Rep. Adam Schiff claimed last week (see video below) that the bombshell emails from a Hunter Biden laptop are ‘Russian disinformation’ and not real. This is an effort to control the narrative and to diffuse the scandal
that began with the release of emails found on a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden describing huge money grabs using his father’s position as Senator and Vice President.
The Director of National Intelligence came out today to debunk Rep. Schiff’s claim. DNI Chief John Ratcliffe said that the emails are authentic and not a case of ‘Russian disinformation’ as Schiff had asserted last week.
During an interview this morning on Mornings with Maria, DNI Chief Ratcliffe told Maria Bartiromo:
“It’s funny that some of the people who complain the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing the intelligence. Unfortunately, it is Adam Schiff who said the intelligence community believes the Hunter Biden laptop and emails on it are part of a Russian disinformation campaign.”
“Let me be clear: the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that. And we have shared no intelligence with Adam Schiff, or any member of Congress.”
.@DNI_Ratcliffe tells @MariaBartiromo The intelligence community does not think Hunter Biden‘s laptop is some kind of Russia disinformation because there’s no intelligence that support that. pic.twitter.com/scVOfmwQAJ
— The Dirty Truth (Josh) (@AKA_RealDirty) October 19, 2020
Sean Davis, co-founder of The Federalist tweets that after speaking with a senior US intel official, he can confirm Ratcliffe’s claim is “100% accurate.” He added that there is no intelligence to support Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff’s statement that the recent stories on Joe and Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings are part of a “smear campaign” coming from the Kremlin.
Rep. Schiff’s claim last week:
DNI Ratcliffe said today there is no evidence that the release of Hunter Biden’s emails is part of a Russian intelligence operation
Adam Schiff said on Friday “This whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 19, 2020
The effort to put up a smokescreen on the scandal about the laptop is just the tip of the iceberg.