Exclusive: Schmitt Probes Federal Censors’ Efforts To ‘Trample’ Americans’ Speech

Exclusive: Schmitt Probes Federal Censors’ Efforts To ‘Trample’ Americans’ Speech


Missouri’s junior senator is demanding federal agencies provide records related to their renewed efforts to censor online comments they claim contain “disinformation” ahead of the 2024 election.

In a May 22 letter obtained by The Federalist, Republican Sen. Eric Schmitt demands that FBI Director Christopher Wray and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas divulge materials relevant to their agencies’ coordination with Big Tech to suppress information government employees deem unfavorable to the federal government. The request cites remarks earlier this month from Virginia Democrat Sen. Mark Warner, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Warner let it slip that the FBI and DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are working with social media companies to, as NextGov/FCW described, “remov[e] disinformation on their sites as

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