The signatories of the Hunter Biden letter falsely tying his laptop to Russia have visited the White House numerous times, according to The Washington Examiner. At least 11 of the 51 former intelligence officers who signed had visited the White House at least 24 times, records obtained by the outlet reveal. The dates of the visits occurred between October 2021 and January 2023.
The news comes as the Biden family is under the microscope for corruption by House Republicans after they uncovered a trove of bank records that links them to foreign nationals. Hunter Biden is also looking at likely charges from the Department of Justice on tax-related improprieties and possession of an illegal firearm. Biden has dismissed all the claims, particularly related to his son and his business dealings, saying that he has done nothing wrong.
The letter that alleged Russian disinformation is making headlines again after it was revealed that ex-Obama CIA head Mike Morell, who reportedly organized the letter, was tapped by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, then serving as Biden’s campaign advisor. Blinken reportedly asked Morell to write the letter, which was then taken by a CIA official to procure its signatories.
An ex White House official under both Biden and former President Donald Trump spoke to the outlet on the condition of anonymity. He alleged that everyone who signed the letter had something to gain and then said that they claimed they were nonpartisan. Three of the signatories, Jeremy Bash, Russell Travers, and Nicholas Rasmussen, are now serving in the Biden administration in roles related to national security.
Kyle Brosnan, chief counsel for the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project, called that fact “deeply disturbing.”
The letter was mentioned by Biden in a debate between him and Trump in 2020 as a way to discredit the laptop story.