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Remember those 51 former intelligence officials who wrote a letter claiming to be “suspicious” that Hunter Biden’s laptop might be Russian disinformation?
They’re probably hoping right now that you’ve forgotten.
One person who hasn’t forgotten, however, is House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican whom many believe will be the next House speaker.
McCarthy said Saturday on Fox News’ “One Nation” that he planned to force those former officials to testify before Congress.
“Those 51 intel agents that signed a letter that said the Hunter Biden information was all wrong, was Russian collusion — many of them have a security clearance. We’re going to bring them before committee, I’m going to have them have a hearing, bring them and subpoena them before committee. Why did they sign it? Why did they lie to the American public? A Clapper, a Brennan — why did you use the reputation that America was able to give to you more information, but use it for a political purpose and lie to the American public? It’s exactly what Adam Schiff has done to us, and this has got to stop.”
You can make of that word salad what you will, but McCarthy is going to have his work cut out for him if he plans to accuse these former intelligence community members of lying — they were very careful in their letter not to do that. They made some implications, but in fact they put nothing in the letter that wasn’t true.
For example, they wrote things like, “the arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President Biden’s son Hunter, much of it related to his serving on the Board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
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