Media Deliberately Ignore U.S. Intel To Keep Falsely Labeling Biden Bombshells ‘Russian Misinformation’

On Saturday, the Washington Post published a “perspective” calling on media to label Joe Biden’s scandals “foreign misinformation” even though top U.S. intelligence officials went on record days before to call that claim utterly false.

“We must treat the Hunter Biden leaks as if they were a foreign intelligence operation – even if they probably aren’t,” wrote Johns Hopkins University Professor Thomas Rid.

In the 12 days since the New York Post dropped its first blockbuster story exposing content from a Delaware computer suspected of belonging to Hunter Biden, that’s exactly what the media has done, with the help of Big Tech.

Immediately after the Post published its first in a series of exposés on the Biden laptop showing that Joe Biden had been lying about never discussing business with his son “or with anyone else,” Twitter and Facebook weaponized their monopoly over the digital public square to suppress the reporting. CNN, the Washington Post, and The New York Times, which would typically deploy their full resources to any minor revelation from the Trump White House without scrutiny, took hours to publish anything related to the Hunter Biden emails.

ABC, CBS, and NBC gave the bombshell stories less than 15 minutes of coverage between the three networks out of 51 hours of news programming in the days after the news broke.

When the nation’s legacy outlets finally did offer the Biden scandals more attention, the coverage characterized the New York Post’s reporting as Russian disinformation.

“A tabloid got a trove of data on Hunter Biden from Rudy Giuliani. Now the FBI is probing a possible disinformation campaign,” headlined USA Today.

“Is the Trump Campaign Colluding with Russia Again?” titled an op-ed by a New York Times columnist.

National Public Radio (NPR) was far more direct, telling readers outright that the taxpayer-funded outlet just wasn’t going to cover the Biden stories because its leftist editors believe it “doesn’t amount to much.”

Here’s a screenshot of what came up when independent journalist Matt Taibbi searched for information regarding Biden and Ukraine. Google results were littered with “fact-checks” from mainstream outlets as opposed to the exhaustive reporting offered to any of the other media-manufactured scandals to plague Trump in the last four years.

By early last week, the myth of Russian disinformation peddled by a media desperate to avoid compromising information on their preferred presidential candidate had been debunked by the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Department of National Intelligence, and the Department of State.

That hasn’t stopped legacy outlets, however, from denying even the potential that the reporting about the recovered Delaware laptop may possess legitimacy. The Biden campaign still has not refuted the authenticity of the content found on the laptop hard drive.

“It can’t be verified,” CBS’s Lesley Stahl told President Donald Trump during their interview for Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” which was preemptively released by the White House. “It can’t be verified.”

“What can’t be verified?” a justifiably confused Trump responded.

“The laptop!”

Days later, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour deployed the same strategy to dismiss the reporting on Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation.

“Are you comfortable with the president of the United States being close to a person like Rudy Giuliani who says also that he is not bothered whether any of the information comes from Russian hacking?” Amanpour asked Republican National Committee spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington.

“Are you comfortable that CNN used Russian disinformation from a Russian asset to leak it to subvert the peaceful transfer of power?” Harrington shot back. “That reporting on the [Steele] dossier – which was complete verified Russian disinformation – is it not? Is it not? … Everything that Democrats accuse us of doing is what they themselves did.”

Amanpour brushed off Harrington’s criticism, arguing it was the U.S. government making claims that Giuliani, who handed the Delaware computer over to the New York Post, had met with someone suspected of being a foreign asset.

“You know what also the United States government says?” Harrington said. “The FBI says this laptop is not Russian disinformation. So what are you talking about here? This laptop is real.”

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Amanpour responded by claiming that reporting means ignoring on-the-record statements from all the nation’s top intelligence agencies to float unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.

“I’m a journalist, and a reporter and I follow the facts. And there has never been any issues in terms of corruption,” Amanpour said of the Biden family.

“How do you know that?” Harrington challenged.

“I’m talking about reporting, and any evidence,” Amanpour said.

When Harrington called on Amanpour and the rest of the media to start doing journalism by engaging in rigorous digging and verification, Amanpour scoffed.

“No! We’re not going to do your work for you.”

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Donald Trump: Joe Biden Works for Big Tech, Big Media — They Keep Scandals Quiet

At a campaign rally in Florida on Friday, President Donald Trump accused his opponent of working for big tech and big media companies.

“Joe Biden works for big tech, big media. They’re his boss,” Trump said to his crowd of supporters in Pensacola, Florida.

Trump referred to corporate media’s refusal to cover the new details surrounding Hunter Biden’s pursuit of lucrative overseas deals. He also called out social media companies for censoring stories about the scandal.

