Former vice president Joe Biden once again proved he doesn’t care about the truth by picking Colin Kahl, who promoted the discredited Steele dossier, to become undersecretary of defense for policy.
Once again appointing a former Obama administration official, Biden chose a man who promoted Christopher Steele’s fake dossier about President Donald Trump which played a crucial role in the Russia investigation. Steele, who is a former British spy, disseminated disinformation in the form of the dossier, which Kahl and others took as gospel.
And somehow, Biden seems to think he is a good choice to work in defense.
Kahl is currently the co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford – somehow – and also works as a professor of political science at Stanford University.
Isn’t it disturbing how people who so willingly promote lies are given such high-profile and influential roles? The Joe Biden administration, should it come to fruition, is already looking even more corrupt than Obama’s.
In a statement on Wednesday, Biden announced a number of Department of Defense nominees.
“Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced his nomination of Dr. Kathleen Hicks as the Deputy Secretary of Defense and Dr. Colin Kahl as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Kathleen Hicks and Colin Kahl are respected and trusted advisors to the president-elect with decades of combined experience in national security and keeping Americans safe at the highest levels of government, including within the Department of Defense,” the statement reads.
Incredibly, the statement also said that his nominees would play a role in “keeping our country safe and secure.”
Like they did when they promoted obvious foreign disinformation used to discredit the incoming Trump administration back in 2016? Yeah, ok.
Kahl defended the dossier pretty extensively back in 2017. In one tweet, he referred to an “Intriguing thread on the Trump-Russia-Rosneft connection mentioned in the Steele dossier” – a connection that later proved not to exist.
Intriguing thread on the Trump-Russia-Rosneft connection mentioned in the Steele dossier. Seems worth closer look. https://t.co/w9sg9kDuSc
— Colin Kahl (@ColinKahl) March 26, 2017
Two days later, he tweeted about Trump’s “anxiety” over RussiaGate.
— Colin Kahl (@ColinKahl) March 28, 2017
Anxiety that proved to be merited, given far-left activists in the press and the FBI would pursue the president for years over fake claims about a Trump-Russia connection in the Steele dossier.
Then, in September 2017, Kahl claimed the Steel dossier “holds up pretty well.”
Former member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service: Steele’s Trump-Russia Dossier holds up pretty well https://t.co/HkdQns68J6
— Colin Kahl (@ColinKahl) September 6, 2017
Biden really knows how to pick ‘em, huh?