One of the notorious 51 intelligence officers who signed a letter saying that Hunter Biden’s laptop was part of a “Russian disinformation campaign” has revealed that he knew at the time that the material was accurate.
The first reports about Hunter’s infamous “Laptop from Hell” surfaced in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.
The damning exposé that exposed then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s ties to his family’s questionable international business ventures undoubtedly would have altered the outcome of the 2016 election.
In the days coming up to Election Day, however, the Democrats’ supporters in Big Tech and the corporate media cited the intelligence community’s memo as grounds to halt coverage of the laptop.
The effective censoring guaranteed that the majority of voters were ignorant of the scandal when they cast ballots.
More than two years later, Douglas Wise, a former deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told The Australian in a recent interview that he and the other signatories believed the material on the laptop was authentic.
Wise told the newspaper, “All of us figured that a significant portion of that content had to be real to make any Russian disinformation credible.”
The signatories, who included former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, said in the letter that the October 2020 release of material regarding the laptop “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
Biden’s media friends utilized the letter to safeguard the campaign of the current president.
Politico increased the ante by reporting that former intelligence officials claimed the laptop tale was “Russian disinformation,” going beyond what the letter stated.
During one of his debates with then-President Donald Trump, Hunter Biden’s father employed the letter to throw doubt on the laptop claim.
“The letter said it had the earmarks of Russian deceit and we should consider that as a possibility,” Wise stressed.
“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.”
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Wise also said he does not regret signing the letter “because context is important” and noted that the laptop’s “chain of custody” left open the possibility that “Russians or even ill-intended conservative elements could have planted stuff in there.” CONTINUE READING…