Bret Baier with Fox News was not afraid to go toe to toe with a former CIA officer who endorsed claims that the Hunter Biden’s laptop story was really Russian disinformation.
The New York Post was the first to share the laptop story in October of 2020, that was before the Trump/Biden presidential election in November. Many immediately denounced it as Russian disinformation.
The mainstream media got right on board by pushing a letter from dozens of former intelligence officials who claimed that their story had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
But there was never any real evidence present to corroborate that claim by these officials.
The laptop story was not Russian disinformation and even media sources like the New York Times and Politico have since verified the authenticity of Biden’s laptop.
While interviewing former CIA officer David Priess, one of the officials who signed the letter, Baier directly asked about his decision to advance false claims.
“Why did you sign on to that?” Baier asked.
Priess, however, defended his endorsement and attempted to claim the letter was neutral because it did not call the laptop story Russian “disinformation.”
“Because of what it says. It has all of the classic earmarks of one of these operations,” he said. “You’ll note elsewhere in the letter, if you read it, that it also says we don’t know if this is a Russian operation at all. That has been dramatically changed in the retelling of the story.”
“The letter is merely pointing out that this is the kind of thing that time after time after time that people who study Russian disinformation, intelligence officers who look at Russian tactics, over the long period of time — this is the kind of thing they like to amplify, to sow discord within target countries,” he continued. “The fact is, the tactic is an old one, a tried and true one, and it’s been successful in the past.”
“But in this case it was not true — it was not true,” Baier fired back, citing media outlets that authenticated it.
“It’s not my fault if people don’t look up definitions,” Priess said smugly.
Remember, they ALL LIED TO YOU. 54 so called intel officials, the DNC MSM, FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ, NSC, Lyin Biden, ALL of them. And they illegally threw an election doing it.
Russia, Russia, Russia
Bret Baier Grills David Priess on Hunter Biden Laptop https://t.co/1eRXRO2WiT
— The Amish Texter™ ❌🇺🇸 (@the_amish_txtr) October 12, 2022