It only took two and a half years to admit the obvious.
That the Biden campaign was behind the letter of 51 ex-intel officers falsely claiming that the Hunter Biden laptop was a Russian operation was obvious. And the stunt would have been politics as usual if not for the fact that the officials were leveraging official positions and supposed access to secret intelligence to make those claims.
And, more importantly, those claims were then used to engage to coordinate a Big Tech censorship campaign to prevent the story from spreading on social media. And the media promoted the letter as a fact and used it to justify not reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop during the election or describing it as Russian disinformation.
The House Judiciary Committee got one of the 51 to flip.
The Committees recently conducted a transcribed interview with Michael Morell, a former Deputy Director of the CIA and one of the 51 signatories of the public statement. In his transcribed interview, Morell testified that on or around October 17, 2020, Blinken served as a senior advisor to the Biden campaign and reached out to him to discuss the Hunter Biden laptop story. According to Morell, although your outreach was couched as simply gathering Morell’s reaction to the Post story, it set in motion the events that led to the issuance of the public statement…
That same day, October 17, Blinken also emailed Morell an article published in USA Today alleging that the FBI was examining whether the Hunter Biden laptop was part of a “disinformation campaign.”
Using a USA Today story to bolster claims that it was a Russian plot smacks of the Steele dossier, but Team Spygate doesn’t seem to bother learning any new tricks and its allies seem happy to go along with it.
We’ve got a USA Today story about the FBI being used as the basis for ex-intel people calling a story Russian disinformation, a claim that itself became a USA Today story. This is how all of Russiagate worked.
Q: But, prior to [Secretary Blinken’s] call, you – you did not have any intent to write this statement?
A: I did not.
Q: Okay. So his call triggered –
A: It did, yes.
Q: – that intent in you?
A: Yes. Absolutely.
Blinken, now the Secretary of State, demonstrated his bona fides to Biden’s people on the only part of foreign policy that mattered, covering Biden’s ass.
Morell further explained that one of his two goals in releasing the statement was to help then-Vice President Biden in the debate and to assist him in winning the election. He testified:
Q: What was the intent of the statement?
A: 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.
Biden used that letter at the debate despite knowing that it was false.
“There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plant,” Biden said. “… Five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage. Nobody believes it except his good friend Rudy Giuliani.”
Biden lied, but that’s politics. Democrat allies lied, except that they lied using their intel background. And the really criminal part of it was the coordinated effort by the media, Big Tech, the FBI, the Biden campaign and assorted allies in the disinformation space to suppress the story.
The cover-up and the censorship are very much the crime here.
Anyone can tell lies during an election, but censoring your political opponents is an actual attack on free and fair elections. Any election that takes place under the shadow of an unprecedented campaign of censorship involving the government, private sector monopolies and a political campaign is inherently illegitimate.
i Jeff Bargholz says
Look at that scumbag. People like him smile with their mouths but not their eyes. You can always spot those phonies.
Never trust a reptile like that.
Algorithmic Analyst says
Thanks Jeff, good observation.
Ugly Sid says
Smartening up the chumps is a colossal no-no.
Big cons are fragile. Seasoned pros like Joe know they can be nitroglycerin. This fool could trigger catastrophe. Yikes hardly covers it.
In the late 50’s Frank Costello left a paper bag in a taxi cab in New York. In the bag was fifty grand, cash, and a slip of paper bearing the daily receipts from the counting room of the Sahara hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
This Biden revelation is on that level. The cloak is gone.
Steven Brizel says
Blinken clearly orchestrated the preparation of that letter which was false
The letter was intended to provide the media with a “hook” to enable them to report that previous intelligence officials believed the laptop contents eere Russian disinformation. This was to discredit and smother the revalations in the laptop so the public would not learn of them (social media outlets used the disinformation tag to ban posting of the New York Post article and comments on it) or, if nevertheless learning of them, to disregard them. It was clearly election interference and, if we had a justice system, would be investigated and prosecuted as such.
