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Current and former U.S. intelligence officials who co-signed a letter before the 2020 presidential election with the intent of discrediting reporting on a laptop that belonged to Hunter Biden, the son of then-Democratic nominee Joe Biden, are being called to speak to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Those who signed the Oct. 19, 2020, letter suggesting the revelations from the laptop were Russian disinformation have declined to address their motives for doing so.
Many believe the document was part of a successful campaign to muddy the waters and alter the outcome of the election two weeks later.
Among other things, the reporting about the laptop, largely by the New York Post, indicated Joe Biden’s possible involvement in his son’s business dealings in Ukraine, which he had long denied.
In the letter, the intelligence officials said they had no solid evidence but rather were “deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role” in the reporting.
“If we are right, this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this,” they wrote.
Almost two years after the Post was suppressed from sharing its initial reporting about the laptop on social media, the establishment media finally came around and verified the hard drive’s authenticity.
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