Through a whistleblower, Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) have obtained documents that call into doubt the integrity of Biden’s Homeland Security office.
On May 4, 2022, Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified under oath to Senator Hawley that the Disinformation Governance Board “had not yet began its work,” according to a report published by the Epoch Times and shared by Zerohedge.
“On May 1, 2022, the secretary told the news media that the board would be focused on disinformation ‘from foreign state adversaries [and] the cartels’ and would not monitor American citizens,” lawmakers from the Republican Party declared in a joint statement.
“At the White House on May 2, White House press secretary Jen Psaki claimed that the board would be focused on ‘human traffickers and other transnational criminal organizations.’”
According to reports, despite Mayorkas and Psaki’s assurances, Grassley and Hawley stated in their statement that the materials they were supplied paint a different picture of the genesis of the DGB.
According to the documents, the DGB was created in part to monitor the domestic speech of U.S. residents on “conspiracy theories about the validity and security of elections” and “disinformation related to the origins and effects of COVID-19 vaccines or the efficacy of masks.”
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They added that Mayorkas and his team sought a partnership with social media outlet Twitter designed to censor content unapproved by the DGB and planned a meeting with Twitter executives to discuss such a joint effort, the report continued.
In addition, the papers show the DGB charter that was officially drafted in January 2022 was personally signed by Mayorkas on Feb. 24, 2022, with the stipulation in the document that the secretary’s approval marked the immediate effect of the charter.
Mayorkas told the Senate in May that the DGB hadn’t yet begun its work even as a meeting with social media executives was apparently being staffed by Nina Jankowicz, who had only been nominated in April by President Joe Biden to be the board’s executive director, according to the documents. Read more…