One of the top Democrats on the House Oversight Committee, Carolyn Maloney, wants the FBI to launch a very thorough investigation into the role that social media alternative Parler might have played in inciting violence during the January 6 Capitol riot.
She specifically wants them to examine if Parler might have been used to help plan the violent siege that occurred that day.
Maloney, D-N.Y., in a letter to the FBI Thursday, requested that the FBI review whether Parler facilitated planning and questioned whether it is “a potential conduit for foreign governments who may be financing civil unrest in the United States.”
Maloney pointed to a number of individuals who have been arrested and charged threatening violence against elected officials or for their role in participating directly in the Capitol riot, and said the Justice Department alleged that some conspirators posted threatening message on Parler.
It is clear that Parler houses additional evidence critical to investigations of the attack on the Capitol,” Maloney wrote.
Fox News is requesting comment from Parler.
In her letter, Maloney went on to point to questions raised about “Parler’s financing and its ties to Russia.”
Again with this Russia nonsense? Why are Democrats so darn obsessed with Russia? Russia, Russia, RUSSIA!
You can think what you want, but if you believe that this move is about anything other than further punishing Parler for providing folks with a space where they could voice their thoughts and opinions without fear of censorship, you’re wrong.
And the message they want to send here is for no one else to attempt to follow in Parler’s footsteps. It’s a further push toward silencing the opposition.
Funny how eager they are to investigate Parler, but not all those claims of voter fraud, isn’t it?