Republican National Committee spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington sparred with CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour over claims that Hunter Biden’s emails are part of a Russian disinformation plot.
Harrington can be seen shaking her head as Amanpour begins a line of questioning related to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s alleged ties to Russia that suggested the former mayor was “being used to feed Russian misinformation to the president.”
“Are you comfortable with the president of the United States being close to a person like Rudy Giuliani, who says also that he is not bothered whether any of the information comes from Russian hacking?” Amanpour asked.
Harrington responded: “Are you comfortable that CNN used Russian disinformation from a Russian asset to leak it to subvert the peaceful transfer of power? That reporting on the [Steele] dossier — which was complete verified Russian disinformation — is it not? Is it not?”
Pretty audacious of CNN — who spread actual Russian disinformation w/the leak of the dossier set up briefing in Trump tower to subvert the peaceful transition of power — to accuse anyone else of spreading Russian disinformation
And the emails about the “big guy” are real, btw pic.twitter.com/n0cKyDjNsE
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC)
October 22, 2020
Amanpour put her head in her hand in an apparent sign of exasperation and argued the U.S. government was claiming Giuliani met with a Russian asset to which Harrington responded, “OK, you know what also the United States government says? The FBI says this laptop is not Russian disinformation. So, what are you talking about here? This laptop is real.”
Harrington then asked Amanpour why major news outlets have largely ignored the Hunter Biden email story: “Why don’t you want to report this? This is one of the most powerful families in Washington, the Biden family. And you’re OK, you’re OK with our interests being [sold] out to profit [Democratic presidential nominee] Joe Biden and his family?”
Amanpour said CNN is not going to investigate the veracity of the Hunter Biden emails, saying, “We’re not going to do your work for you.”