DNI Confirms Hunter Biden Laptop Leak ‘NOT Russian Disinformation’
John Ratcliffe quashes Adam Schiff's claims laptop is from the Kremlin
Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, has confirmed that Hunter Biden's laptop leak was not part of a Russian disinformation campaign, despite the leftist media's claims.
Ratcliffe was pressed by Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo about Adam Schiff's claims that the laptop story was part of Russian disinformation.
Schiff had repeated similar false claims during the Russian investigation, which was later debunked.
“Is this Russian disinformation, director?” Bartiromo asked.
“So, Maria, it’s funny that some of the people that complained the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing intelligence and unfortunately, in this case, it is Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee."
"As you pointed out on Friday, said that the intelligence community believes that Hunter Biden’s laptop and e-mails on it are part of some Russian disinformation campaign,” he continued.
“Let me be clear; the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports and we shared no intelligence with chairman Schiff or any other member of Congress that Hunter Biden’s laptop is part of some Russian disinformation campaign."
“It’s simply not true.”
Adam Schiff said in response to the Post story:
“We know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin," Schiff said on CNN, completely unchallenged by host Wolf Blitzer.
"That's been clear for well over a year now that they've been pushing this false narrative about this vice president and his son.”
Trump drew attention to the new revelations from the Post, which prompted Schiff to respond:
“The origins of this whole smear are from the Kremlin, and the president is only too happy to have Kremlin help in trying to amplify it,” he said Friday on CNN.
One of the emails leaked from Hunter Biden's hard drive has been corroborated by one of the individuals involved in the conversation,
The email refers to a payout for "the big guy," who is former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a source.
The email includes discussing “remuneration packages” for six people involved in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm.
In the email, Hunter Biden appears to be identified as “Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,” in an apparent reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.
Hunter Biden's hard drive contents were provided by a computer store owner who copied data from his laptop after he sought repairs.
The store owner says a customer dropped off a damaged laptop for repair in April 2019 that contained the trove of material.