For many Americans, the Hunter Biden “laptop from Hell” scandal was a wake up call.
Not so much in terms of fully understanding the Biden family’s overseas shenanigans, (which was fairly well-understood by the time the revelations came), but more so in terms of how the mainstream media’s collusion with the Democratic Party made it easy for the story to be buried.
Even now, months later, we’re learning about more disingenuous acts from government officials that appear to be a coordinated effort to suppress the story, using Russia as a phony boogeyman again.
A former top intelligence official who signed on to a letter attacking The Post’s bombshell 2020 reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation has now admitted he knew a “significant portion” of the recovered files “had to be real” – but doesn’t regret dismissing the exposé.
Douglas Wise, a former Defense Intelligence Agency deputy director, was one of 51 erstwhile intelligence brass who issued the public letter on Oct. 19, 2020 — five days after The Post began a series of reports on the now-first son’s shady overseas business dealings.
“All of us figured that a significant portion of that content had to be real to make any Russian disinformation credible,” said Wise — who didn’t respond when The Post reached out for an explanation in March of last year, but found his tongue when he spoke to The Australian.
“The letter said it had the earmarks of Russian deceit and we should consider that as a possibility,” Wise told The Australian. “It did not say Hunter Biden was a good guy, it didn’t say what he did was right and it wasn’t exculpatory, it was just a cautionary letter.”
In fact, the letter referred to “[o]ur view that the Russians are involved in the Hunter Biden email issue” and concluded with the message: “It is high time that Russia stops interfering in our democracy.”
Hunter Biden’s repeated and worrisome scandals have been at the forefront of the discussion surrounding President Joe Biden’s potential 2024 reelection campaign, and the continued exposure of this coverup will likely haunt him in the coming months.