By Kyle Becker
Now-President Joe Biden once charged that Donald Trump’s accusation that Hunter Biden’s laptop contained incriminating information of his business ties to China and Ukraine was nothing but a ‘smear.’ Watch:
“So what about the Americans who really today only want me to ask you about Hunter Biden’s laptop?” KCRG Anchor Beth Malicki asked him in October 2020. “How are you going to get them to see that you are fighting for them when they’re so dead-set against you?”
“By the way, there’s nothing to any of that,” Biden claimed. “Nothing to any of that. It’s all smear. Every major outfit, every serious investigator has pointed out that this is a smear. This is classic Trump.”
“We are four days left and all of a sudden there’s a laptop,” he continued. “And you may recall, there’s also talk about four months before there was a similar thing that somebody had allegedly. There’s overwhelming evidence that — from the intelligence community — that the Russians are engaged.”
“I mean, look, this is — my son’s an honorable man and all the investigations that were done around the issue of what was going on Ukraine, if you notice, every one of the major people who worked for Trump during the impeachment went under oath and under oath said Biden did his job,” he added.
“No law was broke — Biden, this Biden, did his job. Hunter Biden broke no laws. That was a testimony, their testimony from Republicans and intelligence community people,” he went on. “So, I think that it’s — you know, I just think — look, politics have become too crass, too dirty, too ugly, and and the perpetrator of an awful of this has been — he didn’t start it all, but he has taken it to a new level, this president.”
Joe Biden repeatedly denied there was any truth to the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Jen Psaki personally touted the deliberately false intelligence report. On Friday, she snapped at a reporter who brought the Hunter Biden laptop story up.
CBS’s Leslie Stahl tried to shut Trump down during an interview when he brought up the Hunter laptop story.
Here is the exchange, for the record:
TRUMP: “Why did Hunter get three and a half million dollars from Moscow?” Instead of, “Why is an energy company paying your son $183,000 a month, or whatever they’re paying him?” And he has no experience in energy. You discredit yourself. I don’t have to discredit you.
STAHL: So this story about Hunter and his laptop, some repair shop found it, the source is Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani.
TRUMP: I don’t know anything about that. I just know it’s a laptop and they haven’t-
STAHL: And you’re making this one of the hottest, most important issues…
TRUMP: I don’t know about the two gentleman you mentioned.
STAHL: It’s an important issue-
TRUMP: It’s a very important issue to find out whether or not a man is corrupt, who’s running for president. Who’s accepted money from China, and from Ukraine, and from Russia. Yeah, I think that’s an important issue.
STAHL: All these things have been investigated and discredited.
TRUMP: It’s incredible the way you can try and say this and sit there and look me in the eye and say it. He accepted money, his family, from Russia, from Ukraine, from China and from other places. His brother who didn’t have experience became a big builder in Iraq, without experience. Take a look at what’s going on, Lesley. And then you say that shouldn’t be discussed? It’s the biggest scandal out there, Lesley.
STAHL: And you think it’s the biggest issue to campaign on?
TRUMP: I think it’s one of the biggest scandals I’ve ever seen, and you don’t cover it. You want to talk about-
STAHL: Well, because it can’t be verified.
This was a lie. The New York Times’ corroboration of the Hunter laptop emails was buried deep within its story, but nonetheless shows that Hunter Biden could be guilty of yet another crime: Knowingly avoiding Foreign Agent Registration Act requirements while his father ran for president.
“Last year, prosecutors interviewed Mr. Archer and subpoenaed him for documents and grand jury testimony, the people said. Mr. Archer, who was sentenced last month in an unrelated securities fraud case in which a decision to set aside his conviction was reversed, had served with Mr. Biden on Burisma’s board, starting in 2014,” the Times reported.
“People familiar with the investigation said prosecutors had examined emails between Mr. Biden, Mr. Archer and others about Burisma and other foreign business activity,” the report added. “Those emails were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop. The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation.”
“In some of the emails, Mr. Biden displayed a familiarity with FARA, and a desire to avoid triggering it,” the report noted.
The intelligence community latched onto the bogus “Russian disinformation” narrative at a critical point in the 2020 election campaign. Natasha Betrand was one reporter that pushed the IC’s report.
“More than 50 former senior intelligence officials have signed on to a letter outlining their belief that the recent disclosure of emails allegedly belonging to Joe Biden’s son ‘has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation’.”
Former acting DNI director Richard Grenell pointed out that none of the IC officials had a shred of hard evidence the laptop story was ‘Russian disinformation.’
The New York Post plastered these election riggers’ faces in a cover story.
But “Russian collusion”… THAT was “legit”, apparently.
The left believes what it HAS to believe in order to justify, in their own minds, supporting a totally failed ideology. One must be totally stupid to EVER believe the lying, ideological, Democrat-centric liberal media.
Jack Maxey On The Contents Of Hunter’s Laptop & Why It Matters To Every American (rumble.com)
Big tech needs to be broken apart and turned into public utilities.
One should ask after nearly two years, why did the NY slimes feel the need to contradict what they reported about the laptop from Hell and now report on its authenticity?
And, the day before biden makes that strange blackmail comment. There is something here that does not make sense but, this is a foreshadowing of what may be likely to become a much larger story.
That, in a nutshell explains everything we need to know about the state of play not only in the intelligence community but in the left wing media.
on a side note Curt; every time I hit the ‘f’ letter, it takes me to a video.
When you carefully read the words of the letter signed by the 51 agents you see they never really said it was Russian disinformation, only that it had hallmarks of it.
Then joe simply took those news coverage (inaccurate) of that letter and used them as his “proof” that is was Russian disinformation.
He never, to my knowledge, said he knew it was false, only that others, experts and the press said it was false.
The “f” key goes to a video about 80% of the time for me, too.
Other than this new oddity, I love this new posting system.
There is a strange pattern among liberals: over and over again they seem compelled for some reason to embellish their personal stories with exaggerations and falsehoods, apparently in an effort to make themselves seem more authentic. Like Hillary Clinton claiming she had been named for British mountaineer Edmund Hillary after his conquest of Mt. Everest, even though that event occurred after Hillary was born. Or claiming that she landed “under fire” in Bosnia. Or Bill Clinton claiming first-hand recollections of fires at black churches when he was growing up in Arkansas, when a check of the historical record finds there were none during the time period he claimed. Or NBC’s Brian Williams. About Al Gore’s serial exaggerations an entire book could be written, and Joe Biden’s falsehoods would require several volumes, with a separate appendix for his plagiarisms.