Some of what has come out in the Hunter Biden investigation is that the FBI was coordinating with social media outlets to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Judge Terry A. Doughty has ruled that the agent accused of being the lead on this effort, Special Agent in Charge Elvis Chan, can be deposed.
This is one of the first big breaks we have seen that could shed light on just how deep this effort went to protect Joe Biden during the 2020 election cycle.
Judge Doughty, in his order, stated, "Chan had authority over cybersecurity issues for the FBI in the San Francisco, California region which includes the headquarters of major social-media platforms and played a critical role for the FBI in coordinating with social-media platforms related to censorship.
"Even if Chan played no role in the Hunter Biden laptop communication issue, he may have knowledge of who did, and his deposition is nonetheless warranted."
BREAKING: In Missouri and Louisiana's lawsuit against the Biden Administration for allegedly colluding with social media companies to censor speech, the deposition of an FBI official will move forward after our big win in Court earlier today.
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— Attorney General Eric Schmitt (@AGEricSchmitt) November 14, 2022
The initial lawsuit was filed by Republican Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana.
They have accused the government of colluding with Meta (Facebook), Twitter, and YouTube to censor posts "under the guise of combating misinformation."
Chan has denied any involvement in this, but he has been identified as the FBI official directly overseeing communications with Meta by a member of its legal team.
Now Chan has to formally go on the record, opening himself up to perjury charges if he continues to hold this position during the deposition.
Those looming charges just might be enough for him to open up and tell us where these orders came from.
Source: Fox News