Steven Brizel says
This admission plus the Twitter files provide the snoking gun that the Democrats, Big Tech and their allies conspired to suppress the story
Thanks, Daniel for saying the election was inherently illegitimate.
IMO it was also totally and completely illegitimate for about 100 other verified reasons some of which are on videotape, others just mathematical. But, hey, thats just me (and about 100 million other people).
Ugly Sid says
In addition to being deplorable, we are irrelevant biological phenomenon, irrelevant except for the utterly contemptible notion that our existence could disrupt social progress.
The Czar’s grandchildren represented such a threat, unlikely, but unbearable for those burdened by History to deliver Utopia.
Standing in the way of History has consequences.
“Team Spygate doesn’t seem to bother learning any new tricks…” – there’s no need to learn new ones until their old tricks are successfully countered enough to get shut down. That’s smart tactics, especially with gullible Republicans too dumb to learn and the msm giving them cover. Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.
Our 8th grade football team in HS (8th to 12th) would run the same play until our opponent stopped it. Often, we’d be halfway down the field or score a touchdown before they did. Our 8th grade team, unlike our B-team and Varsity never had a losing season and often went undefeated. In wrestling, my favorite takedown was the fireman’s. Everybody in the state knew it was coming, but nobody could stop it, so I kept running it. Often in trying to avoid it, opponents would open themselves up to other takedown moves.
Algorithmic Analyst says
That’s smart. I sometimes think about that. Thanks Cowboy …
I just read this the other day regarding Antony Blinken:
“In one Soros Foundation Network report from 2002, Donald Blinken [Antony Blinken’s father] is listed on the Board of Trustees for CEU [Central European University] third after Soros (the chair) and Aryeh Neier…
“Donald Blinken was U.S. ambassador to Hungary from 1994 to 1998, right as Soros was setting up shop. He and his wife had close ties to the socialist government.
“The daily blog `Hungarian Spectrum,’ which boasts Soros among its donors, celebrated Blinken as a potential Secretary of State pick after the 2020 election…
“After Blinken was confirmed as Secretary of State, Hungarian newspaper `Magyar Nemzet’ called it `great news for George Soros.'”
— From the 2022 Soros biography THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Matt Palumbo, pp. 45-46
Kynarion Hellenis says
That is great information. Thanks for sharing.
Anorher Atheist Jew behind the curtains. We are surrounded. Blinken, Garland, Schwab, Yellen, Walinksy, Mnuchen, etal.
Is there anyone in the Federal Government that can be trusted?
Any way you slice it these “experts” revealed themselves to be either corrupted or grossly incompetent. I would bet that almost to a man, they are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. The same organization where Quid Pro Joe gave a talk about how he got the Ukrainian prosecutor fired in exchange for American funds. The CFR is the origin of the Deep State, and have had their globalist/internationalist tentacles in US foreign policy since before America’s involvement in WWII.
Even as pathetic as these losers are, they see themselves as highly educated and sophisticated people. As for the “intelligence” community, they couldn’t find their a$$ hole with both hands and a flashlight. These are the same morons who apparently didn’t know that Coalition Forces in Afghanistan were surrounded worse than the 101st Airborne at Bastogne; after 20 years in country.
M. Tiro says
It’s also inherently illegal, but you and I will see a cold day in hell before anything is ever done about it or before anyone is held accountable for it.
Richard Donnelly says
I believe that this is a good example of why those 4000 or so Political Appointees following each election from either party need to be closely examined prior to their selection/appointment. Also, because of the high security clearances many are given following their selection, the continued close monitoring of their work is absolutely vital to the nation. Many of the appointees are given the position not necessarily because of their background and experience, but because of how many $’s they, (or their Daddy?) contributed to their political party. In my experience as a career Federal Employee I saw many times where the new political appointee had virtually no knowledge of what their job really was, or how to lead an organization of many absolutely outstanding people,
augie snyder says
yeah, so what. these people are never held to account.
augie snyder says
yeah, so what. these people are never held accountable.
does it matter? these people are never held accountable.
Only 1 of 51? We are so screwed.