The Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security doubled down on its lie that the laptop belonging to Hunter Biden is Russian disinformation.
The Hayden Center’s blatant confession came during a heated Twitter exchange between the organization and the Acting Director of National Intelligence under the Trump administration Richard Grenell.
“Why did Michael Hayden and the Hayden Center push the phony story that Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation?” Grenell asked.
A few hours later, the Hayden Center explained that it amplified the false narrative, which aided Big Tech and the corporate media in suppressing the story just weeks before the 2020 presidential election, “Because our founder @GenMhayden and director @LarryPfeifferDC had signed the letter and believed that the partisan leak had ‘all the classic earmarks of a Russian INFORMATION operation.’”
“Full text with NUANCE here,” the center tweeted with a link to the letter.
Because our founder @GenMhayden and director @LarryPfeifferDC had signed the letter and believed that the partisan leak had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian INFORMATION operation.” Full text with NUANCE here: https://t.co/xzxWHPqZ9I
— Hayden Center (@mvhaydencenter) October 28, 2021
Michael Hayden, the founder of the Hayden Center, is one of the former CIA heads who signed a letter last October falsely decrying the Hunter laptop story as an elaborate Russian disinformation operation. The letter conceded that the former national security bureaucrats did not “have evidence of Russian involvement,” but that didn’t stop them from casting deep suspicions that “the Russian government played a significant role in this case.”
The former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe quickly dismantled the Russian disinformation lie last year and said that “the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that.” That did not stop Democrats, President Joe Biden, and their cronies in Silicon Valley and the corporate media from doing everything in their power to stop the dissemination of the crucial story.
Less than one month after the New York Post originally broke the Hunter laptop story, the outlet’s findings were backed by “forensic analyses, corroborating reports, the rare reveal of an active FBI investigation, an on-the-record witness, and on-the-record statements debunking the idea of a Russian disinformation campaign from the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Department of National Intelligence, and the Department of State.”
Nearly 11 months later, Politico finally admitted that the damning emails were, in fact, Hunter’s but did not concede its role in spreading misinformation about the contents of the laptop.