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Tue Feb 20, 2024, 06:21 PM Feb 20

DOJ: FBI informant said Russian intelligence involved in Hunter Biden story [View all]

Source: Axios

The FBI confidential source charged last week for allegedly providing false information about President Biden and his son Hunter Biden implicated Russian intervention in court documents filed Tuesday.

The big picture: Alexander Smirnov, 43, admitted that "officials associated with Russian intelligence" were involved in passing a story about Hunter Biden, per the government's memorandum in support of his detention.

Catch up quick: Special counsel David Weiss charged Smirnov with felony false statement and obstruction crimes for providing allegedly false information about President Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

Smirnov was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Central District of California after being arrested at the Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/2024/02/20/hunter-biden-fbi-informant-russian-intelligence

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Yep. And I bet Russians helped Rudy with the laptop too. Freethinker65 Feb 20 #1
Lev Parnas says that Russian Intellegence gained access and made a copy of Hunters laptop in eastern Europe. mackdaddy Feb 20 #12
At this point BumRushDaShow Feb 20 #2
Yes Russia and China. Irish_Dem Feb 20 #3
And even Iran! BumRushDaShow Feb 20 #6
Yes the global autocratic bloc. Russia, China, Saudi, Iran. Irish_Dem Feb 20 #7
Let me get this straight gab13by13 Feb 20 #4
Thanks for the link to the filing. ificandream Feb 20 #5
I think that Hunter already has started to file civil charges against some of the players .... Botany Feb 20 #8
R's (Comer & Co.) are either world class rubes, or working for Putin (treason). Demnation Feb 20 #9
Treason or Dumb Fuck. Take your pick. Botany Feb 20 #10
What a surprise. Is there anything nefarious that they aren't involved in? 58Sunliner Feb 20 #11
I wouldn't be shocked if TFA was in on this ! kimbutgar Feb 20 #13
You don't say. SergeStorms Feb 20 #14
Let's make it clear it is Russian disinformation that was propagated by this dipshit. Bev54 Feb 20 #15
Quelle surprise LudwigPastorius Feb 20 #16
Why is this not a full throated DOJ investigation?? Evolve Dammit Feb 20 #17
This is a rhetorical question, yes? niyad Feb 20 #19
We shall see how it evolves..... Evolve Dammit Feb 21 #27
Merrick will get right on it ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 21 #28
I'm detecting a whiff of five-dimensional chess on the part of DOJ. wiggs Feb 20 #18
Someone who has been trying to alert anyone and everyone about the hollowness wiggs Feb 20 #20
And Lev Parnas is naming names wiggs Feb 20 #21
I hope sen. ron Johnson is shaking in his boots! I despise that selfish man! riversedge Feb 21 #22
FBI was alerted to Smirnov untrustworthiness in 2019. But nonetheless apparently gave him a long leash wiggs Feb 21 #30
so the whole Burisma BS was a Russian disinfo program RussBLib Feb 21 #23
Prosecutors alleged Smirnov falsely told FBI agents in June 2020 that officials with the Ukrainian energy company Buris riversedge Feb 21 #24
When you see that first roach, you can bet your house is already infested with them. Midnight Writer Feb 21 #25
That'll teach those idiots at the GOP to believe anything from the FBI. Barry Markson Feb 21 #26
And they cut him loose orangecrush Feb 21 #29
yes, something not right about all this. nt wiggs Feb 21 #31
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