As House Republicans investigate Hunter Biden, the son of the president, questions about his activities and background may become more intense.
Many people are criticizing the release of the "Twitter Files," which they claim were unfairly censored. Others are downplaying its significance. It's not clear if Biden will become a focus of the investigations.
The White House believes that the allegations against Biden were made haphazardly. According to White House press secretary, Jean-Pierre, the allegations are old news and are being used as a distraction to distract from the president's agenda. At the same time, Twitter is facing a serious issue regarding the rise of hate and anger on its platform.
The Twitter Files, which were released on Friday, contain internal communications and documents from the company that detail the inner workings of some of its executives. They show how they decided to suppress stories about Biden's laptop in 2020. The report was teased by Elon Musk, Twitter's new CEO, after he took over the company in October.
During his speech at the company's annual developer conference, Musk said that if Twitter were to shut down the dissenting voices during an election, it would be considered election interference.
He also referred to Twitter as an "arm" of the Democrats, and he noted that there is a difference between the way Republican candidates are treated in the US and Democrat candidates.
As a result, Republican leaders have started promising investigations and lawsuits against the federal government. A lawsuit was filed by the attorneys general of Louisiana and Missouri against the government. They claim that the government is censoring the speech of political opponents on social media.
During the presidential campaign in 2020, the FBI warned executives of Twitter about the potential threat of unauthorized access and disclosure of information. According to a former official at the company, the agency was aware of a potential scheme that involved actors obtaining information from prominent individuals.
As the Republicans prepare to take over the House of Representatives, James Comer, the ranking member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, has called on Twitter to provide evidence about the company's actions regarding the issue of censorship.
The story was only partially embraced by Democrats and news outlets such as the Washington Post and the New York Times. Many journalists and columnists criticized Matt Taibbi, the author of the Twitter Files, for his work. He was accused of doing PR for the world's richest person.
According to Sandy Maisel, a political science professor at Colby College, the story might not gain widespread attention.
Sandy Maisel, a political science professor, stated that unless there was a smoking gun, the mainstream media would not cover the story.
Although he agreed that Biden had traded off his father's name, Maisel didn't find sufficient evidence suggesting that the elder Biden was involved. He also noted that the former vice president was joining a long list of corrupt political relatives, such as Roger Clinton and Billy Carter.
Maisel also didn't find any evidence suggesting that Joe Biden was romantically linked to Hunter.
According to Maisel, the controversy might not get widespread attention. He also noted that most of the media would not fully embrace the story.
One of the most important questions that remains unanswered is whether or not Biden will be indicted. This would make his story even harder to ignore.
Before the midterm elections, it was reported that federal agents had enough evidence to support gun and tax charges against the son of the president. These reports also indicated that the prosecutors were considering what to do next.
If Biden is not indicted, this will have a significant impact on the story. It would also make it harder for the public to believe that he is guilty.
The White House press briefing room has been full of questions about the son of the president, and he was even confronted by reporters last weekend.
The new documents that will be released by the company led by Elon Musk may cause more intense questioning. The details of these documents will help determine how much coverage the story will receive.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Washington Examiner.