Musk brands Twitter a ‘crime scene’ as GOP want him to testify at Hunter Biden hearings

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Elon Musk has branded Twitter a ‘crime scene’ as he vows to dig up all its ‘darkest secrets’ regarding its suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story. 

The Chief Twit is working in coordination with several journalists to publish files and messages from the social media company – now known as the ‘Twitter files’ – about its decision making processes when it comes to censorship. 

That work has garnered the attention of House GOP officials, who have invited Musk to testify in their investigations over Hunter Biden, who faces allegations of illegal business dealing in China and Ukraine that Republicans suggest may implicate his father, President Joe Biden.

US Rep James Comer, of Kentucky, who is poised to lead the House Oversight Committee when the GOP takes over Congress, told the New York Post he has reached out to Musk personally. 

‘We would love for him to come before the committee,’ Comer said. ”I’m pretty confident he’s going to provide more information, but he is welcome to come before our committee. We will roll out the red carpet for Elon Musk.’ 

It comes as the latest Twitter files revealed FBI agents pressured the social media company to censor conservative commentators who pushed unfounded claims that the 2020 election was stolen, with a the newest files to drop on Saturday evening. 

Musk brands Twitter a ‘crime scene’ as GOP want him to testify at Hunter Biden hearings

US Rep James Comer

As he unveils Twitter’s documents and messages between executives, Musk (left) has been invited to speak before the new House Oversight Committee as Republican US Rep. James Comer (right) takes over and opens an investigation into the president’s son 

Elon Musk called Twitter a 'crime scene' as he's poised to release more files regarding the company's censorship practices

Elon Musk called Twitter a ‘crime scene’ as he’s poised to release more files regarding the company’s censorship practices 

While discussing the invitation for Musk to appear before the House Oversight Committee, Comer commended the Twitter CEO’s decision to publicly disclose the company’s censorship process and conversations with government agencies.

‘He’s doing a great service to the Oversight Committee and America by disclosing all of the emails and correspondence between the Biden campaign and the Democratic National Committee and Twitter,’ Comer told the Post. 

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He noted that the committee previously sent a letter to Musk on October 28, urging him to preserve all relevant documents at Twitter for their probe and to end its censorship practices. 

‘Republicans on the Committee… urge you to reverse the pattern of censoring certain news and views,’ The committee wrote. ‘This includes ending the practice employed by Twitter’s previous leadership of prioritizing its own worldview over freedom of speech and information.’ 

While the ‘red carpet’ treatment would be rolled out for Musk, former Twitter staffers who oversaw censorship will not receive the same treatment. 

Twitter’s former general counsel Jim Baker, and former heads of safety and trust Vijaya Gadde and Yoel Roth, received more formal letters demanding they come in for questioning or face a subpoena. 

Your testimony will provide the Committee critical context regarding the Twitter censorship team’s decision to prohibit users from sharing information about a presidential candidate,’ Comer wrote to Baker, who was recently canned over his ‘possible’ role in suppressing the laptop story in October 2020. 

Musk also shared a meme about him digging up 'Twitter's darkest secrets,' including the decisions that led to the censorship of Hunter Biden's laptop story

Musk also shared a meme about him digging up ‘Twitter’s darkest secrets,’ including the decisions that led to the censorship of Hunter Biden’s laptop story  

The House Oversight Committee is looking into allegations that Hunter (pictured) engaged in illegal business dealing in China and Ukraine that Republicans suggest may implicate his father, President Joe Biden

The House Oversight Committee is looking into allegations that Hunter (pictured) engaged in illegal business dealing in China and Ukraine that Republicans suggest may implicate his father, President Joe Biden

Journalist Kara Swisher, who previously pressed former Twitter heads on their decision to censor the Hunter Biden story, mocked Musk's tweet about the company being a 'crime scene'

Journalist Kara Swisher, who previously pressed former Twitter heads on their decision to censor the Hunter Biden story, mocked Musk’s tweet about the company being a ‘crime scene’ 

Pictured: Swisher (left) questioning Twitter's former head of safety Yoel Roth (right) on how the social media company initially censored a New York Post story about Hunter Biden's laptop

Pictured: Swisher (left) questioning Twitter’s former head of safety Yoel Roth (right) on how the social media company initially censored a New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop

All eyes remain on Twitter as it releases its cache of documents through journalists Matt Taibbi, Michael Shellenberger and Bari Weiss. 

