Fact Check on Biden’s Russian Claim Over Hunter


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During Thursday night’s final presidential debate, Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s serial lying problem again reared its head. Biden claimed that New York City’s… former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is being “fed information” from Russia “that is not true.”

When he said this, Biden referred to the emails and photos found on his son, Hunter Biden’s laptop.

The fact check results show that his statement was indeed false.

“We are in a situation where we have foreign countries trying to interfere in the outcome of the election,” Biden said during the final presidential debate. “His national security advisor told him that what is happening with his buddy — well, I won’t, I shouldn’t get, well I will — his buddy, Rudy Giuliani, he’s being used as a Russian pawn. He’s being fed information that is Russian that is not true.”

Reports were made that National Security Advisor Robert O’Brian had warned Giuliani that he was the target of a “Russian influence operation” in 2019. Still, the claims were based on anonymous sources and have not been verified.

Current Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, has said that Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign.

“It is funny that some of the people that complain the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing intelligence,” Ratcliffe said. “And, unfortunately, in this case, it is Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who, as you pointed out, said on Friday the intelligence community believes that Hunter Biden’s laptop and the emails on it are part of some Russian disinformation campaign.”

He added, “Let me be clear: The intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that. We have shared no intelligence with chairman Adam Schiff or any other member of Congress that Hunter Biden’s laptop is part of some Russian disinformation campaign. It’s simply not true.”

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