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Det finnes ikke etterretning som tilsier at Hunter Bidens datamaskin eller e-postene i den har noenting med en russisk kampanje for desinformasjon å gjøre, sier USAs etterretningssjef John Ratcliffe i et intervju med Fox News mandag.

Ratcliffe motsier dermed lederen for etterretningskomiteen i Representantenes hus, Adam Schiff, som har kommet med denne anklagen.

“It’s funny that some of the people who complain the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing the intelligence,” Ratcliffe said. “Unfortunately, it is Adam Schiff who said the intelligence community believes the Hunter Biden laptop and emails on it are part of a Russian disinformation campaign.”

He added: “Let me be clear: the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that. And we have shared no intelligence with Adam Schiff, or any member of Congress.”

Ratcliffe went on to say that it is “simply not true.”

FBIs etterforskning dreier seg da heller ikke om russisk desinformasjon, sier Ratcliffe, som beskylder Schiff for å lyve:

“In this case, Adam Schiff saying this is part of a disinformation campaign and that the intelligence community has assessed and believes that — that is simply not true,” he said.

Jeg tror alle nå vet at fortellingen om samrøre mellom Trump-leiren og Russland ble skapt på initiativ fra Hillary Clinton, sier Ratcliffe i intervjuet.