And asks his dad’s government to target his critics.
Hunter Biden did some reckless things, is unhappy people found out, and so is now doing something equally reckless. Oh, and by the way, that laptop really is his.
That’s the news out of a batch of letters sent this week by Hunter’s attorneys. They are demanding federal and state prosecutors and the Internal Revenue Service launch investigations into those involved with distributing the contents of “Mr. Biden’s files” from his infamous laptop. The Washington Post amusingly framed this as a Hunter-gets-“aggressive”-with-his-critics story, relegating the real news to the 20th paragraph: “In filing the complaint, however, Biden’s lawyers seem to be conceding that some of the data that has been made public is his private information.”
Oh? The complaints are in fact an extraordinary admission that Hunter—and his father, President Joe Biden—have misled the country for years. When the New York Post on Oct. 14, 2020 (three weeks before the election) published emails that it said came from a Hunter laptop dropped off at a Delaware repair shop, the information was immediately branded Russian disinformation by the media, a claque of “former intelligence officials” and the Biden campaign. This provided a rationale for social-media companies to shut down the story despite this column’s reporting that Hunter’s own business partner—Tony Bobulinski—confirmed the authenticity of key documents on the laptop.
This week’s letters show that Hunter also knew the laptop’s contents were real—yet he continued to mislead. In an April 2021 CBS News interview, Hunter was asked point-blank: “Was that your laptop?” He said he didn’t know. Pressed further he said: “There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked. It could be that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me.”
By floating the Russkie canard, Hunter continued to cast doubt on the information’s legitimacy.
Like son, like father. In the run-up to final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2020, a Biden campaign official declared: “If we see tonight from Donald Trump these attacks on Vice President Biden’s family, I think we need to be very, very clear that what he’s doing here is amplifying Russian misinformation.” When Mr. Trump in that debate did bring up “the laptop from hell,” Joe Biden said it was a “bunch of garbage” and cited the “50 former national intelligence folks who said that what . . . he’s accusing me of is a Russian plan.” Mr. Biden said that more than once. His spokeswoman Jen Psaki again called the laptop story Russian disinformation in late 2021.
Biden campaign's @KBeds on debate: "If we see tonight from Donald Trump these attacks on Vice President Biden's family, I think we need to be very, very clear that what he's doing here is amplifying Russian misinformation."— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) October 22, 2020
There are two possibilities here: Hunter misled the Biden team or his father misled the nation. Either way, it was the current occupant of the White House who fed the country “garbage.”