Blinken, Biden campaign behind intel officials’ letter to discredit Hunter laptop story, ex-CIA boss testifies

Secretary of State Antony Blinken was the driving force behind an October 2020 letter signed by 51 former intelligence officials claiming that a bombshell story on Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation according to the testimony of a former top CIA official.

The stunning revelation that Blinken spearheaded the efforts to discredit the New York Post story which could have changed the results of an election that altered the trajectory of history was made by Mike Morell, an acting CIA director under Barack Obama during private sworn testimony to the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.

In his testimony, Morell told lawmakers that the Biden campaign official who reached out to him “on or before” Oct. 17, 2020, to organize the effort to falsely suggest that the report on the “laptop from hell” was Russian disinformation was Blinken, then a campaign adviser to the ex-veep.

The former CIA chief told the House Judiciary Committee that he didn’t originally intend to write the statement that the ex-spooks would sign which was instrumental in censoring the story in the weeks before the election, but that Blinken’s call “triggered” him to do so to help Biden against then sitting President Donald J. Trump “because  I wanted him to win the election.”

Details of Morell’s damning testimony were contained in a letter dated April 20 from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Mike Turner (R-Ohio) that was sent to Blinken and posted to Twitter on Thursday night.

“We are examining the origins of the infamous public statement signed by 51 former intelligence officials that falsely discredited a New York Post story regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop as supposed Russian disinformation,” the letter reads. “As part of our oversight, we have learned that you played a role in the inception of this statement while serving as a Biden campaign advisor, and therefore we therefore request your assistance with our oversight.”

The letter goes on to lay out the timeframe leading up to the publication of the influential letter that provided the excuse needed for widespread social media censorship of the story detailing the shocking contents of the laptop that Biden’s crooked, crack-addled son had abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop, adding key excerpts from Morell’s testimony.

“Based on Morell’s testimony, it is apparent that the Biden campaign played an active role in the origins of the public statement, which had the effect of helping to suppress the Hunter Biden story and preventing American citizens from making a fully informed decision during the 2020 presidential election,” the letter states.

“This is the worst act of election interference in history,” tweeted former Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.

“This concerted effort to minimize and suppress public dissemination of the serious allegations about the Biden family was a grave disservice to all American citizens’ informed participation in our democracy,” reads the letter which gives Blinken until 5:00 p.m. on May 4 to turn over information on who he communicated with regarding the statement.

“Produce all documents and communications referring or relating to the ‘Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails’ dated October 19, 2020, sent or received between October 14, 2020 and November 24, 2020,” the lawmakers requested of the nation’s top diplomat.

Special Assistant to the President and spokesperson for the White House Counsel’s Office Ian Sams reacted to the letter to Blinken by smearing Republican lawmakers and their legitimate efforts at conducting oversight on the important matter.

“Think about this: instead of working with President Biden on solutions to real problems Americans care about – like lowering costs or tackling gun violence – House Republicans keep weaponizing their power to re-litigate the 2020 election in a wacky strategy to get on Fox News,” Sams wrote on Twitter.

 

Chris Donaldson

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