Elon Musk responds Twitter User who wants details from Hunter Biden Laptop Probe to be released

News Summary:

  • Elon Musk has been pushing for “transparency” since he took over Twitter in late October. On Thursday, a user on the microblogging site suggested that the billionaire make internal details about the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop public on the platform before the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

  • A Twitter user suggested that Elon Musk make public on the platform internal details about the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop bag. Here’s how the billionaire responded.

What was inside Hunter Biden’s laptop?

Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company, in 2014 on a $50,000 payroll. The leaked emails proved that Hunter facilitated a meeting between his father, then VP, and another board member at Burisma.

On Oct. 24, 2020, The New York Post reported that a laptop, most likely belonging to Hunter Biden – President Joe Biden’s son – at a repair shop in Delaware, contained evidence of exchanges between the junior Biden and the board member of Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company, which also had him on its payroll, showing that he was asked to use the influence of his father – who was a vice president at the time – to get an investigation against the company off the table.

This meeting took place a year before Joe Biden twisted the Ukrainian government’s arm to fire Viktor Shokin, a prosecutor investigating the energy company corruption case involving the junior Biden, by threatening to withhold a $1 billion loan guarantee.

In a discussion at a 2018 State Council event, Joe Biden himself boasted that he told Ukrainians that if the prosecutor was not fired, they would not get the money.

Shokin was fired within hours of Biden’s threat.

Twitter’s censorship and the man behind it: However, the revealing story was censored by Twitter in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election that ultimately saw Joe Biden defeat incumbent President Donald Trump.

According to Elon Musk’s response to a tweet requesting the same, this censored story can now be put into the public domain. A tweet asked, “Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the NYPost’s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop for the 2020 election in the interest of transparency.

“This (bringing out the discussions about the decision to censor the NY Post story) is necessary to restore public trust,” Musk responded, hinting at making public the reasons behind the decision. Interestingly, Elon broadly defended the man responsible for censoring the story, Yoel Roth, the former head of trust and security at Twitter, who resigned just a few weeks ago.

Roth headed the department that censored the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. The story was prevented from being shared publicly and as a private message.

Roth had defended the decision in 2021 by claiming that he had learned from “government officials” that Hunter Biden “would be the target of rumors of a hacking and leak story.” He had even referred to then-President Donald Trump and his team as “Nazis” in a 2017 tweet.