There were many facets that contributed to the 2020 election being stolen from the American people. One of the dirtiest tricks that was pulled was when a group of 51 former intelligence officers, including multiple former CIA Directors, abused their security clearances to lie about Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell.”
These people signed their name to a lie that claimed the laptop had “all the hallmarks of Russian disinformation.” The FBI had known the laptop was authentic since 2019.
Fortunately, House Republicans are now moving to yank the security clearances from all 51 of these proven liars.
What these former intelligence officers did was no small thing. Because they still have security clearances, millions of voters were duped into thinking that the laptop was Russian disinformation and could be disregarded. Surveys of 2020 Biden voters have shown that 17% of them would not have voted for Joe Biden if they had known the laptop was real. That would have resulted in Joe Biden only pulling in about 65 million votes, even after they injected all the fake ballots into the system. Trump would have won by 10 million votes or more, because the Democrats would have run out of dead voters and fraudulent voter registrations by then.
Some people believed the 51 liars, specifically because of their status as former intel officers. They all have security clearances, so a lot of voters though, “Well, they must know something.”
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense is working on a defense spending bill right now. Republicans on that committee are moving to strip the security clearances from the 51 liars in that bill. A policy rider added to the bill would prohibit any funding to grant, renew, or maintain a security clearance for every liar who signed their name to that letter back in 2020.
The letter specifically stated, “The Russian government played a significant role in this case.” That’s not an ambiguous statement. There’s no maybe-they-did, maybe-they-didn’t to a statement like that. The media and Democrats are now claiming that the 51 intel liars didn’t specifically say in the letter that it was Russian disinformation. While that’s partially true, many of the former intel officers ran to CNN and MSNBC and said it explicitly. This includes former CIA Directors Mike Hayden, Leon Panetta and John Brennan.
The letter from the intel liars was the impetus for social media companies to completely suppress the story. Twitter locked the New York Post, one of the oldest newspapers in the USA, out of its account for two weeks to hide the truth from the voters. That happened under the previous ownership, before Elon Musk took over.
The story was suppressed under the guise of protecting people from “disinformation,” which the CDC says is the leading cause of death among people who have taken the COVID vaccines.
It was two years later when the Washington Post finally hired security experts who quickly and easily authenticated the emails from Hunter’s laptop. It was all real, including all of the revelations that Joe and Hunter Biden operated a pay-to-play scheme with multiple countries, including Russia, Ukraine, China, Romania and Kazakhstan.
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) pitched a fit when Republicans started moving to strip the security clearances from the liars. She whined, “Is it the role of this committee to ban individuals from having security clearances for signing their name to a letter — expressing their opinions as ordained in the Constitution?”
Ordained in the Constitution? They LIED to benefit one political party and to meddle in a presidential election! That’s not ordained in the Constitution. In fact, because those 51 individuals still have security clearances, they were legally acting as agents of the federal government in issuing that “opinion.” Technically, they could all probably be prosecuted under the Hatch Act. Since the Justice Department won’t do that, Republicans can at least yank their security clearances away.
The only reason these guys keep security clearances after they leave office is so they can score big-money jobs with defense contractors or as talking heads on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News. Most people would agree that they deserve to be punished for what they did, rather than be rewarded by continuing to retain their security clearances. What are they doing with security clearances at this point anyway? Strip them all away.