In the June 7 letter, addressed to Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the director of DHS, the Senators asked for a closer explanation of the department’s plans to execute the directives and mission of the DGB. The senators exposed documents and information provided by whistleblowers tied to the board’s existence.
The Senators called out Mayorkas and the DHS, saying, “Documents show that contrary to your May 4, 2022, testimony before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the DGB was established to serve as much more than a simple “working group” to “develop guidelines, standards, [and] guardrails” for protecting civil rights and civil liberties.”
The letter goes on to explain that documents revealed that the DGB was designed to “serve as the departmental forum for governance of DHS policies, plans, procedures, standards, and activities” pertaining to what the government refers to as “mis-, dis-, and mal- information,” or what it calls ‘MDM’”
The pair of Senators point out the failed attempt to install Nina Jankowicz, who they called “a known trafficker of foreign disinformation and liberal conspiracy theories.” They outlined her choice to support and share information about the now-debunked Steele Dossier, which she called “some great historical context about the evolution of disinfo.”
They also pointed out her refusal to acknowledge the Hunter Biden laptop scandal as truth, calling it disinformation at the time, something that has since been proven as wholly verified.
Most disturbing in the letter is the revelation that the DGB had made plans to meet with social media giant Twitter to discuss censorship and the controlled speech of opposing points of view.