House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Friday accused President Donald Trump of handing the Kremlin a “propaganda coup” by touting a New York Post story detailing purported emails from Hunter Biden’s computer.
Schiff made the claim on CNN even though the Biden campaign and Hunter Biden have not disputed the veracity or the origin of the emails.
“This particular smear … has come from the Kremlin, and there it is from the Oval Office, another propaganda coup from Vladimir Putin, showing the president of the United States holding up a newspaper crediting Kremlin propaganda,” Schiff told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
He was responding to a photo of Trump holding up a copy of the New York Post from Wednesday that bore the headline: “Biden Secret E-Mails.”
Despite Schiff’s allegations, no evidence has yet appeared to support the theory that Russia was involved in obtaining or releasing the Biden emails.
To be sure, numerous questions remain about how the documents made their way to the Post and whether they have been altered or fabricated.
Proponents of the theory of Russian meddling have cited Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s involvement in providing the emails to the Post. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: