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Jordan Publicly IDs FBI Agent He Says Lied Under Oath During Congressional Testimony

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The House Republican majority continues to unveil evidence they say proves the Justice Department and FBI have been politically weaponized against Americans and many of their political leaders.

On Monday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, revealed in a Twitter thread that “FBI Special Agent Elvis Chan appeared to make false statements under oath about the Bureau’s suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election,” the Daily Caller reported.

Chan played a central role as the main intermediary between the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) and several social media platforms during the approach to the 2020 presidential election. Documents disclosed by Jordan suggest that Chan lied about his engagements with tech companies regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story.

“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 Monday.

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It’s a felony to lie under oath while providing congressional testimony, according to U.S. statutes.

Laura Dehmlow, the present FITF Section Chief, said she and Chan convened a meeting with Facebook on October 14, 2020, to talk about the Hunter Biden laptop story published around that time by the New York Post. Dehmlow testified before Jordan’s committee in July.

When asked about the authenticity of the contents on Hunter Biden’s laptop, the FBI responded with “no comment.” Dehmlow said that reply was given based on instructions from an unidentified FBI official during internal deliberations about the laptop, which the agency knew was legitimate and not Russian propaganda before The Post reported on it.

“Did Dehmlow know that the FBI had the laptop and it was real? Yes. Did other key members of the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force know? Yes. The FBI knew the laptop was real and yet decided it would say ‘no comment.’” Jordan said.

In November 2022, Chan provided his testimony as part of the Missouri vs. Biden censorship lawsuit, a case initiated by Republican Attorneys General from Missouri and Louisiana. During his testimony, Chan recalled the FITF’s interaction with Facebook and expressed his confidence in not having participated in any additional meetings with tech companies regarding the laptop.

“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, according to his testimony.

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Chan also said he was not aware of any communications between FBI agents and Facebook in regards to the Hunter Biden story under questioning from lawmakers, Jordan found.

Jordan presented an internal Facebook document indicating that Chan had a “follow-up” meeting with Facebook officials on October 15, the day after the Hunter Biden story was censored and the FBI conducted its initial meeting with the social media platform.

“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 wrote on the “X” platform in a post containing a screengrab of the document.

“COMPLETELY FALSE,” Jordan noted in all caps in his thread.

Jordan pointed out an additional contradiction in Chan’s testimony, observing that Chan asserted he possessed “no internal knowledge” of the FBI’s Hunter Biden investigation. Internal communications disclosed by the Ohio Republican revealed that Chan had indeed informed Facebook officials about the FBI’s inquiry into Hunter Biden.

“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 on Oct. 15, 2020.

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