FBI has ‘nothing to add’ to DNI statement that says Biden laptop case is not Russian disinformation
FBI spokesperson, agent Jill C. Tyson, sent a letter to Senate Intel chair Ron Johnson (R-WI) saying the FBI has nothing to add to John Ratcliffe’s statement that the exposure of Hunter Biden’s laptop does not appear to be part of a Russian disinformation operation.
“If actionable intelligence is developed, the FBI in consultation with the Intelligence Community will evaluate the need to provide defensive briefings to you and the Committee pursuant to the established notification framework,” said the letter according to the Washington Post.
Tyson was responding to demands from Johnson that the FBI provide a briefing to Congress if they thought the Biden material was a part of a Russian intelligence operation.
While the letter doesn’t specifically add insight to the laptop discovery, it also seems to distance itself from the line pushed by the Biden campaign that the FBI thinks it’s part of an active counterintelligence action by Russia, lending weight to the credibility of those publishing materials.
“Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign,” DNI John Ratcliffe told Fox News on Monday.
Biden recently tried to claim that he was innocent of new corruption charges by citing former Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, now a U.S. Senator who serves on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, as saying the charges are false.
“Even the man who served with him on that committee … the former nominee for the Republican Party, said there’s no basis to this. And the vast majority of the intelligence people have come out and said there’s no basis at all. Ron should be ashamed of himself,” Biden said in regard to GOP Sens. Mitt Romney and Ron Johnson.
To be fair, Romney was speaking in relation to a Senate inquiry before the emails on Hunter Biden’s laptop became public.
In fact, Romney has notably remained mostly silent recently except for a twitter post blaming the divided country on everyone but himself.
My thoughts on the current state of our politics: pic.twitter.com/oYY4zlX6ZP— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 13, 2020
While obviously there is a lot of blame to go around, the anger Romney cites is a symptom of the frustration ordinary Americans feel about a system that makes guys like Romney and Biden rich, while the rest of us are forced to pick up the bill for them and their families.
It’s bad enough we have to pick up the tab for politicians. But now they want us to pay for their families, too?
Yes, Mitt, people are angry. They have very good reasons to be angry right now.
The fact that Hunter Biden doesn’t have to explain his actions in a case that would send the rest of us to jail just adds to the frustration of people who watch the Clintons, the Bushes, the Epsteins, the Romneys, the Comeys, the Strzoks, the Brennans, et al. benefit from a corrupt system, gamed by insiders to avoid accountability.
And yeah Mitt, that includes you.
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