Former Bush Administration CIA director Michael Hayden, who spent much of the Trump years attacking and belittling Republicans, has yet to retract his claim that the Hunter Biden laptop story was “Russian disinformation,” despite serving on the advisory board of Newsguard — an organization that claims to oppose the refusal to correct major errors in news stories and commentary.
Last year, Breitbart reported on the role of Hayden on the advisory board of supposed non-partisan misinformation watchdog Newsguard, a supposedly “neutral” project that claims to fight untrustworthy and “fake” news:
The increasingly partisan, Trump-hating former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden still serves on the advisory board of the organization.
Hayden was among the national security officials that signed a letter falsely claiming that Hunter Biden’s laptop story was Russian disinformation.
Politico: Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say
Former CIA directors or acting directors Brennan, Leon Panetta, Gen. Michael Hayden, John McLaughlin and Michael Morell also signed the letter, along with more than three dozen other intelligence veterans. Several of the former officials on the list have endorsed Biden.
Last week, 18 months after The New York Post broke the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, the New York Times finally reported emails from the laptop have been “authenticated.”