Twitter Account of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Temporarily Locked After Sharing New York Post Story on Hunter Biden

Kayleigh McEnany
Trump 2020 Campaign Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, speaks at a campaign rally as the House of Representatives vote to impeach President Trump. Battle Creek, Michigan- December 18, 2019. Editorial credit: Max Elram /, licensed.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump campaign claimed today that White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s personal Twitter account was temporarily locked after she shared a New York Post report on Hunter Biden, according to reports.

The campaign shared a screenshot of an email Twitter had sent to McEnany informing her that her account was locked.

The Twitter email to McEnany stated that “We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically, for: Violating our rules against distribution of hacked material.” The ban was in response to a tweet McEnany has sent out regarding a new report from the Post on Hunter Biden’s dealings with Ukraine, which read as follows:


Big Tech is using a content filtering system for online censorship. Watch our short video about NewsGuard to learn how they control the narrative for the Lamestream Media and help keep you in the dark. NewsGuard works with Big-Tech to make it harder for you to find certain content they feel is 'missing context' or stories their editors deem "not in your best interest" - regardless of whether they are true and/or factually accurate. They also work with payment processors and ad-networks to cut off revenue streams to publications they rate poorly by their same bias standards. This should be criminal in America. You can bypass this third-world nonsense by signing up for featured stories by email and get the good stuff delivered right to your inbox.

“**NEW** Email from Ukrainian executive to Hunter Biden asks Hunter to ‘use his influence’ on behalf of the firm paying him $50K/mo in email with subject ‘urgent issue’ obtained by @nypost Father @JoeBiden was in charge of Ukraine relations at time.!!”

The Press Secretary responded to the incident from her official White House account, tweeting “Censorship should be condemned! cc: @Twitter & Facebook NOT the American way!!” She has stated that she will not remove the offending tweet in order to have access to her personal account restored but may have done just that according to new tweets.

The New York Post story in question was published yesterday, with the paper claiming to have an alleged email from 2015 – retrieved from a water-damaged laptop left at a Delaware computer repair store by an unidentified person. That email is allegedly from Burisma energy executive Vadym Pozharskyi, in which he thanks Hunter Biden for granting him “access” to his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, alleging a “quid-pro-quo” situation.

The report has been considered to be a “smoking gun” by many in conservative media, who have accused Hunter Biden of using his father’s position to secure a lucrative job with the Ukraine-based company. However, the Post’s story has also received a great deal of criticism, with multiple aspects of it raising questions about its authenticity.

Comment via Facebook

Corrections: If you are aware of an inaccuracy or would like to report a correction, we would like to know about it. Please consider sending an email to and cite any sources if available. Thank you. (Policy)