The D.C. Swamp is filled to the brim with corrupt bureaucrats. They’ll do anything to help out their pals.
But this CIA Chief faces charges for helping Joe Biden do the unthinkable.
Remember back to 2020…
The New York Post released a bombshell story that proved Hunter Biden committed myriad crimes thanks to them obtaining his personal laptop.
Not only was Hunter exposed, but Joe Biden himself was entangled in the aftermath.
Then, seemingly out of nowhere, a letter from dozens of intelligence officials claimed the laptop was phony Russian disinformation.
But Americans have learned that not only did Biden collude with ex-CIA Chief Michael Morell to push out a letter exonerating him, but Morell likely committed a crime in the process.
Morell, who drafted the letter signed by 51 former intelligence officials falsely claiming that emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop published by The Washington Post before the 2020 election were Russian disinformation, misled his fellow signatories when he promised to “clear the statement with the Publication Review Board at CIA” the next day.
In an October 18, 2020 email obtained by The New York Post, Michael Morell asks his colleagues, including former CIA Directors John Brennan, Leon Panetta and Mike Hayden, to sign the letter, explaining that he and former CIA agent Marc Polymeropoulos had “drafted the attached because we believe the Russians were involved in some way in the Hunter Biden email issue and because we think Trump will attack Biden on the issue at this week’s debate and we want to give the VP a talking point to use in response.”
When signing the letter, Morell encourages the CIA alumni in the group to “highlight your Russia work” in their affiliations and tells them that he would obtain pre-publication authorization from the CIA “tomorrow.”
However, Politico published the letter the next day, Oct. 19, 2020, leaving no time for the CIA’s necessary pre-publication security review, a lifelong responsibility for all former agency personnel and a procedure that might take several months.
It also omitted the CIA-mandated boilerplate disclaimer, which would have stated: “All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official positions or views of the Central Intelligence Agency.”
Morell didn’t have time for the CIA’s formal security evaluation because, as he wrote in his email, the goal was to create a “talking point” for then-candidate Joe Biden in the last campaign debate against incumbent President Donald Trump in just three days.
“Either he lied or somebody at the CIA violated their own policies,” says lawyer Tim Parlatore, who has spent the past year pursuing the 51 intelligence officials on behalf of Trump.
“When you think about the speed at which the CIA works in their pre-publication process, that would be pretty stunning to get an OK that quickly without the required disclaimers. It would implicate someone within the CIA in the plot against the president [Trump].”
He adds out that the CIA and other government agencies have heavily punished such violations of the critical security requirement in the past.
When he published his book “No Easy Day,” recounting his role in the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, former Navy SEAL Matthew Bissonnette was required to pay the federal government $6.8 million for violating pre-publication and non-disclosure obligations.
When Parlatore wrote to John Hoffister Hedley, head of the CIA’s Prepublication Classification Review Board, in May, he did not receive a response, urging action on the “egregious breach by several former CIA employees that appears to have been overlooked by your agency.”
The CIA did not respond to a request for comment from The New York Post on Friday.
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