Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) challenged FBI Director Christopher Wray when he testified to the House Intelligence Committee this week over the notorious Hunter Biden laptop.
The laptop, discovered during the 2020 election, was a crucial element during the race. Several major social media platforms, including both Twitter and Facebook, censored the New York Post’s groundbreaking story that showed Biden’s alleged ties to criminal activity.
Some in the intelligence community and the media described the laptop as Russian disinformation.
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When Stefanik asked about the claim of Russian involvement in the laptop release, Wray refused to comment, stating that “there is an ongoing investigation that is relevant to that, so I have to be careful of what I can share on that here.”
Rep. Stefanik did not accept this response.
Stefanik asked directly if the Hunter Biden laptop story was “disinformation.”
Wray responded that “I don’t think there’s anything I can share on that in an open setting.”
The law enforcement head added that he did not believe that FBI personnel “were in contact with Twitter” about Hunter Biden specifically, but that there was contact “about Russian disinformation efforts.”
The representative then accused Wray of “stonewalling.”
“The American people deserve answers and this is unacceptable,” Stefanik said.
She also asked about whether or not Wray signed off on the 2022 raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, which Wray denied.
The New York Republican has quickly become one of the top leaders in the party after replacing former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in the House Republican leadership.