On October 20, Fox News producer Jake Gibson tweeted that a senior Federal Law enforcement official told them that the FBI and Department of Justice agree with the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe assessment that the Hunter Biden laptop and emails were not part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
Another Fox News producer Seab Langille also tweeted out the news.
Gibson also wrote that the FBI does in fact have possession of the laptop in question and its contents.
Yesterday, John Ratcliffe said in an interview that there is no evidence tying the case of the Hunter Biden laptop and its contents to Russian disinformation.
In response to Adam Schiff and media pundits, Ratcliffe said “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.”
Clarifying that no intelligence information has been shared with any member of Congress on the issue:
“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.”
Over the weekend on Friday, Democrat Adam Schiff described the emails as being part of a smear “from the Kremlin”. On CNN he said, “We know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,”.
Several media outlets have outright ignored the story and what the emails reveal. While tech companies such as Twitter and Facebook have censored and suppressed the New York Post bombshell original story.
The first set of emails released by the Post revealed that Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden introduced his father while he was Vice President of the U.S. to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian government officials into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the energy company.
The released email reads, “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,”.
In the past when Joe Biden has been asked about his son’s ties to Burisma, Biden claimed that he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings”.
Less than eight months after Pozharski sent the email thanking Hunter Biden for the introduction to his father Joe Biden, the then Vice President to U.S. President Barack Obama pressured the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to fire the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin who was investigating Burisma Holdings by threatening to withhold a $1 billion U.S. loan guarantee, during a 2015 December trip to Kiev.
At the 2018 Council of Foreign Relations, Joe Biden spoke about the incident saying “I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,”
UPDATE: CBS News has also confirmed with officials that the “FBI & DOJ concur with DNI Ratcliffe’s assessment that Hunter Biden’s laptop and the emails in question were not part of a Russian disinformation campaign.”