By John Solomon
Direct evidence from ex-CIA chief Mike Morell about Biden campaign’s role could significantly impact outcome of federal inquiry, lawyer says.
The Federal Election Commission began investigating whether Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign improperly colluded with Big Tech and intelligence experts to suppress accurate stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop weeks before ex-spy Michael Morell’s bombshell revelation that he worked with the campaign to organize a letter that falsely portrayed the laptop as a Russian intelligence dirty trick.
The FEC’s investigation was confirmed in a March 29 letter to Timothy Parlatore, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump who filed a complaint alleging the letter and Twitter’s and Facebook’s suppression of the laptop story in October 2020 amounted to an illegal "in-kind contribution" to Biden’s campaign.
"You will be notified as soon as the Federal Election Commission (FEC) takes final action on your complaint," the federal election law regulator wrote Parlatore in the letter, which assigned his complaint an official Matter Under Review case number to open an investigation.
"Should you receive any additional information in this matter, please forward it to the Office of the General Counsel," the agency added.
You can read that letter here:
Parlatore filed a complaint earlier in March on behalf of Trump alleging the letter signed by 51 former government intelligence officials and suppression efforts by the Biden campaign and large social media firms amounted to a coordinated intrusion into the 2020 election that should have been regulated by federal campaign laws.
"Based on the speed with which the Individual Respondents were enlisted and the identical nature of claims espoused by the Individual Respondents and the Biden for President committee, there is reason to believe that this action was taken in coordination with the campaign’s suppression efforts and constituted an in-kind contribution in violation of 52 U.S.C. § 30118(a) and 11 C.F.R § 114.2(6)," Parlatore wrote.
In an interview with Just the News, Parlatore said that when he filed the complaint he had strong circumstantial evidence the Biden campaign coordinated the letter but that Morell’s testimony released by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan last week directly confirmed his suspicions and could have a significant impact on the FEC probe.
"We always believed that a proper investigation — you know, giving us access to subpoena power and the ability to interview these people under oath — would reveal that, because the circumstantial evidence certainly suggested a connection to the campaign," he told the John Solomon Reports podcast.
"And I got to hand it to Jim Jordan, he just he went there a whole lot faster, more effectively than I could, because he has that subpoena power at his disposal now," he added.
On Thursday, Jordan and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner disclosed that Morell admitted in testimony that he became involved in organizing the letter in October 2020 at the instigation of then-Biden campaign adviser and now Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Morell admitted he was trying to influence the election in favor of Biden, according to a letter the two House chairmen sent Blinken demanding answers on Thursday.
While Morell said Blinken didn’t directly ask him to write the letter, his contact with the secretary of state "triggered" the effort to write the memo, the campaign "helped to strategize about the public release of the statement" and that the campaign later thanked Morell for getting the letter out so that Joe Biden could use it as a defense during one of the last 2020 presidential debates.