ANALYSIS – As if we need any more evidence, testimony from former Obama-era CIA director and part-time partisan hack John Brennan confirms the letter smearing Hunter Biden’s bombshell laptop story as ‘Russian disinformation’ was a purely political move to help Joe Biden beat Donald Trump.
I’ve repeatedly referred to this outrageous and unprecedented letter, signed by 51 senior former intelligence community officials, as Democrat domestic disinformation and election interference.
The New York Post calls the entire charade – “the spies who lie.”
While all the officials who signed the letter saying the laptop appeared to have earmarks of a “Russian information operation” were private citizens at the time, they all signed with their government titles prominently listed below their names.
Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., a member of the investigating House subcommittee, told the Post that what is already known about the letter points to federal agencies clearly being weaponized to help Biden win the 2020 presidential election.
According to Cammack, Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper and others helped get the letter quickly through the CIA’s pre-publication classification review board.
“To me, that is absolutely crazy. If that’s not weaponization of our federal government, I don’t know what is,” she added.
Cammack is confirming what I’ve noted previously – that the unprecedented letter by dozens of supposedly nonpartisan spooks was used by the Biden campaign and its allies in the media to discredit, and help suppress, the mounds of incriminating emails, photos and other materials found on Hunter’s forgotten laptop.
The election-eve laptop story was first reported by the New York Post, but after this letter was published and widely disseminated by the establishment media, the story was crushed. Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn went so far as disabling links to the story and censoring or removing posts about it.
Big Tech and Big Media labeled the story ‘disinformation’ – first based on their own bias, then justified by this Democrat disinformation.
The laptop and most of its contents have since been independently verified as real and proven legitimate. But when Trump brought up the laptop report during their debate, Biden cited the letter as proof that the story was Russian disinformation.
Had the story not been suppressed it could have swayed the election in favor of Trump.
And it was all a Democrat con job.
According to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan R-Ohio, appearing on Fox News, R-Ohio “[Brennan] sat for a four-hour interview, and he further confirmed that this thing was all political.”
Brennan was seemingly eager to add his name to the letter. Responding to former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell’s request (Morell testified before the Judiciary Committee earlier in May), Brennan said:
“Ok, Michael, add my name to the list. Good initiative. Thanks for asking me to sign on.”
Jordan also recounted what I have previously written, the fact that then-Biden 2020 campaign adviser Antony Blinken, now Biden’s Secretary of State, was the “impetus” behind the letter, and it didn’t come organically from anyone inside the community of intelligence veterans.
As I noted then, at Blinken’s behest, the letter was drafted and organized in part by Morell who had also served as acting CIA director. At the time he was drafting the letter and seeking approval from the CIA, Morell was considered a front-runner to lead the agency if Biden were elected.
It appears Morell thought that putting out a false letter to help Team Biden might cinch him the job. It didn’t.
In his testimony, Morell referred to the letter as a “talking point” to help Team Biden against Trump during their debate. On Fox News, Jordan mused why Biden, or the Democrats, believed they needed a “talking point” if they truly believed Hunter’s laptop was not real.
Morell also reportedly told the CIA’s Prepublication Classification Review Board (PCRB) which approves all public information released by former agency employees, that he needed the letter approved as a “rush job.”
The board approved the letter in a record five and a half hours.
An active CIA employee working for the same board then solicited a signature for the same letter from former CIA analyst David Cariens, according to a written statement by Cariens.
Yes, this is what some call the leftist ‘Deep State.’ Others simply know it as ‘the Swamp.’ But most dangerously, it is part of our federal government and intelligence agencies being weaponized for partisan and ideological goals.
Next week, another partisan intelligence hack, and ‘Spy Who Lied,’ the Obama-era Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James Clapper, will appear before the committee. Let’s see what he will be forced to admit.
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