Ex-CIA Chief: ‘Biden Campaign Played Active Role in the Origins’ of Intel Letter to Discredit Hunter Biden Laptop Story
Now Secretary of State Antony Blinken had an active role in persuading former acting CIA director Mike Morell to sign and push other agents to sign the letter.
Former acting CIA director Mike Morell revealed that when Antony Blinken served as a senior campaign official for the Biden campaign, he pushed Morell to sign a letter along with other spies to discredit the Hunter Biden laptop story in October 2020.
The New York Post published a bombshell on Biden’s laptop with emails “that cast doubt on President Biden’s previous denials of speaking to his son about his international business dealings.”
On October 19, 2020, 51 former intelligence officials signed a letter that said the Post’s story “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
On October 22, 2020, Biden used the letter during the last presidential debate to ward off criticism.
Here is the clip from the second presidential debate in 2020 where Joe Biden lies to America. https://t.co/RSEji7SGkp pic.twitter.com/SNJ3hFVAj8
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 21, 2023
Social media censored the story. The MSM dismissed the information and contents.
But now we know the letter was coerced.
We know the Biden campaign orchestrated the letter. We know Morell only signed the letter and persuaded other spies to sign it to get Biden into the White House.
The House Judiciary Committee demanded Blinken hand over any material associated with the letter based on Morrell’s testimony.
The committee told Binken:
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.” The very bottom of the email he sent to Morell included the signature block of Andrew Bates, then-director of rapid response for the Biden campaign.
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. Morell also explained that the Biden campaign helped to strategize about the public release of the statement. 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.
The documents must include everyone Blinken communicated with “about the inception, drafting, editing, signing, publishing or promotion” of the intel letter.
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That is election interference.
New branding of Brandon
“Traitor Joes.” “Where everything contained in my daily briefing is for sale!”
Friend of mine who works in the periphery of the DC intel community, here visiting, watched Morrell’s testimony in front of Congress, described Morrell as a “A snake”,
The entire career of spies and actors is based upon being able to lie believably. Such a description only enhances their resume.
Because he “squealed?” This is the usual response by bullies and tyrants. Perhaps he isn’t as “peripheral” as you think…
Makes the Nixon crowd look like choir boys. The Biden Mafia is apt.
Here’s the important thing to remember. When a Republican commits a crime like election interference, they go to jail. Even when they don’t commit a crime (ala Trump) they get investigated and harassed for years (and may still go to jail).
When a Democrat commits a crime like election interference, they get a promotion. Blinken committed election interference, or at the very least broke campaign finance law. For that, he was promoted from a senior campaign official to Secretary of State. Not bad for a criminal.
I’m not sure coerced is correct. More like heavily solicited with potential to receive implied incentives of future benefits for the signatories. Typical DC bureaucracy and establishment maneuvering. Still looks incredibly bad b/c is incredibly bad to, in essence, put yourself into a situation where it appears you may sell your endorsement of a particular narrative for political or profit motives.
I agree that “coerced” doesn’t seem to be an apt characterization. A lot of these snakes are staunch Dumb-o-crats with an axe to grind against President Trump. It probably didn’t take much arm-twisting to get them to sign the letter.
“Solicited” is probably a more appropriate characterization.
Exactly. It’s not as if the signatories were somehow conned into this or needed persuasion, they wanted to sign off b/c ‘orange man bad’.
Not only is that an actionable offense but that also helped tip the election. Data shows as much as 17% would not have not voted for BUYden.
This Country is in the shitter and we aren’t digging our way out
It’s all so very depressing
Interesting A/B roll with ongoing events.
–Trump is accused of using personal funds to protect his reputation, which Bragg falsely claims is for campaign purposes but in reality is not.
–Biden here *actually* uses campaign funds (a FEC violation) and Presidential power (nepotism) for a personal activity, i.e. to protect his son from the legal consequences of his illegal actions, and absolutely nothing will ever be done.
