Rep. Lee Zeldin, a New York Republican, on Sunday accused the “Left” of “spinning” the narrative surrounding Hunter Biden’s laptop story after independent journalist Matt Taibbi released the “Twitter files” on Friday had, the talks surrounding the social revealed the media platform’s decision to censor the story ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
“First the left lied that the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop were about Russian disinformation. Now the left is rotating the contents of the laptop around Hunter’s private data $$ scheme,” Zeldin tweeted.
Zeldin was obviously referring to President Joe Biden when he used the term “Big Guy.” Republican lawmakers referenced an email written by a Hunter Biden business partner that used the term. Many have claimed that this is a reference to the President, although this has not been confirmed.
Zeldin’s Sunday tweet was an apparent reference to a comment the author had written in The Bulwark Tim Mueller, an outspoken Republican critic of former President Donald Trump. Miller was also communications director for Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign.
In his Saturday comment, Miller said censoring the release of the files on Hunter’s laptop violated no constitutional right, which Taibbi mentioned when revealing a 2020 email exchange between Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, and Vijaya Gadde, a former top Twitter attorney.
“Now if you’re one of the normal folks — someone who would never think of posting someone else’s penis on your social media account; who doesn’t want to see the penises of politicians’ children when scrolling social media; who doesn’t understand why there are other people out there who are in one way or another interested in the moderation guidelines surrounding stolen penis photos or can’t even figure out what I’m talking about – then this may seem like a unnecessary matter for an article “Unfortunately it’s not,” Miller wrote.
He continued, “Because among Republican congressmen, top conservative media commentators, contrarian substackers, conservative tech brothers and friends of Donald Trump, the number one concern in America is the ability to tweet Hunter Biden’s C*** footage this weekend. They believe that if they are not allowed to post porn, our constitutional republic could be in jeopardy.”
Twitter user @DarkBrandon2020 hit back at Zeldin’s Sunday comment, saying“FACTS: There is no proof that ‘Big Guy’ is Joe Biden. If so, it doesn’t matter because 1) the deal never happened, 2) if so, Joe Biden was a private citizen at the time, and 3) the deal wasn’t illegal in any way. What is the illegal scheme? NOTHING.”
In his Friday Twitter thread Taibbi posted a screenshot an email that appears to show the Biden campaign calling on Twitter in 2020 to remove certain tweets reportedly linked to Hunter, son of Joe Biden.
However, Miller explained that the tweets ordered for removal contained content related to Hunter’s personal life.
“The offensive material Taibbi revealed was removed from Twitter at the request of the Biden campaign, it turned out to be a series of links to Hunter Biden in the buff,” Miller wrote. “There was a tweet from a Chinese account with a naked woman on Hunter Biden, as well as a family photo. Two pictures of Hunter Biden’s penis, one with another woman in the background. Taibbi’s next list of materials was removed from Twitter after it was reported by the Democratic National Committee. They contain a picture of Hunter Biden smoking crack and having his feet rubbed and a link to a Hunter Biden sex tape.
The Twitter files, to which Taibbi says he had agreed to “certain terms,” were intended to expose the controversy behind Twitter’s decision to suppress an article about the laptop from the web New York Post.
The newspaper reported that the laptop allegedly contained a 2015 email from Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of directors of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, who was seeking a meeting with Hunter’s father, who was then serving as vice president under President Barack Obama.
Twitter blocked users from sharing the in October 2020 post‘s report that alleged Joe Biden, who was running for president at the time, had used his former position as vice president to further his son’s business interests. However, the censorship move was heavily criticized at the time by Republicans and the Trump administration.
news week has reached out to Zeldin’s press office for comment.
https://www.newsweek.com/hunter-bidens-laptop-controversy-not-about-his-privates-lee-zeldin-1764496 Hunter Biden’s Laptop Controversy Not About His ‘Privates’: Lee Zeldin