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Thursday, March 17, 2022

NYT finally admits Hunter's laptop is real

Byron York does not strike me as snarky. Nevertheless, he tweeted minutes ago, "New York Times flash: Hunter Biden had a laptop. It contained emails about his foreign business activities. Those emails have been 'authenticated by people familiar with them and with the [Biden tax and foreign influence] investigation.'"

A federal prosecutor is closing in on Hunter like NYT falsely claimed Mueller was doing on President Donald John Trump.

Apparently, Hunter may be going down and NYT wants to get ahead of the story.

It is too late.

The New York Post busted Hunter and the FBI over this laptop two weeks before the the 2020 election. Rather than reward the post with a Pulitzer, the media clamored for Twitter and other social media to censor the story. Social media complied.

NYT reported at the time, "The laptop prompted concerns about Russian disinformation because the intelligence community has warned for months about Russian attempts to influence the election, including by spreading disinformation about the Biden family. Russia has conducted a hacking campaign to find information damaging to the Biden campaign, most notably through a hack on Burisma."

The FBI said that because it had the laptop and had authenticated it in 2019 when a computer repairman turned it in because it contained evidence of widespread corruption by the Biden Mafia. The FBI sat on the laptop because the bureau wanted to protect Biden. 

The Post reported 5 days ago, "The Delaware computer repair shop owner who alerted the FBI to Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop before ultimately taking it to Rudy Giuliani says he’s faced harassment from Big Tech, the IRS and other government agencies ever since, and now faces bankruptcy."

This whistleblower could have used a little help from the media.

But the media is a handmaiden to the DNC. A few outposts like the New York Post hang in there.

NYT said today, "Hunter Biden Paid Tax Bill, but Broad Federal Investigation Continues."

The story began, "In the year after he disclosed a federal investigation into his 'tax affairs' in late 2020, President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, paid off a significant tax liability, even as a grand jury continued to gather evidence in a wide-ranging examination of his international business dealings, according to people familiar with the case."

Those taxes were on his bribes from companies in Ukraine and elsewhere.

He failed to register as a foreign agent, the same thing that helped land Paul Manafort in jail. NYT fretted over whether Hunter intentionally violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

I don't recall NYT bringing up intent in its stories about Manafort.

NYT said today, "People familiar with the investigation said prosecutors had examined emails between Mr. Biden, Mr. Archer and others about Burisma and other foreign business activity. 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."

So much for the childlike I-didn't-know-the-law.

He has a law degree from Yale.

I am beginning to believe politicians send their kids to law school to learn how to get around the law.

NYT's sudden conversion amused critics.

The New York Post wrote an editorial, "Now that Joe Biden’s president, the Times finally admits: Hunter’s laptop is real."

The Post said, "Now we’re 16 months away from the 2020 election, Joe Biden’s safely in the White House, and the Times finally decides to report on the news rather than carry the Biden campaign’s water. And they find that hey, Hunter Biden’s business interests benefited from Joe Biden’s political status to a suspicious degree. Perhaps this is a topic worthy of examination."

Most liberals this morning are feigning astonishment at NYT's "scoop."

Well, it is a scoop, but of stuff farmers usually spread over their fields.

To its credit, National Review mocked NYT, too. Its Andrew McCarthy wrote, "It has always been obvious that a federal investigation of Hunter Biden, assuming it was a serious one, had to be far more expansive than his tax problems. And sure enough, the Times is now reporting what was knowable but largely concealed before the 2020 election: The Justice Department probe, which is being run out of Delaware by David C. Weiss, the Trump-appointed U.S. attorney (who started in that office under President Bush-43 and was interim U.S. attorney for two years under President Obama), is a serious one.

"A grand jury is hearing testimony and scrutinizing documents.

"Prosecutors are examining the intriguing streams of payments to Hunter by the Ukrainian energy company (Burisma), the Chinese conglomerate (CEFC — see my column here), and a 'company associated with a Kazakh oligarch.'"

Journalists used to say follow the money.

I still do.

NYT was once on life support protected by the generosity of a Mexican billionaire. The Sulzbergers may have the titles, but he ultimately calls the shots.

Now that Biden is safely ensconced behind the Resolute Desk, NYT is free to admit Hunter's laptop is real.

Now for a totally unrelated video.

30 comments:

  1. This could be another item used for Dems power brokers to move the father aside so that Harris ascends to Prez. NYT is Pravda -- an organ of the state.

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  2. I really hope you aren't naive enough to think any consequences will be forthcoming to any of the Evil Ones around Obiden, Don.

