When the Department of Homeland announced Thursday, they will be creating a Disinformation Governance Board and appointing a woman who once called the Hunter Biden Laptop story by the New York Post a “Russian Hoax” and “Far-Right Conspiracy”, reporters began asking questions.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security is creating a “Disinformation Governance Board” to combat misinformation ahead of the 2022 midterms, Fox News reported Thursday.
Nina Jankowicz was slated to head that board had previously believed that the Hunter Biden laptop story was a Russian hoax.
“Back on the “laptop from hell,” apparently- Biden notes 50 former natsec officials and 5 former CIA heads that believe the laptop is a Russian influence op. Trump says “Russia, Russia, Russia.””, she tweeted. “Not to mention that the emails don’t need to be altered to be part of an influence campaign. Voters deserve that context, not a fairy tale about a laptop repair shop.”
New York Post author Miranda Devine later wrote an excellent book called “Laptop from Hell” which dove into the troves of salacious “fairy tales” on Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s laptop.
When asked about the board, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did her best Sgt. Schultz routine from the old television show Hogan’s Heroes…she knows nothing.
“There’s been some criticism of the person who’s been chosen to oversee this board. She had previously called the Hunter Biden laptop a “Trump campaign product,” seeming to discredit its validity — or validity of reporting surrounding that,” a reporter asked Psaki. “How can you assuage concerns of people who are looking at this person who’s been appointed to this position and wondering if she’s going to be able to accurately judge misinformation now that a lot of that reporting has been proven to be factual in some ways?”
“Well, I don’t have any comments on the laptop,” Psaki said. “But what I can tell you is that it sounds like the objective of the board is to prevent disinformation and misinformation from traveling around the country in a range of communities. I’m not sure who opposes that effort, and I don’t know who this individual is, so I have no comments on it specifically.”
“Her name is Nina Jankowicz. She also just recently made some polarizing comments about the Twitter — Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase. It’s just getting some pushback from critics who are saying this person may not be the right choice for a board that is run by the Department of Homeland Security. Can you speak to that at all?” the reporter pressed the White House Press Secretary.
“I don’t have any information about this individual. I can check on more information about the board,” she replied.