“They keep it nice and quiet,” Trump said. “He’s got a scandal, corrupt politician. They keep it out. They don’t want to let any story go.”

One of Hunter Biden’s former partners, Tony Bobulinski, claimed Thursday evening that Joe Biden knew about the family’s foreign business dealings and even got a cut of some of the profits as “the big guy” mentioned in Hunter’s emails.

The president praised his hometown paper, The New York Post, for publishing details proving that not only did Biden know details about his relatives pursuing foreign deals, but he even enjoyed some of the financial benefits.

The president criticized Silicon Valley’s biggest tech and social media companies for restricting access or outright censoring the story.

“Big tech is not distinguishing itself,” Trump said. “They’re not exactly doing so great in making themselves look legit.”

Despite the censorship, Trump said, the details of the story were still getting out.

“People are wise to it,” he said. “They see what’s happening.”

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Christopher Bedford: Joe Biden Is Not Winning Any Voters When He Talks About His Own Scandals

Federalist Senior Editor Christopher Bedford said former Vice President Joe Biden made a blunder in Thursday night’s debate when going after recent reporting exposing his family’s corrupt business dealings published by the New York Post last week.

“Joe Biden is not winning any voters when he talks about his scandal at absolute best,” Bedford said on Fox News Friday. “At worst, it’s evidence of corruption all throughout his family.”

Bedford went on to rail legacy outlets and tech giants for suppressing the stories published by the Post where Twitter has gone as far as to keep one of the nation’s largest newspapers locked out of its account nine days after its first bombshell.

“These are things he doesn’t want to talk about and there are a lot of channels on the television these days that have only devoted minutes to this in the past few weeks,” Bedford said. A report from the Media Research Center out Monday shows ABC, CBS, and NBC combined dedicating less than 15 minutes combined out of 51 hours of news coverage on the latest Biden scandal.

Instead of disputing the authenticity of the published emails, Biden has pivoted to characterizing them as Russian disinformation which has been debunked by the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Department of National Intelligence, and the Department of State.

“Blaming this on Russia is not a good defense,” Bedford said.

Bedford also expanded on three ways Thursday night’s debate will shape the race less than two weeks until election day, arguing President Donald Trump’s shift in tone will play to the president’s benefit while Biden’s pledge to phase out the oil industry might sour the Democrat’s chances in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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BuzzFeed Peddles Baseless Claim To Delegitimize Hunter Biden Emails As ‘Stolen’

BuzzFeed peddled disinformation of its own Thursday when it claimed emails published by the New York Post last week implicating Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in his son’s potentially criminal overseas business activity were stolen.

The emails published contradict Biden’s repeated denials of ever discussing business with his son, Hunter, “or with anyone else,” and show Biden stood to personally rake in millions from businessmen with deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party with Hunter serving as the conduit.

“For two weeks Trump and his supporters have latched onto the narrative with new vigor,” BuzzFeed reported, “enabled in part by the opinion sections of Rupert Murdoch’s two main US newspapers – that involves stolen emails and screenshots of screenshots of DMs of questionable provenance.”

The only evidence the authors cite to claim the emails were stolen however, is a link to another BuzzFeed story explaining that Twitter censored the Post’s blockbuster reporting over violations of company guidelines governing the publication of hacked content.

Contrary to Twitter’s claims, there’s nothing to suggest at this point the laptop was stolen. The Post reported in its first bombshell story that the laptop came into its possession after it was declared abandoned property at a computer repair shop in Delaware. The store owner told the Post it was dropped off in April 2019 and the owner, suspected to be Hunter Biden, never paid for the service or came to retrieve the computer. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Fox News he found the hard drive at the store in Delaware after its owner contacted an associate and in turn, gave it to the Post.

“The gentleman who was repairing the hard drive — and Hunter Biden abandoned it,” Giuliani said, referring to store owner John Paul Mac Isaac. “He [Hunter Biden] may very well have forgotten where he left it for a while, because the gentlemen who got it said he [Hunter] was drunk for the entire time that he dealt with him, and he dealt with him twice.”

Hunter Biden has long been public about his struggles with drug addiction.

“When he [Isaac] stopped hearing from the FBI, Isaac said he contacted several members of Congress, who did not respond. At that point, his intermediary reached out to Rudy Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello,” Fox News reported.

The FBI later seized the laptop in December after the owner told the authorities of its existence. At the time, Hunter Biden was facing scrutiny over the course of the president’s impeachment proceedings for holding lucrative positions in Ukraine while his father served as the Obama White House’s “public face” of the administration’s dealings with the eastern European ally.

