On Friday, White House spokesperson Ian Sams claimed that House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) was “highly misleading” in the leak about Hunter Biden on Twitter.
On Thursday, the House Judiciary GOP posted on Twitter a letter sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken which included certain parts of Michael Morell’s, a former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), testimony regarding the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop which was originally posted by the New York Post before the 2020 election. The letter included leaked data that were allegedly taken from a laptop that had previously belonged to Hunter Biden.
It further noted that the committee was investigating a public statement signed by former intelligence officials denouncing the laptop story, and claiming that Blinken had played a role in it.
Sams, however, stated that the excerpts from Morell’s testimony have instead shown that there was a “misleading” leak from Jordan, Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio), and the House Judiciary Committee Republicans.
He then proceeded to tweet out an additional segment of the testimony which showed that the committee had asked Morell whether Blinken had during the call “direct, suggest, or insinuate in any way that you should write a letter or statement on this topic?”
Morell at the time had said that he had not and that instead, he had only asked what his thoughts were. The committee proceeded to ask more questions about whether Blinken had said “the campaign could use some help on this,” to which Morell had claimed that Blinken had not said that.