The files themselves have become a heated topic even among journalists, with Kara Swisher openly mocking the reporting and Musk’s characterization of the state of the company. 

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After the Chief Twit posted his characterization that Twitter was a ‘crime scene,’ Swisher responded by tweeting: ‘Yay, I always love another episode of Special (Billionaire) Victims Unit: Richer and Whinier Than Ever.’ 

Swisher previously interviewed Roth, the former head of trust and safety at Twitter, as he admitted  that the company made a mistake when censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story.

Roth resigned in November following Musk’s $44 billionaire takeover of the company. He said the authenticity of the New York Post’s laptop story was difficult for the social media company to verify, and it was quickly censored in October 2020.  

Speaking at an interview with journalist Kara Swisher, Roth said: ‘We didn’t know what to believe, we didn’t know what was true, there was smoke—and ultimately for me, it didn’t reach a place where I was comfortable removing this content from Twitter.’

‘But it set off every single one of my finely tuned APT28 hack and leak campaign alarm bells. Everything about it looked like a hack and leak.’

Investigators are looking into allegations that Hunter (left) used his father, President Joe Biden (right), to secure business deals and lobby overseas

Investigators are looking into allegations that Hunter (left) used his father, President Joe Biden (right), to secure business deals and lobby overseas 

He mentioned general counsel Vijaya Gadde as among 'the two most high-profile Twitter employees that we want to hear from'

He mentioned general counsel Vijaya Gadde as among ‘the two most high-profile Twitter employees that we want to hear from’

When announcing that the Oversight Committee wants Baker and Gadde to testify, Comer warned the former Twitter employees to be ready for hard questions

‘My advice to them is, prior to coming before the Oversight Committee in January or February, as quick as we can get them in front of the Oversight Committee, is they need to look very hard to try to find evidence as to why they suppressed this story,’ he told Fox & Friends on Monday. 

‘If they can’t find evidence from a government entity like the FBI saying to in fact suppress this story then my next bit of advice for them would be to contact their errors and omissions insurance company, because they’re going to have a lot of problems moving forward. 

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‘Because this was such an important story and the fact that they suppressed it when we now know it was very true and very damaging to the Biden campaign is very concerning.’

Comer has vowed to probe what he called a ‘Biden family influence peddling investigation.’

That was a reference to a web of Hunter Biden business dealings, some of which were exposed in the infamous laptop that featured in the New York Post report that Twitter suppressed for a period of time.

While the House Oversight Committee prepares its probe into Hunter, the president’s son appears to be preparing for his own legal battles. 

A team met last September to lay out a plan as they prepare to defend Hunter Biden against an expected onslaught of investigations by House Republicans

A team met last September to lay out a plan as they prepare to defend Hunter Biden against an expected onslaught of investigations by House Republicans

Allies of the president’s son gathered for a private strategy session last September in California where they discussed going after Hunter’s accusers and critics with defamation lawsuits, according to the Washington Post.

Hunter’s attorney and friend Kevin Morris suggested at the meeting the suits be filed against Fox News, Eric Trump and Rudy Giuliani, along with a probe into the repairman who handed over his laptop.

Morris told the group he was crucial for Hunter’s camp to be more aggressive and also outlined extensive research on two potential witnesses against Hunter – spurned business partner Tony Bobulinsky and computer repairman John Paul Mac Isaac, who turned over his laptop to the FBI.

Hunter Biden wasn’t at the meeting, but called into the discussion via video.

David Brock, a well-known liberal activist and Clinton family defender, who attended the meeting, was planning for a new group, Facts First USA, which focused on fighting the looming House GOP investigations, The Post reported. 

‘They feel that there is a whole counter-narrative missing because of the whole Hunter-hater narrative out there,’ Brock said.  

‘What we really got into was more the meat of it, the meat of what a response would look like.’ 

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