Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe: No Russian Conspiracy in Biden Laptop Scandal
In presidential elections, there is often an “October Surprise” that operatives have for a long time and then drop right before the end of the election. So far, the big one this year has been the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. In and of itself, the scandal was huge, but Twitter and Facebook supercharged it by trying to censor the information even though it came from a highly reputable source at the New York Post. Once that started making Facebook and Twitter look bad, liberals moved from their 2nd favorite Boogeyman (“Fake news”) to their favorite (It’s the Russians!).
Well, earlier today, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said there is no evidence the Hunter Biden laptop is part of a Russian disinformation campaign. Ratcliffe, who criticized Adam Schiff for starting that rumor added,
“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.”
It’s worth noting that the FBI has supposedly had this laptop since 2019 and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is investigating it. The Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, Ron Johnson, is asking the FBI for clarification about this laptop as is Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa).
It appears the FBI had contents of hunter Bidens laptop since at least December 2019. What did they do to verify the info & take action? why has it taken so long to learn about it? If vp Biden lied about his interactions w hunters foreign business partners, Americans deserve 2kno
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) October 18, 2020
As we noted here previously, this is a HUGE story on a number of fronts,
Joe Biden also noted multiple times that he thought his son did nothing wrong at Burisma, he never talked to him about it and there were no conflicts of interest involved. We now know none of that is true. Not only did Joe Biden talk to his son Hunter about Burisma, Hunter also introduced his father to Burisma’s #3 executive Vadym Pozharskyi. Moreover, the FBI has had this information in hand since the impeachment hearings.
What we are potentially talking about here is the President of the United States using his position to help a foreign company that was paying his son a lot of money and lying about it publicly for years. In a saner world, that would be considered an immediate disqualified for the Presidency.