Fmr Obama official has shocking one-word reply when asked if he regrets Hunter laptop attack

Hunter Biden’s federal gun case prompted posturing from a former Obama administration official who’d staked his reputation pushing a pre-election narrative on the “laptop from hell.”

Corporate media had tried to ignore or spin it while Big Tech tried to censor and suppress it, and ultimately polls had revealed a statistically significant margin of the population may have altered the outcome of the 2020 election if they’d been informed about Hunter’s heinous hard drive.

Despite that reality, as the laptop was introduced as evidence in a Delaware court, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had a one-word response when asked about signing the letter claiming the contents of the device were Russian disinformation.


Such was his answer to Fox News Digital when asked whether he regretted joining 50 other signatories in promoting the talking point-driving letter that gave carte blanche to talking heads to run roughshod over the truth regarding the salacious contents of the laptop.

It was further reported, “Clapper also refused to publicly remove his name from the letter despite evidence proving the device and its contents were legitimate and would not concede he and the other former intelligence officials who signed on should have waited longer to weigh in.”

Signers had included officials like former CIA Director turned Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell, all from President Barack Obama’s administration.

An email from the latter from October 2020 was revealed in May 2023 where he corresponded with Brennan about adding his name to the letter asking, “Can I add your name to this list? Will be adding Leon, Sue Gordon, Jeh Johnson, Georgia, Lisa Monaco, and Mike Rogers (DIRNSA) today. And working on adding Dan Coats, Mike Rogers (HPSCI), and Tom Bossert. And lots of other IC career folk.”

“Trying to give the campaign, particularly during the debate on Thursday, a talking point to push back on Trump on this issue,” he’d added.

Around the same time as that revelation, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was denying reports that in Oct. 2020, while serving as then-candidate Joe Biden’s campaign adviser, he was the mastermind behind orchestrating the letter.

“But with regard to that latter — it wasn’t my idea,” he had told Fox News, “I didn’t ask for it, didn’t solicit it.”

The trial against Hunter Biden revolving around allegedly lying on a federal form about his drug addiction while purchasing a firearm was being regarded by many as a defense from the left that lawfare had not been employed in the myriad indictments against former President Donald Trump that, in part, had led to his felony conviction in New York.

Instead of remaining out of the conversation, incumbent President Joe Biden had sounded off, “No one is above the law,” prompting a reminder about the litany of allegations brought against prominent Democrats, their appointees and cohorts from political science professor Nicholas Giordano who offered a rundown on X, “No one is above the law, except: James Clapper- lied to #Congress/never charged…Intelligence Officials that interfered in an election when they declared Hunter Biden laptop was #Russian disinformation/never charged.”

Kevin Haggerty


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