US investigating if emails connected to Russia disinformation against Biden

US investigating if emails connected to Russia disinformation against Biden


US authorities are investigating whether recently published emails that purport to detail the business dealings of Joe Biden’s son in Ukraine and China are connected to an ongoing Russian disinformation effort targeting the former vice president’s campaign, a US official and a congressional source briefed on the matter said. The conservative-leaning New York Post claimed in a series of articles this week that it obtained “smoking-gun” emails about Hunter Biden and his dealings in Ukraine. CNN has not determined the authenticity of the emails. President Donald Trump and his allies have used this topic to smear the Bidens over the past year and seized on the recent articles to attack Biden in the final weeks of the presidential election. The specific new allegations touch on the same topics as the Kremlin’s ongoing disinformation campaign against the Bidens, which the US intelligence community said this summer was intended to weaken Biden’s candidacy against Trump. The FBI is leading the investigation, the official and congressional source said. NBC was first to report the inquiry. The probe is part of a larger investigation into Russian disinformation that dates back to before the impeachment inquiry last fall. The alleged disinformation campaign is aimed at tying the former vice president to his son’s dealings with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, according to US officials familiar with the matter. The New York Post says it obtained the emails through two Trump confidants: His personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon. Giuliani has openly coordinated with a known Russian agent to promote disinformation about the Bidens. The Washington Post reported Thursday the White House, and Trump personally, were warned in 2019 that Giuliani “was being used to feed Russian misinformation” to the President. Separately, Bannon was recently charged by the Justice Department with orchestrating a million-dollar fraud scheme and accused of deceiving thousands of donors to his nonprofit. In a Fox News interview Friday, Giuliani said Trump never mentioned the warning to him and that he hasn’t been told by US intelligence officials that he is peddling Russian disinformation. #hunterbiden #CNN #News

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  1. YOU LAME STUPID MEDIA ALWAYS COVERING FOR A DEMOCRAT! BUT THIS TIME THERE IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO GET SOME SUPENAS AND INVESTIGATE BIDEN AND HIS SON WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED IN 2019 WHEN HUNTER'S HARD DRIVE WAS GIVEN TO THE FBI LAST YEAR. SO THE FBI IS CORRUPT TOO NOW WE HAVE ANOTHER SOURCE THE CEO WHO WORKED FOR BIDEN INC HAS BROUGHT DOCUMENTATION ON MONEY LAUNDERING. IT WILL BE PERFECT TO SEE THESE AND OTHER PEOPLE GO TO JAIL

  2. 3:07 Sometimes, body language is so loud it screams: the words can be disregarded. Where was CNN's fact check before spewing this?
    This smear attempt went on for more than five minutes — with no challenge from the "journalist." It is time for CNN to fade away. Democrats do what they accuse Republicans of. Democrats have lost credibility.
    The Democrats' "candidate" for President is a straw man they would sweep out of the way at the earliest opportunity. Harris would be next, for what could be a shorter time. Who would be in the succession after Pelosi crumbled under the weight of the job?
    If you want to vote for the Democratic "candidate" who is on being put on display (when he is not in his basement), ask yourself: Who would actually become President after three Democratic office holders were removed by June 2021?

  3. Couple days after this went up…the head of the FBI and others confirm this is nothing to do with RUSSIA… NO UPDATE CNN…..the knly disinformation Campaign is this TV station. My God
    Even if this ends up being wrong. Your job is to cover the news….what a joke… you think we won't remember this……

  4. LOL!!! Really??? Have some dignity CNN. The laptop situation and your lack of reporting it has buried you. Your numbers will continue to dwindle.

    Let Zucker know we see right through him.

  5. Information isn’t “disinformation” simply because you don’t like it. What is actually “disinformation” is this completely unsubstantiated conspiracy CNN is pedaling that Russia had any involvement. What a farce.

  6. if several people , including many the Bindens, Including Joe, do not go to prison it shows how corrupt the systems is This con not be faked to this extent. Plus all the major news outlets are censoring the story. This is the end of our democracy if Biden win.

  7. Media accuses Trump including with Russia the Democrats impeached them over investigating corruption in the third most corrupt country in the world Ukraine there's proof of Biden family corruption in the media says it's Russia's information so this mean us Western media is colluding with Russia

  8. Russia is laughing their asses off At the corruption in our Government & Media & Tech Laptop is Hunters per FBI They are lying as always New York post & FBI computer is Hunters Shciffs need to be arrested Only ones being used is the American People they think everyone stupid The Partner has given statements & phones & computers to the corrupt shit on J Bidden & hunter and other only RUSSIA is the swamp monsters in Washington

  9. Cnn congratulations your constant lies has stolen an election. We know for a fact that Russian collusion came from Hillary and obama setting up Trump with a fake dossier to get warrant to spy on Trump. Fact. Then like some great lying white knight Biden calls laptop with proof of Biden's involvement with Russia. Then on national tv Biden calls laptop russian disinformation. Hunter Biden left laptop at repair shop as an act of sabotaging is own father because of how corrupt he is. Using his son as a bag man for corrupt cash. Biden says check my tax returns. No illicit money there. Like someone would believe that if he received illegal money he would put it on tax return. Cnn u helped steal an election and break america once and for all. America wouldnt spell check for capitalization. Type in Soros and it captilizes. Thanks you tube as well. You are complicent

  10. Biden is a corrupt devil. Democrats want to steal, replace the victory of Donald trump in the presidential election. The people of the United States let us support our President trump, and will not allow the Democrats to substitute the results of the election. Biden you are the most pathetic, shameful candidate. Long live Donald trump.

  11. Why is CNN ignoring the evidence that was provided to the FBI that is now public knowledge? Is CNN not concerned that Democrats may very well be involved in massive corruption in Ukraine and China? Has CNN become only the propaganda voice of the Corrupt Democrat Party?

  12. These lies by you and others and shift, are the reason you have 70 million plus Americans who don’t believe Biden is President. When this country falls to violence and mayhem you should take a good portion of blame. Why does cnn give airtime to a proven liar?

  13. The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), John Ratcliffe, held an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Oct 19th. DNI dismissed Adam Schiff's claim that Hunter Biden's laptop is part of a Russian disinformation campaign. Adam Schiff, who is the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, still has not recanted his claim even after the DNI assessment. Only Fox News is reporting the DNI findings, while the rest of the MSM have refused to report on the findings.

  14. Russia hahaha.. We Chinese got baba, wechat, alipay, Fortnite, tictok even a military base in the middle of the ocean and you guys still think about Russia. Great! keep going….

  15. Old Joe has been a criminal so long that people dismiss his criminal activity as: "It's just Old Joe being Old Joe!" Handing him the top seat in the land, that should scare the sh!t out of people!

  16. Common FBI, do your job. What about Hillary Clinton? Hillary Clinton committed treason against America. What about George Busch and Dick Cheney? They also committed serious treason against America and are responsible for world mass killing. What about Joe Biden? When will you guys, FBI, which is one of the two institutions that are supposed to stand without fear protecting our country, will do your job? Is it that the FBI is afraid of acting?

  17. the CIA and FBI already concluded that they are real and the fact that hunter bidens lawyer went to the shop to get the lap top proves its real an valid if he had gotten it they would have been what lap top they can hide this for long like they cant hide that joe biden had Ukrainian prosecutor fired for investigation hunter biden ties to mob

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