Several high-profile Republican lawmakers have had enough of Antony Blinken and are calling on the Secretary of State to resign or face impeachment following explosive testimony alleging he was behind a stunt to mislead the American people and discredit the Hunter Biden laptop story in order to help then-candidate Joe Biden win the White House in 2020.
As American Wire News reported, Mike Morell, an acting CIA director under Barack Obama, delivered in private sworn testimony to the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees in which he told the lawmakers that Blinken, then an advisor on Biden’s campaign, was the official who reached out to him “on or before” Oct. 17, 2020, with a plan to discredit the “laptop from hell” story.
Blinken, Biden campaign behind intel officials' letter to discredit Hunter laptop story, ex-CIA boss testifieshttps://t.co/f3JL8zydI3
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) April 21, 2023
In October 2020, just weeks before the presidential election, 51 former intelligence officials signed on to a letter stating the explosive story had all the hallmarks of Russian disinformation.
According to Morell, who admitted he wanted to see Biden win the election, Steve Ricchetti, chairman of the Biden campaign, later called him after a presidential debate and thanked him for helping to put together the statement.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Mike Turner (R-Ohio) disclosed portions of Morell’s testimony in a letter dated April 20 to Blinken.
#BREAKING: Testimony Reveals Secretary Blinken and the Biden Campaign Were Behind the Infamous Public Statement from Former Intel Officials on the Hunter Biden Laptop @Jim_Jordan and @RepMikeTurner reveal HUGE news here: pic.twitter.com/bX3fpqJKPo
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) April 21, 2023
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), who is part of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees investigating the Biden family’s alleged influence peddling, says Blinken’s deliberately disingenuous action during the campaign is an impeachable offense.
“This, in my opinion, probably disqualifies him to serve as the Secretary of State,” Biggs told Just the News. “And I know people keep saying, ‘Andy, you want to impeach everybody?’ Well, you know, Tony Blinken probably should be impeached, just like [Homeland Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas should be impeached.”
Blinken’s willingness to point the finger at a nuclear superpower and claim they interfered in the election just to give Biden a boost in a debate, Biggs argued, destroyed any credibility he may have had with foreign nations.
“Let’s talk about our allies who now don’t trust us at all,” the Arizona Rep. said. “And why would they? They think we’re weak, untrustworthy. How in the world can he remain our spokesperson to the world? … I just don’t see how he can, and he should go. I think he’s irreparably harmed the United States.”
Asked if his comments constituted a formal request for Blinken’s resignation, Biggs replied, “Yeah, in fact, I’ll break it on your show. Tony Blinken, you should resign.”
And Biggs isn’t alone in his desire to give Blinken the boot.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) led the investigation into Hunter Biden’s shady foreign business deals. He, too, believes that if Morell’s testimony is proven true, Blinken needs to go.
“If he doesn’t resign, he should be impeached,” Johnson told the Star News Network. “Again, so many members of the Biden administration have this level of deceit, dishonesty and corruption. This is a lawless administration.”
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) didn’t mince words on Twitter.
“Anthony Blinken is a disgrace,” he tweeted on Friday. “He has now lost ALL credibility. He’s damaged our country irreparably. He needs to RESIGN NOW!!”
Anthony Blinken is a disgrace. He has now lost ALL credibility. He’s damaged our country irreparably. He needs to RESIGN NOW!!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) April 21, 2023
Meanwhile, the White House has responded to Morell’s damning testimony by accusing Rep. Jordan of making a “highly misleading selective leak.”
White House spokesperson Ian Sams pointed to a snippet from a “fuller transcript” released by the House Judiciary Committee and tweeted, “Wow. Fuller transcript newly released by @HouseJudiciary reveals this was a highly misleading selective leak by @Jim_Jordan, @RepMikeTurner and @JudiciaryGOP.”
“This isn’t surprising about @Jim_Jordan,” he continued. “He has a long, well-documented history of highly misleading leaks to manipulate media to advance his partisan political goals.”
This isn’t surprising about @Jim_Jordan. He has a long, well-documented history of highly misleading leaks to manipulate media to advance his partisan political goals
Well-chronicled by @karoun & @rachaelmbade
I guess the question is why some in the media keep falling for it pic.twitter.com/igVuoySaDH
— Ian Sams (@IanSams46) April 21, 2023
Few, however, believed Sams’ spin:
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) April 22, 2023
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