Fox News anchor Bret Baier confronted a former CIA agent for signing on to a letter the media used to claim the Hunter Biden laptop story as Russian disinformation.
Former CIA officer David Priess appeared on Fox News Tuesday and contentiously defended his decision that pushed the false claims that both the leftist media and Biden used in debates during the 2020 election.
"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," Priess claimed.
Priess argued the story of Hunter’s laptop had "earmarks of a Russian information operation", but that the letter itself fell short of ever calling it "Russian disinformation."
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"The purpose of the letter is to have an effect and the nuance that you're talking about never made it to candidate Biden, because he said it plainly on a debate stage that obviously affected the dynamic, don’t you think?" Baier argued noting the letter was not true.
“I don’t know if it affected anything,” Priess said.
You can watch the exchange in the video above.
Multiple studies show the media's lack of coverage of the Hunter Biden laptop story did have an impact on the outcome of the 2020 election.
The FBI reportedly offered to pay Cristopher Steele $1 million to provide any hard evidence to prove his "dossier" was accurate.— MRCTV (@mrctv) October 12, 2022
Even when he couldn't, the FBI still repeatedly used the infamous dossier as justification to spy on the Trump campaign. https://t.co/eT4ZVpbIEP