FACT CHECK: Did Ted Cruz Leak Information From Hunter Biden’s Laptop That Implicates Nancy Pelosi?

Elias Atienza | Senior Reporter

A video shared on Facebook claims Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz leaked information stemming from Hunter Biden’s laptop that implicated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Verdict: False

The video provides no evidence of Cruz leaking information about Pelosi from Biden’s laptop.

Fact Check: 

Biden’s laptop has been the subject of media interest since October 2020 when the New York Post published emails from the laptop that related to his business dealings and personal relationships, according to Politico. The laptop and its contents were authenticated by the Daily Caller News Foundation in 2020.

Now, a post shared on Facebook claims information from the laptop implicates Pelosi. “Boom! Its Over! Ted Cruz 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐒 𝐍𝐞𝐰 Document 𝐎𝐛𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 From Hunter’s Laptop 𝐈𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 Nancy Pelosi,” reads the 20-minute video’s caption and title.

However, there is no evidence that Cruz leaked information from the laptop. If he had done so, credible media outlets would have covered it, yet none have. Cruz has also not posted any alleged documents from Biden’s laptop implicating Pelosi on his verified Twitter account or his website.

The video itself does not provide any evidence for the claim. The first clip shows Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley during an Aug. 4 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which FBI Director Christopher Wray testified. In the video, Grassley asks about Biden’s laptop but does not claim to have information about Pelosi.

The second clip shows Cruz questioning Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite about protection for Supreme Court justices in the wake of protests. The final clip is from Cruz’s recent appearance at CPAC. None of these clips provide evidence that Cruz leaked information about Pelosi. (RELATED: Did Ted Cruz Tweet, ‘I’ll Believe In Climate Change When Texas Freezes Over’?)

This is not the first time misinformation related to Pelosi has spread online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that alleged the Supreme Court had signed a verdict to impeach her.

Elias Atienza

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