House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) is promising to go after the dozens of partisan spies who helped censor the Hunter Biden story on the eve of the 2020 election with the baseless claim that it was “Russian disinformation.”
McCarthy, who is hoping to become the next House Speaker in January, told Fox News’ One Nation that the agents will be compelled to answer for their lies in front of a Republican House.
McCarthy targets Hunter Biden lies
A notorious, widely publicized letter signed by the 51 intelligence agents, including well-known career spies like John Brennan and James Clapper, dismissed the New York Post’s October 2020 expose of the Hunter Biden laptop as having “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
The claim was completely without foundation, but it was trumpeted by the Biden campaign and its media allies to shut down legitimate news reporting about then-candidate Biden’s influence peddling in Ukraine and China.
Amid a reckoning with social media censorship of the Hunter Biden scandal, McCarthy said the 51 agents who signed the bogus “Russian disinformation” letter must, and will, be held accountable.
“Those 51 intel agents that signed a letter that said the Hunter Biden information was all wrong — was Russia collusion — many of them have a security clearance,” he said.
“Why did they sign it?” he continued. “Why did they lie to the American public? A Clapper, a Brennan? Why did you use the reputation that America was able to give to you more information, but use it for a political purpose and lie to the American public?”
Social media censorship exposed
Meanwhile, internal Twitter communications newly released by Elon Musk, known as the Twitter Files, have shown that the Hunter Biden story was blocked amid close coordination between Big Tech firms and federal law enforcement.
A key figure in driving left-wing censorship under Twitter’s old management was Head of “Trust and Safety” Yoel Roth, who gloated about weekly meetings with the FBI during which he was warned that Hunter Biden would be the target of a “hack and leak.”
Roth expressed concern about the “SEVERE risks” of letting the Hunter Biden story spread, noting the “lessons of 2016.”
“Given the SEVERE risks here and the lessons of 2016, we’re erring on the side of including a warning and preventing this content from being amplified,” Roth wrote.
Big Tech’s partisan bias
The FBI was also blocking its probe of Hunter Biden at the time, whistleblowers have alleged. Many have likened the suppression of the scandal to an in-kind donation to the Biden campaign, and there is speculation that the censorship made a difference in the election, which Biden narrowly won.
McCarthy also said that Facebook and Google have to be looked at after they became an “arm of the Democratic party.”
“This is egregious what we’re finding,” he said.