Last week, the New York Times reported that Hunter Biden has been the subject of a federal criminal investigation since 2018; that he recently “paid a significant tax obligation,” which “could make it difficult for prosecutors to win a sentence or a long sentence”; and that a grand jury is examining its “international business dealings,” including possible “money laundering” and violations of the rules governing “foreign lobbying.”
In paragraph 25 of the story, the newspaper reported that its sources authenticated emails found on a laptop that belonged to Hunter Biden.
The news came just in time for the New York Times to win an Academy Award for its remake of “Gaslight.”
No, you’re not losing your mind. You remember correctly that the New York Post reported on the authenticated contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020, a few weeks before the presidential election, and the New York Times was among the powerful institutions that ignored, despised, or suppressed history.
The Post report carefully explained how the laptop that belonged to Hunter Biden had been abandoned in a Delaware computer repair shop in April 2019 and how the contents of the hard drive came into his hands: the owner of the repair shop said he alerted to federal authorities. on the laptop; the FBI obtained a subpoena and seized the computer and hard drive in December 2019; the store owner made a copy of the hard drive before handing over the computer to the FBI; then handed the copy to former mayor Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer; and Giuliani gave it to the Post Office.
The laptop contained emails between Hunter Biden, his business partners, and others. The post authenticated the emails by contacting the people who sent or received them.
What was especially interesting, weeks before the election, was that the correspondence contradicted presidential candidate Joe Biden’s claim that he had “never spoken to my son about his business abroad.” E-mails revealed that Hunter Biden had apparently been selling access to his father, who was vice president at the time.
“Dear hunter,” reads an email from Vadym Pozharskyi, a board member of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma, “thank you for inviting me to DC and giving me the opportunity to meet your father and pass [sic] some time together “.
That email was sent in April 2015, after Hunter Biden had been on Burisma’s board of directors for about a year with a salary that was supposed to be $ 50,000 a month. In a previous email in May 2014, Pozharskyi asked Hunter for “advice on how to use his influence” to benefit the company.
According to the public record, it appears that then-Vice President Joe Biden took official steps to help Burisma about eight months after the “thank you” email was sent to Hunter. The former vice president admitted that he pressured the president and prime minister of Ukraine to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who said he planned to investigate Burisma with “interrogations and other criminal investigation procedures against all members of the executive council, including Hunter Biden.” . ”
Neither Joe Biden nor Hunter Biden denied anything in the Post reports. But five days after the story was published, a letter to the press was signed by 51 former national intelligence and security professionals, including former CIA directors Leon Panetta, Michael Hayden and John Brennan, and former director of national intelligence James Clapper. The letter stated that the laptop “has the classic features of a Russian intelligence operation.” No evidence was presented and no evidence was presented. “We don’t know if the emails … are genuine or not,” the signatories said, adding that they looked “suspicious.”
Politico ignored the protected language in the letter and published a headline that reads: “Hunter Biden’s story is Russian misinformation, say dozens of former intelligence officials.” It’s not what they said, but the headline was enthusiastically tweeted by Biden’s allies. Biden himself used the letter to divert himself from influence peddling issues during a debate, when then-President Donald Trump mentioned Hunter’s laptop.
“There are 50 former national intelligence officials who have said that what they accuse me of is a Russian plant. Five former CIA chiefs, both parties, say what he says is a lot of rubbish. No one believes him except his good friend Rudy Giuliani, “Biden shouted.
Note that he did not personally say that the laptop was a Russian plant. But his non-denial was seen by millions of television viewers, and the moderators quickly moved away from the topic. Voters hoping to find the facts online found a blank wall as Twitter and Facebook had strangled the story. Twitter even blocked the New York Post out of its account for a false accusation of posting “pirated” material.
That was before the election. After the election, Hunter Biden admitted that the laptop “no doubt” could be his. Politico reported in September that the incriminating emails are “authentic,” including one from a Biden business partner that includes the line “10 in H’s hands for the big guy?” Hunter Biden’s then-business partner Tony Bobulinski, who was in that email, said the line referred to a 10% stake in the Joe Biden deal, which will be owned by Hunter.
Now the New York Times has acknowledged that emails are genuine, abandoning the earlier use of words as “supposed” and “unfounded” to describe them.
Maybe it’s because Hunter Biden no longer needs your protection. All federal prosecutors work for their father.
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