Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has a bone to pick with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam “Shifty” Schiff, concerning claims he recently made that the Hunter Biden laptop, which has become the biggest political story in the country over the last week, is somehow part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
According to Ratcliffe, this claim is totally bogus. But, hey, that hasn’t stopped Schiff from going on CNN and telling Wolf Blitzer otherwise.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe argued that leading Democrats and many commentators and media figures have no evidence to back them up during a Monday morning interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business. He also confirmed that the FBI is investigating the laptop of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son but said that the intelligence community was not involved because it was not related to Russian disinformation.
“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 Chairman Schiff or any other member of Congress that Hunter Biden’s laptop is part of some Russian disinformation campaign. It is simply not true,” Ratcliffe said Monday. “And this is exactly what I said I would stop when I became director of national intelligence, and that is people using the intelligence community to leverage some political narrative, and in this case, apparently Chairman Schiff wants anything against his preferred political candidate deemed as not real and is using or attempting to use the intelligence community to say there’s nothing to see here. Don’t drag the intelligence community into this. Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign.”
Ratcliffe’s comments come a few days after Schiff repeatedly declared to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the Hunter Biden laptop issue was a Russian disinformation plot.
“Well, we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin. … Clearly, the origins of this whole smear are from the Kremlin, and the president is only happy to have Kremlin help in trying to amplify it,” Schiff told Blitzer, going on to add, “I think we know who the driving force behind this smear has been all along, and it’s been the president and the Kremlin. The Kremlin has an obvious interest in denigrating Joe Biden. They want Donald Trump to win. … He’s been the gift that doesn’t stop giving for the Kremlin, so clearly, they want to help him, so they want to denigrate the vice president. The intelligence community has made that abundantly clear, and this particular smear, though, has also been acknowledged to come from the Kremlin, and there it is in the Oval Office, another wonderful propaganda coup for Vladimir Putin, seeing the president of the United States holding up a newspaper promoting Kremlin propaganda.”
“This is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign. The intelligence community has not been involved with Hunter Biden’s laptop. Hunter Biden is a U.S. person, and he would be subject to any investigation regarding fraud, or corruption would be rightfully the jurisdiction of the FBI. So, the FBI has had possession of this, and what I can say without commenting on any investigation that they may have in corruption or fraud — is to say that their investigation does not center around Russian disinformation, and the intelligence community is playing no role with respect to that,” the director responded. “Adam Schiff saying that this is part of some Russian disinformation campaign and that the IC has assessed that or believes that is simply not true, so I appreciate the opportunity to be able to tell the American people that that is the case.”
Folks, the left is totally rattled by the discoveries being made on this laptop. If these documents are authenticated, if they are legitimate, we have definitive proof that Joe Biden is lying through his teeth about his connection to Burisma Holdings.
These developments would prove that Biden abused his power as the vice president at that time by forcing Ukraine government officials to fire a prosecutor looking into a company his son worked for. It’s nepotism.
We don’t need a man like that in the White House.