Former DNI John Ratcliffe: New Documents Involving Joe and Hunter Biden Labeled “Smoking Gun and the Bloody Knife”

In a significant development, former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe characterized recently surfaced documents related to Joe and Hunter Biden as a “smoking gun and the bloody knife.” The revelation comes as Republican Representative James Comer of Kentucky, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, intensifies efforts to gain access to documents from then-Vice President Joe Biden’s emails.

Rep. Comer, in a letter directed to the National Archives and Records Administration, pressed for access to documents pertaining to a May 26, 2016 email sent to one of Biden’s pseudonyms. The email reportedly discusses an upcoming meeting involving then-Vice President Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.


“These are Joe Biden’s documents. One of the emails on the NARA website is literally titled, ’emails between vice President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden regarding Ukraine and Burisma,’” Ratcliffe told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “I mean, that’s not a smoking gun, that’s a smoking gun and the bloody knife. I mean, that’s really significant evidence that we really shouldn’t just be finding about now. I think it’s a shame that it’s Jamie Comer and House Republicans doing the investigating.”

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley released the FD-1023 form containing allegations that the Bidens received millions of dollars in bribes obtained from a whistleblower July 20. The document, which recounted what a “confidential human source” (CHS) told the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in June 2020, says that a top Burisma executive felt he was “pushed to pay” the Bidens.

“We now know there is a confidential human source that said there were ten million reasons why they would be talking about conversations with Ukrainian president and firing the Burisma prosecutor,” Ratcliffe said. “The fact he is doing it under an alias no connection with the U.S. government only raises questions. Laura, the significance of this is what people have learned is that the National Archives are official records. So, these are Joe Biden’s own records from the National Archives.”

Devon Archer, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, told investigators that then-Vice President Joe Biden spoke with his son, Hunter, “more than 20 times about their business deals,” according to Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia.

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