During a House Intelligence Committee hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray declined to state whether he believed the Hunter Biden laptop story was “disinformation,” despite several reports confirming its authenticity.
Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) asked Wray if he thought the story was disinformation, to which he replied, “there is an ongoing investigation that is relevant to that, so I have to be careful on what I can share on that here.”
Stefanik asked the same question again, and Wray stated that he could not share anything on the subject in an open setting. Several Democrats claimed the story was Russian disinformation when the New York Post first broke the story in October 2020. Facebook and Twitter also suppressed the story.
However, multiple reports have confirmed that the laptop and its contents were real.
FBI Director Christopher Wray did not confirm whether he believed the Hunter Biden laptop story was disinformation. Democrats claimed the story was Russian disinformation when it first broke.
Facebook and Twitter suppressed the story. Multiple reports have confirmed the authenticity of the laptop and its contents.
FBI Agent Elvis Chan reached out to Twitter’s head of trust and safety Yoel Roth just hours before the New York Post published its first story on the laptop on October 14, 2020.
The refusal of FBI Director Christopher Wray to confirm the authenticity of the Hunter Biden laptop story is concerning. Despite multiple reports confirming the laptop and its contents were real, Wray was unable to confirm his personal beliefs during a House Intelligence Committee hearing.
This behavior is unacceptable, and the American people deserve answers. It is also concerning that the story was suppressed by Facebook and Twitter, and Democrats claimed it was Russian disinformation when it first broke.
The FBI’s pressure on Twitter to suppress the story by warning it could be part of a Russian “hack and leak” operation is also worrisome.
It is essential that law enforcement agencies remain impartial and transparent to uphold trust in the democratic process.