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    1. Yep. Jussie just got his Out of Jail card.

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    2. His isn't. He coined, "No excitement without indictment."

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  3. Big D, your “totally unrelated video” got this old boy’s eyes wet. YOU ROCK!!!

    Plante was all over this a few hours ago. GLORIOUS stuff. I don’t give a good hoot in hell about whether or not there will be “consequences.” The Good Book makes clear that, oh yes, THERE WILL BE.

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  4. With liberals, there is method to their madness. Perhaps Rodham wants to disable the Ho and Xiden and move in. Or Sotero will move in a more coherent proxy.

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  5. I am reminded of the possibly apocryphal tale of one of the titans of American industry around the turn of the century (19th to 20th) who hired a young attorney fresh outa college who kept trying to impress his new boss by telling him what he could not do. Finally, exasperated, the old man told the kid: "I did not hire you to tell me what I can't do, I hired you to tell me how to do what I want to do!" So, as you said Don, that's why these pols send their kids to law school IMHO

    Otherwise, your video reminds me of the good memories I have from the Sixties - the girls! Man, they were good looking back in the day...
    BTW, one of the guitarists on this song (if I am not mistaken) is the legendary Creed from The Office...rock on brother!

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    1. The women were natural and not larded up with makeup.

      Creed Britton was Creed in The Office.

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    2. Bien sur my good Lardmaster...though Bratton not Britton :o)

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  6. I still say Hilliary, the sequence: Biden is 25th'd.Ho gets the Desk Hilliary gets the VP position. Kamel is enjoying a nice bowl of almond flavored oatmeal one morning...
    My late wife had every book that Agatha Christie wrote.

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  7. "I am beginning to believe politicians send their kids to law school to learn how to get around the law." Hate to be the one to break it to you, Don, but the job of all lawyers is to figure out a way by which their clients can get around the law.

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  8. I'll chime in to agree with Schlongy and DDC above - if the NYT is "discovering" this story, it's because the material is going to be put to tactical use in palace intrigue.

    I still think that giggles will be defenestrated first - easier to put in "their" "real" choice first as VP as a straight-replacement as it makes it less obvious. Shrillary no doubt angling for the assignment. And my prime candidate for the "almond-flavored" oatmeal is "doc" jill - since she's the real obstacle to getting rid of sniffy (right, Elena?)

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  9. Lateral thought (because they're fun).

    Someone opined yesterday that he wanted the aid to Ukraine to be conditional on information about the biden crime family's dealings there.

    Hmm. We have plenty of "our" people in Congress. Everyone knows why PDJT and Mr. Zelensky had the famous "phone call." Maybe some of "our" people in Congress negotiated that behind the scenes with Mr. Z.

    We (MAGA and Mr. Z) do have common enemies - OUR political crime families, and THEIR corrupt oligarchs; the latter were paying off the former for protection.

    So maybe there's going to soon be a storm involving snorty and his shady dealings in Ukraine? And the NYT is trying to get ahead of it?

    Who knows? But maybe this happened NOW for a reason...

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    1. The $24K question is who in the White House leaked the info to the NYT and/or green-lighted the release of the laptop information they’ve sequestered for the last 2 years.

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  10. Didn't Biden just give a rambling talk that included talking about people you know that might have had R rated pictures published and used as blackmail?? I wonder if the old man is trying to get out in front of some nasty pictures of junior that will soon hit the news? Just sayin.

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  11. The question I was wondering was if Biden hangs onto office and Hunter is charged and convicted, will Daddy give him a pardon? I believe he probably would since that family has no honor or shame.

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  12. "I am beginning to believe politicians send their kids to law school to learn how to get around the law."

    Better late than never, I suppose

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  13. sounds like the truth is coming out.

    He has a law degree from Yale.

    Brandon? Shirley, you jest.

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  14. Well if Tech and the Media would have reported this before the 2020 election it would have just required the Democrats to print more ballots. Trump was not to win.

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  15. Democrat just figured out how to get rid of Biden.....Arrest him and his Family Criminal Enterprise !!!!!

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  16. All this says is that all the Democrats and 2/3 of the republicans currently in office are illegitimate criminals! Is anyone really surprised?

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  17. Ends with Grassroots.

    Perfect column made more perfect.

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  18. Ends with Grassroots.

    Perfect column made more perfect.

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  19. Now that Joe is in the White House and enough Republicans have had his back that there's almost no chance of any states decertifying results. It's "safe" now. Ooops!

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