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At CPAC, Stefanik makes three false claims about FBI, DOJ

Mar 08, 2023 12:34 pm

Emily Russell reports for North Country Public Radio that Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik spoke last week at the Conservative Political Action Convention, and attacked law enforcement, making three false claims about the FBI and the Department of Justice. Stefanik said, “America is seeing Joe Biden’s corrupt DOJ and FBI fully weaponized as they label parents domestic terrorists," even though the Justice Department said it’s never used that term to describe parents. In reality, the term ‘domestic terrorists’ was used in a letter written by the nonprofit National School Board Association to the DOJ, but federal officials did not use that term. Stefanik also falsely claimed that the DOJ and FBI, "conducted an unprecedented and illegal raid on President [Donald] Trump’s home." In fact, the search of Trump's Florida resort was legally authorized by a federal judge. Finally, Stefanik also falsely claimed that the FBI, "illegally paid Twitter $3 million to suppress stories, such as the Hunter Biden laptop story, all for the political benefit and purpose of electing Democrats.” USA Today reported that the FBI did pay Twitter $3.4 million, but it was for records requests, not to suppress stories on the social media site. Read the full story at the North Country Public Radio website.

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