According to information coming out now, the FBI was surveilling Rudy Giuliani for two years and watching his email. In 2020 they saw his emails to/from John Mac Isaac and to/from Miranda Divine and Steve Bannon and knew the laptop story was coming and when the New York Post was going to release it.
The FBI went to Twitter and “pre-seeded” the idea to them that there was going to be “hacked material” for Russia relating to Hunter and Joe Biden and they needed to deal with it accordingly. No doubt that the FBI went to Facebook and Google as well.
This was massive collusion involving corrupt Democrat politicians, Big Tech, and the FBI. More
Timeline Details: According to Wikipedia, Guliani joined the Trump legal team April 2018. They knew about the laptop from hell in the Fall of 2019 and subpoenaed John Paul Mac Isaac for the machines (there were 3 of them) December of 2019. Mac Isaac didn’t contact Rudy about the files he had downloaded and saved until September 2020. That’s when the FBI began warning social media about Russian disinformation in relation to Hunter in secret weekly meetings. Here