Former CIA official Michael Morrell spoke before the House Judiciary Committee, saying that Secretary of State Antony Blinken instructed him to coordinate a letter from intelligence agency officials.
This was a letter asserting that reports regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop were “Russian disinformation.”
Approximately 50 former officials signed a letter released after the New York Post’s initial report on the laptop’s contents. According to Morrell, the letter’s purpose was to support Biden in the 2020 election.
Secretary Blinken ought to be removed from public office.
He pressured former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell to produce a false letter signed by 51 intelligence officials to protect Hunter Biden during the 2020 presidential election.
The move altered the election outcome. pic.twitter.com/8lcG31TlAb
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) April 24, 2023
The alleged scandal involving Blinken, who served as a senior campaign adviser to President Biden, has come to light.
Biden’s Intelligence Advisory Board member, Jeremy Bash, facilitated a connection between Morrell and Steve Richetti, the chairman of Biden’s campaign. Bash expressed gratitude to Morrell for his role in enabling the letter’s development.
Two former officials who signed a letter expressing concern about election security have been appointed to high-level positions in the Biden administration.
The Michael Morrell scandal that broke this week is worse than it looks (and it already looks bad).
Morrell was one of the 7 CIA directors on the board of the Atlantic Council, who DHS deputized to censor the 2020 election, & who was partnered with Burisma. https://t.co/ecLDQQWwAI
— Mike Benz (@MikeBenzCyber) April 22, 2023
Russell Travers and Nicholas Rasmussen will serve as Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Counterterrorism Director for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), respectively.
Rasmussen has been serving in his position since November of last year, while Travers held his role from January 2021 until October 2021.
The January 6th Committee
David Buckley, a former signatory, was appointed as the staff director of the January 6th Committee in Congress, which collapsed in January after the GOP obtained the majority in the House of Representatives. The committee was highly partisan and controversial.
Allegations of political bias and corruption within the American intelligence community have surfaced, indicating potential favoritism toward the Democrat Party. However, it remains unclear if any criminal charges will be pursued.
There are concerns that Blinken’s involvement in the scandal may have played a role in his appointment as Secretary of State, as he may have been rewarded for orchestrating the controversial letter.