Jesse Watters trolled for claiming Joe Biden could receive unexpected help from CIA in presidential debate

'Stupid, but creative': Jesse Watters trolled for claiming Joe Biden could receive unexpected help from CIA in presidential debate
Fox News host Jesse Watters dubiously revealed how allegedly 'CIA could help Joe Biden' at debate (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: Fox News host Jesse Watters suggested that President Joe Biden could receive unexpected support during Thursday's highly anticipated debate with former President Donald Trump.

According to Watters, this boost won't come from caffeine or other stimulants but rather from the CIA.

During his Wednesday broadcast, Watters asserted that Trump would face not just Biden, debate host Jake Tapper, and "the media," but also the nation's massive, secretive intelligence agency. "The CIA could help Biden," Watters teased before a commercial break, promising explosive revelations.

Returning from the break, Watters laid out his case, alleging that the CIA has "knee-capped" Trump in the last two elections and could do so again. "The agency's whacked Trump twice in a row," he said. "What makes you think they won't go for the hat trick?"


Allegations of CIA influence surrounding Hunter Biden's laptop debate

Watters' claims hinge on the involvement of 51 senior intelligence officials who signed a letter about Hunter Biden's laptop during the 2020 election. He suggested that these officials were on the CIA's payroll at the time, and that Trump-appointed CIA Director Gina Haspel likely knew of their actions. "Obama's acting CIA director rushed the letter out before the debate so Biden could use it to discredit Trump's laptop attack, remember?" Watters remarked.

Despite these allegations, former top intelligence officials have defended their actions. “There continues to be by many a calculated or woefully ignorant interpretation of the October 2020 letter signed by fifty-one former intelligence officials concerning Hunter Biden’s laptop,” said Mark S Zaid, attorney for several of the letter's signatories.

Hunter Biden (Getty Images)
Hunter Biden (Getty Images)

“A careful and objective reading of the document reflects that even today its content is accurate,” Zaid alleged. He represents former CIA officers Ronald Marks, Marc Polymeropoulos, Emile Nakhleh, Paul Kolbe, John Sipher, and Gerald O'Shea, along with former Defense Intelligence Agency deputy director Douglas Wise.

Watters also played a clip from a 2020 debate where Biden and Trump clashed over the laptop issue, with Trump exclaiming, "Is this where you're going? This is where he's going! The laptop is Russia, Russia, Russia? You have to be kidding — here we go again with Russia."

In a cautionary note to his viewers, Watters highlighted that The New York Times plans to deploy 29 fact-checkers during the debate. He warned, "The internet is going to be a battlefield in the aftermath of the debate," referencing the Supreme Court's recent ruling that allows the Biden White House is "free to collude with social media companies to take down 'misinformation.'" (He added air quotes to "misinformation.")

Donald Trump (teamtrump/ Instagram)
Donald Trump (teamtrump/ Instagram)

Watters doubled down on his claim that Trump is up against Biden, the media, and the CIA, urging viewers to stay vigilant. "It's up to you to be alert to their latest subversions," he alleged. Adding weight to Watters' allegations, former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou appeared on the segment, agreeing that the CIA might target Trump again. He cited past examples like Wikileaks being branded a Russian front and the release of its founder, Julian Assange.

"They do this all the time and this is part of the ongoing problem in CIA, in the intelligence community and in what we call 'the deep state,'" Kiriakou stated. "That is that these people think they are the smartest people in town. And that whatever they say should be believed. And it shouldn't be."

Netizens mock Fox News over imaginary claims

A social media user commented, "When is the Media finally going to grow a pair and come out and state the most known fact in the Universe Fox is not news?"

A second user said, "I thought Fox had put a stop to its employees appearing on camera drunk?" 

A third said, "They sure are coming up with some creative, pre-emptive excuses for Trump's anticipated poor performance. Stupid, but creative."

"SOS - America is literately going off the rails - no wonder why extraterrestrials stoped coming," mocked a user.

"Watters should get an award for wildest imaginary claim for a reason that if Trump does badly at the debate, it's not his own fault," penned a user.

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