Adam Schiff claims Hunter Biden emails are part of “Russian disinformation”, but DNI Radcliffe says that’s NOT true

Lying Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intel Committee, went on CNN on Friday and claimed that that entire Hunter Biden scandal is nothing but a Russian disinformation campaign:

BLITZER: Federal authorities, including the FBI, are investigating whether recently published emails that purport to deal — to detail, I should say, the business dealings of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, are connected to an ongoing Russian disinformation effort targeting the Biden campaign in the days leading up to the election.

Let’s discuss with the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Adam Schiff. Congressman, thanks so much for joining us.

Does it surprise you at all that this information Rudy Giuliani is peddling very well could be connected to some sort of Russian government disinformation campaign?

REP. ADAM SCHIFF (D-CA): Well, we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin. That’s been clear for well over a year now that they’ve been pushing this false narrative about the vice president and his son.

And, you know, the idea that the president, that the White House Counsel and others were made aware that Giuliani was being used by Russian intelligence and using Russian intelligence in the sense of meeting with an agent of the Kremlin and pushing out this Kremlin false narrative, the idea that they were knowing and still on the floor of the Senate during the impeachment trial, pushing this Kremlin narrative is pretty breathtaking.

But I guess at this point we can’t be shocked by anything this administration does, no matter how craven. But, clearly, the origins of this whole smear are from the Kremlin, and the president is only too happy to have Kremlin help and try to amplify it.

Schiff even claims that this is what the intelligence community believes:

BLITZER: It’s not like Rudy Giuliani is peddling this information in a vacuum, Congressman. Take a look at this picture of the president in the Oval Office holding up a copy of the New York Post touting this conspiracy theory. It’s made its way all the way to the commander in chief with a big smile on his face.

SCHIFF: Yes. Well, look, I think we know who the driving force behind this smear has been all along and it’s been the president and the Kremlin. The Kremlin has an obvious interest in denigrating Joe Biden. They want Donald Trump to win.

They recognize he’s a weak president. He’s been utterly unwilling to stand up to Putin and other autocrats. He has diminished NATO. He has criticized and weakened our alliance with our transatlantic partners. He’s been the gift that doesn’t stop giving for the Kremlin. So, clearly, they want to help him. So they want to denigrate the vice president. The Intelligence Community has made that abundantly clear.

And this particular smear though has also been acknowledge to come from the Kremlin, and there it is from the Oval Office, another wonderful propaganda coup from Vladimir Putin, seeing the president of the United States holding up a newspaper promoting Kremlin propaganda. It’s really incredible.

This morning, Maria Bartiromo had on DNI Radcliffe and asked him specifically about this charge, and here’s what he said:

Radcliffe all but calls Schiff a blatant liar. He said there is zero evidence that this has anything to do with a Russian disinformation campaign and his intel office has never given any such evidence to Schiff, because there is none.

While most of us understand this, I’m glad DNI Radcliffe put an official response on the record.

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