Jim Jordan investigates FBI communications with Twitter

Rep. Jim Jordan’s impending investigation into the “weaponization” of the Justice Department will exhaust a trove of documents the FBI tweeted hours before The Post published bombshell revelations about Hunter Biden, the lawmaker told The Post in an exclusive interview.

The 10 documents were leaked by Special Agent Elvis Chan to Twitter’s head of Trust and Safety Yoel Roth in October. 13, 2020 via a one-way communication channel, Teleporter.

“Elvis Chan and Joel Roth had their direct communication,” Jordan said. “It’s one of the things we want to access, these Teleporter communications that took place before the election.”

The alleged FBI guidance at the time was used as justification by Twitter officials to ban The Post’s report on Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop just weeks before the 2020 presidential election.

Chan will likely be taken to Congress as well, he added. “Definitely one of the people we want to talk to.”

FBI Special Agent Elvis Chan
FBI Special Agent Elvis Chan

The aggressive Ohio Republican will have a full plate this session. He is widely expected to become the chairman of the new select subcommittee investigating the weaponization of the FBI and DOJ, in addition to his role as chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee.

As a member of the House Oversight Committee, he also expects to play a role in their separate investigation into President Biden and son Hunter.

On Friday, Jordan launched a new investigation into President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents through the Judiciary Committee, reports Fox News.

“All I know is the obvious. Clinton mishandled classified documents, Biden mishandled declassified documents, and the only one getting their house raided is President Trump,” Jordan fumed.

Jordan plans to open his select committee investigation with an avalanche of FBI complaints. The original roster of 14 he boasted about in November has now turned into “dozens” of agents who have come forward to tell their stories.

Representative Jim Jordan
As a member of the House Oversight Committee, Jordan also expects to play a role in their separate investigation into President Biden and son Hunter.
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“They want to go public. It appears to us that many have already been retaliated against by the FBI,” Jordan said, saying some have had their security clearances suspended or revoked as punishment for speaking out in his office.

“One of them, his statement to our staff was that at the highest levels of the FBI, he’s rotten to the core. This is a man who is a proud agent, who does it because he wanted to serve, and now he says his leadership is rotten to the core.”

Another name Americans can expect to hear more about in 2023 is Timothy Thibault, former assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office.

Thibault has already earned notoriety for his role in allegedly undermining the bureau’s internal investigation into Hunter Biden before the election.

Jordan said one of his informants pointed to Thibault as a force within the office trying to mischaracterize the cases as “family violent extremism — to satisfy the narrative we continue to hear from Biden and this administration that helped the country it is fascist and racist.

“Well, that’s someone we’re going to talk to,” Jordan said.

The president said he believes FBI Director Christopher Wray has not been honest with him during previous appearances before the committee.

“Many times we’ve heard one thing from Chris Ray and we’ve had the Inspector General tell us something different,” Jordan said.

Former FBI agent Timothy Thibault
Former FBI agent Timothy Thibault

Jordan and GOP allies cited the 1975 Church Commission as a model for how their own investigation might proceed. The Senate Select Committee, then chaired by Idaho Democrat Frank Chert, was tasked with investigating deep state abuses by the intelligence community. The committee was strongly bipartisan and included conservatives such as Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater and liberals such as Minnesota Senator Walter Mondale.

But Jordan admitted that his select subcommittee would likely be more partisan. He couldn’t name a single House Democrat who was willing to work with him.

New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, has already announced his opposition, like the panel to the House Un-American Activities Committee’s Communist witch-hunts of the late Senator Joseph McCarthy.

“Before this committee was formed, Mr. Nadler said this was political and we’re going to fight it tooth and nail – which I find disappointing because this is really about protecting the First Amendment,” Jordan said. “Democrats used to care about the First Amendment, and that’s disappointing to me. I hope that as we move forward with this, they will change their minds and work with us.”

While the Ecclesiastical Commission came up with sweeping reforms, such as one Executive order since the late President Gerald Ford banned political assassinations abroad, Jordan will probably have to accept more modest results.

“We’re going to look at some legislative changes that need to be made that will better protect the liberties of Americans,” he said, suggesting that revoking security clearances for feds who are no longer active would be a good start. Jordan pointed the finger at the 51 former Secret Service officials who falsely labeled The Post’s report on Hunter Biden as Russian disinformation.

Jordan continued, “My guess is those 51 former Secret Service officials signed that document that became the indictment for all the mischief and was used to tell Big Tech to be on the lookout for certain information. My guess is that all 51 of those people still have security clearance. well why is that?’