Republicans accuse intelligence officers of being Democrats operatives in their attempts to discredit Hunter's laptop


The GOP accused former intelligence officials of acting as Democratic Party political operatives when they attempted to discredit Hunter Biden's laptop, which has since been authenticated.
Hunter Biden, also known as the current President of the United States son, Joe.Photo byMary Smith 391034 / Flickr

Republicans are alleging that officials acted as political operatives for the Democratic Party in their efforts to discredit a laptop that has since been widely authenticated.

The laptop has been at the center of controversy, and the accusations by the GOP suggest that there may have been an intentional effort to manipulate public opinion.

The GOP also leveled accusations against the media, claiming they have withheld vital facts concerning the Hunter Biden laptop controversy.

These accusations came following an article titled "The Hunter Biden laptop and claims of 'Russian disinfo'" was published by the Washington Post's "Fact Checker" column.

The article reflects on the media's handling of the laptop scandal, which was suppressed for almost two and a half years.

Glenn Kessler, the writer, points out that in October 2020, many of his media colleagues hesitated to report on the story without proper verification, mainly due to concerns about Russian interference in the election.

Kessler also discusses the infamous letter from former "intel community members" that dismissed the laptop story as a "Russian information operation."

He speaks with James Clapper, a former director of National Intelligence and one of the letter's signatories, who criticizes Politico for "deliberately distorting what we said."

However, Kessler absolved the media of any wrongdoing or misinformation during that time, which left most Republicans livid.

Another issue regarding this is that a lawyer, Kevin Evans, made some damning claims that the Department of Justice (D.O.J.) was attempting to hide hundreds of documents that could potentially be responsive.

According to those claims, these documents pertain to gifts received by First Son Hunter Biden and his Uncle James Biden from contacts in China, Russia, and Ukraine.

In March, Evans filed a lawsuit against the D.O.J., claiming that the department did not comply with his Freedom of Information Act request for records concerning the international business relationships of Joe Biden's son and brother.

In a report by a popular publication, Evans stated that he had requested documentation "pertaining to any relationship, communication, gift(s), and/or remuneration in any form" from either China, Russia, or Ukraine. ​

This lawyer claimed the following:

They eventually produced about 60 pages of documents, but they're all letters from senators and congressmen asking about Hunter and letters from D.O.J. back. Then towards the end of last year. Well, we have these 400 pages of potentially responsive documents, we need to review them."

Evans stated that the attorneys told him, and he stated that the government reiterated the claim once more in court. And after a few months, he reported that the government responded that it "neither confirmed nor denied" the allegations.

Evans has said that he believes the government will do whatever it takes to conceal the information from the public.

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