBI doing this….that this is a campaign by the FBI that really is outside of the bounds of anything we would expect them to do, and certainly very constitutionally troubling.”