GOP Rep who warned former Twitter execs they could be headed for jail stands his ground

Former Twitter executives who were subjected to a well-deserved grilling by the GOP-led House Oversight Committee this week may have jail time in their future, at least according to one Republican lawmaker who suggested the serious consequences for their censorship.

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) appeared on Fox News to discuss his strong remarks with Laura Ingraham.

On Wednesday, the company’s former top legal officer and censorship queen Vijaya Gadde, James Baker, Twitter’s former deputy general counsel who also was a key player in the Russiagate hoax when he worked at the FBI, ex-head of safety and integrity Yoel Roth, a shifty apologist for pedophiles and with former safety leader Anika Collier Navaroli were dressed down by Republican committee members with Higgins being particularly aggressive.

“You, ladies and gentlemen interfered with the United States of America 2020 presidential election, knowingly and willingly. That’s the bad news. It’s gonna get worse because this is the investigation part. Later comes the arrest part. Your attorneys are familiar with that,” Higgins told the quartet.

Following the hearing, the congressman appeared on Thursday’s edition of “The Ingraham Angle” where was asked by the host about leftist accusations that he was criminalizing politics as well as what would serve as probable cause for the arrests of the heads of the former censorship regime at the San Francisco-based social media giant.

“Your response to that argument?” Ingraham asked. “How does moderating content rise to criminal activity? I mean we complain about Democrats, criminalizing politics, criminalizing things that shouldn’t be criminalized. They’re trying to turn that argument on you.”

(Video: Fox News)

Rep. Higgins responded, “I very much look forward to the long conversations with some of these attorneys that have taken that position on behalf of their clients. Of course they’re going to protect the Biden crime family and we’re gonna slowly and judiciously dissect that position that they take because violation of state and federal laws and many layers there.”

“What we’re doing in Congress right now, the Oversight Committee is investigating because they’ve clearly crossed a threshold of reasonable suspicion, which calls for investigation. And who investigates? The investigators in this case, the FBI – Congress investigates the FBI through our committees. Oversight Committee is the point of that spear.”

“The reasonable suspicion evidence we have is tremendous. So, our investigation will move forward, and the effort to produce what the next threshold is, which is probable cause. Probable cause is…”

“Sir, sir, probable cause for what?” Ingraham interrupted. “What’s the actual crime? I mean, I was a criminal defense lawyer in my day, so I’m always–what’s the what?”

Higgins replied, “It’d be different from the FBI agents versus civilians. FBI agents subject to the color of law, U.S. Codes, and title 18 laws. And the FBI basically, the FBI used the Twitter executives and Twitter’s platform and mechanism, the civilians that made decision with Twitter conspired with the FBI to restrict the constitutional rights and to suppress the vote of American citizens.”

“So, the broader laws were, were conspired to be committed between federal agents and the FBI and Twitter executives. Who gets charged with what ultimately will be determined based upon the probable cause level of evidence we’re able to produce. The FBI agents will be charged differently than civilians,” he continued. “Understand, that’s the way things work. But they conspired together to commit election and voter suppression crimes.”

“This is appalling, what Twitter did,” the host said after more discussion on Higgins’ implied threat of jail.

“The FBI does not instruct or direct any social media company to censor an account or remove information from their platform,” the FBI said in a statement in response to Rep. Higgins’ controversial remarks. “In carrying out its law enforcement mission, the FBI receives voluntarily provided information from these companies, when the company believes there is a serious risk of death or serious physical injury.”

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