The New York Post Editorial Board slammed former senior intelligence officials who signed a letter prior to the 2020 election suggesting the Hunter Biden laptop story was ‘Russian disinformation.’
The Board noted in a column that no one of 51 people who signed the letter has apologized.
“More than a year later, even after their Deep State sabotage has been shown again and again to be a lie, they refuse to own up to how they undermined an election,” the op-ed reads.
“The 51 former ‘intelligence’ officials who cast doubt on The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop stories in a public letter really were just desperate to get Joe Biden elected president,” they add.
‘Intelligence’ experts refuse to apologize for smearing Hunter Biden story https://t.co/owlkCEqh2c
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 19, 2022
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In a letter signed by over 50 intelligence officials published just weeks before the election, the authors admitted they “do not know if the emails [on Hunter Biden’s laptop] … are genuine” and that they “do not have evidence of Russian involvement.”
The letter was published regardless of the fact that they had a feeling.
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“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 said of the New York Post’s story regarding the laptop.
This letter was signed by them and they didn’t retract for 16 consecutive months. It destroyed their reputations. Some of them still appear on CNN or MSNBC today as respected experts in the conflict in Ukraine. They should declare any conflict of interests. pic.twitter.com/36ituz51MU
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) March 17, 2022
James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, as well as Mike Hayden, John Brennan and Leon Panetta, were all signatures on the letter.
The Post points out the fact that both Democrats and media used the letter as proof that Hunter Biden’s laptop story was false. Anyone who tried to disagree was blocked by social media.
Also, the main media ran an exclusion on news that was very pertinent.
BREAKING: Psaki is asked if she will admit that the Hunter Biden Laptop is real and not “Russian Disinformation” — She did not like this question. pic.twitter.com/4Zu6nAJMdZ
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 6, 2021
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There is no need to apologize
Now that the New York Times has casually admitted that there’s something to all this, there has been no comeuppance by the media or these intelligence officials.
In fact, the New York Post claims they reached out to every official on the letter but “most would not answer.”
“No remorse. There is no shame. And no apologies,” they wrote.
Clapper actually doubled down on the fact that signing the letter was right.
“Yes, I stand by the statement made AT THE TIME, and would call attention to its 5th paragraph. I think sounding such a cautionary note AT THE TIME was appropriate,” he told the Post.
They are spies that lie: @nypost contacted the senior ex-intelligence officials who signed the shameful 2020 letter declaring Hunter Biden’s laptop and its emails we ran were Russian disinformation. One did not apologize. The majority refused to make any comment. James Clapper was one of the few who doubled down. pic.twitter.com/EVYBXun02K
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) March 19, 2022
Clapper somehow managed to avoid perjury charges after he stated in an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 12, 2013, that the intelligence community never knowingly gathered information and data on Americans.
Richard Grenell (ex-Acting Director of National Intelligence) has asked for a Senate inquiry into former high ranking intelligence officers who signed that letter.
“A Republican Senate MUST hold hearings with all 50 of the people who signed that letter 3 weeks before the 2020 campaign,” he said. “They all said Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation. And they didn’t have a single piece of intel to suggest it.”
The Republican Senate must hold hearings to all 50 people who signed the letter three weeks prior to the 2020 election. They all said Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation. And they didn’t have a single piece of intel to suggest it.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) March 17, 2022
Grenell posted a follow-up message demanding: “Hold people accountable for manipulating intelligence for political gain!”
“They peddled online disinformation to sway an election,” the Post adds.