Two days after the NY Post published its first bombshell exposé including never-before-seen emails and photos detailing Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings and drug-addled personal life, the Associated Press has published the first anonymously-sourced story claiming the FBI is looking into whether the emails and materials published by the NY Post were “hacked” by Russian agents, as the entire left-wing media has alleged.
Specifically, they’re investigating whether the photos and emails were part of a “Russian influence operation,” according to the AP’s unnamed main source.
The episode is being investigated as part of a possible Russian influence operation, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press to discuss an ongoing matter. It underscores the extent to which Giuliani, through his activities, is a risk to a White House that spent years shadowed by a federal investigation into whether Trump associates had coordinated with Russia.
The authenticity of the emails remained unclear as of Friday, including whether they were hacked or possibly forged or both. Giuliani did not respond to an Associated Press request for comment, but he said in a Fox News interview Friday that the material was “authentic as hell.”
An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment Friday, citing the bureau’s practice of neither confirming nor denying investigations.