Back during the 2020 presidential campaign, the Washington Post made it clear that it believed that the Hunter Biden laptop scandal was fake news. On Wednesday, they admitted that they’ve actually confirmed that the laptop and its contents are completely genuine.
The Post on Wednesday published a lengthy report on Hunter Biden’s ties to Chinese energy company CEFC China Energy, a story they’ve finally agreed to cover after burying it when Biden was running for president.
“Over the course of 14 months, the Chinese energy conglomerate and its executives paid $4.8 million to entities controlled by Hunter Biden and his uncle, according to government records, court documents and newly disclosed bank statements, as well as emails contained on a copy of a laptop hard drive that purportedly once belonged to Hunter Biden,” the Post reported. It added that it found no evidence that Joe Biden “personally benefited from or knew details about the transactions with CEFC,” all of which took place when he was no longer vice president.
“The Post review draws in part on an analysis of a copy said to be of the hard drive of a laptop computer that Hunter Biden purportedly dropped off at a Delaware repair shop and never came to collect,” the Washington Post’s report continues. “The laptop was turned over to the FBI in December 2019, according to documents reviewed by The Post, and a copy of the drive was obtained by Rudy Giuliani and other advisers to then-President Donald Trump a few months before the 2020 election.”
“After the New York Post began publishing reports on the contents of the laptop in October 2020, The Washington Post repeatedly asked Giuliani and Republican strategist Stephen K. Bannon for a copy of the data to review before the election, but the requests were rebuffed or ignored.”
The Post now joins the New York Times in confirming that the laptop is genuine, but it’s not how it framed it in 2020, when the NY Post broke the story.
Back then, it wrote about the laptop as if it was fiction and a dirty trick concocted by then-President Trump’s allies.
“President Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani and his former top adviser Stephen K. Bannon, who have attracted the scrutiny of U.S. authorities for their political dealings in recent months, helped make public private materials purported to belong to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son in an attempt to swing support to the struggling incumbent,” the Post wrote. “The Washington Post was unable to verify the authenticity of the alleged emails and other correspondence that the New York Post published Wednesday and said had come from the younger Biden’s computer and hard drive.”
The Post then suggested that the story was Russian disinformation and even if it was real, “did not markedly advance what is already known about Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, other than to suggest that at one point he gave Vadym Pozharskyi, a Ukrainian business colleague, ‘an opportunity’ to meet his father. The Biden campaign said the vice president’s schedule indicated no such meeting.”
It also wrote that “intelligence experts” said the whole story was a “carefully planned information operation designed to affect an American election.”
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Lying about the laptop was the only fake news to disrupt the American election
Wait a minute
I didn’t hear this from cnn, msnbc, or any other of the Main Street media
It must be false
So, democrat operatives Marie Yovanovitch, Fiona Hill, Alexander Vindman, Laura Cooper, and Gordon Sondland were all lying to Congress and the American people?!
The answer is no Trump was not right.
Unlike Trump the WaPo will correct mistakes. Trump fabricates nonsense out of thin air and weaves elaborate stories of fiction that are gobbled up by his red hated minions. Then when one detail of his elaborate nonsense has validity to it they run headlines that Trump was right
Trump is an egotistical con man. He is a serial loser and will continue to drag down the GOP. Trump’s latest venture Truth Social is a total bust as with almost everything else this imposter touches
The concern isn’t so much that the left- wing media and social media actively discredited and minimized the story; unfortunately, that was expected.
The real problem is that 50 intelligence personal, from various bureaus (probably including VIA FBI and more) signed a letter saying that their professional evaluation led them to believe that the story was Russian mis-information.
One of two options is possible:
1) These officials actually believed it was a Russian fiction.
This would reflect very poorly on their capabilities.
2) They knowingly lied in order to support Biden’s campaign.
This is even more worrisome, since the intelligence community is supposed to be apolitical.
This would fit with previous info about FBI agents working in 2016 to get Clinton elected.
Either way, those 50 officials need to be investigated and held accountable, since their assessment was used by the media to discredit the story.
And we know from polls that the percentage of voters who would not have voted for Biden had they known about the laptop, far exceeds Biden’s margin of victory.
So those 50 people ultimately affected the election results with their letter.
There needs to be consequences.
“So, democrat operatives Marie Yovanovitch, Fiona Hill, Alexander Vindman, Laura Cooper, and Gordon Sondland were all lying to Congress and the American people?!”
No. On what basis do you make such comments? They were not lying. They are not democratic operatives. They are good people doing their civic duty. The existence of Hunters laptop has no bearing on their testimony. Stop allowing yourself to be played by Trump and his right wing media cronies but thanks for making my point about how Trumpians jump on one detail to somehow justify Trump’s reckless comments and actions
Heresy. Hersey (Apikorses).
If they say that, next thing they will be claiming is that Trump’s is not a witch or in alliance with the Satan to destroy humanity.
‘He is a serial loser’
@crazykanoiy you are a serial nut.