Roth stated that he was informed by people in the intelligence community to “expect” attacks on individuals linked to political campaigns in advance of the 2020 presidential election. Attorneys General for Missouri and Louisiana released the full 386-page transcript from their November 29, 2022, deposition of FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, which was taken as part of a landmark lawsuit against the Biden regime for colluding with social media companies to censor American citizens. Chan warned Twitter before the 2020 election to expect “hack-and-leak operations’’ specifically involving “Hunter Biden,” according to a sworn declaration by Roth. “These expectations of hack-and-leak operations were discussed throughout 2020,” Roth said. “I also learned in these meetings that there were rumors that a hack-and-leak operation would involve Hunter Biden.”
The warnings were so specific that Twitter immediately censored The Post’s scoop about Hunter Biden’s laptop on October 14, 2020, citing its “hacked materials” policy,” Miranda Devine wrote in the New York Post’s coverage of the story. “The extraordinary revelation for the first time lays bare how the FBI was involved in pre-bunking the story of the laptop, which had been in the bureau’s possession for almost a year.”
While Chan denies ever specifically naming Hunter Biden in the transcript of his deposition, “Chan’s testimony contradicts a previous sworn statement by Yoel Roth, Twitter’s former head of site integrity, stating that the FBI had named Hunter when warning the company about expected “hack-and-leak operations’’ before the election,” said Devine.