Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, speaks to guests during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, April 18, 2022, in WashingtonInternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US House lawmakers are requesting information from Secretary of State Antony Blinken after new testimony revealed the top diplomat’s ties to a statement falsely claiming that reports about Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop were Russian disinformation, Congressmen Jim Jordan and Mike Turner said in a letter. “We are examining the origins of the infamous public statement signed by 51 former intelligence officials that falsely discredited a New York Post story regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop as supposed Russian disinformation. As part of our oversight, we have learned that you played a role in the inception of this statement while serving as a Biden campaign advisor, and we, therefore, request your assistance with our oversight,” the letter said on Thursday. Jordan and Turner chair the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, respectively. The panels recently conducted an interview with former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell, one of the 51 signatories to the statement falsely claiming the Hunter Biden laptop story as misinformation, the letter said. AmericasWhistleblowers Expose the Biden ‘Crime Family’15:31 GMTBlinken’s outreach to Morell about the story set in motion a chain of events that led to the issuance of the public statement, the letter said. At the time, Blinken was working as a senior advisor to then-candidate Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. The Biden campaign helped to strategize about the public release of the statement, the letter said. Morell testified that the intent of the statement was to help Biden in a presidential debate and assist him in winning the election, the letter said. “Based on Morell’s testimony, it is apparent that the Biden campaign played an active role in the origins of the public statement, which had the effect of helping to suppress the Hunter Biden story and preventing American citizens from making a fully informed decision during the 2020 presidential election,” the letter said. The letter requests Blinken provide information about communications related to the Hunter Biden story and the related statement. The committees request the materials be produced no later than May 4, the letter said. ‘Twitter Files’ Part 6 Reveals Tech Giant Was in ‘Constant’ Talks With FBI Over Moderation17 December 2022, 01:54 GMTThe panels are requesting Blinken’s assistance in a personal, not professional, capacity due to the events occurring prior to his confirmation as Secretary of State, the letter noted.