GOP senator says Blinken lied to Congress over Hunter Biden contact

 May 1, 2023

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said that Secretary of State Antony Blinken lied to Congress about his contact with First Son Hunter Biden.

Johnson shared the accusations during an interview on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Features."

The comments

"Antony Blinken finally did come in and sit down for a voluntary transcribed interview in December of 2020 because he wanted to be Secretary of State. And now, because of more information that's come out, we know that he lied boldface to Congress about never emailing Hunter Biden," Johnson said.

"My guess is he told a bunch of other lies that hopefully we'll be able to bring him and his wife back in, tell them to preserve their records," he added.

The issue

"Blinken was implicated in a political coverup that could well have made the difference in the 2020 election," political writer Jonathan Turley commented.

"According to the sworn testimony of former acting CIA Director Michael Morrell, Blinken – then a high-ranking Biden campaign official – was 'the impetus' of the false claim that the Hunter Biden laptop story was really Russian disinformation. Morrell then organized dozens of ex-national security officials to sign the letter claiming that the Hunter laptop story had 'all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation,'" he added.

Blinken's communications with Hunter Biden go back well over a decade.

"Blinken conducted his 2015 correspondences with the Biden scion entirely from his private AOL email account rather than an official State Department address," the New York Post reported.

"Records also indicate that Hunter also emailed Ryan [Blinken's wife] in 2010, asking her if he can get Blinken’s private email. The trio also made plans to get coffee together afterward," it added.

The concerning controversy is one that could lead to further investigation of a top Biden administration leader.

The investigation continues to show evidence that Blinken was heavily involved in the push to discredit Hunter Biden's laptop in an effort that eventually led to the president appointing him the nation's secretary of state.

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