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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