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Intelligence chief: Russians not behind Hunter Biden story

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/19/20, 05:21 pm

WASHINGTON—Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, on Friday accused Russian intelligence of generating corruption allegations against Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. “We know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,” he told CNN. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, a former Texas GOP congressman, on Monday denied the claim: “The intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that.”

Where did the allegations come from? Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, cited emails between Hunter Biden and Ukrainian and Chinese businessmen that he said came from a laptop the younger Biden left in a repair shop. The shop’s owner reportedly gave the device to Giuliani’s lawyer. The FBI is investigating the origin and veracity of the emails.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Harvest Prude’s report in The Stew on the House’s attempt to impeach President Donald Trump over connections with Ukraine.

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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • Cyborg3's picture
    Posted: Mon, 10/19/2020 07:46 pm

    This is an important article for it shows that Joe Biden and his family have been gaining financially from their "public service" going back years if you read the emails from Hunter Biden's laptop. The corruption includes them getting paid off by government officials in Ukraine, Russia, China and many other countries. The most serious is the collusion with China our adversary. Biden should not be elected as president for corruption would reign!

  • Leeper
    Posted: Tue, 10/20/2020 07:17 am

    More distractions from the truth by Biden supporters shown for what they are. (LIES)

  • WA
    Posted: Tue, 10/20/2020 02:50 pm

    Once again, the projections and allegations by the former vice president of supposed misdeeds by the current President are revealed to have been the actual misdeeds of the former vice president, and Congressman Schiff dutifully attempts to sweep the matter under the rug and protect his party's candidate from exposure to the light of truth.

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Tue, 10/20/2020 03:03 pm

    "The FBI is investigating the origin and veracity of the emails."

    I read somewhere that the FBI has had the laptop since January 2020. If so, why are they just now looking into it? 

  • JerryM
    Posted: Tue, 10/20/2020 04:56 pm

    Yes, something again seems amiss about FBI involvement.  I understand a letter was sent from the senate to the FBI asking questions about this whole affair.  How possible is it that they will stall on replying before the elections?  

  • JerryM
    Posted: Tue, 10/20/2020 05:05 pm

    The other big story here is how the MSM and Big Tech, on every turn, are so dutifully running interference for the Biden campaign.  Some of the actions/coverage/spin is unbelievable.  There is a sense of desperation about keeping Trump out of the White House.  

  •  Xion's picture
    Posted: Tue, 10/20/2020 06:28 pm

    The good news (and bad news) is that the deep corruption in Washington is plain for everyone to see.  The people calling it disinformation are themselves spreading disinformation. 

    The head of the Intelligence committee (Schiff) and the former Director of the CIA (Brennen) and the former Director of National Intelligence (Clapper) are all lying according to the current Director of National Intelligence (Ratcliffe).   The FBI got the laptop in December of 2019, during the impeachment hearings and did nothing for nearly a year.

    People on the email chain have been contacted and verified that the emails were real.  A business partner of Hunter Biden who is under indictment has corroborated some of the emails.  The receipt from the computer store has Hunter Biden's signature.  Hunter Biden's lawyers have asked for the laptop back.  It is clear that this is real and not Russian disinformation, yet nearly all of the media are either censoring the story or spreading disinformation.  Apparently the chief role of the media is to spread lies.

    Perhaps the bigger picture is that the prince of the power of the air is meddling with the airwaves.

    Posted: Wed, 10/21/2020 06:32 am

    Whatever the Dems are saying someone else is doing, it means the opposite. The Russians prefer Dems running (ruining) the U.S. 

    Posted: Wed, 10/21/2020 06:37 am

    Are people so addicted to twitter and facebook that they can't stop using these social media?