Rep. Higgins to Ex-Twitter Execs: 'This is the Investigation Part, Later Comes the Arrest Part'

( — At Wednesday’s House Oversight hearing on Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story just prior to the 2020 presidential election, House Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) warned four former Twitter employees being questioned that “this is the investigation part, later comes the arrest part.” He added, “Your attorneys are familiar with that.”

In his remarks, Higgins said to the four witnesses, “The bottom line is the FBI and the Biden crime family knew about the laptop for a year. They knew it was leaking. They knew it would hurt the Biden campaign.”

“So the FBI used its relationship with Twitter to suppress criminal evidence being revealed about Joe Biden one month before the 2020 election,” he added. “You, ladies and gentlemen, interfered with the United States of America’s 2020 presidential election, knowingly and willingly.”

“That’s the bad news,” said Higgins, a former police officer. “It’s going to get worse. Because this is the investigation part. Later comes the arrest part. Your attorneys are familiar with that.”

“Mr. Chairman, I’d like to spend five hours with these ladies and gentlemen doing depositions, surely yet to come,” said Higgins. “But for now, I yield the balance of my time to my colleague.”


The four witnesses at the hearing were former Twitter employees Vijaya Gadde, former Chief Legal Officer; James Baker, former Deputy General Counsel of Twitter and former FBI General Counsel; Yoel Roth, former Global Head of Trust & Safety; and Anika Collier Navaroli, a former Twitter whistleblower.

The hearing was held by the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. 


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