Ex-CIA Analyst Warns Intelligence Agencies Will Interfere In Election

Georgetown Professor and ex-CIA intelligence analyst Dr. John Gentry is warning that the overall politicization of the intelligence community and specifically diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts have become a “significant problem” and could lead to attempts at election interference in 2024.

“My guess is that the proverbial deep state within the intelligence community will reemerge because presumably a Republican candidate will again be seen as a threat to the internal policies that many intelligence people like,” Gentry told Fox News.

Gentry described the lead-up to the 2020 election as a clear attempt at election interference by the intelligence community in the way they handled the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.

In 2020, the CIA approved the publication of a letter that was signed by 51 former intelligence officials, many of whom had experience in Russia. It was an open letter written to discredit the laptop stating in part that the scandal had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

Gentry told Fox News that the downplaying of Hunter Biden’s laptop was political and was done in an attempt to help Joe Biden’s campaign.

Gentry recently authored the book “Neutering the CIA: Why US Intelligence Versus Trump Has Long-Term Consequences” in which he details how intelligence agencies have elevated left-wing politics and will do whatever they can to keep conservatives out of office.

“I long have thought we are likely to again see former intelligence officers be politically active against Trump or whomever the Republican presidential candidate is next year, and I expect leaking to resume,” Gentry said. “The activities of ‘formers’ have resumed already, a bit before I expected.”

He pointed to a recent article by retired CIA official Marc Polymeropoulos, the co-lead of the Hunter Biden laptop open letter and former FBI employee Asha Rangappa as proof of his theory.

In the article, the two former intelligence officials warn of the dangers of former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail.

“So, put all these things together, and I’m pretty confident that we’ll see a reemergence of activism,” Gentry said.