News Blackout in Effect, by Matt Taibbi

It appears the infamous intelligence open letter dismissing the Hunter Biden laptop as Russian disinformation was prompted by Antony Blinken of the Biden campaign. As usual, the mainstream media is reluctant to investigate. From Matt Taibbi at

The Michael Morell story is disposed of by press janitors

Left, most recent search results for “Morell” in the New York Times. Right, Google News.

An all-time media blackout is in effect. We’re experiencing real-time Sovietization.

It transpires that the infamous incident before the 2020 election in which 50 former intelligence officials signed an open letter declared a New York Post expose about Hunter Biden’s laptop to have the “classic earmarks of a Russian information operation” was instigated at the behest of the Joe Biden campaign. This at least is the allegation in a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken released by Jim Jordan, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Government.

In that letter, which is not easy to find, you’ll see three snippets of dialogue from questioning of Morell, who appears to have organized the open letter. In the first snippet, he explains that the idea originated with a call from Blinken, then of the Biden campaign, and that absent that call, Morell wouldn’t have done what he did:

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