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New York Post Shreds ‘Intelligence Experts’ Who Insinuated Hunter Biden Laptop Was Russian Disinfo

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The New York Post is sticking it in the face of everyone who “debunked” its pre-2020 presidential election story about Hunter Biden’s laptop after it was vindicated.

The editorial board took particular aim at members of the intelligence community who called its story Russian disinformation.

A letter signed by the former intelligence officials was even cited a debate President Joe Biden had with former President Donald Trump.

“If this stuff is true about Russia, Ukraine, China, other countries, Iraq. If this is true, then he’s a corrupt politician. So don’t give me the stuff about how you’re this innocent baby. Joe, that calling you a corrupt politician,” Trump said. “They’re calling it the laptop from hell.”

Biden responded by asserting that “There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plant. They have said that this has all the … five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage. Nobody believes it except him and his good friend, Rudy Giuliani.”

“You mean the laptop is now another Russia, Russia, Russia hoax? You got to be kidding me,” Trump mocked.

“That’s exactly what I was told,” Biden said.

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But it was not a hoax, and The New York Post editorial board tore into those former officials.

They are the supposed nonpartisan group of top spies looking out for the best interest of the nation.

But the 51 former “intelligence” officials who cast doubt on The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop stories in a public letter really were just desperate to get Joe Biden elected president. And more than a year later, even after their Deep State sabotage has been shown again and again to be a lie, they refuse to own up to how they undermined an election.

The officials, including CNN pundit and professional fabricator James Clapper — a man who was nearly charged for perjury for lying to Congress — signed a letter saying that the laptop “has the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

What proof did they have? By their own admission, none. “We do not know if the emails . . . are genuine or not,” the letter said. They’re just “suspicious.” Why? Because they hurt Biden’s campaign, that’s evidence enough.

The newspaper argued that the former officials were so bent on getting Biden elected that they did not care if the story was real or not.

“Only after the election was safely over did Hunter tacitly admit the laptop was his. Last year, a Politico reporter confirmed that the laptop’s materials were real. And now, the coup de grace: The Times said it’s “authenticated” material from the laptop,” it said.

“Do the officials who tried to flip the 2020 election feel any regret for their actions? The Post reached out to those who signed the letter. Most would not answer the question. A few doubled-down, including [former DNI James] Clapper. No remorse. No shame. And no apologies,” the Post said.

When asked about it last week White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also looked like a deer in headlights.

“The first brief clarification is: The New York Times reported this week that the First Son remains under criminal investigation.  Does the President still intend to stay out of that case?” New York Post reporter Steven Nelson said.

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Psaki was able to stealthily avoid directly answering the question by passing the buck.

“Yes.  It’s the Department of Justice, and I would point you to them,” she said.

Nelson then moved on to reports that alleged that Hunter’s firm received $3.5 million from the richest woman in Russia, Elena Baturina, in 2014.

“And my two questions about conflicts of interest in foreign affairs.  First, I have a question about Russia and then one about China,” he said.

“On Russia: You told me last year that you were unfamiliar with the Senate report that alleged that the First Son — or a company linked to the First Son received $3.5 million from the richest woman in Russia.

“Subsequent reporting indicates that President Biden, when he was Vice President, had a dinner in Georgetown with the same woman in 2015,” the reporter said.

“This — Yelena Baturina, she has not been sanctioned yet by the U.S. government.  How is President Biden navigating conflicts of interest when it comes to sanctioning people who have done business with his family?  And can you explain to us what this $3.5 million was for?” he said.

“I don’t have any confirmation of the accuracy of that report, so I have no more further details,” the press secretary said.

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