DHS shutters national security expert group accused of partisan politics

by ian

The Biden administration is shutting down a controversial national security experts’ group, less than a year after it started.

The Department of Homeland Security agreed to permanently disband the panel after a lawsuit alleged it stacked the committee with Biden administration allies. Stephen Miller, president of America First Legal, says the panel would have been used to “promote censored, unethical spying, and gross civil rights invasions.”

It contains Hunter Biden laptop deniers like John Brennan, James Clapper, and Paul Kolbe. All used their former intelligence credentials to declare the laptop story was Russian disinformation ahead of the 2020 elections. A fourth member, Tashina Gauhar, drafted the FISA application used to spy on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

The lawsuit notes that 98% of all political donations made by panel members went to Democrat candidates. The panel will end in early June.