Biden’s Former ‘Disinfo’ Czar Registers As Foreign Agent

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Former head of the Disinformation Governance Board at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Nina Jankowicz has registered as a foreign agent, records show.

Jankowicz submitted registration documents required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which show she now works for the UK-based Centre for Information Resilience. The documents register the specific foreign principle employing Jankowicz, the written agreement between the two parties and the reasons she is working for the foreign principal. It also includes basic information about the foreign principal and Jankowicz’s role there.

Jankowicz wrote on the form that she “supervises research, executes business strategy, oversees the establishment of CIR’s research, communicates with the media, and briefs individuals and officials on CIR’s research” in her role.  She began working with the Centre as a consultant in September of 2022 and will go until September of 2023, according to the documents.

The Centre describes itself on its website as “an independent, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to countering disinformation, exposing human rights abuses, and combating online behaviour harmful to women and minorities,” which appears in similar language on the letter of engagement in Jankowicz’s registration. The letter of engagement specifies the Centre works “frequently with UK government colleagues” on its areas of focus and receives UK government funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Offices.

Jankowicz held her position as ‘disinformation’ czar from late April until her resignation in early May when the Department of Homeland Security “paused” the board. After her resignation, Jankowicz slammed DHS, telling former CNN host Brian Stelter, “they weren’t able to defend me” and “just rolled over, to the critics, who had completely spun this narrative out of control based on absolutely nothing in reality.” (RELATED: Fauci Changes Tune: ‘Completely Open Mind’ About Lab Leak, Gives School Closure Warning)

It was discovered Jankowicz herself spread disinformation about the Hunter Biden laptop story, calling it a “Trump campaign product” on ABC News and amplifying a report claiming the laptop was a “Russian influence op” during the 2020 presidential campaign.

She expressed her belief at a speaking event in 2021 that Republicans are “disinformers” who are “engaged with disinformation for profit” on hot-button issues like Critical Race Theory. Her comments came 28 minutes into a speech and Q&A session held by the City Club of Cleveland at its October 2021 event titled “Disinformation and Democracy: Civic Discourse in the Digital Age.”

Additionally, she claimed Republicans funded the debunked Steele Dossier in a 2017 tweet and shared a false Clinton campaign allegation about former Trump adviser Carter Page working for the Kremlin. The dossier was compiled by opposition research group Fusion GPS, which received $1 million from a law firm working for the Clinton campaign and the DNC.

The contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop have been verified by The Daily Caller News Foundation and several large news outlets since the New York Post’s initial report.

In August, the DHS officially shuttered the board following a panel recommendation, the department announced in a press release.