(UnitedVoice.com) – In the months leading up to the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump’s administration warned about potential election interference by Russia, China, and other foreign actors. The warning mirrored those in the lead-up to the 2016 election. One of the ways bad actors were trying to create chaos was by sharing misinformation and disinformation. That later became an excuse when Big Tech suppressed a negative story about Joe Biden’s son.
Multiple former intelligence officials were involved, including a former acting CIA director who reportedly organized a letter making that claim. Now, a congressman wants answers about whether the current secretary of State was involved.
In October 2020, just weeks before Americans headed to the polls on Election Day, the New York Post published a bombshell article. The newspaper alleged it was given a private server belonging to Hunter Biden. The server contained a treasure trove of data that reportedly belonged to the Democratic presidential candidate’s son, including emails about business dealing and explicit photos.
However, when the Post shared the information, Big Tech immediately slowed traffic to its pages and buried the links to the reports in the newsfeed. The reason given was that the server was possibly fake and part of a larger disinformation campaign by Russia. Fifty-one current and former intelligence officials signed a letter warning that could be the case. That letter was reportedly organized by Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA.
Lawmaker Demands Answers
On April 20, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken. He cited testimony Morell gave to Congress, claiming Blinken reached out to him in 2020 about the Hunter Biden story.
According to the congressman, the former acting director said he never had any intention of organizing the 51 intelligence officials (including himself) to issue a public statement about the possibility it could be Russian disinformation.
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In his testimony, Morell said the letter served two purposes. One was to warn the American people about possible election interference. The other was to “help [former] Vice President Biden.”
At the time in question, Blinken was not working as secretary of State, Trump was still president. Therefore, he had no powers granted to him by the federal government. However, he was serving on Biden’s campaign as an adviser. Jordan wants to know what involvement the Biden official played in the letter from the intelligence officials. Specifically, he asked the secretary of state to identify everyone who Blinken contacted about the letter and all documents related to it.
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