During an interview with Fox News on Monday, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe confirmed that the bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story is not a Russian disinformation story like Democrats are trying to say.
The comments from Ratcliffe came in response to a question from Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo who asked about claims made by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.
“Is this Russian disinformation, director?” Bartiromo asked.
Ratcliffe replied, “So, Maria it’s funny that some of the people that complained the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing intelligence and unfortunately in this case, it is Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who as you pointed out on Friday said that the intelligence community believes that Hunter Biden’s laptop and e-mails on it are part of some Russian disinformation campaign.”
“Let me be clear, the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that and we shared no intelligence with chairman Schiff or any other member of Congress that Hunter Biden’s laptop is part of some Russian disinformation campaign,” he added. “It’s simply not true.”
Ratcliffe continued, saying that Schiff “wants anything against his preferred political candidate to be deemed as not real and is using the intelligence community, or attempting to use the intelligence community, to say there’s nothing to see here.”
“Don’t drag the intelligence community into this,” Ratcliffe added. “Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign and I think it’s clear the American people know that.”
The situation surrounding the Biden’s continues to get worse. On Sunday, Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii Derkach revealed that a second laptop connected to Hunter Biden had been seized by Ukrainian law enforcement.
The laptop allegedly belonged to a business contact connected with Hunter Biden.
The Daily Mail reported:
A Ukrainian lawmaker has claimed a second laptop belonging to Hunter Biden’s business contacts in the country has been seized by law enforcement there.
Andrii Derkach posted to Facebook on Friday to say there is a ‘second laptop’ involving evidence of corruption and connected to the Bidens, The Daily Beast reports.
Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, has said foreign sources did not provide the Hunter Biden emails first reported last week. He says a laptop containing the correspondence and intimate photos was simply abandoned in a Delaware repair shop and the shop owner reached out to Giuliani’s lawyer.
Derkach is one of Giuliani’s principal contacts and was mentioned in an August intelligence assessment that described a concerted Russian effort to disparage Biden. A Treasury Department sanction announcement from last month characterized Derkach as an ‘active Russian agent for over a decade.’
Now he claims to know of a second laptop, used by ‘two representatives for the interests of [Burisma founder Mykola] Zlochevsky.’ Hunter served on the board of directors at Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
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