Former President Donald Trump and his allies have been ridiculed for years over their skepticism of a letter signed by current and former U.S. intelligence officials in which they claimed that Hunter Biden's laptop story was nothing more than Russian disinformation.
But once again, the former president has been vindicated, as new bombshell evidence uncovered by the Washington Examiner revealed that those officials worked to push the memo in order to give then-candidate Joe Biden a "talking point" for the 2020 presidential debates.
Top Republicans, such as Rep. James Comer (R-KY), have launched investigations into the Biden family's various dealings.
The Examiner's newly-uncovered evidence shows that a top former CIA official was behind the drive to get the letter into the mainstream ahead of the second 2020 presidential debate.
The Examiner explained:
On Thursday, the Washington Examiner revealed that Mike Morell, former deputy director of the CIA, sent a recruitment email, along with a draft of the letter, to intelligence officials days ahead of the second presidential debate between Biden and Trump. In the letter, Morell admitted that one purpose of the letter, which was published Oct. 19, 2020, was to give Biden an opportunity to rebut Trump should a discussion about the "laptop from hell" come up.
Of course, that was shortly after Big Tech, likely in collusion with Democratic operatives, worked overtime to completely kill the damaging story, which undoubtedly would have altered the election results to some degree.
Comer expressed outrage at the Examiner's new findings.
"It’s outrageous that former intelligence officials deliberately chose to spread disinformation to help Joe Biden’s presidential bid," Comer told the outlet.
The GOP lawmaker added: "The signers of the 2020 letter severely tarnished the intelligence community’s reputation and it was a steep price to pay to help Joe Biden. House Republicans will continue working to expose this dirty campaign trick and ensure accountability for the American people."
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) also commented on the situation, tweeting, "We now know that the Hunter Biden "intel" officials letter was drafted to help give Joe Biden a "talking point" in his debate against President Trump. But during the debate, Biden acted like the letter was completely organic."
Not surprisingly, Biden used the hoax letter to counter Trump during the October 2020 debate.
“There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plan. They have said that this has all the characteristics — four, five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage," Biden said at the time.
"You mean the laptop is now another Russia, Russia, Russia hoax?" Trump responded. The moderator of the debate, again unsurprisingly, moved on.
Only time will tell how these new revelations bite the 2024 Biden campaign, which at this point looks to be a rematch of the 2020 election.