Ex-intel officials who baselessly linked Hunter laptop to Russia targeted in GOP resolution

by | Jun 11, 2024

Former intelligence officials who inaccurately linked Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop to a Russian disinformation campaign are now the subject of a new GOP resolution in Congress.

 

The resolution, introduced by Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN), a member of the House Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees, criticizes these officials for interfering in the 2020 presidential election.

An advance copy of the resolution, obtained by the Washington Examiner, reveals it will be formally introduced on Tuesday afternoon. This comes shortly after FBI agent Erika Jensen, a key witness in Hunter Biden’s criminal trial in Delaware, testified about the laptop’s authenticity and its bank records. Hunter Biden was found guilty on Tuesday of lying about his drug use during a 2018 handgun purchase.

The resolution highlights that in October 2020, 51 former intelligence officials signed a letter casting doubt on the laptop's authenticity, which was central to New York Post reports on Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China. The narrative that the laptop was part of a Russian disinformation campaign was utilized by then-candidate Joe Biden’s campaign. Last year, the House Judiciary Committee revealed that Secretary of State Antony Blinken, a former Biden campaign adviser, prompted former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell to organize the letter.

Burchett's resolution asserts that the statements from these former intelligence officials show they “abused their previous credentials to make misleading and unfounded claims to the American public.” The resolution condemns these ex-officials for their alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

 

Washington Examiner

 

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