Former CIA Director Admits Biden Campaign Pressured Him to Organize Letter Falsely Claiming Hunter Laptop Was Russian Disinformation

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Former Biden campaign official and current Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken / Screenshot

According to bombshell testimony, former CIA director, Mike Morell, says that he was pressured by the Biden campaign to squash the Hunter Biden laptop story in October of 2020.

On Thursday night, the House Judiciary Committee released a letter addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, revealing that the basis for the fraudulent claim that Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” was “Russian disinformation” was prompted by the Biden campaign and Blinken himself.

With pressure from Joe Biden and Anthony Blinken, Morrell organized the infamous letter signed by 51 intel chiefs that falsely claimed that the New York Post’s story had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation”.

The Judiciary Committee’s letter states that Morell told the committee that Blinken, then a senior campaign official, reached out to him after the New York Post published the story detailing damning information found on the laptop regarding influence peddling and shady overseas business dealings.

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Morell stated that he was “triggered” by his conversation with Blinken to organize the letter and the signatures in order to “help Vice President Biden” because he “wanted him to win the election.”

The New York Post reported the story:

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign prompted former acting CIA director Mike Morell to “help Biden” by organizing 50 colleagues to sign a letter in October 2020 falsely claiming that damning emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop published by The Post were Russian disinformation.

In private sworn testimony, Morell told the House Judiciary Committee that Antony Blinken, now Secretary of State, was the senior campaign official who reached out to him “on or before” Oct. 17, 2020, three days after The Post published an email from the laptop suggesting Hunter had introduced his Ukrainian business partner to his father, then vice-president Biden.

Morell, identified as a potential CIA director under Biden, said he organized the letter to “help Vice President Biden … because I wanted him to win the election.

Until Blinken’s call, Morell told House investigators, he had no intention of writing any statement exonerating Biden.

But he agreed that the conversation with Blinken “triggered … that intent” in him.

At 10.53 p.m. the night of the call, Blinken emailed Morell a USA Today article claiming that the FBI was examining whether Hunter’s laptop was part of a “disinformation campaign.”

At the bottom of Blinken’s email was the signature block of Andrew Bates, then-director of rapid response for the Biden campaign.

Morell said he ​​did “a little bit of my own research,” and then reached out to retired CIA senior operations officer Marc Polymeropoulos for assistance in compiling the letter discrediting The Post’s reporting. Over the next two days, Morell gathered signatures from 51 former intelligence officials, including himself and four other former CIA directors, including John Brennan and Leon Panetta.

Morell testified that he sent an email telling Nick Shapiro, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Brennan, that the Biden campaign wanted the statement to go to a particular reporter at the Washington Post and that he should send the statement to the campaign as well.

Read Morell’s testimony and the House Judiciary Committee’s letter below:

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