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If you’re actually willing to look for it, there is no shortage of corruption and conflicts of interest surrounding the current Biden administration.
In the past 3 weeks, there has been a flurry of new information coming out surrounding the narrative battle that took place in the Fall of 2020 over the legitimacy of the Hunter Biden laptop. One of the biggest revelations to so far came from the House Judiciary Committee. On April 20th, 2023, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH) issued a press release titled “New Testimony Reveals Secretary Blinken and Biden Campaign Behind the Infamous Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Laptop:”
This bombshell showed us that the Biden campaign actively sought to shape the public’s perception of the Hunter Biden Laptop story by prompting the signing and release of this letter. The man from the Biden campaign allegedly behind these actions was current Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. On its own, this is remarkable, but I think there is much more to it.
Let’s revisit another notable situation that took place in 2020 related to the Hunter Biden Laptop.
On December 19, 2022, Michael Shellenberger revealed during a “Twitter File” thread that the Aspen Institute, a liberal think tank, held a “tabletop exercise” on a potential "Hack-and-Dump" operation relating to Hunter Biden. The goal of this exercise was to “shape how the media covered it.”
From the Washington Free Beacon:
Garrett Graff, Director of Cyber Initiatives at Aspen Digital (a part of the Aspen Institute), was one of the organizers of the tabletop exercise. On October 7th, 2020, one week before the New York Post published the laptop story, Graff published an article for Wired detailing the lessons learned from the tabletop exercise he helped organize.
I urge you to read the full article for full context but here are a few key screenshots:
My personal favorite of those “four C’s” is “contextualize:
The Washington Post, who had reporters attend the “tabletop exercise,” also appeared to have advanced knowledge that the Hunter Biden information was coming.
My favorite of those five principles:
In hindsight, both the tabletop exercise and the letter signed by the IC officials appear to be part of the same coordinated campaign to discredit the Hunter Biden information that they clearly knew would be coming. That is a logical assumption we can make based on the available information.
The “tabletop exercise” provided the roadmap for how the media, big tech, and social media companies would handle the release of the Hunter Biden “hack and dump” information. The letter signed by the 51 IC officials would give those same companies the justification they needed to bury the story.
It was alleged by Michael Morrell that Antony Blinken was the individual from the Biden Campaign who prompted the letter. Was he also the one who prompted the tabletop exercise?
With that question in mind, I started digging into Antony Blinken and the Aspen Institute. What I did find was damning enough. But what I didn’t find tells me there is an even bigger story here.
Without a doubt, Antony Blinken is a former member of Aspen Institute, the same think tank which hosted the tabletop exercise regarding the Hunter Biden “hack-and-dump.”
A 2009 book published by the Aspen Institute titled “American Purpose” lists Blinken as a member of the Aspen Institute’s “Aspen Strategy Group.”
This alone proves he at least had some connection to the Aspen Institute, even if it was from back in 2009.
What was weird is that this was literally the ONLY thing I could find factually connecting Blinken to the Aspen institute. I spent hours upon hours digging and there was not a mention anywhere. Nothing in any of his bios. Not a trace of it anywhere else on the internet, including the Aspen Institute’s website. It was pure luck that I stumbled across that 2009 book where Blinken is listed.
I decided that if I couldn’t find anything myself, maybe I should call in some backup. So I decided to ask ChatGPT for some assistance.
When I started going back and forth with ChatGPT, this story started to snowball into something much bigger. The actions of the Biden campaign leading up to the 2020 election started to make a lot more sense.
Here is what I found.
The first thing I need you to keep in mind is that ChatGPT has a knowledge cutoff date of September 2021, at least that was the case for the version I was using. Here is verification of that cutoff:
You’ll see why that information cutoff date is important shortly.
I began asking about Blinken and his connections to the Aspen Institute and ChatGPT disclosed that Blinken was a member of the “Aspen Strategy Group SINCE at least 2017.”
If Blinken was a member of Aspen Strategy Group SINCE 2017, and ChatGPT’s knowledge was current through September 2021, we can logically assume that Blinken would have been part of Aspen Institute in September of 2020 when they hosted the “Hack-and-Dump” tabletop exercise.
