Emails suggest 2 former CIA directors colluded to cast doubt on Hunter Biden laptop story

by Will Tubbs

Matt Bush, FISM News

An email exchange between John Brennan and Mike Morell shows that the letter released by 51 former intelligence officers trying to discredit the New York Post story concerning Hunter Biden’s laptop was drafted as a “talking point to push back on Trump” just weeks before the 2020 presidential election.

The email exchange, obtained by Just the News, was a candid exchange between the two former CIA bosses and clearly shows the political nature of the October 2020 letter.

The last line of Morell’s email to Brennan is: “Trying to give the campaign, particularly during the debate on Thursday, a talking point to push back on Trump on this issue.” 

Brennan replies: “Ok, Michael, add my name to the list. Good initiative. Thanks for asking me to sign on.”

The intelligence community reacted quickly to the email release.

“This wasn’t a ‘talking point’ to toss back at Trump, it was a premeditated and admitted lie to the American people designed specifically to deceive and hide the truth,” retired FBI intelligence chief Kevin Brock told Just the News. “And for what? To help elect a politician? What a steep and sad cost to the soul for such a meager goal.” 

The email came out just weeks after a tweet from the House Judiciary Committee alleging that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and President Joe Biden were behind the letter sent out by Morell in October 2020.

According to Fox News, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said, “then-candidate Joe Biden wrongly made the letter from 51 intelligence officials claiming Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation ‘seem organic’ despite allegedly knowing his soon-to-be State Department chief [Blinken] helped ‘strategize’ it.”

In private, sworn testimony to the committee, Newsweek reported that Morell acted on the letter after speaking to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was then part of the Biden campaign.

A recap of a portion of Morell’s testimony concerning the intent of the letter was released on the House Judiciary website and states, “Morell testified: ‘There were two intents. One intent was to share our concern with the American people that the Russians were playing on this issue; and, two, it was to help Vice President Biden.’”

White House spokesperson Ian Sams quickly accused the House Judiciary Committee of a “highly misleading” and “selective” leak, tweeting a portion of Morell’s testimony to the Judiciary Committee.

Today’s release of the email exchange between Brennan and Morell seems to strengthen the idea that Morell’s actions were, at the very least, politically motivated.

The timeline of the events surrounding the letter is important to understand. 

  • October 14, 2020: The New York Post released a story containing information from Hunter Biden’s laptop. 
  • October 17, 2020: According to Jordan, Blinken contacts Morell concerning Russian collusion.
  • October 18, 2020: Morell begins getting others to sign their names on the letter.
  • October 19, 2020: Brennan signs the letter, and the letter goes out.

It is important to note that a presidential debate between Trump and Biden was scheduled for Oct. 22, meaning Morell’s letter was released just in time to be used from the debate stage.