2nd Senior Intel Official Confirms Hunter Biden Laptop is the Real Deal
Another top U.S. intelligence official confirms to Fox News after DNI confirmation
A second senior U.S. intelligence official has confirmed that the bombshell files leaked from Hunter Biden's laptop are the real deal, according to reports.
The corroboration follows the confirmation of the hard drive's legitimacy from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe.
Ratcliffe was responding to claims that the leak was part of a "Russian disinformation campaign" during an interview on Fox Business.
The DNI told host Maria Bartiromo that claims Russia is behind the news about the laptop are false, despite attempts by Democrats and the media to insist otherwise.
“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, who 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,” Ratcliffe said.
“Let me be clear, the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that 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,” he continued.
The Russian claims are “simply not true,” DNI Ratcliffe added.
“Don’t drag the intelligence community into this,” Ratcliffe later stated.
“Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign and I think it’s clear the American people know that.”
In response to the segment, a senior U.S. intelligence reportedly official told Fox News: “Ratcliffe is 100% correct.
"There is no intelligence at this time to support Chairman Schiff’s statement that recent stories on Biden’s foreign business dealings are part of a smart campaign that ‘comes from the Kremlin.’
"Numerous foreign adversaries are seeking to influence American politics, policies, and media narratives.
"They don’t need any help from politicians who spread false information under the guise of intelligence.”
The president's son, Donald Trump Jr., was one of the first notable figures to weigh in on the new information, writing on Twitter: “It’s almost like Adam Schiff, the Dems & the media are all repeating false propaganda about ‘Russian disinfo’ w/ ZERO EVIDENCE, to hide Joe Biden’s corruption from the American people.”
It's almost like Adam Schiff, the Dems & the media are all repeating false propaganda about "Russian disinfo" w/ ZERO EVIDENCE, to hide Joe Biden's corruption from the American people.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 19, 2020
“Hunter Biden’s laptop is NOT part of some Russian disinformation campaign.” - @DNI_Ratcliffe pic.twitter.com/BTuDo5uQC9
The same senior official presumably gave The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis a nearly identical statement, saying: “Ratcliffe is 100% correct.
"There is no intelligence at this time to support Schiff’s statement that recent stories on the Biden’s foreign business dealings are part of a smear campaign that ‘comes from the Kremlin.’”
From a senior U.S. intel official I spoke with this morning: “Ratcliffe is 100% correct. There is no intelligence at this time to support Schiff’s statement that recent stories on the Biden’s foreign business dealings are part of a smear campaign that ‘comes from the Kremlin.’”— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 19, 2020
The remarks from Ratcliffe and the other senior U.S. intelligence official come in response to a series of bombshell New York Post reports last week that outlined emails that were allegedly found on a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden.
The first report from the New York Post was on an email that appeared to show that then-Vice President Joe Biden met with an executive from Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company where his son, Hunter Biden, served on the board.
The revelation is damaging for Joe Biden because he has repeatedly claimed that he did not speak with his son about his son’s overseas business dealings, the Daily Wire reported.
The veracity of one of several subsequent reports from the New York Post was confirmed by Fox News, which reported that the emails appeared “to outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm.”
“The Biden campaign and Hunter Biden have not disputed the authenticity of any of the emails from his purported laptop that have been published so far,” The Daily Caller reported.
“They have also not denied that Biden dropped off the laptop at a computer shop last year.”