Two of the 51 members of the intelligence community who signed a disinformation letter to then-Presidential candidate Joe Biden in October 2020, suggesting Hunter Biden’s laptop story was fake, are scheduled for House interviews this month.
According to reporting by Punchbowl News, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, both of whom were employed under the Obama administration, will be interviewed by the House Judiciary Committee panel on weaponization on May 11 and 17.
Furthermore, unless Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg blocks it in court, former Manhattan assistant Mark Pomerantz will sit for a transcribed interview on May 12. House Lawmakers on the Judiciary Committee already received testimony from former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell in April, who admitted he orchestrated the infamous campaign letter at Antony Blinken’s request.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Weaponization Subcommittee and Oversight and Accountability Committee member, was aggressive in getting officials tied to Obama and Biden to testify about the government’s alleged weaponization of political opposition.
Just days before signing the infamous letter, Brennan appeared on Morell’s podcast to decry the “politicization” of intelligence, according to reporting by the Washington Examiner.
Brennan’s appearance on the podcast preceded the New York Post breaking the Hunter Biden laptop story.
This Morell podcast has at least 17 links to the 51 intelligence agents who signed the laptop disinformation letter, including six in 2020 and two in the days before the letter was sent, reporting from the Examiner establishes.
Meanwhile, Clapper publicly accused Politico of “distortion” of the letter and extended the suggestion that Hunter Biden’s laptop story contained all the “classic earmarks” of a Russian intelligence operation.”
Clapper asserted that the Polotico practiced “message distortion” in its reporting.
Instead, the former Director of National Intelligence explained that the group had only “raised a yellow flag that this could be Russian disinformation,” accusing Politico of deliberately distorting what they said.
Clapper did not comment when the letter was first released in the days before the Presidential election; instead, he left the story unchallenged.