President Trump on Tuesday urged Attorney General William Barr to investigate the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and release his findings before Election Day.
"This is major corruption and this has to be known about before the election," said Trump in an interview on "Fox & Friends." "We have got to get the attorney general to act. He’s got to act and he’s got to act fast, he's got to appoint somebody" the president added.
When asked how his campaign is going, he replied "It's just going very well," adding of Biden: "I think he’s imploding, you look at all that corruption in his family, tremendous corruption."
Hunter Biden dropped three MacBook computers off at a Delaware computer repair shop in April of 2019, signed a work order for 'data recovery,' and then never picked them up after the owner says he tried to contact the former Vice President's son. Contained within Hunter Biden's emails is evidence that Joe Biden was involved in leveraging his office in pay-for-play favors, including with Ukrainian energy giant Burisma - which thanked Hunter for the 'opportunity' to meet his father in 2015, before Joe forced Ukraine to fire their top prosecutor investigating the company.
Several photographs of Hunter Biden in compromising situations were also discovered - including one with a crack pipe hanging out of his mouth. There are also rumors of child pornography, a rumor seemingly supported by the fact that an FBI subpoena for the drive(s) was filed by the agency's top child porn investigator.
The Hunter Biden the media doesn’t want you to see... dude really k.o. With a crack pipe in his mouth 🥴 pic.twitter.com/JtE0Olun9L— Marvin Yé (@Headoverclouds_) October 14, 2020
Democrats, most prominently Rep. Adam Schiff of California, have suggested without evidence that the emails are part of a Russian disinformation campaign - an assertion that Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe vigorously pushed back against.
"Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign," Ratcliffe said Monday. "Let me be clear: The intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that. And we have shared no intelligence with Adam Schiff, or any member of Congress," he added.
"It’s funny that some of the people who complain the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing the intelligence," Ratcliffe continued. "Unfortunately, it is Adam Schiff who said the intelligence community believes the Hunter Biden laptop and emails on it are part of a Russian disinformation campaign."
The Bidens have not challenged the authenticity of the emails.
If the story isn’t true and if the emails aren’t real why isn’t Joe Biden coming out and denying it on the record??? Com’n man!?!— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 20, 2020
Joe Biden is compromised. This is the foreign collusion and interference we’ve been hearing about for four years.
"That laptop, no one has ever seen anything like it, he’s gone into hiding," Trump said of Joe Biden on Tuesday.