Well, the story behind the intelligence letter that disavowed the Hunter Biden laptop story is getting more and more interesting with every passing day.
The former CIA boss, Michael Morell, misled the individuals that signed the letter.
The New York Post is now reporting that he told them he would have the letter cleared by the CIA, but that never happened.
So, from previous reports, we know that Morell wrote the letter for Joe Biden to have a talking point to push back against the expected attack by Donald Trump during the presidential debate.
Morell even had that in an email to a former CIA agent when soliciting the signers.
In his email, he wrote that he and former CIA agent Marc Polymeropoulos had “drafted the attached because we believe the Russians were involved in some way in the Hunter Biden email issue and because we think Trump will attack Biden on the issue at this week’s debate and we want to give the VP a talking point to use in response.”
The most recent reports, however, are now saying that he told the signers he would “clear the statement with the Publication Review Board at CIA” the following day. That obviously never happened.
The letter was posted to Politico the very next day after that email went out, so he clearly did not have enough time to have it go through the clearing process before handing it off to Politico, reports The Blaze.
Had it been cleared, it would have had the disclaimer attached to it, which are mandatory by the CIA for such letters. It would have stated, “All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official positions or views of the Central Intelligence Agency.”
Attorney Tim Parlatore stated, “Either he lied or somebody at the CIA violated their own policies.
“When you think about the speed at which the CIA works in their pre-publication process, that would be pretty stunning to get an OK that quickly without the required disclaimers. It would implicate someone within the CIA in the plot against the president [Trump].”
Former Navy SEAL Matthew Bissonnette, the author of “No Easy Day,” was fined $6.8 million for violating pre-publication and non-disclosure obligations.
So the natural question is, when is Morell going to be brought to justice for his actions?
The CIA, of course, did not return inquiries for comments on the matter.