The House Oversight Committee held a hearing with former Twitter officials Wednesday on the Twitter-FBI campaign to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story during the 2020 presidential election cycle. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on the committee and called the laptop story “half-fake” — which is an upgrade, really, from when Democrats considered it just plain “fake.” So which half of the story is fake? The part about it being Russian disinformation, of course — the rest of it’s all true.
Just to show where we are here, here’s Rep. Melanie Stansbury asking why the Oversight Committee was having a day-long hearing over a “political conspiracy theory.” As we’ve learned from example after example, a “conspiracy theory” is just the truth minus a month or two.
Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-NM): "Why is this committee devoting a day-long hearing to a political conspiracy theory that was planted in the media by Rudy Giuliani to support Donald Trump?"
Even the New York Times and Washington Post have now admitted Hunter's laptop was real. pic.twitter.com/LJA0r4gTPg
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 8, 2023
It took them a couple of years, but even the Washington Post confirmed that the laptop and its contents are real. We’re old enough to remember Democrats trying to claim that the Russians hacked into the laptop and planted fake emails among the genuine ones.
The reason you’re having a hearing, ma’am, is that it’s not a conspiracy theory. The attempt to suppress the story was a conspiracy, though.
The FBI even admitted it was real.
— ratsmack (@radmunkie) February 8, 2023
Hunter’s attorneys also confirm it’s real.
— Julie (@Julie36604837) February 8, 2023
Yesterday’s “right wing conspiracy theories” are today’s truths. pic.twitter.com/z6QCzkfgX9
— GA Flyboy (@RightWingman820) February 8, 2023
Do they take special classes to be so stupid??
— Maggie's Mom (@DBjrCy4JlH8jiOc) February 8, 2023
… a DAY long hearing…
OMG THESE PEOPLE ARE HYPOCRITES.
— Olen Leo Watson III (@Oleniii) February 8, 2023
Dems spent 2 years on the fake Russia hoax. They’re worried about 1 day?
— Strongbags (@thetradingbro) February 8, 2023
Liberals are completely out of touch with reality.
— 🇺🇸 AZ Hawk 🇺🇸 (@seahawkfankk) February 8, 2023
She loves being a pathological liar so much that she cant even lie about it.
— pags (@the_pagy) February 8, 2023
Does she even realize it, at all, how stupid she sounds defending a debunked narrative?
— MayoMonkey 🐰 (@MayoMonkeyredux) February 8, 2023
@MelanieforNM are you really this dense?
— Mike 🇺🇸🍺🎸🎣 (@MikeUdub) February 8, 2023
Wow. Mind numbing how dumb of a statement this was.
— Fight On ✌️⛳️ (@USCnDodgerBlue) February 8, 2023
We know that Twitchy readers know why the committee is spending a WHOLE DAY on this issue. What’s the big concern over Twitter and the FBI collaborating to suppress a factual news story in order to influence an election?
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AOC furious that House GOP is abusing time and resources on ‘Hunter Biden’s half-fake laptop story’ https://t.co/d3L2ikaiGD
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 8, 2023
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