On Wednesday, Fox News reported that the recovered laptop was seized by the FBI as part of a federal investigation into money laundering.

The Biden campaign has yet to dispute the authenticity of the now-public emails. It has only chalked up the published material as Russian disinformation, which has been debunked by the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Department of National Intelligence, and the Department of State.

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If the laptop was stolen, Facebook and Twitter’s censorship of the Post’s reporting still remains inconsistent.

Here are 11 other hacks, leaks and hoaxes outlined by Federalist Executive Editor Joy Pullmann that Twitter and Facebook didn’t censor.

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The Mainstream Press Is Desperate To Help Joe Biden, Even If It Means A Media Blackout

It’s hard to imagine a media establishment more corrupt and insular than the American political press, which refuses to cover one of the biggest political stories of the 2020 presidential election unfolding just weeks before Election Day. Despite the best efforts of the corporate media and Big Tech, the story of Hunter Biden’s emails keeps getting out there, and with each passing day it gets worse for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Of course, the story is not just about the younger Biden’s emails anymore. It’s about the extent of Joe Biden’s role in what can only be described as a massive foreign corruption scheme worth tens of millions of dollars.

On Thursday morning, news broke that one of Hunter Biden’s former business partners, Tony Bobulinski, whose name appears in the trove of emails uncovered by the New York Post last week, verified the authenticity of those emails, which include details about a lucrative deal in May 2017 with a Chinese energy firm that appears to have included the elder Biden as an equity partner.

If Joe Biden was accepting millions in influence payments from China, well, that’s the biggest story of the election cycle. Biden has repeatedly claimed that he never discussed business with his son. If the emails are authentic, as they now appear to be, then Biden has been lying. Indeed, according to Bobulinski, Hunter Biden frequently asked his father “for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing.”

You would think this would be the sort of thing a robust political press exists to cover, especially in the run-up to a national election. But instead, we have a near-total media blackout on the story—more than a blackout, in fact. Some major outlets are trying to justify ignoring the story, and in the process making their complicity and bias all the more apparent.

NPR indulged in a bit of Soviet-level propaganda on Thursday, devoting part of its weekly newsletter from the public editor to a tortured justification of why it’s not covering the Biden story. Kelly McBride first floats the debunked conspiracy theory that the Post’s story is really just Russian disinformation, then asserts without evidence that the provenance of the emails is “suspect,” then trash-talks the Post a little, then says the reason NPR listeners haven’t heard much about the Post’s reporting is that “the assertions don’t amount to much.”

She goes on to quote managing editor for news Terence Samuels on the matter: “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions. And quite frankly, that’s where we ended up, this was … a politically driven event and we decided to treat it that way.”

Bad timing for NPR that Bobulinski’s corroboration of the Post’s reporting appeared on the same day. But don’t expect a walk-back from the public editor, or any NPR editor, ever. And certainly don’t expect the news outlet to, you know, report any actual news about Joe Biden’s overseas business deals, no matter what other evidence comes to light.

How can I be so sure? Well, look at the other big media debacle that dropped Thursday. The Trump White House wisely decided to post footage from the president’s sit-down interview with Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes” after the interview went off the rails.

First, Stahl interrupted Trump when he said Biden was in the middle of a scandal related to his family’s overseas business deals. “He’s not,” Stahl said. “He’s not. No.”

Then, when Trump said an even bigger scandal is the way the FBI spied on his campaign, Stahl claims, “There’s no real evidence of that,” and says, “This is ‘60 Minutes,’ and we can’t put on things that we can’t verify.”

Of course, Stahl knows as well as the rest of us do that not only did the FBI spy on Trump’s campaign, it used the Steele dossier, which was opposition research paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, in order to get a FISA warrant to do so — and in the process lied to the FISA court about the dossier.

No wonder Trump seemed flabbergasted that Stahl would pretend there’s no “evidence” that the FBI spied on Trump’s campaign, and no wonder he cut the interview short.

What we’re witnessing right now should disturb every American. The news media has abandoned all pretext of covering the news. They are all-in for Joe Biden and will do anything and say anything to help him win — even if it means ignoring the biggest political story of the election, no matter how much more evidence of Biden’s corruption piles up between now and Election Day.

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Biden Peddled Debunked Lie That Russia Is Behind Hunter Biden’s Corruption Revelations

The latest scandals surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden came up during Thursday night’s debate, but they weren’t brought up by President Donald Trump or the moderator.

During a tirade on election interference after the FBI announced Wednesday that Russia and Iran were attempting to undermine public confidence in the November contest, the Democratic nominee took aim at former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for turning over Hunter Biden’s suspected laptop to federal authorities and the New York Post.

