Hunter Biden laptop letter signers will ‘fully cooperate’ with GOP investigation, lawyer says

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The lawyer representing ex-intelligence officials who signed the infamous Hunter Biden laptop letter in October 2020 baselessly claiming Russian involvement says his clients will “fully cooperate” with the GOP investigation.

Mark Zaid, who most notably represented the Ukraine whistleblower in the impeachment effort against former President Donald Trump, is now representing six of the 51 laptop letter signatories, and he told the Washington Examiner that “we intend to fully cooperate, but we will not do so silently.”


Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), now the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, originally sent letters to many of the 51 former intelligence officials in April last year, but those requests were largely ignored, so he followed up with demands for information from a dozen of the ex-spy officials in February and March of this year. He was joined by Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Jordan and Turner told the signatories this year that the letter “falsely implied the New York Post’s reporting about Hunter Biden was the product of Russian disinformation.”

Zaid sent a response back to Jordan and Turner on Monday, calling the laptop letter “non-partisan” and saying the signatories “relied upon their decades of professional training and expertise.” Zaid said his clients have “agreed to timely produce responsive records pertaining to the creation and issuance of the Statement.” But he warned that “it is very likely the elicitation of information pertaining to the Statement will cross the lines into the classified arena.”

Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign quickly dismissed the laptop story as a Russian disinformation operation. After the New York Post published emails belonging to his son, Joe Biden called the story “garbage” and part of a “Russian plan” during an October 2020 debate with Trump.

Joe Biden said at the time, “There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plan. They have said this is, has all the — four, five former heads of the CIA. Both parties say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage.”... (Read more)