The solicitation of these opinions is more obviously connected to the Biden campaign (because of Blinken’s participation) than is Trump’s Stormy Daniel’s payoff (conducted through his personal attorney). So although both scenarios have other potential purposes (protection of the principle and the principle’s family members), Biden’s situation is more clearly related to his campaign. The letter was an undeclared “campaign contribution.”
I would bet Morell was promised the CIA director’s position, and then was stabbed in the back. Hence his willingness to blab without reservation.
Precisely! Former CIA Directors usually don’t talk—they fade off into the sunset.
Someone gave Morrell the green light to throw Blinken and Biden under the bus.
There’s no doubt in my mind that this is absolute election interference.
But, unfortunately, I am also convinced that this will go absolutely nowhere.
I have no confidence that we get out of the mess anytime soon.
This just goes to show how incompetent the Biden crowd is. If it had been Hilary’s campaign, this guy Morell would have mysteriously committed suicide by now.
Suicide via 2 GSW’s to the back of the head, by two different weapons, neither of which is in reach of the body.
Are contributions being solicited?
Hardly, but that is usually how the Clinton death list people tend to expire
Likelihood of anything actually coming of this? 0% to 5%
However, if playing it safe, Blinkin’s Best Course of Action is: Announce that he is a gay person of color.
Oh, da poor little babies were coerced. Let mommy kiss boo-boo on dare itsy, bitsy consciences and make it all better. Hush, babies, don’t cry. Mommy is here.
The 51 so-called “Intelligence Officials” that claimed Meth-Pipe’s laptop was Russian disinformation said that they didn’t know if the emails were genuine or not and they didn’t have evidence of Russian involvement. They were just deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in the matter. Look it up and read the letter for yourself.
Essentially, they’re saying that there’s no evidence of Russian involvement, it just “sounds” like something the Russians would do.
It may have been more than twenty years since I last walked out of The Building on Ft. Meade, but this isn’t how I remember the intelligence analysis cycle working. How much world-wide trouble has the U.S. government gotten into (or caused) over the years if this is what passes for intelligence analysis?
Were these the same “intelligence professionals” who claimed that it was a Russian cruise missile that plopped down in Poland and almost ignited World War III until the Polish president came out as a voice of sanity and said it was Ukrainian anti-aircraft missiles that crashed in Poland? These “intelligence professionals,” aided and abetted by a pliant media almost started WWIII because they allowed their own biases to affect their intelligence analysis.
That Morell waited until he was before Congress to make this known tells you where his disloyalties lie.
You fail to account for the architected dissonance between what the intelligence people believe, versus what they want US to believe.
They carefully stated that the “evidence” of Russian involvement was nothing but a hunch then “allowed” (“encouraged?”) the media to heterodyne those claims into something more concrete that they never said.
I see this game played all the time in the gun-control arena. E.g.: Arthur Kellerman writes a bogus criminology paper on the correlation between gun ownership and homicide, hedges the hell out of his findings by enumerating all the (very) likely circumstances that invalidate them, and sends it to a medical(!) journal for “peer” review (10/93 NEJM). Once he gets it accepted and published, he takes media interviews where he entirely mows down the hedges by making bald statements such as “guns in fact increase the risk of homicide in the home almost three times,” and gets away with misrepresenting his own findings to the general public.
I’m the last person to defend the Biden Campaign, but I don’t see any “coercion” here. Morell and others were asked to get on the Biden woke train, and they were happy to signal their wokeness. Blinken sized-up Morell and the others correctly: their “expertise” could be had very cheaply.
Mr. Morell would make a great CNN contributor.
In a just world, Morrell would be hanged from a lamppost.
Are contributions being solicited?
I’m not sure it’s even a matter of getting on the woke train. “Woke” is just another term for politically correct, which is little more than self-censorship enforced by the threat of governmental or societal punishment.
People can call this misinformation or disinformation if they want to, but this was an out-and-out lie from the beginning, intended to influence the outcome of the election. And they used their “stature” as current and former intelligence officials to lend it credence. In my opinion, they’ve forfeited any credibility they may had and tarnished their reputations as well.