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Former CIA head Mike Morell testified that Biden campaign prompted letter from 51 intel chiefs calling Hunter Biden laptop story 'Russian disinformation': NY Post
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Former CIA head Mike Morell testified that Biden campaign prompted letter from 51 intel chiefs calling Hunter Biden laptop story 'Russian disinformation': NY Post

A former CIA deputy director from the Obama administration admitted in congressional testimony that the Biden presidential campaign prompted the creation of a letter signed by 51 intelligence chiefs that claimed the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation.

The bombshell was made by New York Post writer Miranda Devine, who said sources from the House Judiciary Committee confirmed the development.

The letter was signed by dozens of intelligence officials who agreed that the information garnered from a laptop left by the president's son at a computer repair shop had "all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."

"If we are right," the letter continued, "this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this."

One of the signatories of the letter has already admitted that those who signed the letter believed that much of the information from the laptop was accurate.

"The letter said it had the earmarks of Russian deceit and we should consider that as a possibility," said former senior CIA operations officer Douglas Wise. "It did not say Hunter Biden was a good guy, it didn’t say what he did was right and it wasn’t exculpatory, it was just a cautionary letter."

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida had made similar claims about the intelligence letter in an interview with Stephen Bannon on his podcast.

“We can prove that the entire purpose of this letter at the outset was to influence a presidential election with some of the most senior people who have ever been in our intelligence community ­using the imprimatur of their security clearances to pave the way for Joe Biden’s presidency,” said Gaetz.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the chairman of the committee probing the weaponization of the federal government, had previously criticized Morell while seeking his testimony.

"At best, the public statement was a reckless attempt by you and your co-signatories to erroneously opine about purported election interference," Jordan said in the letter.

"At worse — and more likely — the public statement was a deliberate and coordinated effort to mislead the American people about information relevant to the 2020 presidential election by invoking your national security experience to falsely suggest that the allegations about Hunter Biden were not based in fact," he added.

Here's more about the Hunter Biden laptop story:

How Fixing Hunter Biden’s Laptop SHATTERED This Man’s Life | @glennbeckwww.youtube.com

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.