Evidence has emerged confirming that senior intelligence officials knowingly provided false information when they claimed that Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation.
Adding to the controversy, during the peak of the presidential campaign in October 2020, 51 prominent intelligence officials publicly stated that Hunter’s laptop exhibited the typical characteristics of a Russian information operation.
The blatant deception surrounding this matter has reached new heights, as recent revelations have completely dispelled any remaining doubt about the officials’ access to accurate information at the time of their assessment.
It has now emerged that the FBI had already confirmed the authenticity of the laptop in a letter months before these intelligence officials publicly claimed otherwise. This revelation removes any lingering uncertainty and solidifies the fact that the 51 officials were unequivocally misleading the American people.
JUST IN: James Clapper just disgracefully said he has “no regrets” for signing the 51-intel officials letter that falsely claimed that the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation.
This man is a disgrace. He should be ashamed of himself. https://t.co/6lxW5pcfdM
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) June 22, 2023
It’s important to identify the individuals responsible for misleading the public. The primary signatory of the letter was James Clapper, noted in the letter as the former Director of National Intelligence, the former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, the former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Few individuals possess a deeper insider perspective on U.S. intelligence than James Clapper. With a career spanning decades, Clapper, now 82 years old, has dedicated a significant portion of his life to the intelligence field. His involvement dates back to his command of a signals intelligence detachment in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
However, it is worth noting that Clapper has demonstrated a willingness to prioritize political expediency over truth in the past. In 2011, he gained notoriety for dubiously characterizing the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization openly advocating for the imposition of Sharia (Islamic law) worldwide, as “largely secular.”
Joining Clapper as signatories of the letter were three prominent figures within Washington’s intelligence establishment. Michael Hayden, the former Director of the CIA and NSA, lent his name, as did Leon Panetta, another former CIA director who also served as Secretary of Defense under the Obama administration.
The list of signatories also included John Brennan, a former CIA director who held positions as the White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor, as well as Director of the Terrorism Threat Integration Center.
The list of signatories extended beyond the prominent figures already mentioned. It included 47 additional individuals, such as former Acting Directors of the CIA John McLaughlin and Michael Morell, Russ Travers, the former acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center and Emile Nakhleh, who formerly served as the director of the CIA’s Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program.
All 51 individuals, who held positions of immense trust and were tasked with safeguarding the nation’s most sensitive information, engaged in outright deception by misleading the American people and the global community.