During the final presidential debate, Democratic candidate Joe Biden was asked about his son Hunter’s infamous laptop and damning emails allegedly sent between Hunter Biden and Biden family business associates.
The former Vice President claimed that the laptop story, broken by the New York Post, is evidence of a “Russian plant”, citing claims made by former intelligence officials, including former CIA Director John Brennan and former DNI James Clapper, two of the most prominent purveyors of the Trump-Russia collusion narrative which was discredited via the multi-year Mueller Investigation and the subsequent Mueller Report.
Though Biden claimed to have former intelligence officials on his side pertaining to this story, some of the officials who have backed Biden publicly have been exposed over the last several years as partisan actors with an agenda.
While Biden and his allies maintain that narrative, current DNI John Ratcliffe refuted this claim. Ratcliffe’s comments were reported by CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge.
#Election2020 Trump appointee, @DNI_Ratcliffe on claims the Hunter Biden laptop is part of a Russian disinformation campaign, “we have shared no intelligence with Chairman Schiff, or any other member of congress, that Hunter Biden’s laptop is part of some disinformation campaign.
It’s simply not true.” + “…the FBI has had possession of this. What I can say, without commenting on any investigation that they may have into corruption or fraud, is to say that their investigation does not center around Russian disinformation + the intelligence community is
playing no role with respect to that.”
Originally tweeted by Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) on October 19, 2020.
The “laptop from hell”, as described by President Trump during the last debate, has been in the possession of the FBI. Each piece of evidence of Biden family corruption that is found will continue to widen the already massive hole in the “Russian disinformation” narrative, and may have serious implications in the fast approaching 2020 Presidential Election.