Jim Jordan Identifies FBI Official Who Appears to Have Lied Under Oath

Jim Jordan Identifies FBI Official Who Appears to Have Lied Under Oath

Rep. Jim Jordan has made a startling revelation about an FBI official who provided testimony before his House committee.

The Ohio Republican said that “FBI Special Agent Elvis Chan appeared to make false statements under oath about the Bureau’s suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election,” the Daily Caller reported.

Chan served as the main liaison between the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) and various social media platforms in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election. However, he seems to have provided false information regarding his interactions with tech companies concerning the Hunter Biden laptop story, according to documents released by Jordan.

“Internal FB docs reveal that an FBI Special Agent made false statements in testimony about the FBI’s role in the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story,” Jordan tweeted Monday.

It’s a felony to lie under oath during congressional testimony.

According to Laura Dehmlow, the current FITF Section Chief, she and Chan had a meeting with Facebook on October 14, 2020, to discuss the Hunter Biden laptop story published by the New York Post. Dehmlow testified about the meeting before the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government in July.

When asked about the authenticity of the contents on Hunter Biden’s laptop, the FBI responded with “no comment.” Dehmlow testified that response was given based on instructions from an unidentified FBI official during internal discussions. However, as per Jordan’s tweet, both the FBI and the FITF were aware of the laptop’s authenticity before it was reported by the New York Post.

“Did Dehmlow know that the FBI had the laptop and it was real? Yes. Did other key members of the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force know? Yes. The FBI knew the laptop was real and yet decided it would say ‘no comment.’” Jordan said.

In November 2022, Chan provided testimony as part of the Missouri vs. Biden censorship lawsuit, which Republican Attorneys General from Missouri and Louisiana had filed. During his testimony, Chan recollected the FITF’s meeting with Facebook and said he was “confident” that he did not engage in any other meetings with tech companies concerning the Hunter Biden laptop.

“I was confident that I was not a party to any meeting with social media companies where Hunter Biden was discussed outside of the one incident that I told you about,” Chan said, according to his testimony.

Chan also said he was not aware of any communications between FBI agents and Facebook in regards to the Hunter Biden story under questioning from lawmakers, Jordan found.

Jordan presented an internal Facebook document indicating that Chan had a “follow up” meeting with Facebook officials on October 15, the day after the Hunter Biden story was censored and the FBI conducted its initial meeting with the social media platform.

“The Committee has recently obtained an internal Facebook document PROVING that Agent Chan had a secret “follow up” call with Facebook about the Hunter Biden laptop story on October 15,” Jordan wrote on the “X” platform in a post containing a screengrab of the document.

“COMPLETELY FALSE,” Jordan tweeted in all caps.

Jordan highlighted another inconsistency in Chan’s testimony, noting that Chan claimed to have “no internal knowledge” of the FBI’s Hunter Biden investigation. However, internal communications released by Jordan showed that Chan had, in fact, updated Facebook officials about the FBI’s investigation into Hunter Biden.

“Chan advised that he was up to speed on the current state of the matter within the FBI and that there was no current evidence to suggest any foreign connection or direction of the leak,” a Facebook employee said on Oct. 15, 2020.


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