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Twitter Files: Former Trump DNI John Ratcliffe claims vindication on Hunter Biden laptop story
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Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe claimed vindication for the Trump administration Friday after the latest Twitter Files revelations showed how Twitter's standards had eroded in the weeks leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
"What I said as the DNI in October 2020 was proven true," Ratcliffe tweeted Friday. "The IC had zero intelligence supporting a false narrative that the Biden laptop was Russian disinformation. Nobody in the IC had authority to say otherwise."
The nation's former top intelligence official shared part of Substack journalist Matt Taibbi's latest thread on the Twitter Files, which confirmed that Twitter head of safety Yoel Roth had met with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence and had discussions about the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Taibbi and a handful of other independent reporters have been given exclusive access to internal documents and communications from Twitter. Encouraged by CEO Elon Musk, they have shared how Twitter worked to suppress the New York Post's Hunter Biden reporting under disingenuous pretenses, suppressed the visibility of right-leaning users and violated the company's own policies while working in conjunction with federal agencies.
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After the New York Post revealed that Hunter Biden's laptop contained evidence that he had leveraged his father's position as vice president to make business deals with foreign associates, Twitter suppressed the story and even limited the ability of users to share it in direct messages, claiming that it violated rules against posting "hacked materials."