UNM faculty among spies who falsely called Hunter Biden story Russian disinfo

The “intelligence” community was desperate to smear the Hunter Biden laptop story that was proven true, and media outlets were forced to issue retractions. But those now admitting their faults do not include the 51 “intelligence” experts who co-signed a letter attempting to discredit the story as “Russian” disinformation.

Hunter and Ashley Biden, children of Joe Biden, attend the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II).

The 51 wrote that “this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this,” adding, “There are a number of factors that make us suspicious of Russian involvement.”

Among the detractors are at least two University of New Mexico faculty members. 

 Doug Wise, former Defense Intelligence Agency deputy director, and former senior CIA operations officer, teaches at the University of New Mexico. The New York Post contacted him for comment on the now-debunked Russian disinformation hoax he propped up in the letter, but he did not respond. 

In 2019, he spoke at length about a lecture regarding Afghanistan, saying he doesn’t consider himself an “expert” on relations with the country, but apparently, he finds himself to be an expert on Joe Biden’s son’s laptop full of disgraceful information that has lead to criminal charges. 

Doug Wise official CIA portrait.

He later said in 2023, “All of us figured that a significant portion of that content had to be real to make any Russian disinformation credible.” 

Wise claims that critics, “whether they‘re members of the conservative journalist community, conservative politicians or just ultra-right wing extremists, they haven’t paid attention to the content.”

“I don’t regret signing it because the context is important,” he added. “Remember [former Mayor and Trump lawyer Rudy] Giuliani had just been in Ukraine trying to dig up evidence on the Bidens and he met with a known Russian intelligence official” — an apparent reference to pro-Moscow Ukrainian politician Andriy Derkach.

Another faculty member who signed the now-discredited letter is Emile Nakhleh, the former director of CIA’s Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program and former CIA senior intelligence analyst. He is now a research professor and director of National Security Programs at the University of New Mexico.

Emile Nakhleh speaking in 2013. Screenshot via C-SPAN.

He has doubled down on his support for the misinformation written in the letter, telling the New York Post, “I have not seen any information since then that would alter the decision behind signing the letter. That’s all I can go into. The whole issue was highly politicized and I don’t want to deal with that. I still stand by that letter.”


10 thoughts on “UNM faculty among spies who falsely called Hunter Biden story Russian disinfo”

  1. It appears that the University of New Mexico has at least 2 willing puppets controlled by the puppet master who are willing to sell their soul and integrity to further a political agenda. They might admit to the statement “To hell with the truth. It’s our agenda that matters.” Any of all their research needs to be checked and rechecked because their credibility is either soiled or spoiled.
    They are unable to reclaim their credibility due to their continued refusal to acknowledge they screwed up. Way to go UNM.

    1. UNM, hang your collective far-left heads in shame for supporting these two pieces of left-wing lying trash!

  2. None of these people are held accountable. Also if they reside in the academia arena they are even further “Protected.” Whatever can be done to further the Liberal cause – power & control. Hey this is all water under the bridge by now. They have to be called out the minute they say it to have any effect. Republican response – crickets…

    1. Some of us do… we just don’t have the cash cow franchise that the DNC has…nor do we have a grip squeezing on the balls of the current Governor. Add in that every political biased site, will censor your response and disgust with the DNC and silence anything some of us utter and banish you into the cancelled culture society that the DNC of NM has created since Statehood. We cannot call out the BS, call them names, we cannot insult them to gain a reaction that shows they suck sh*t too…

      We are being programmed, even on here…to be nice to them…and that is just as bad as being sucked into a jet engine on the tarmac during a 110% runup.

      I don’t need, want, or desire to be nice to the suicidal-infacidal-socialist-communist’s-fascists’ maniacs anymore.

      1. Wow… it posted without getting censored…Way to go John Block! I’m beginning to think your changing course censoring speech…

  3. Agree. Rank and file of faculty at UNM suffering from Trump Hatred Disorder. Spewing all that hate into their classrooms. They would sign away their own mother to end Trump’s presidency. Honestly, the nation has had enough of them

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