Blinken Laughably Denies Involvement in Laptop Intel Letter

Secretary of State Antony Blinken may be in a lot of trouble.

As we reported, former CIA Director Mike Morrell testified to Congress that Blinken, who in October 2020 was an advisor to the Biden campaign, was the impetus behind the disingenuous letter from the 51 former intelligence officials. Morrell said that after his contact with Blinken, he helped to organize the former intelligence officials to sign onto the letter that claimed that the Hunter Biden laptop story had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” Morrell also indicated that the Biden campaign “helped to strategize about the public release of the statement,” according to the House Judiciary GOP.

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At 10.53 p.m. the night of the call, Blinken emailed Morell a USA Today article claiming that the FBI was examining whether Hunter’s laptop was part of a “disinformation campaign.”

At the bottom of Blinken’s email was the signature block of Andrew Bates, then-director of rapid response for the Biden campaign.

So the campaign was linked to this.

Morell also said one of his goals in releasing the statement was to help Biden in the debate and help him win the election. As we noted he was identified as a “potential CIA Director under Biden.” In other words, if he did this, perhaps he might get the job.

Then Joe Biden did use the letter in the debate, despite knowing the truth about the laptop and the involvement of his campaign. He, Democrats, and the media used the letter to help suppress the Hunter laptop story.

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That should be played on a loop, over and over again, to reveal how Biden had no problem at all deceiving the American people about something so important.

The House Judiciary is demanding Blinken’s communications on the matter by May 4. He’s got two days left.

Blinken is now responding to the charge in a public interview. What he told Fox’s Benjamin Hall is pretty laughable.

“One of the great benefits of this job is that I don’t do politics and don’t engage in it. But with regard to that letter, I didn’t – it wasn’t my idea, didn’t ask for it, didn’t solicit it. And I think the testimony that the former deputy director of the CIA, Mike Morrell, put forward confirms that,” Blinken told Fox News’ Benjamin Hall in an interview Monday for “Special Report.”

Doesn’t do politics? Then exactly what role was he playing as an adviser to Biden’s campaign? He’s playing this game that he “didn’t ask for it.” We all know that there are ways of asking without asking and covering yourself. Morrell admitted that he had no intention of writing the letter until the Blinken call. If Blinken has no problem with what he said, he should have no problem turning over his communications to the Committee, right? But I’m just going to guess that in two days, he won’t have done that. Further, it isn’t just about him if they also helped to strategize the release of the statement and they were clearly in the loop.

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Blinken wouldn’t even disavow the Biden disinformation even now. That’s how “non-political” he is.

Blinken was asked by Hall if he now accepts that the laptop is not a case of Russian disinformation.

“Again, from my perspective, I’m not engaging in politics. I’ve got a lot on my agenda with the things that we’ve just talked about, trying to help the Ukrainians and the Russian aggression against them, engaging with allies and partners around the world, and dealing with some of the challenges posed by China. We have a situation now in Sudan that has fully occupied my time. So that’s where my focus is,” Blinken responded.

While Blinken can’t be prosecuted for telling Benjamin Hall nonsense, he can if he lied to Congress. And that’s just what Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is saying he did regarding his email contacts with Hunter Biden. Now they’ve released the transcript of Blinken saying that he didn’t have any email communication with Hunter Biden when as we’ve reported, both he and his wife did.

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Here’s another interview that Johnson did that shows that not only do they know of Blinken’s emails, but even emails involving his wife. Johnson even notes an email that pertains to Burisma and Blue Star Strategies, which were engaged to help Burisma.

I wrote about what that means back in March 2020, noting that Blue Star co-founders Sally Painter and Karen Tramotano had reached out to the State Department in regard to Burisma.

Painter sent an email to Tony Blinken who was then a deputy secretary of state in June 2016, asking for a meeting. Blinken is now a foreign policy adviser to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

Tramontano also sent an email to the State Department on Feb. 24, 2016, trying to meet over Burisma saying that she wanted to get “a better understanding of how the U.S. came to the determination that [Burisma] is corrupt.” She also dropped Hunter Biden’s name as connected to Burisma.

This is not looking good for Blinken. That could be problematic for him if they hold his feet to the fire over that.

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