Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is no fan of the U.S. spy network and on Wednesday tweeted a picture of President John F. Kennedy, Jr. while calling for the CIA, NSA, and FBI to be split “into a thousand pieces” and their remains scattered “into the winds.”
Dorsey has been a relatively quiet public figure since stepping down from the company he founded and ceding control to Elon Musk. His latest message indicates deep reservations about the nation’s intelligence gathering services which have come under heavy scrutiny for political bias and invasion of American’s privacy.
Splinter the CIA, NSA, and FBI into a thousand pieces and scatter them into the winds. https://t.co/mDRYX1LFld
— jack (@jack) May 24, 2023
Attacks on the agency have been buoyed by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a candidate for president and the nephew of President Kennedy who was assassinated in 1963. RFK recently claimed that the CIA had a role in his uncle’s murder and has proposed a three-step plan if elected to dismantle state censorship, citing efforts by the FBI to isolate dissenters on Twitter and conduct “mass surveillance” on citizens.
Here’s how I will dismantle the surveillance state. I will replace the officials that have been instructing tech companies to censor users. I will direct the justice department to stop prosecuting whistleblowers and start investigating the crimes they expose. I will rescind…
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) May 5, 2023
Dorsey’s comments are in line with those of Musk and others in the tech community who have publicly complained about interference from the FBI as the agency conducts domestic surveillance during its efforts to ostensibly root out threats of terrorism. In December, Musk tweeted that the government “paid Twitter millions of dollars to censor info from the public,” retweeting a message about the FBI’s involvement in sowing doubt about information found on Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Congressional oversight of the intelligence community has intensified as well. House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-KY) continues to pressure the FBI to release details of a meeting that he alleges showed how President Joe Biden is tied to a bribery scandal involving members of his family. Last week whistleblowers from the agency testified before the House Judiciary Committee about the repercussions they have suffered after coming forward to claim that the Bureau and Department of Justice have become “weaponized” against perceived enemies of the president. Separately, a group of veteran former FBI agents have slammed the agency as “politicized” and in need of reform.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) has filed legislation to impeach President Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and FBI Director Christopher Wray.