Two members of FBI leadership involved in briefing Facebook prior to its decision to censor Hunter Biden laptop coverage were Democrat donors in 2020, the Washington Free Beacon first reported Monday.
Campaign finance records show that Foreign Influence Task Force unit chief Laura Dehmlow and the FBI’s San Francisco cyber division head Elvis Chan, donated $60 and $50 respectively to Democratic Georgia Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Both Dehmlow and Chan were “involved” in conversations between the FBI and Facebook in the lead up to social media platform’s decision to censor reports surrounding First Son Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop and its content, according to a court filing released Monday by the Missouri Attorney General’s office.
Facebook identified Dehmlow and Chan in response to a subpoena for all communication and interactions with members of the Biden administration, but did not go into detail about the nature of their communication. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said in August that the FBI had warned him and his company about “Russian disinformation” right before the Hunter Biden laptop story broke.