FEC: Biden 2020 campaign had “surreptitious involvement” in Russian disinfo hoax

Source: New York Post
by Miranda Devine

“Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign had ‘surreptitious involvement’ in organizing a letter written by 51 former intelligence officials that falsely claimed the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday. The complaint, from lawyers for former President Donald Trump, asks the FEC to record the infamous ‘Dirty 51’ letter as an ‘in-kind contribution’ to Biden’s campaign because it allegedly was used to influence the outcome of the election. The Oct. 19, 2020, letter was signed by 51 ex-spooks, including five former or acting CIA directors (John Brennan, Leon Panetta, Mike Hayden, John McLoughlin and Mike Morell) as well as James Clapper, the one-time director of national intelligence.” (03/15/23)