As Democrats scramble to quash a corruption scandal involving former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, more evidence is turning up that shows it’s anything but a “conspiracy theory.”
Fox News has obtained documents from the computer repair shop where Hunter Bidens’s laptop was dropped off that appear to show his signature, the outlet reported Tuesday.
Hunter Biden signature, FBI docs
Fox News reported Tuesday that the FBI indeed has Hunter Biden’s computer, which was reportedly turned over by a Delaware computer repairman last year, but not before he made a copy of its hard drive and sent it to Rudy Giuliani, President Donald’s Trump legal adviser.
The laptop contains damning emails published by the New York Post that reportedly show Joe Biden was intimately involved with his son’s business dealings. Democrats, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), have insisted without evidence that the emails are part of some kind of “Russian disinformation” effort, the Washington Examiner notes.
But evidence suggests there’s a simpler explanation. Fox News has obtained documents from the repair shop that appear to show Hunter Biden’s signature, although they didn’t verify it. “Aside from the signature, the paperwork notes [Hunter] Biden’s name in the ‘bill to’ section for a cost of $85,” Fox News reported.
There are also documents tracking how the FBI obtained the laptop, with a subpoena dated December 2019 calling on the shop’s owner to testify in court.
“One page shows what appears to be serial numbers for a laptop and hard drive taken into possession,” Fox reported.
FBI has laptop
The president’s Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, for his part, has dismissed the idea that the scandal is a Russian plot.
“Let me be clear: the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that,” Ratcliffe said, according to Fox News. “And we have shared no intelligence with Adam Schiff, or any member of Congress.”
The FBI has meanwhile appeared to confirm that the emails are legitimate, although the bureau said that it has “nothing to add at this time” to Ratcliffe’s statement, Fox News reported.
What is even more telling is that Joe Biden’s campaign hasn’t denied that the emails are real, either. “I don’t think anybody is saying they are inauthentic,” a campaign spokesperson told Fox News over the weekend.
Another Biden campaign spokesman, Andrew Bates, said: “Investigations by the press, during impeachment, and even by two Republican-led Senate committees whose work was decried as ‘not legitimate’ and political by a GOP colleague have all reached the same conclusion: That Joe Biden carried out official U.S. policy toward Ukraine and engaged in no wrongdoing.”