I continued my search trying to prove that fact.
I had already searched the Aspen Institute website and found nothing, so I asked for the news sources instead.
This is where things got weird. Every single source provided by ChatGPT came up as “404 not found.” I obviously found that weird, so I entered the links into all the archiving websites I could find and not a single one had any history of these articles. Not even the titles of the articles would show up when searched online. Everything came up empty. I then asked ChatGPT for more news articles referencing Blinken’s membership in the Aspen Strategy Group.
Once again, all the links provided came back “404 not found,” and nothing showed up on any of the archiving sites. I just continued asking for more and more articles and links trying to find something that would work.
In total I tried 13 unique links that ChatGPT provided and not a single one ended up working directly or through the archiving websites. Try searching for these links or the titles of the articles for yourself (copy and pasted from ChatGPT with only the duplicates being removed):
CNN: "Biden's top State Department picks have a history with him and with each other" (December 22, 2020) - https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/22/politics/biden-state-department-picks-blinken-sullivan-sherman/index.html
The New York Times: "Biden Cabinet: Who Has Been Selected and Who Is in the Running" (December 7, 2020) - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/politics/biden-cabinet.html
Politico: "Biden's national security team takes shape" (November 24, 2020) - https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/24/biden-national-security-team-takes-shape-440156
Bloomberg: "Biden's National Security Team Takes Shape With Chris Inglis, Wendy Sherman" (November 24, 2020) - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-24/biden-s-national-security-team-takes-shape-with-chris-inglis-wendy-sherman
Reuters: "Biden names Blinken as secretary of state nominee" (November 23, 2020) - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biden-state/biden-names-blinken-as-secretary-of-state-nominee-idUSKBN2832GE
Foreign Policy: "Antony Blinken’s Delicate Balancing Act" (January 25, 2021) - https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/01/25/antony-blinken-secretary-state-senate-confirmation-hearing-balancing-act/
The Hill: "Biden taps Blinken to lead State Department, McDonald for Veterans Affairs" (November 23, 2020) - https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/527044-biden-taps-blinken-to-lead-state-department-mcdonald-for-veterans
The New York Times: "Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Has Advocated for Tougher Russia Stance" (November 23, 2020) - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/us/politics/antony-blinken-secretary-of-state.html
CNN: "Biden announces Antony Blinken as secretary of state" (November 23, 2020) - https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/politics/antony-blinken-secretary-of-state/index.html
The New York Times: "Biden Fills Top White House Roles with Campaign Veterans and Obama Aides": https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/us/politics/biden-white-house-obama.html
Foreign Policy: "Biden's Likely Secretary of State Pick is a Warning to the World": https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/11/23/biden-secretary-of-state-antony-blinken-warning-to-the-world/
Politico: "Biden's Top Diplomat Has Close Ties to the President's New Favorite Think Tank": https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/23/antony-blinken-aspen-strategy-group-439514
The Hill: "Biden's New National Security Adviser: 'Good Guys Don't Always Wear White Hats'": https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/526946-bidens-new-national-security-adviser-good-guys-dont-always-wear-white
Remember that ChatGPT is only current up to September of 2021. Is it possible that since that date, all of the information regarding Blinken’s connections were scrubbed from the internet? That could be a stretch, but considering none of the links even showed up on the archiving sites, it was the most plausible explanation I could think of.
Since I hit a brick wall with finding the articles, I resorted to having ChatGPT provide me with the text directly which is where I stumbled upon further evidence that Blinken was a member of the Aspen Strategy Group at the time the tabletop exercise was held.
Here are the relevant screenshots from a few of those articles. The first from Newsweek:
The second from Politico:
This Politico article from November 23, 2020 is the most damning. In the article, which is no longer available on the internet, Politico said they reviewed records from the Aspen Institute and those records showed that Blinken has been a member of the Aspen Strategy Group since 2017. This would be proof that Blinken was part of the Aspen Institute in September of 2020 when they held the tabletop exercise.
