America received their first real October Surprise late last week, and the reverberations of the supposed bombshell are still echoing throughout the US political landscape today.
It was just days ago that emails, allegedly gleaned from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, were leaked to the press via the New York Post. The emails seemed to show that former Vice President Joe Biden was far more knowledgeable of his son’s international business deals than originally thought, but the mainstream media was hesitant to pick up on the story due to fears about its credibility.
Some, including House Rep. Adam Schiff, wrote the entire instance off as another but of Russian disinformation meant to behoove Donald Trump’s chances at reelection. It took only a few hours for John Ratcliffe, the Director of National Intelligence, to completely and utterly refute that claim, stating that there was no evidence whatsoever to support it.
In spite of Ratcliffe’s assertions, another bevy of intelligence experts are again attempting to discredit the story.
More than 50 former senior intelligence officials have signed on to a letteroutlining their belief that the recent disclosure of emails allegedly belonging to Joe Biden’s son “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
While the letter’s signatories presented no new evidence, they said their national security experience had made them “deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case” and cited several elements of the story that suggested the Kremlin’s hand at work.
“If we are right,” they added, “this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this.”
It was also revealed this week that Fox News originally passed on the story when it was presented to them by Rudy Giuliani, citing concerns about its credibility.
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