The FBI Is Actively Doing Damage Control

Over the course of this month, the FBI dug itself into a hole after raiding the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Trump. Weeks after the raid, the Justice Department released what was supposed to be the warrant document explaining what prompted this raid.

Yet, the document was so heavily redacted that it might as well not have been released in the first place. Barely 10% of it was available for anyone to read.

At the same time, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg went on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast and made a shocking confession about the FBI. According to Zuckerberg, the federal agency contacted Facebook with an alert about the Hunter Biden laptop story being “Russian misinformation.”

The Meta CEO admitted this led to Facebook ultimately censoring the story ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Now, the FBI is coming out to release its own version of events regarding this issue.

Reviewing the FBI’s Response to Zuckerberg’s Claims
This past Friday, the FBI claimed that it provides routine alerts to various private sector groups about “potential threats.” According to the FBI, this is its way of making sure these groups are well equipped to defend themselves.

In further comments, the FBI said part of its work has involved sharing news of “foreign threat indicators” to shield companies and consumers alike from various cases of abuse.

The FBI’s response has been panned as lackluster by many of its critics. Conservatives particularly warned the federal agency intentionally concealed the Hunter Biden laptop story to ensure it didn’t derail Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

Earlier this month, polling indicated that the outcome of the election could have possibly been different, had Americans known about the laptop story when it first came out.

Meta Backtracks?
It would seem that the FBI isn’t the only group attempting damage control in the wake of Zuckerberg’s remarks to Rogan.

Following strong public backlash, Meta claimed that absolutely nothing its CEO said on the podcast was breaking news. Meta has since claimed that Facebook’s handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story was made known when Zuckerberg testified before Congress years ago.

Nevertheless, many Americans beg to differ.