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Intelligence Official Who Claimed Hunter’s Laptop Was ‘Russian Disinformation’ Appointed To Intelligence Advisory Board

Jeremy Bash, one of over 50 senior intelligence officials who signed a letter prior to the 2020 election suggesting the Hunter Biden laptop story was ‘Russian disinformation’ has been named as a key member of President Biden’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

An announcement for Bash’s appointment was published on the White House website late last week.

The White House cites his past credentials as a national security lawyer as well as his roles as Chief of Staff at the CIA and the U.S. Department of Defense under former Secretary Leon Panetta.

Bash has also been a frequent contributor to MSNBC and was previously married to CNN’s Dana Bash.

RELATED: NY Post Slams Intel Officials Who Claimed Hunter’s Laptop Was ‘Russian Disinformation’: Desperate To Get Biden Elected

Intel Expert Jeremy Bash, Who Falsely Claimed Hunter’s Laptop Was Russian Disinformation, Named to WH Intelligence Board

Jeremy Bash belongs on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board the way Hunter Biden belongs in a parmesan cheese quality control factory.

Which is to say, he shouldn’t be anywhere near it.

Bash was one of over 50 intelligence officials who falsely claimed just before the 2020 presidential election that a New York Post bombshell regarding the President’s son’s laptop had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

“If we are right, this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this,” the group wrote.

They weren’t right. Multiple media outlets, albeit well over a year after the story was first reported, confirmed the material found on the laptop as being Hunter Biden’s.

RELATED: Whistleblowers Allege ‘Scheme’ by FBI, DOJ to Suppress Negative Information About Hunter Biden Before 2020 Election

Refused to Apologize

When offered an opportunity to apologize or amend their previous attempts to discredit the Hunter Biden laptop scandal by the New York Post editorial board, none of the intelligence officials, including newly tapped Intelligence Advisory Board member Jeremy Bash, jumped.

Bash didn’t respond to a request for comment on whether or not he regrets spreading false information.

“More than a year later, even after their Deep State sabotage has been shown again and again to be a lie, they refuse to own up to how they undermined an election,” the Post said of those who signed the letter.

They then revealed the scheme for what it truly was.

“The 51 former ‘intelligence’ officials who cast doubt on The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop stories in a public letter really were just desperate to get Joe Biden elected president,” they wrote.

Bash has other examples of ‘inventing’ intelligence that was detrimental to former President Donald Trump on his resume.

In a segment from October of 2019, Bash essentially fabricated quotes by Trump in his argument in favor of impeachment over a phone call to Ukraine’s president.

“…this was part of a carefully orchestrated effort by a number of key administration officials to present an ultimatum to the Ukrainians,” he claimed adding what he surmised was the President’s words:

“‘You’ve got to get involved in the 2020 election, help Trump win reelection, and if not, then you’re not gonna get the benefit of American support, including military support.'”

Not exactly a reliable source of intelligence there.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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