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Politics FBI and DOJ do not believe Hunter Biden laptop part of Russian disinformation campaign

02:20  21 october  2020
02:20  21 october  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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Schiff also claimed the Hunter Biden emails were a Russian disinformation scandal. ONE senior federal law enforcement official says: 1-The FBI and DOJ concur with DNI Ratcliffe’s assessment that Hunter Biden ’s laptop and emails in question were not part of a Russian disinformation campaign .

Ratcliffe said any investigation of Hunter Biden ’s alleged wrongdoing would not be under his jurisdiction but that of the FBI and not the intelligence Biden Campaign Manager Warns Race Will 'Come Down to the Wire'. Ratcliffe: Hunter Biden Laptop Not Part of Russian Disinformation .

Government officials across multiple agencies do not believe the contents on Hunter Biden's laptop are part of a foreign election interference effort.

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"1) FBI & DOJ concur w/ Ratcliffe that Hunter Biden's laptop & the emails in question weren't part of a Russian disinformation campaign," Fox News producer Sean Langille tweeted Tuesday evening. "2) The FBI DOES have possession of the Hunter Biden laptop in question." He said it was first reported by Fox News's Justice Department producer Jake Gibson.

A federal law enforcement official confirmed the report with the Washington Examiner.

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“ Hunter Biden ’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign ,” Ratcliffe said. “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,” he

Asked if the laptop was part of Russian disinformation , Ratcliffe replied: 'Let me be clear: the intelligence community doesn't believe that However the email did not state that the two actually met, and the Biden campaign responded that 'we have reviewed Joe Biden 's official schedules from

Since the release of some emails to the New York Post last week, many Democrats and former intelligence officials have speculated that the contents of the hard drive cannot be trusted.

"We’ve got to get the attorney general to act. He’s got to act. And he’s got to act fast. He’s got to appoint somebody. This is major corruption, and this has to be known about before the election," President Trump said on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning.

The trove of emails and photos first published by the New York Post last week contained insights into Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings, including one deal that seemed to imply a pay-off to his father.

The reporting includes an email that purportedly talks about the younger Biden setting up a meeting between a senior official at the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, where he worked, and his father while the elder Biden was vice president. The Biden campaign has denied that such a meeting took place based on "Biden’s official schedules from the time" but only as it was described in the New York Post.

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The Director of National Intelligence made it clear that the Hunter Biden laptop scandal is not part of some “ Russian disinformation campaign .” John Ratcliffe also slammed Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and others who attempt to use the intelligence community for political gain

Hunter Biden ’s laptop is a disaster for the entire Biden family, but especially for his father, Joe. It is now a proven fact, and cannot be denied, that all of Giuliani and Bannon have pushed back against claims by Democrats that this could be a disinformation campaign , with Giuliani even claiming this

So far, neither the Biden campaign nor Hunter Biden has denied any other element of the emails story, though the elder Biden has called it part of a "smear campaign." The FBI is reportedly investigating if the Hunter Biden emails stories are tied to a Russian disinformation effort, but Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said on Monday that he didn't believe the news related to the laptop and emails are connected to the Kremlin.

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Original Author: Joseph Simonson

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Questions Joe Biden Hasn't Yet Answered About Hunter Biden Controversy .
With less than two weeks remaining until Election Day, several questions remain about Joe Biden's alleged involvement in his son's overseas business dealings.During Thursday's final presidential debate, Joe Biden continued his blanket denials of any wrongdoing, supported by a Republican-led corruption investigation that concluded last month. According to the report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Committee on Finance, there was no evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden in connection to his son's business dealings while the elder Biden served as vice president.

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