House Leader Promises Subpoenas for 51 Intel Agents

House Leader Promises Subpoenas for 51 Intel Agents

(WatchDogReport.org) – The term “October Surprise” refers to momentous news that is released just prior to a given presidential election. If not for the efforts of certain politicians, government employees, and media sources (both traditional and social), the 2020 version may have been quite different.

On October 14, 2020, the New York Post published an exposé regarding the actions of then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his dealings in China, Ukraine, and Russia based on data recovered from a laptop that he allegedly owned and abandoned at a repair shop in Delaware. Efforts to label this story as disinformation may now lead to Congressional testimony.

A Hunter of Answers

The current House Minority Leader and front-runner to become Speaker of the House in January, Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), wants to investigate the actions of many of the Democrats involved, particularly a group of intelligence officers. On October 19, 2020, a group of 51 people who claimed to have “devoted significant portions of [their] lives to national security,” signed an open letter laying out the reasons for suspecting the whole affair, including the infamous laptop, was a Russian disinformation campaign. McCarthy has promised to send subpoenas to all 51 of the national security expert signatories of that letter.

McCarthy wants to know why they lied to the American public.

“Smoking Gun”

This is how the Post began the headline of their 2020 bombshell article in which they published screenshots of alleged email exchanges that, if true, could have tied the elder Biden to influence peddling. They provided a timeline outlining:

  • Hunter joining the board of the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma for a salary of up to $50,000 a month.
  • The younger Biden introducing his father to an adviser to the board, Vadym Pozharskyi.
  • Then-Vice President Joe Biden allegedly applying pressure to Ukrainian officials to terminate a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma.

The interweaving of the father’s political position and the son’s business aspirations seems to go even further back in time, to 2013, when Hunter was involved in the investment and consulting firm Rosemont Seneca. Former President Donald Trump called the Bidens out on this because, so he claimed, Hunter managed to come away with $1.5 billion in investments, just after he accompanied his VP father to the Communist country on Air Force Two.

Manning the Shovels

The timestamp on the New York Post article is 5:00 a.m. Before 9:00 p.m. that same day, the Washington Post published a piece calling the original story into question. It even included an interview with a supposed disinformation expert by the name of Thomas Rid.

Under former CEO Jack Dorsey, Twitter claimed that sharing the damning NY Post article would be a violation of their terms of use rules and did not allow “people to share it publicly or privately.” The New York Times published an article claiming that it, along with Facebook, basically saved democracy by quashing the article to avoid repeating the now-debunked 2016 Russian collusion debacle.

One of the world’s richest men, Elon Musk, famously bought sole control of Twitter and has been releasing information that Dorsey and other former employees likely wish had stayed hidden. With these continued data dumps and Republican control of the soon-to-be-seated 118th Congress, the story will no doubt continue to develop.

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