FBI Agent Accused Of Lying About Censoring Hunter Biden Laptop Dodges Testimony Before Jim Jordan, Source Confirms

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FBI agent Elvis Chan, who appeared to lie under oath about his role in censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story, failed to show up Thursday to his scheduled testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, a source familiar confirmed to the Daily Caller.

The Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Chan on Sept. 21 to appear for an interview Thursday after he previously failed to attend a scheduled interview, the Daily Caller previously reported. Chan was nowhere to be found at the time the interview was scheduled, a source familiar told the Daily Caller. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Jim Jordan Issues Second Subpoena To FBI Agent Who Fled The Country After Interview Fell Through)

“Everything is on the table for Mr. Chan, including contempt,” Russell Dye, a spokesperson for the House Judiciary Committee told the Caller.

Chan’s testimony was initially expected to take place on Sept. 15 until a dispute between the committee and the Department of Justice (DOJ) resulted in Chan’s interview falling through. The Judiciary Committee sent an initial subpoena for Chan to testify following the failed interview, the Daily Caller previously reported.

“Today, after an FBI employee traveled across the country to voluntarily participate in a scheduled interview, he was denied the right to have his chosen legal counsel accompany him,” the FBI told the Daily Caller at the time of the dispute.

“Upon arrival at the Capitol, Committee staff directed agency counsel to leave the premises, and the interview was unable to proceed,” the FBI added. The Judiciary Committee accused the DOJ of obstructing Chan’s testimony by sending an attorney to represent him when he had already decided to be represented by a personal attorney in accordance with committee rules.

Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, shared internal Facebook documents in August that appeared to show Chan lied under oath about his meetings with Facebook related to the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

“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 on Aug. 7, 2023.

Chan worked on the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) ahead of the 2020 presidential election and coordinated with social media companies to censor speech online, according to the “Twitter files” trove of internal documents. He joined FITF Section Chief Laura Dehmlow in a meeting with Facebook on Oct. 14, 2020, to discuss the New York Post’s reporting on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop.

The FBI told Facebook “no comment” when company officials asked the bureau if the laptop contents were real, Dehmlow testified. IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley testified to the House Ways and Means Committee in May and said the FBI verified the laptop’s authenticity in November 2019 by matching the device to Biden’s iCloud ID.

The laptop contents have been verified by the Daily Caller News Foundation, New York Times, Washington Post and other media outlets. Hunter Biden is currently suing Delaware computer repairman John Mac Isaac, former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and former Trump aide Garrett Ziegler for disseminating the contents of his laptop.

Elvis Chan gave a deposition in November 2022 as part of the ongoing censorship lawsuit against the Biden administration and stated he was “confident” he did not participate in any meetings related to Hunter Biden besides the one on Oct. 14, 2020.

“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. The FBI agent added that he was not aware of any communications between the FBI and Facebook related to the Hunter Biden laptop story, Jordan found.

Rep. Jordan shared an internal document showing Chan held a “follow up” meeting with Facebook about the Hunter Biden laptop the following day.

“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.

“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 about the meeting, according to internal communications released by Jordan.

Rep. Jordan announced Wednesday he is running for Speaker of the House after Republican California Rep. Kevin McCarthy was ousted as speaker Tuesday by a group of eight Republicans who joined with Democrats to vote in favor of a motion to vacate the chair.