The Department of Justice has made moves to prevent FBI agent Elvis Chan from testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. The testimony was meant to be part of an ongoing investigation into the handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story by Big Tech companies in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
The DOJ’s last-minute move has raised questions about transparency and accountability in this case. The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Jim Jordan, has been investigating whether social media companies suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story during their investigation, it was discovered that FBI agent Elvis Chan had allegedly provided false information regarding the laptop.
Chan had initially agreed to appear before the committee voluntarily and was prepared to have his counsel present during the testimony. The standard practice allows agency witnesses to bring either agency counsel or personal counsel to committee interviews, ensuring a level of honesty in their statements without fear of professional repercussions.
However, the proceedings took an unexpected turn when both agency counsel and personal counsel for Chan arrived at the hearing. This development led to the cancellation of Chan’s interview as planned. As a result, an official subpoena is now expected to be issued for Chan to appear for a transcribed interview on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
This is not the first time the DOJ has intervened to prevent Chan from testifying. Back in November, a federal judge in Louisiana ordered Chan to sit for a deposition in a case involving the Biden administration. The lawsuit, filed by The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft and the states of Missouri and Louisiana, alleges collusion between federal agencies and Big Tech to censor American citizens.
Chan was recently subpoenaed by Representative Jim Jordan for a deposition. The move followed the DOJ’s blocking of Chan’s voluntary interview with the House Judiciary Committee, adding another layer of complexity to this saga.