Zuckerberg: FBI Warned Us to Be on the Lookout For a ‘Hack and Leak’ Op with ‘Trove of Docs’ Before the Election

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress Wednesday that the FBI warned him months ago that Facebook should be on “heightened alert” about “hack and leak operations” that could be part of a foreign disinformation campaign in the final weeks before the 2020 election.

The Facebook honcho made the remarks during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing where he testified alongside Google’s Sundar Pichai and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey.

“One of the threats that the FBI has alerted our company and the public to was the possibility of a hack and leak operation in the days or weeks leading up to this election,” Zuckerberg said. “So you had both public testimony from the FBI and in private meetings alerts that were given—at least to our company, I assume the others as well–that suggested we be on high alert and sensitivity that if a trove of documents appeared, that we should view that with suspicion that it might be part of a foreign manipulation attempt.”

The FBI has had the computer and hard drive of Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden in its possession for almost a year.

In April of 2019, the younger Biden dropped three water-damaged Macbooks at a computer repair shop in Delaware owned by John Paul Mac Isaac.  Isaac claims that in August, because the computers weren’t retrieved after 90 days, he was able to take legal possession and look inside. He said he was shocked to find troves of emails concerning the Bidens’ corrupt overseas business deals, as well as sexually explicit images on one of the laptops.

Isaac claims that he alerted the FBI to the computers’ contents in September of 2019 and that the Bureau made forensic copies of the laptop that November. In December, the FBI obtained a warrant to seize the material, but not before Isaac made several copies. He said he tried contacting several Republican members of congress and a Republican think tank about what he had found, but was ignored.

So finally, in early 2020, he contacted President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani through an intermediary.

Two weeks ago, The New York Post broke the story about the emails found on Hunter Biden’s laptop.

One particularly damning email showed that Hunter Biden had introduced his father, then President Barack Obama’s vice president, to a top executive at Burisma Holdings, a notoriously corrupt energy firm where Hunter sat on the Board. A year later, Biden called for the ouster of a top Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating corruption at Burisma, including corruption involving his son. Joe Biden has repeatedly denied knowing anything about Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine.

Facebook and other media platforms have actively throttled the spread of the New York Post article, as well as many other news stories that have featured scandalous material from the laptop.

When asked by Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) whether the FBI contacted Facebook about the New York Post article, Zuckerberg said the Bureau had not contacted them about that article “specifically,” but went on to suggest that he felt the FBI’s previous warning applied to the Hunter Biden laptop story.

“They alerted us to be on heightened alert around a hack and leak operation around the release of a trove of information,” Zuckerberg said.

Both Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that they had no evidence that the article was the work of Russian election interference.

Director Of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe debunked the Deep State conspiracy theory on Oct. 19, saying there is no intelligence that supports the idea that Hunter Biden’s emails are linked to Russian disinformation.

Republican national security experts noted on Twitter that Zuckerberg’s revelation confirmed their “worst suspicions.”

Last week, 19 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to the FBI, arguing it would have been a “gross error in judgment” if the agency had Hunter Biden’s laptop and hard drive but withheld it from Trump’s legal team during the House impeachment hearings.

“If the FBI was, in fact, in possession of this evidence and failed to alert the White House to its existence that would have given even more weight to the president’s legal defense, this was a gross error in judgment and a severe violation of trust,” the letter stated.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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18 responses to “Zuckerberg: FBI Warned Us to Be on the Lookout For a ‘Hack and Leak’ Op with ‘Trove of Docs’ Before the Election”

  1. Let me get this straight. Joe Biden and the mass media are blaming the Russians and Big Tech is blaming the FBI.

    Based on past performance the GOP part of the Senate will be completely bamboozled, accept the usual donations, say please and thank you, and then let the whole thing die, kind of like AG Barr is doing over at the DOJ.

  2. “If the FBI was, in fact, in possession of this evidence and failed to alert the White House to its existence that would have given even more weight to the president’s legal defense, this was a gross error in judgment and a severe violation of trust,” the letter stated.

    IF??? It is a KNOWN fact, not IF.

    They always leave themselves a way out so as not to be accountable. It is treason.

  3. Lets not be hasty. It’s only a ” gross error of judgment” if the Democrats lose. If they win it will be business as usual… Treason, bribery and tyranny.

  4. What about the trove of documents that mysteriously disappeared en route to tucker Carlson ? This is the stuff of espionage thrillers

  5. The FBI has not protected CHUMPS for over 30 years! All should be fired!

  6. This of course does not disturb ANY DemocRAT that the FBI is tipping off Big Tech with bogus “intelligence” about suspected hacking hen they WERE IN POSSESSION of Hinter’s laptop.
    This in no way seems fishy?
    Wray and ALL senior leadership need to be canned. ANYONE who had access to the computer needs to be canned.
    The FBI is now a Deep State Political enforcer like the KGB and STASI.

  7. The FBI warned facebook to be on the lookout for information implicating the democrats.
    That’s not a leadership problem. That’s a corrupted institution. All the lackeys waiting in the wings would be compromised. Wray is simply the droplet of scum who floated to the surface.

  8. He should be forced to reveal the FBI agents that contacted him, and if he cannot, be prosecuted for lying under oath and imprisoned.

    • Agreed, who notified him. But more importantly, if he was notified a while ago, why didn’t he think the release of he presidents taxes was the information the FBI was talking about. That seems like a hack and leak to me. If it was me, I think I would have immediately thought, damn, that’s what they meant…….the Russians hacked the IRS.

  9. wow” if” really “if” //// you have whistle blowers all over the place in prison now moved to high security/ in hotels being interviewed before a debate and we still run back to” if.”
    They had less much less paper and no witnesses to corroborate and no credibility yet they raked a now sitting SCJ over the coals with smears and lies.
    The FBI is deep state no doubt about it along with the complicit media.

  10. In other words when they start to take down the corrupt Biden, don’t believe the evidence.

  11. Is that the same FBI that had been sitting on a trove of money laundering evidence for a year without taking any action? Is that the same FBI was was sitting on exculpatory evidence while their president was getting railroaded in Congress for a humbug impeachment beef for his congratulatory call to the Ukraine?

    THAT FBI?

  12. I don’t care what Suckerturd had to say. I want to know the list of Senators and “thinktanks” that refused to take the laptop info back in December. I want Tucker Carlson to put every filthy, stinking, deep state toadie one of them on the air and ask them, “why not!”

  13. I worked for the FBI from 1954-56. Got TOP SECRET clearance before long to take espionage reports from agents via shorthand back then. Young and naive, I did what I was told. WSas loaned to the Indices Department to pull telling abstracts from their files that matched a list of full reports that were destroyed so there was NO kind of trail to implicate the FBI in the future. FBI’s unscrupulous actions have been in place for years.

  14. Zuckturds febel effort at misdirection and propaganda. What a pathetic chump. This is all that 50 billion gets you? Hell, I could do better with half that.

  15. Our FBI is now a known, out of control, democrat institution, and should be completely cleaned out until all that remains is the rank and file agents who have been doing the grunt work. All leadership and management traitors should be fired. Then those who have been decision making should be prosecuted for treason. Hillary should be brought to justice for treason for her unsecured computers, and for destruction of evidence, and for destroying her I phones and 30,000 e-mails she was court ordered to not destroy! The problem Trump has in cleaning the swamp is that many key republicans are heavily invested in using their government positions to become independently wealthy! The swamp is both democrat and republican filled!