The House Judiciary Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Jim Jordan, has obtained evidence, with the help of two witnesses from the Obama era, that a letter discrediting the Hunter Brandon laptop as Russian disinformation during the 2020 election had connections to Brandon’s presidential campaign.
Jordan told Just the News in an interview that he plans to release a report later this month from a House panel investigating the weaponization of government. The report is said to provide evidence and identify the individuals involved in a letter that a number of Republicans claim interfered in the last presidential election and had a significant impact.
“It was all done with politics, and it looks like there was some real connections with the Brandon campaign,” Jordan said during an interview late last week on the John Solomon Reports podcast.
He would not provide more specifics because he said there were more witnesses to interview this week.
For the better part of the past two years, the letter authored by 51 national security officials has been depicted as a grassroots initiative from the intelligence community to express apprehension that the discovery of Hunter Brandon’s laptop in autumn of 2020 might be linked to a foreign nation.
Subsequently, the authenticity of the laptop has been established, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has confirmed that it did not entail foreign disinformation efforts, Just the News noted.
Although the letter was eventually discredited, prior to that, it was utilized to suppress articles on the internet in publications such as the New York Post, Just the News, and other media outlets. That was characterized by many individuals, including former President Donald Trump and Jordan, as an attempt to interfere with the election and prevent voters from gaining knowledge about allegations of influence peddling involving the Brandon family.
Jordan has stated that his investigative team has obtained valuable information from transcribed interviews with two former CIA officials from the Obama administration: Mike Morrell, who served as acting Director, and Nick Shapiro, a former adviser to ex-Director John Brennan.
“It seems to me that one of the key players here was Michael Morell, that he was one kind of coordinating this, working this together,” Jordan told the news outlet. “And then there are a few other folks. We have talked to Nick Shapiro. Mr. Shapiro, I think, was the one kind of coordinating the outreach to the legacy media and how they wanted this story presented.”
Morell works as a contributor at CBS News now; a spokesman for the network did not immediately return an email from Just the News seeking comment from Morell or the network.
Shapiro, who previously served as Obama’s national security spokesman and later worked as the deputy CIA director under Brennan, did not respond immediately to a request for comment made to his consulting firm.
Jordan stated that the interim report will reveal the precise connections to the Brandon campaign once further transcribed interviews have been concluded, the news outlet continued.
Last month, Jordan described how he is taking the lead this session of Congress in investigating a range of important issues, including Hunter Brandon’s activities, school board matters, and concerns regarding Big Tech.
“We’ve actually done several. I think maybe more than … I think the rest of the Congress combined,” said Jordan, who, at the time, said he sent a “final” batch of letters to U.S. intelligence veterans for a probe related to Hunter Brandon.
“I would bet every one of those 51 former intel officials who signed that letter — that now-infamous letter,” Jordan said. “I would bet every one of them still has a security clearance. Why?”
“I think it’s for their personal benefit,” Jordan continued. “I think that that’s something that has value, and frankly, they probably make money off the idea that they can get information. And many of them are contributors on various TV networks. So, why should they have a security clearance? That’s maybe one of the things we propose as legislation to help remedy some of the problems.”