Joe Biden’s presidential campaign led former U.S. intelligence officials to denounce the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s infamous “laptop from hell” as Russian disinformation, the New York Post reported Thursday.
The report was made on the basis of information provided by former CIA Director Mike Morell to the House Judiciary Committee.
In private sworn testimony, Morell told lawmakers that Antony Blinken, who would go on to become Biden’s Secretary of State, contacted him “on or before” Oct. 17, 2020, just three days after the NY Post broke the first sensational story about Hunter’s laptop.
The first report on the laptop showed that Hunter Biden had introduced Ukrainian business associates to then-Vice President Joe Biden. That was the first of many stories based on information in the laptop that would show the Biden family leveraging the patriarch’s political office to profit from deals with foreign business partners.
Pro-Biden interests immediately recognized the political damage the story would do and acted accordingly. The story was censored on social media — NPR and other liberal outlets refused to report on it — and 50 former intelligence officials all agreed in an open letter that the story was “Russian disinformation.”
Thursday, Morell told lawmakers he organized the infamous letter because he wanted to “help Vice President Biden … because I wanted him to win the election,” according to the NY Post.
The bombshell story sheds yet more light on the drastic lengths the political and corporate establishment went to help Biden defeat then-President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
That letter, which now appears to have been a product of the Biden campaign, was used to justify social media censorship and editorial decisions. If that letter hadn’t been written, there is no telling how the laptop would have been reported on and how that would have influenced the outcome of the election.
Read the NY Post story here.