Last week Rep. Adam Schiff claimed the Hunter Biden story reported by the NY Post was part of a Russian disinformation operation. “We know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,” Schiff claimed on CNN. But DNI John Ratcliffe responded to that allegation saying it wasn’t true. He told Fox Business, “Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign.” And so, at the start of this week, it seemed we were right back to the days of the Nunes memo and the Schiff memo (and we all know how that worked out).
Tuesday afternoon, Fox News producer Sean Langille reported on Twitter that a “senior federal law enforcement official” told another Fox producer that both the FBI and DOJ agree with DNI Ratcliffe, i.e. the Hunter Biden laptop is not part of a Russian disinformation campaign:
#BREAKING: A senior federal law enforcement official tells @JakeBGibson
1) FBI & DOJ concur w/ Ratcliffe that Hunter Biden's laptop & the emails in question weren't part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
2) The FBI DOES have possession of the Hunter Biden laptop in question.
— Sean Langille (@SeanLangille) October 20, 2020