Michael J. Morell admitted the “disinformation” story on Hunter Biden’s laptop was an effort to influence the 2020 election.
- Former acting CIA director Michael J. Morell told Congress that he followed Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s direction in curating a letter falsely presenting Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation.
- The information was revealed in a letter from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) to Blinken.
- At the time, Morell’s letter was signed by 51 security officials who claimed the letter’s contents were legitimate intelligence, not a political ploy to sway the 2020 presidential election.
- Morell added that after following Blinken’s direction in writing the letter, he was thanked by the Biden campaign, who used the letter to refute condemnation against Hunter Biden’s business deals.
- The former CIA director told Congress that he had no intention of writing the letter without Blinken’s demand, as the Secretary of State’s call “triggered” Morell to take action.
- At the same time Blinken directed Morell, USA Today published an article reporting how the FBI was investigating the laptop over “disinformation.”
- Morell was also reportedly a candidate for CIA director, a position leveraged against him so that he would cooperate with the government’s intentions with the false letter, although he did not ultimately receive the promotion.
JIM JORDAN DEMANDS BLINKEN PROVIDE ANSWERS:
- “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 we therefore request your assistance with our oversight,” Representative Jordan wrote to Blinken.
- Jordan noted that “Morell testified that his communication with [Blinken] was one of a few communications he had with the Biden campaign, explaining that he also received a call from Steve Ricchetti, Chairman of the Biden campaign, following the October 22 debate to thank him for writing the statement.”
- The Ohio representative’s letter included pieces of Morell’s testimony, one such being Morell’s goals in releasing the letter.
- “There were two intents. One intent was to share our concern with the American people that the Russians were playing on this issue; and, two, it was [to] help Vice President Biden,” Jordan quotes from Morell’s congressional appearance.
- “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,” Jordan continues.
- The congressman then called for Blinken to “[i]dentify all people with whom you communicated about the inception, drafting, editing, signing, publishing, or promotion of the ‘Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails’ dated October 19, 2020, during the period October 14, 2020, to November 24, 2020” and to “[p]roduce 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”, by May 4 of this year.
- House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) told Just the News that the false Hunter Biden laptop story was a large factor in Biden’s presidential victory.
- “Would Joe Biden be the president United States if there hadn’t been the laptop coverup? I doubt it,” Scott said.
- Would inflation be where it is if there hadn’t been laptop coverup? I doubt it. You know, we’re paying a price right now for the double standard in journalism,” the Georgia representative added.