UPDATE: Statement from Former Acting DNI Richard Grenell — Same Official Who Lied about Hunter Biden’s Laptop and Was Fired by Trump Is Leading Joe Biden’s Afghanistan Evacuation Disaster

The same government official who said Hunter Biden’s laptop was a “Russian Op” and was later fired by Trump’s Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is leading Joe Biden’s Afghanistan evacuation disaster.

Biden rehired Russell Travers and today he is leading Joe Biden’s disastrous and unintelligible Afghanistan evacuation plan.

Russell Travers

UPDATE– We spoke with former Acting DNI Richard Grenell on Monday and this is what he told us: “Russ Travers was removed from running counter-terrorism from the Trump administration and replaced by a woman who was eager to implement the needed reforms.”

Breitbart.com reported:

As recriminations fly among Biden administration officials over who bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, some are questioning the responsibility of Russell Travers, who was fired by the Trump administration as acting head of the National Counterterrorism Center and subsequently rehired by President Joe Biden to lead the interagency process on the evacuation operation.

In March 2020, then-Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell fired Travers as acting head of the NCTC as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to streamline a bloated agency and remove ineffective individuals.

At the time, the move was decried by anonymous former officials as a “purge” of career professionals, as the Washington Post reported. “The removals have shocked Travers’s colleagues, who are upset at the treatment of someone so well-regarded, according to the two former officials,” the Post reported.

Travers would later in October 2020 sign a letter declaring the belief that the disclosure of emails found on Hunter Biden’s laptop “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

In January, Biden rehired Travers as deputy homeland security adviser at the National Security Council to go after domestic extremists.

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