According to a report by the United States House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, a letter signed by 51 former United States intelligence officials, citing Hunter Biden’s laptop as a Russian disinformation operation, was false.
This was a classic disinformation campaign perpetrated by the US intelligence community.
2️⃣ 51 senior intelligence community officials signed a letter saying the Hunter Biden laptop story was most likely Russian disinformation in 2020.
New evidence suggests that this statement was part of a political operation to mislead the American people and help Biden.
— Congressman Russell Fry (@RepRussellFry) May 10, 2023
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In fact, the report went even further by noting this disinformation campaign was conducted by former US intelligence officials.
It happened with aid from the CIA at the behest of Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign and in cooperation with a corporate media that is amenable to Democrats.
The joint interim report was published on May 10 and consists of a 68-page report. Particularly damning in this report was how then-Biden campaign adviser Antony Blinken allegedly directed the drafting of this letter.
Blinken now serves as the US’s 71st Secretary of State.
CIA 'may have assisted in obtaining signatories' for letter discrediting Hunter Biden laptop: House GOP report https://t.co/D9GoUJnGjZ
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 9, 2023
According to a report by the New York Post, which cited data from Hunter’s laptop, Joe was involved in Hunter’s business endeavors. Also, the Biden campaign was worried about the Post’s report having a major impact in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.
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Furthermore, former acting CIA director Michael Morell, who authored the letter and spearheaded efforts to recruit individuals to sign on to the letter, was contacted by Blinken. This happened three days after the New York Post published the laptop story on October 14, 2020.
Morell did not read the New York Post’s report and had no plans of getting involved or writing a letter until he discussed the matter with Blinken.
After the letter was hammered out and 51 signatures had been collected, Morell and his colleagues cooperated with the Biden campaign to send out the letter to Democratic-friendly media outlets.
To carry out this task, Nick Shapiro, who had a track record of working in communications at the CIA and the White House, was brought on board. The goal here was to publish the letter before the Trump–Biden debate.
The House committees are still carrying out their investigation.
In the conclusion of the interim report, the committee members argued there is a direct link between the former intelligence officials’ letter and the censorship of reports by prominent social media platforms in the final days of the 2020 campaign.This article appeared in TheDailyBeat and has been published here with permission.