It makes a little more sense now that the information referencing Blinken’s connections to the Aspen institute are no longer accessible via the internet.
The fact that it was so difficult to find information regarding Antony Blinken’s connection to the Aspen Institute got me wondering if this rabbit hole went even deeper.
I started asking for more information about Blinken and I eventually came across this article which also had a broken link and was not available through the archiving websites.
Here are the details:
Here is the text from the article:
I’m going to come back to the rest of this article from ChatGPT in a bit. I want to provide more context on WestExec advisors first.
I want to go through parts of an article published by The Intercept on July 6, 2021:
Here is one more article showing the “boutique” nature of WestExec Advisors:
Blinken indeed co-founded WestExec Advisors and at least 15 members from the firm have been involved in the Biden administration. The “boutique” nature of their firm allowed clients to speak directly with Blinken.
Now let’s go back to the ChatGPT article:
This article revealed that Antony Blinken provided “strategic advice to the investment fund, BHR Partners.”
Antony Blinken was providing strategic advice to Hunter Biden’s investment fund, BHR Partners. If what ChatGPT is saying is true, that is a rather massive bombshell. Hunter Biden’s laptop details many of his foreign business dealings, including those with BHR Partners.
Since 2018, the Justice Department has been investigating Hunter Biden and his finances. It was reported in December of 2020 that the investigation was looking into some of his Chinese business dealings:
* Just wanted to note that the investigation started in 2018 and Hunter Biden didn’t learn about it until December of 2020. Real investigations don’t leak. *
We now have reason to speculate that Blinken may have been part of those Chinese Business dealings through his consulting firm, WestExec advisors.
The story gets more interesting from here. Let’s dig a little further into what we know about the Hunter Biden Investigation.
It was reported in October of 2022 that there was sufficient evidence to charge Hunter, but it would be up to U.S. Attorney David Weiss who was overseeing the case.
The fact that Weiss is still allowed to operate is fascinating. When Joe Biden took office, he fired every Trump-Appointed attorney except for two.
I’ll get to John Lausch shortly.
In early January, we found out that roughly 10 classified documents were found at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy:
Blinken happened to be a managing director at the Penn Biden Center.
Furthermore, the Penn Biden Center had received significant funding from Chinese donors.
The article above from Just the news was written in March of 2020. The Penn Biden Center was created in 2018:
This means that while Antony Blinken’s WestExec Advisors was serving as an consultant to Hunter Biden’s BHR Partners on their Chinese business dealings, the Penn Biden Center, which Blinken was a managing director of, was receiving millions of dollars from anonymous Chinese Donors.
On January 12th, 2023, Paul Sperry posted something fascinating on Twitter:
Based on his post, I compiled a twitter thread. The thread included the significance of John Lausch who I mentioned earlier:
The twitter thread ultimately led to this conclusion:
What I didn’t realize at the time, is how intimately involved Antony Blinken appears to be in this entire situation.
Let’s recap everything we have discussed so far:
Michael Morrell alleged in testimony to the House Judiciary Committee that Antony Blinken was the individual from the Biden Campaign who prompted the letter from the 51 IC officials stating that Hunter Biden’s Laptop was Russian Disinformation.
Antony Blinken is also connected to the Aspen Institute which held the “hack-and-dump” tabletop exercise which played a major role in shaping how the media, big tech, and social media handled the Hunter Biden Laptop story.
Antony Blinken, via WestExec advisors, was providing strategic advice to Hunter Biden’s investment fund, BHR Partners.
While providing advice to Hunter Biden’s investment fund, Blinken was also the managing director of the Penn Biden Center which was receiving millions of dollars in donations from anonymous Chinese Donors.
The Joe Biden classified document scandal started with documents being found at the Penn Biden Center.
The Weiss investigation has very likely uncovered the use of classified material being used in Hunter Biden’s business dealings.
Antony Blinken appears to have had a vested interest in making sure the laptop story was swept under the rug and not allowed to impact the election. That is where the “hack-and-dump” exercise and the letter from the intelligence officials came into play.
