FBI Special Agent Elvis Chan appeared to make false statements under oath about the Bureau’s suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan revealed Monday.
Chan was the primary conduit between the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) and social media platforms leading up to the 2020 presidential election, and he appears to have lied about his meetings with tech companies regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story, according to new documents from Jordan.
THE FACEBOOK FILES PART 4. FBI LIED ABOUT MEETING WITH BIG TECH REGARDING NY POST’S HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP STORY
Internal FB docs reveal that an FBI Special Agent made false statements in testimony about the FBI’s role in the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 7, 2023
“Internal FB docs reveal that an FBI Special Agent made false statements in testimony about the FBI’s role in the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story,” Jordan tweeted Monday. (RELATED: Meta Wanted To Create ’24/7 Channel’ To Censor Posts On Behalf Of Ukrainian Intel, House Report Finds)
Chan and current FITF Section Chief Laura Dehmlow met with Facebook on Oct. 14, 2020, to discuss the Hunter Biden laptop story from the New York Post, Dehmlow testified in July to the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
When Facebook representatives asked if Biden’s laptop contents were real, the FBI said “no comment” because an unknown FBI official instructed them to do so during internal deliberations, Dehmlow testified. The FBI and the FITF knew Hunter Biden’s laptop was real prior to the New York Post’s reporting, Jordan tweeted.
“Did Dehmlow know that the FBI had the laptop and it was real? Yes. Did other key members of the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force know? Yes. The FBI knew the laptop was real and yet decided it would say ‘no comment.'” Jordan said.
Chan testified in November 2022 as part of the Missouri vs. Biden censorship lawsuit filed by Republican Attorneys General from Missouri and Louisiana. He recalled the FITF’s meeting with Facebook and said he was “confident” that he did not participate in any other meetings with tech companies with regards to the Hunter Biden laptop.
“I was confident that I was not a party to any meeting with social media companies where Hunter Biden was discussed outside of the one incident that I told you about,” Chan said during his testimony.
Chan also said he was not aware of any communications between FBI agents and Facebook related to the Hunter Biden story in response to questioning, Jordan found. (RELATED: Jim Jordan Speaks Out On Facebook Docs: ‘They Censored First Amendment Speech’)
Jordan proceeded to share an internal Facebook document showing Chan had a “follow up” meeting with Facebook officials Oct. 15, the day after the Hunter Biden story was censored and the FBI held its initial meeting with Facebook.
“The Committee has recently obtained an internal Facebook document PROVING that Agent Chan had a secret “follow up” call with Facebook about the Hunter Biden laptop story on October 15,” Jordan tweeted with an image of the document. (RELATED: Biden Admin Asked Facebook To ‘Change The Algorithm’ To Censor Conservatives And Promote Legacy Media)
The Committee has recently obtained an internal Facebook document PROVING that Agent Chan had a secret “follow up” call with Facebook about the Hunter Biden laptop story on October 15, just one day after the @nypost story and the first Facebook meeting! pic.twitter.com/fPkUQzDIy4
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 7, 2023
Jordan pointed out another inconsistency in Chan’s testimony where he said he has “no internal knowledge” of the Hunter Biden investigation involving the FBI. Internal communications released by Jordan demonstrate Chan brought Facebook officials up to speed on the FBI’s Hunter Biden investigation, according to Rep. Jordan.
“Chan advised that he was up to speed on the current state of the matter within the FBI and that there was no current evidence to suggest any foreign connection or direction of the leak,” a Facebook employee said Oct. 15, 2020.
Jordan suggested the Biden administration is stonewalling his efforts to interview Chan because of his apparent falsehoods and inconsistencies.
“Is there any wonder why the Biden DOJ has so far stonewalled the Committee’s efforts to interview Agent Chan?” Jordan tweeted.
A federal judge issued an injunction July 4 preventing the Biden administration officials from coordinating with tech companies to censor social media posts. The Biden administration is appealing the injunction and government agencies are reportedly halting meetings with tech companies in the interim.
The FBI declined to comment.