Michael Morell, the former CIA director who acknowledged to Congress that he coordinated the 2020 letter signed by over 50 former intelligence officials that attempted to discredit the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, admitted in an October 2020 email that the purpose of the letter was to provide Joe Biden with a “talking point” in his debate with Donald Trump, the New York Post reported.
In an October 19, 2020 email asking former CIA director John Brennan to sign onto the letter that suggested the Post’s story was Russian disinformation, Morrel explained that he wanted to give the Biden campaign “a talking point” to “push back” on then-President Trump during the October 22 debate moderated by former Fox News host Chris Wallace.
When Morrel asked if he could add Brennan’s name to the letter, Brennan said he could and added, “Good initiative.”
And the “initiative” worked according to plan.
During the debate, when then-President Trump brought up Hunter’s “laptop from hell,” Biden pushed back citing Morrel’s letter as proof that the New York Post’s story was Russian disinformation.
In House testimony last month, Morrel revealed that he wrote the letter at the behest of then-Biden campaign advisor, Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The email exchange between Morrel and Brennan confirms that the “Russian disinformation” talking point was a product of the Biden campaign.
Blinken has attempted to downplay his involvement in the scheme, claiming that the letter was not his idea.
The email between Morrel and Brennan was obtained by Just the News.
According to the New York Post, Brennan is scheduled to sit for a transcribed interview with members of the House subcommittee on the weaponization of the federal government on Thursday, May 11. Former Obama Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who also signed Morrel’s letter, is expected to be interviewed on May 17.