Fifty Former Intelligence Officials Aided Democrat Disinformation Effort To Affect Election – There Must Be Consequences

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OPINION It is now clear that Hunter Biden’s laptop and the numerous allegations about his illicit dealings with foreign governments while his father, Joe Biden, was vice president are in fact genuine. Even though the New York Times has yet to inform its readers, numerous credible news reports, including mine, have documented that Hunter has been under federal investigation since at least 2018.

All the false reports of Hunter’s laptop and other accusations against him being part of a Russian disinformation campaign have been shown to have been absolutely false, and in fact, part of a Democrat-led domestic disinformation effort to protect Joe Biden and affect the election.

Most significantly, over 50 former senior former U.S. intelligence officials played a disgraceful part in this partisan disinformation charade to deliberately misinform the American public prior to the 2020 election. This was coordinated election interference by high-ranking former intelligence officials.

There must be consequences.

This disinformation effort included an initial absolute big media blackout of the New York Post’s bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story, along with Big Tech censorship going as far as blocking URLs linked to the story and removing posts, such as mine on LinkedIn, even remotely related to Hunter Biden’s links to China and Russia.

The most egregious aspect of this partisan domestic disinformation campaign though, was the recruitment of over 50 former senior U.S. intelligence officials, including five former CIA Directors, and former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper, to discredit the Hunter Biden story.

They all signed a letter asserting, with ZERO evidence, that Hunter’s laptop, “has all the hallmarks of a Russian intelligence operation.” The assertion was so sketchy, they added a disclaimer:

“We want to emphasize that we do not know if the emails, provided to the New York Post by President Trump’s personal attorney, are genuine or not, and that we do not have evidence of Russian involvement.”

Still, even with the glaring disclaimer, this letter was then used by the Biden campaign to discredit the incriminating emails about Hunter Biden’s illicit business dealings with China, Ukraine, Russia, et al. And the media eagerly colluded with Team Biden to sell the purely concocted false narrative.

As Rich Lowry points out:

…Democrats and the media relentlessly hewed to the Russian disinformation line. Of course, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Adam Schiff spouted it: “We know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin.” Biden used it to deflect during a debate with Trump: “There are 50 former national-intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plan[t].”

This Russia nonsense has all now proven to have been a huge lie, and over 50 former senior U.S. intelligence officials willingly conspired to spread that lie to affect the outcome of a U.S. presidential election.

Unlike the Russia collusion hoax, this collusion and election interference by former U.S. intelligence officials is crystal clear. There must be consequences.


Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Dan Winright
Dan Winright
4 months ago

Purge politicians! Since voting is corrupted they will need plucked by hand.

karen Schoen
4 months ago

Unless there are arrests, nothing will change. Wake up Americans.Contact your legislators Do not certify a fraud election.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
4 months ago

I hope all 50 of these federal creeps are dragged the full length of the judicial process and then incarcerated for the maximum allowable time.

George Peabody
George Peabody
4 months ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

yes, and then striped of citizenship, deported to Central Africa, and banished from USA for ever!

Hopiter
Hopiter
4 months ago

Seems like anyone who has been paying attention, researching many sources of information saw this coming. There has always been bad actors scratching at our doors, sneaking the nose under the tent. It became most obvious when Bill Clinton and his deceitful wife stormed the national scene. They were in bed with China back then, as well drug smuggling. Hillary has been involved with most disgusting illegal endeavors since college, yet she has no memory ever and evidence disappears. None of this should be a surprise, however, I expect my representatives to have a bit more intelligence and to follow the laws!

Ernie
Ernie
4 months ago

They know nothing will happen that’s why they did it I think that every One that did that help in the coup to remove a setting president and there should be action taken so this never happens again

Richard
Richard
4 months ago

Of course it was collusion. Everything the democrats say is coordinated with the media outlets. They just lie because they are incapable of telling the truth….about anything. Of course there will be accountability because there never is, that’s why they keep doing it. The problem is that over half the country still believes everything they say.

TAG
TAG
3 months ago

All 50 of these former intelligence officials should be held responsible for a conspiracy against President Trump and all 50 should be CHARGED with TREASON. These Idiots knowingly lied to coverup the crimes of the Bidens and rig the elections. It is amazing the level of animus that these 50 have toward President Trump. Everyone of these 50 should be sent to Guantanamo Bay prison for the Act of Treason they committed…

Fighterforfreedom
Fighterforfreedom
3 months ago

Who paid the 50 to run this interference? When will they be incarcerated?

mojo
mojo
3 months ago

Publish teir names titles and position

Ambo
Ambo
3 months ago

Buy a full page in the WSJ and NYT and list the 50 ,
The Washington Post even better because these lowlife need a job to double dip in the swamp of DC

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