On Tuesday, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle” and discussed the disclosures in the Twitter files about Hunter Biden and his laptop.
Ratcliffe recalls how he distinctly rebutted claims that the laptop story was part of a Russian misinformation scandal, but rather that there was “essentially a disinformation campaign on behalf of Joe Biden that involved many people,” and “a suppression of that truth and amplification of a lie that it was Russian disinformation.”
He said, “The New York Post broke that story, but I was the one that verified it. I was the one that said, no, despite what a lot of former intelligence officials are saying and Democratic officials like Adam Schiff are saying, it’s not Russian disinformation.”
Ratcliffe continued, “Unfortunately, what we’ve seen and some of what’s now been talked about in the Twitter files is that there was a suppression, essentially a disinformation campaign on behalf of Joe Biden that involved many people, and as a result, some of that information was suppressed from the American voters, even though, as you correctly point out, Jason, that, as the voice of the intelligence people — or as the voice of the intelligence community, I said that this was not Russian disinformation and yet, there was a suppression of that truth and amplification of a lie that it was Russian disinformation.”
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How about that….a suppression of the truth and amplification of a lie. It’s almost like former President Donald Trump and his supporters have been right all along. Yet we were called every name in the book and painted as crazies and conspiracy theorists. So are we still conspiracy theorists if the theory is true? Asking for a friend…