Intel Vet Who Signed Letter Saying Hunter Biden Laptop Was “Russian Disinfo” Admits He Knew it Was Realhttps://t.co/14WuL8dGev— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 17, 2023
One of the 51 intelligence veterans who signed the letter suggesting that Hunter Biden’s laptop was a part of a “Russian disinformation” campaign just admitted that he knew the laptop was genuine at the time of signing the letter.
The letter, released in the days prior to the 2020 presidential election, attempted to discredit the laptop and its origins. However, the contents on the laptop have since been verified as authentic through deep analysis.
The letter, which came out in the days leading up to the 2020 presidential election, was used to dismiss the laptop and its provenance. Many of the contents of which have since been analyzed and shown to be authentic.
In a new interview more than two years later, Douglas Wise, a former Defense Intelligence Agency deputy director, told The Australian, “all of us figured that a significant portion of that content had to be real to make any Russian disinformation credible.”
The signees, which included former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan, warned in the letter (below) that the October 2020 arrival of reporting about the laptop “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”