The former Vice President’s son’s controversial emails and pictures were confirmed to be “authentic.”
The FBI and DOJ agreed with the assessment of Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, that the emails and pictures retrieved from Hunter Biden’s laptop were not part of the Russian disinformation campaign.
This dismisses the earlier claims that these emails and pictures were just part of the Russian disinformation campaign.
Yikes! So you mean to tell me that all of those "journalists" shouting "Russian disinformation!" with zero evidence, were actually the ones spreading disinformation about Hunter Biden's laptop this entire time? https://t.co/cfaCNEkMhb
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 20, 2020
The emails and pictures were NOT part of the Russian disinformation
On Tuesday, the senior federal officials informed Fox News that the bureau has the computer in their possession. Said computer was allegedly owned by Hunter Biden and contains emails that could implicate Joe Biden due to his son’s international business dealings while still sitting as a Vice President.
Giuliani provided the contents of the said laptop to the New York Post, which then reported the story that sent political shockwaves on social media platforms.
The emails purportedly show business ties between former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. The documents show how the younger Biden is seeking to cash in on Joe Biden’s former position as Vice President with his dealings with Ukraine and China.
There were also reports from insiders, which states that the FBI and the DOJ have already concurred with the assessment of the National Intelligence on Monday, which displays the lack of evidence to support that these files were part of Russian disinformation.
The statement made by John Ratcliffe of the Director of National Intelligence shut down the accusations of Adam Schiff, the Democratic House Intel Chair. Schiff previously alleged that said documents were just a “smear” on Joe Biden and that it “comes from the Kremlin.”
Ratcliffe was also quoted saying, “It’s funny that some of the people that complain the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing the intelligence,”
Other than the confirmation that said emails and pictures were not part of the Russian disinformation scheme, law enforcement sources also confirmed that these emails in question were real.
One of the communications includes an email from Vadym Pozharskyi thanking Hunter Biden for giving him the opportunity to meet his father.
However, the FBI declined to answer the question of whether they are examining the said laptop and its contents.
President Trump: ‘This is major corruption and this has to be known about before the election,’
In a letter sent by the FBI to the Republican chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, they said that the bureau would not be commenting on the remarks made by John Ratcliffe.
The bureau stated, ‘Regarding the subject of your letter, we have nothing to add at this time to the October 19th public statement by the Director of National Intelligence about the available actionable intelligence,’
They further stated that if there are actionable intelligence developed, the FBI, in careful deliberation with the Intelligence Community, will assess if there is a need to give defensive briefings in pursuance of the established notification framework.
This statement by the bureau was made hours after President Trump asked the Attorney General Bill Barr to “act fast” and designate a special counsel that will probe Joe Biden, his Democratic rival, prior to Election Day.
It comes hours after President Trump demanded that Attorney General Bill Barr ‘act fast’ and appoint a special counsel to probe his Democratic rival before Election Day.
President Trump also stated that Bill Barr must appoint a person who would probe Hunter Biden’s laptop, which has been a heated discussion in the past few days and a repeated subject of Trump attacks.
The President further stated that ‘This is major corruption and this has to be known about before the election,’