A conservative organization filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging a campaign finance violation involving Secretary of State Antony Blinken and 51 former senior intelligence officials who discredited the Hunter Biden laptop story as Russian disinformation.
The complaint asserts that the Biden campaign actively participated in crafting and disseminating the statement, utilizing the national security credentials of the former intelligence officials to downplay the Hunter Biden laptop revelations.
The complaint also claims that the Biden campaign should have reported coordinating efforts and that the disinformation campaign should be considered a “coordinated communication” subject to reporting requirements. (Trending: Supreme Court Dismisses Case To Keep Trump Off Ballot)
An FEC complaint has been filed against Antony Blinken and 51 former senior intelligence officials.
Biden violated campaign finance laws by asserting, without evidence, that the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation.
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The complaint claimed that “evidence suggests that the respondents failed to disclose coordinated expenditures constituting in-kind donations with respect to the infamous ‘Letter of 51’ former intelligence officials claiming that the Hunter Biden laptop story had ‘all the classic earmarks’ of Russian disinformation.”
The complaint was accompanied by 110 pages of supporting evidence.
The House Judiciary Committee released a summary of former CIA Deputy and Acting Director Michael Morrell’s congressional testimony from earlier this year on the subject.
“Morell testified that his communication with Blinken was one of a few communications he had with the Biden campaign, explaining that he also received a call from Steve Ricchetti, Chairman of the Biden campaign, following the October 22 debate to thank him for writing the statement,” wrote the committee. (Trending: Donald Trump Gets Great News)
Adding, “Morell also explained that the Biden campaign helped to strategize about the public release of the statement. Morell further explained that one of his two goals in releasing the statement was to help then-[former] Vice President Biden in the debate and to assist him in winning the election.”
The complaint by America First Legal states, “There are reasons to believe that the public statement by 51 former intelligence officials was a coordinated political operation to help elect Vice President Biden in the 2020 presidential election, as set forth below.”
America First Legal’s Senior Counselor and Director of Oversight and Investigations, Reed D. Rubinstein, wrote in a statement, “In 2016, high-ranking federal intelligence officials interfered in a presidential election, lying about Russia collusion in a failed effort to elect Hilary Clinton.”
“In 2020, many of these same officials again interfered in a presidential election, lying about Hunter Biden,”continued Rubinstein.
Demanding, “The Federal Election Commission’s charge includes election integrity — Americans have the right to know who is coordinating with federal candidates. But this right is only as effective as the agency that enforces it. The FEC must act here.”
“There is reason to believe that the respondents failed to report the above contribution and to identify the individuals who made it,” concludes the complaint.
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