To further connect all of this together, here is an email exchange uncovered by JustTheNews showing Michael Morrell getting John Brennan to “add his name to this list.” As we discussed earlier, Michael Morrell testified to doing this upon the prompting of Antony Blinken and the Biden Presidential Campaign.
John Brennan was no doubt eager to add his name to the list. His eagerness could be attributed to numerous factors. Among them would be Brennan being part of the team at WestExec Advisors:
Quid Pro Quo?
If you were to go to the Aspen Strategy Group’s member list of today, there are a lot of interesting (and swampy) names but when you compare it to the archived list of names from October of 2020, there are two notable names no longer listed.
It may still be speculation, but it does appear that the Aspen Institute’s decision to hold the “hack-and-dump” exercise was more than just a coincidence. Many members of the Biden administration are/were connected to the Aspen Institute. Blinken and his WestExec co-founder, Michèle Flournoy, both appear to have been members of the Aspen Strategy Group when the “hack-and-dump” was held.
So what did the Aspen Institute get in return for doing their part in getting Joe Biden elected?
This was the first grant that the Aspen Institute received directly from the State Department since 2010, when they received two small grants totaling $445,500.
Just so we’re all on the same page about what happened here, I’ll explain this one more time.
Antony Blinken (and others from his WestExec Advisors group) was almost certainly a member of the Aspen Institute when they held their “hack-and-dump” tabletop exercise.
That exercise covered a “hypothetical scenario” about the release of information about Hunter Biden and his business dealings.
The purpose of the exercise was to shape how the media would cover this situation because the only explanation for anything like this happening was that it was part of a “Russian Disinformation Campaign.”
This exercise took place 1 month before the New York Post story was published.
Once the story was published, the media, big tech, and social media followed the template laid out by the Aspen Institute’s tabletop exercise and swept the story under the rug.
Joe Biden went on to “win” the election.
On September 1st, 2021, the Aspen Institute received a $10.3 million grant from the Antony Blinken-led State Department. This was their first grant from the State Department in over 10 years and it was the largest grant (by a large margin) that they have ever received from the United States Government.
I’m not saying this proves a Quid Pro Quo. This could just be a coincidence.
But I don’t believe in coincidences.
“It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. You demonize - we call it the wrap-up smear. If you want to talk politics. We call it the wrap-up smear. You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest and then you merchandise it and then you write it and they’ll say, see, it’s reported in the press that this, this, this and this, so they have that validation that the press reported the smear and then it’s called a wrap-up smear. Now I am going to merchandise the press’ report on the smear that we made. It’s a tactic.”
- Nancy Pelosi
In essence, the tactics used by the think tanks, media, big tech, social media, and the intelligence community was that of a wrap-up smear.
The Aspen Institute put forth falsehoods that were later “validated” by the letter from the 51 intelligence officials. This tactic was coordinated. Both the letter and the exercise were put forth to delegitimize the Hunter Biden Laptop story which detailing Hunter Biden’s business dealings, and Antony Blinken was potentially connected to those dealings as well.
So ultimately, what appears to be undeniable at this point is that at the center of the whole scheme, was Antony Blinken on behalf of the Joe Biden Presidential Campaign.
What’s also undeniable, is the effect this had on the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election.
The only real question that remains is, did Trump and his team know?
This 2021 video of Barr details his thoughts on the letter:
On October 20th, 2020, shortly after the laptop story was successfully swept under the rug thanks to the letter and the “hack-and-dump” exercise, Trump stopped to answer a question from reporters:
Trump knew what was on the laptop. He didn’t mince words when he called Joe Biden a criminal. He also didn’t mince words when he called the media criminal for not reporting on it. Trump’s administration knew what Biden & co. were doing was interference in the election. Every week, we have more and more information about how corrupt the Biden Crime family is and the lengths to which everybody in their orbit have gone to cover up their tracks.
Ask yourself this.
If Joe Biden and his criminal associates were really in FULL control and going to get away with what they have done, why is any of this information coming out at all?
The answer to that question is in plain sight.
Blinken you’ll miss it.
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