Twitter Files dump exposes Dems, mainstream media for lying about GOP lawmaker’s report calling out ‘Trump-Russia’ hoax
01/18/2023 // JD Heyes // Views

Journalists working with Twitter boss Elon Musk are continuing to expose the deep state left's diabolical use of that platform (and others, no doubt) to suppress conservative and independent thought and viewpoints, with the latest "Twitter Files" dump taking place late this week.

Once again, investigative reporter Matt Taibbi was tapped to expose the lies instigated by Democratic lawmakers and left-wing mainstream media outlets and figures on the platform attempting to debunk a report filed by then-House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes revealing the "Trump-Russia collusion" claim was a hoax.

"At a crucial moment in a years-long furor, Democrats denounced a report about flaws in the Trump-Russia investigation, saying it was boosted by Russian 'bots' and 'trolls,'" he began.

He noted:

Twitter officials were aghast, finding no evidence of Russian influence:

“We are feeding congressional trolls.”

“Not any…significant activity connected to Russia.”

“Putting the cart before the horse assuming this is propaganda/bots.”

"Twitter warned politicians and media [they] not only lacked evidence, but had evidence the accounts weren’t Russian – and were roundly ignored," Taibbi's Twitter thread continued.

"On January 18th, 2018, Republican Devin Nunes submitted a classified memo to the House Intel Committee detailing abuses by the FBI in obtaining FISA surveillance authority against Trump-connected figures, including the crucial role played by the infamous 'Steele Dossier,'" he wrote.

He went on to note that nearly everything that Nunes claimed in his report was verified by "Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz in December 2019."

"Nonetheless, national media in January and early February of 2018 denounced the Nunes report in oddly identical language, calling it a 'joke,'" Taibbi continued in a tweet providing several examples.

Not long after, however, a hashtag, #ReleaseTheMemo, began to trend, and it was roundly debunked -- without any proof or evidence -- as a Russian disinformation campaign by Democrats and the media.

Then-Twitter safety boss Yoel Roth couldn’t find any Russian connection to #ReleaseTheMemo – at all. 'I just reviewed the accounts that posted the first 50 tweets with #releasethememo and… none of them show any signs of affiliation to Russia,'" Taibbi reported.

"'We investigated, found that engagement as overwhelmingly organic, and driven by VITs' – Very Important Tweeters, including Wikileaks and congressman Steve King," Taibbi noted, citing Roth.

Twitter officials reached out to some of the Democratic lawmakers making the false claim that the hashtag was a Russian misinformation campaign and that Nunes had fallen in to a Russian disinfo trap. But it didn't help; those Democrats continued to make their false claims, likely because they all knew that Nunes' conclusions were spot-on: The left-aligned deep state had fabricated the 'collusion' narrative and officials involved in creating it were about to get publicly identified.

"Russians weren’t just blamed for #ReleaseTheMemo but #SchumerShutdown, #ParklandShooting, even #GunControlNow – to 'widen the divide,' according to the New York Times," Taibbi noted further. All of it was pure propaganda, however -- a lie. Literally fake news.

"This #ReleaseTheMemo episode is just one of many in the #TwitterFiles. The Russiagate scandal was built on the craven dishonesty of politicians and reporters, who for years ignored the absence of data to fictional scare headlines," Taibbi concluded.

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