A spokesperson for the White House, Ian Sams, took to Twitter on Friday (April 21) to blame House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for the “highly misleading” leak about Hunter Biden.
The House GOP tweeted a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday (April 20) that included excerpts from a statement by former CIA deputy director Michael Morell about the Hunter Biden cover story published by The New York Post prior to the 2020 election.
The letter contained leaked information from Hunter Biden’s laptop.
It states the Judiciary panel will examine a public statement signed by former intelligence officials who rejected the laptop story and accused Blinken of complicity in calling Morell about the statement at the time.
Sams disputed that claim, suggesting that excerpts of Morell’s testimony revealed a “misleading” leak from Jordan and other Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee.
Sam’s tweet noted that a “fuller transcript” that the House Judiciary Committee had recently released shows that this leak was a very misleading and “selective” leak by Jordan, Republican Rep. Mike Turner (Ohio), and other GOP members.
He also tweeted part of the testimony, which was not part of the letter, in which the CommitteeCommittee asked Morell: “When [Blinken] called you, did he direct, suggest or insinuate in any way that you write a letter or statement” about this matter?
According to the transcript, Morell replied, that in his recollection, [Blinken] didn’t. Instead, Morell recalled he asked him what he thought.
When the CommitteeCommittee asked if Blinken, then a campaign adviser, said “the campaign could use help” on that matter.
Morell noted Blinken “did not say that.”