The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recruited three intelligence officials who signed a letter falsely calling Hunter Biden's laptop a classic Russian disinformation operation.
The officials recruited by DHS are former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper; former CIA Director John Brennan and former Deputy Deputy Attorney General Tashina Gauhar, according to a report by The Center Square.
“Your decision to appoint members to this group who have demonstrated political bias suggests misplaced priorities.”@RepMarkGreen & @RepPfluger on DHS adding officials to its team who called the Hunter Biden laptop story 'Russian disinformation’. ⬇️https://t.co/3AlDmfp07x
— House Homeland GOP (@HomelandGOP) September 22, 2023
The recruitment caught the attention of two high-profile Republican congressmen in the House of Representatives, who sent a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, requesting explanations for contact with Clapper, Brennan and Gauhar.
"Your decision to appoint members to this group who have demonstrated political bias suggests misplaced priorities", reads the letter signed by Mark Green, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee; and August Pfluger, chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement and Intelligence.
The letter signed by these two Republican representatives denounces that these three intelligence officials interfered in the elections in 2020 by disqualifying without evidence the story about Hunter Biden's laptop, published by the New York Post tabloid.
According to the letter, the officials “incorrectly implied The New York Post’s reporting about Hunter Biden’s political influence-peddling was the product of Russian disinformation.”
"That statement was used by various media organizations and social media businesses to downplay and censor The Post’s reporting before the 2020 presidential election," the letter obtained by The Center Square continues.
The outlet reported that these three recruited officials were added to the new DHS National Intelligence Expert Group, which will advise the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
"Another member of this newly created group, then-Associate Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice Tashina Gauhar, was extensively involved in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into baseless allegations that former President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia," stated the letter. "These are just a few notable examples of concerning actions by some of the members appointed to the group that call into question the group’s neutrality."