FBI and DoJ DO NOT believe Hunter Biden laptop part of Russian disinformation campaign
FBI and DOJ do not believe Hunter Biden laptop part of Russian disinformation campaign by Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner
Federal law enforcement agencies do not believe the contents on Hunter Biden’s laptop are part of a foreign election interference effort.
“1) FBI & DOJ concur w/ Ratcliffe that Hunter Biden’s laptop & the emails in question weren’t part of a Russian disinformation campaign,” Fox News producer Sean Langille tweeted Tuesday evening. “2) The FBI DOES have possession of the Hunter Biden laptop in question.” He said it was first reported by Fox News’s Justice Department producer Jake Gibson.
A federal law enforcement official confirmed the report with the Washington Examiner.
Separately, Langille tweeted that Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum “is told by a Federal Law Enforcement Official that the emails are ‘authentic.’ And that the laptop may have not been looked at right away when it was received.”
The laptop controversy, which Trump has signaled he plans to bring up during the final debate Thursday against Hunter Biden’s father, former Vice President Joe Biden, threatens to shake up an election contest that is now only two weeks away.
Since the release of some emails to the New York Post last week, many Democrats and former intelligence officials have speculated that the contents of the hard drive cannot be trusted.
“We’ve got to get the attorney general to act. He’s got to act. And he’s got to act fast. He’s got to appoint somebody. This is major corruption, and this has to be known about before the election,” President Trump said on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning.
The trove of emails and photos first published by the New York Post last week contained insights into Biden’s foreign business dealings, including one deal that seemed to imply a payoff to his father.