House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) plans to subpoena the 51 intelligence agents who lent their credibility to the letter claiming the Hunter Biden laptop story was a Russian disinformation campaign that impacted the 2020 Presidential election.
Biden had used the letter signed by the 51 intelligence agents to rebut former President Donald Trump’s questions about findings in the Hunter Biden report during the Presidential debate.
Speaking to Fox News on Sunday (December 11), McCarthy noted that the agents who signed the letter asserting the report were disinformation — something later proved false — had security clearance.
The letter was a partisan affair, with operatives of former President Barack Obama’s administration lending their support to Biden’s narrative without proof.
Among those who signed the letter claiming the Hunter Biden laptop story was a Russian disinformation campaign were former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
McCarthy noted that when the GOP took over the House, the operatives would be brought before a House Committee for questioning, hearings, and testimony.
The House Minority Leader also queried why the agents would sign the letter and “lie to the American public.”
He also questioned why that given sensitive information would risk their reputations for “political purposes.”
McCarthy made his remarks following further releases of the “Twitter Files” expose detailing how some in the U.S. government, FBI, and Department of Justice were on an anti-Trump crusade, working to silence reporting that had the potential to damage the-President Nominee Biden.