Every now and then, the Left’s claim of immunity to the law due to its moral superiority is revealed in the light of day. We have a fresh example in connection with the infamous Hunter Biden laptop:
Last summer, then-House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that House Republicans would demand answers from the 51 former intelligence agency officials who publicly disputed the Hunter Biden laptop story as Russian disinformation in a letter. The media widely cited that letter to discredit the laptop’s content before the 2020 election.
Now that the House Republicans have regained the majority, at least one official is admitting that he knew the laptop was genuine.
Douglas Wise, a former Defense Intelligence Agency deputy director, told The Australian he knew a “significant portion” of the recovered Hunter Biden laptop files “had to be real.”
“All of us figured that a significant portion of that content had to be real to make any Russian disinformation credible,” Wise told the paper.
“I don’t regret signing it [i.e., the “Russian disinformation” letter] because the context is important,” he said. “Remember Giuliani had just been in Ukraine trying to dig up evidence on the Bidens and he met with a known Russian intelligence official. Russians or even ill-intended conservative elements could have planted stuff in there.”
Words fail me. If there were a category of offense for which the prescribed penalty would be “Bury him in a mountain of cow dung,” this would be it.