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CBS Claims Russia Stole Hunter’s Emails, Cheers Twitter Censorship

After kicking off Thursday by downplaying the bombshell New York Submit report exposing alleged corruption by the Biden household as simply President Trump attempting to rehash “an outdated assault line,’ CBS Night Information knew it wasn’t sticking and shifted gears. Not questioning the veracity of the emails and different disturbing discoveries, chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes took to arguing, with out proof, that the data was stolen from Hunter Biden by the Russians to tilt the election.

On prime of that, the community cheered the efforts of social media giants Fb and Twitter to censor the story and maintain it from spreading. This was how anchor Norah O’Donnell touted their efforts:

And tonight, the Trump marketing campaign is accusing Twitter and Fb of censorship after the social media corporations blocked the unfold of an unverified story about former Vice President Joe Biden’s son and a laptop computer allegedly filled with his outdated e-mails. It is a story elevating considerations about whether or not it is actual or simply designed to sow confusion within the ultimate weeks of the election.

On the prime of her report, Cordes laid the groundwork to defend Hunter by suggesting his data was hacked. “Consultants say it has all of the hallmarks of data laundering and all of the complications of 2016,” she introduced, drawing comparisons to WikiLeaks and Hillary Clinton. “This time, it is a tabloid newspaper dribbling out e-mails, purportedly swiped from Vice President Joe Biden’s son.”

 

 

Regardless of Cordes’s claims, the Submit story clearly states that the data had come from a pc turned over to a repairman final yr. And in interviews with Fox Information, the repairman says it’s Hunter was the one who gave it to him and he failed to choose it up after 90 days.

From there, Cordes steered that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani had gotten the data of a Russian agent. She then introduced on “a former FBI operative” to again up her argument baseless declare that the data was stolen by Russians and placed on bait computer systems:

ERIC O’NEIL ((nationwide safety strategist, VMware): Steal the data with a cyber-attack, get the e-mails from Hunter Biden’s account, after which put them on these laptops which might be left at a restore retailer, and that is how the data is now laundered into the general public.

CORDES: Who do you assume is behind this?

O’NEIL: Nicely, the Russians could be my primary guess. If I needed to guess.

Together with her once more evaluating it to 2016, Cordes boasted about how “this time, social media retailers have been fast to restrict the unfold of the story.”

Including: “Twitter briefly suspended the accounts of the Trump marketing campaign and White Home press secretary after they tried to share it. The marketing campaign threatened to sue as allies on Capitol Hill cried censorship.”

Cordes closed out the section by opining that “the objective of those incidents seems to be the identical” as 2016, “to solid a cloud over the front-runner within the closing weeks of the marketing campaign utilizing a drip, drip, drip of e-mails that create the air of scandal,” although there supposedly wasn’t one.

This large push to defend the Biden marketing campaign from a harmful scandal was made potential due to profitable sponsorships from Constancy and Ford Motor Firm. Their contact data is linked so you may inform them concerning the biased information they’re funding. CBS Night Information has additionally requested individuals to textual content Norah at this quantity: (202) 217-1107.

The transcript is beneath, click on “develop” to learn:

CBS Night Information
October 15, 2020
6:44:05 p.m. Jap

NORAH O’DONNELL: And tonight, the Trump marketing campaign is accusing Twitter and Fb of censorship after the social media corporations blocked the unfold of an unverified story about former Vice President Joe Biden’s son and a laptop computer allegedly filled with his outdated e-mails. It is a story elevating considerations about whether or not it is actual or simply designed to sow confusion within the ultimate weeks of the election. This is CBS’s Nancy Cordes.

[Cuts to video]

NANCY CORDES: Consultants say it has all of the hallmarks of data laundering and all of the complications of 2016.

HILLARY CLINTON: I’ve nothing to say about WikiLeaks.

CORDES: Again then, it was Clinton marketing campaign chairman John Podesta, whose e-mails have been stolen after which dribbled out within the final month of the race. This time, it is a tabloid newspaper dribbling out e-mails, purportedly swiped from Vice President Joe Biden’s son.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: This can be a large smoking gun.

CORDES: The go-between this time is not WikiLeaks however Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who says he received the e-mails from a pc repairman in Delaware.

RUDY GIULIANI: He wished us to have this. He additionally thought it displayed quite a few crimes. So, he gave them to my lawyer. We’ve all the arduous drive.

CORDES: Giuliani has admitted earlier than to working with a identified Russian agent to dig up grime on the Bidens.

ERIC O’NEIL (nationwide safety strategist, VMware): This seems like your traditional disinformation marketing campaign.

CORDES: Eric O’Neil is a former FBI operative.

O’NEIL: Steal the data with a cyber-attack, get the e-mails from Hunter Biden’s account, after which put them on these laptops which might be left at a restore retailer, and that is how the data is now laundered into the general public.

CORDES: Who do you assume is behind this?

O’NEIL: Nicely, the Russians could be my primary guess. If I needed to guess.

CORDES: One other echo of 2016. Although, this time, social media retailers have been fast to restrict the unfold of the story. Twitter briefly suspended the accounts of the Trump marketing campaign and White Home press secretary after they tried to share it. The marketing campaign threatened to sue as allies on Capitol Hill cried censorship.

SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX): The Senate Judiciary Committee desires to know what the hell is happening.

[Cuts back to live]

CORDES: Then and now, the objective of those incidents seems to be the identical: To solid a cloud over the front-runner within the closing weeks of the marketing campaign utilizing a drip, drip, drip of e-mails that create the air of scandal, although Republican-led congressional investigations have by no means uncovered any proof of wrongdoing by Vice President Biden. Norah.

O’DONNELL: Nancy Cordes, thanks.

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