DeSantis casts blame on Trump over Hunter Biden laptop story – USA TODAY

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Florida Governor and 2024 Republican presidential contender Ron DeSantis in an interview alleged that the Trump administration’s agencies “colluded” with technology companies to censor a story involving the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop left at a Delaware repair shop.
“I look back at the Hunter Biden censorship, which was a huge, huge deal to happen in the 2020 election, and yet those were Donald Trump’s own agencies that were colluding with Big Tech,” DeSantis said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” adding that he would “never allow that to happen.”
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The House Oversight and Accountability Committee held a hearing earlier this year investigating Twitter’s suppression of a story on the laptop, with some Republican lawmakers arguing that the FBI played a role and that it could have shifted the outcome of the 2020 election in favor of President Joe Biden. Former Twitter executives have denied that they were pressured by Democrats or law enforcement to suppress the coverage.
The story about Hunter Biden’s laptop has become a talking point among 2024 Republican candidates as GOP lawmakers investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Ukraine and China.
DeSantis, who’s trailing former President Donald Trump in polls for the 2024 race for the White House, on Sunday said he would change the Department of Justice leadership if elected.
“We will end the weaponization of government,” DeSantis said. “And that’s, of course, a new FBI director on day one. That’s the difference between me and Donald Trump. He says the jury is still out on FBI Director Wray. I think you need a new start on day one. We’re going to clean house at the Department of Justice.”
Contributing: Associated Press

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