House GOP seeks info from intelligence officials who suggested Biden laptop was disinformation

Jordan and Turner repeated their requests for a transcribed interview and for documents related to the public statement.

Published: March 1, 2023 9:40pm

Updated: March 1, 2023 9:53pm

House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner, R-OH, on Wednesday issued letters seeking information from a slew of federal intelligence officials who signed on to an October 2020 statement suggesting that a New York Post story on Hunter Biden's laptop was the result of a Russian disinformation effort.

The lawmakers issued letters to Nada Bakos, David B. Buckley, David Cariens, Janice Cariens, Peter Corsell, Brett Davis, Glenn Gerstell, Steven L. Hall, Kent Harrington, Don Hepburn, Timothy D. Kilbourn, Andrew Liepman, Ronald Marks, Jonna Hiestand Mendez, John Moseman, Emile Nakhleh, Gerald A. O’Shea, David Priess, Pamela Purcilly, Chris Savos, John Sipher, Stephen Slick, Cynthia Strand, Greg Tarbell, David Terry, Gregory Treverton, John D. Tullius, David A. Vanell, and Winston Wiley.

All of those individuals signed on to the public statement, which the pair assert "falsely implied the New York Post’s reporting about Hunter Biden was the product of Russian disinformation."

"It is for all these reasons that we write to say that the arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President
Biden’s son Hunter, much of it related to his time serving on the Board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation," the group wrote in October 2020.

Jordan and Turner repeated their requests for a transcribed interview and for documents related to the public statement. The pair previously asked for such testimony while in the minority.

The Hunter Biden laptop story contained damaging materials on the Biden family and was widely censored as disinformation by Big Tech firms. The laptop's contents were later authenticated.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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