Jim Jordan Heating Things Up for Officials that Dismissed the Hunter Biden Laptop Story
Jim Jordan, the Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman, is challenging 51 United States intelligence veterans who signed a letter suggesting that the Hunter Biden laptop story was possibly a part of a Russian disinformation operation.
Jordan and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Michael Turner (R-OH) wrote letters that were sent Monday to 12 of these ex-intelligence officials. CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper were two of the officials receiving letters.
The lawmakers wrote in the letter a request for relevant documents and testimony from the House Judiciary Committee in April 2022.
“As we begin the 118th Congress, we write again to reiterate our outstanding request and ask that you immediately comply in full,” the lawmakers wrote.
The other recipients of letters were Rick Ledgett, John McLaughlin, Michael Morell, Nicholas Rasmussen, Russell Travers, Michael Vickers, Nick Shapiro, Jeremy Bash, Thomas Fingar, and Michael Hayden.
Most of these recipients had high-level positions in the CIA and some of them were high-ranking officials in other parts of the U.S. intelligence community.
The letters do not threaten subpoenas, but Jordan has been willing to use them in the past to gain information.
The letters in question came out in the days just before the 2020 presidential election. It warned that reporting about the laptop’s contents “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” The letter functioned as a way to dismiss the laptop and its provenance.
Then-candidate Joe Biden used the letter to create doubt about the laptop story during one of his debates with Trump.
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee demanded information about the 51 intelligence veterans in April of 2022, but they did not comply.
But now things are different with the GOP majority back in the House.
Things keep getting more and more interesting as the Republicans follow through on their promises.