“Giuliani, he is being used as a Russian pon– he is being fed information that is not true,” Biden said, just one week after the Post began publishing a series of exposés revealing compromising content on the Biden family based on material recovered from the Delaware laptop.

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Biden’s claim that the information found on the recovered computer stems from a larger campaign from the Russian government to interfere in the election has been debunked by the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Department of National Intelligence, and the Department of State. The debunked claims have also been repeated, without evidence, by Biden allies in the media.

Emails show Joe Biden stood to personally profit from his son’s overseas business in China and met with business partners contradicting campaign denials that he never spoke business with his son.

[Read everything you need to know about Hunter Biden’s scandals here.]

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NPR Says They Won’t Cover The Hunter Biden Story Because ‘Russia’ And ‘It Doesn’t Amount To Much’

National Public Radio announced Thursday it would not covering the bombshell Hunter Biden story first reported by the New York Post, claiming that the story “doesn’t amount to much” and might be connected to Russian interference.

“There are many, many red flags in that New York Post investigation,” NPR Public Editor Kelly McBride wrote in a newsletter released on Thursday.

The newsletter cites an analysis article by one of their own media correspondents who claims that the emails, the Post, Rudy Giuliani who gave the laptop hard drive to the Post, all lack credibility.

The analysis also cites the Biden campaign’s claims that one of the alleged meetings orchestrated by Hunter between his father the former vice president and an adviser to the board of a Ukrainian company never appeared on the official schedule. Secret Service records released this week, however, show that Biden did in fact meet with the Ukrainian.

While the correspondent acknowledges that “the New York Post story could someday be proven accurate, or largely right,” it also says that the article could be “a far cry from investigative journalism, rather speculative partisan advocacy. A totem of our media moment.”

Despite the fact that the intelligence community debunked claims that the Post’s story was part of a Russian disinformation campaign, McBride claimed that it was wary that the information presented in the article was somehow connected to Russia’s attempts election interference.

“Intelligence officials warn that Russia has been working overtime to keep the story of Hunter Biden in the spotlight,” she wrote in the newsletter. “Even if Russia can’t be positively connected to this information, the story of how Trump associates Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani came into a copy of this computer hard drive has not been verified and seems suspect.”

Despite NPR’s coverage of the Russia hoax, based on an entirely unverified Steele Dossier, McBride also alleged that the Post’s forensic vetting process was not proof enough for NPR to cover the story.

“And if that story could be verified, the NY Post did no forensic work to convince consumers that the emails and photos that are the basis for their report have not been altered,” McBride noted.

NPR finalized their shaky stance to avoid covering the Biden story by claiming that the allegations in the Post’s article “don’t amount to much.”

“We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions,” NPR Managing Editor for News Terence Samuel told McBride. “And quite frankly, that’s where we ended up, this was … a politically driven event and we decided to treat it that way.”

The newsletter concludes by claiming they haven’t completely ignored the issue and have covered “how Facebook and Twitter are restricting distribution of the story or how families of those seeking treatment for addiction are impacted by the portrayal of Hunter Biden’s struggle.”

Following their announcement, the #defundNPR trended on Twitter on Thursday, with some calling for NPR’s federal funding to be pulled over their stated lack of coverage.

Twitter’s headline for the trending topic labeled the people calling for the defunding “a contingent of Republicans.”

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NPR Refuses to Report on Growing Biden Scandal: We Don’t Want to Waste Listeners’ Time

A tweet from the National Public Radio Public (NPR) Editor on Thursday — on the day of the presidential debate — explained why the taxpayer-funded news outlet has been ignoring the growing scandal surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and the family’s business dealings in China.

“Why haven’t you seen any stories from NPR about the NY Post’s Hunter Biden story,” the tweet said. “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste listeners’ and readers’ time on that stories that are just pure distractions.”

The tweet included the link to a newsletter written by Kelly McBride, who is with the Poynter Institute, the so-called gatekeeper for good journalism.

McBrides’ justification for ignoring the real and growing scandal involving Joe Biden’s family, and now his vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), is:

There are many, many red flags in that New York Post Investigation. NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik detailed most of them … Intelligence officials warn that Russia has been working overtime to keep the story of Hunter Biden in the spotlight. Even if Russia can’t be positively connected to this information, the story of how Trump associates Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani came into a copy of this computer hard drive has not been verified and seems suspect. And if that story could be verified, the NY Post did no forensic work to convince consumers that the emails and photos that are the basis for their report have not been altered.

In fact, Breitbart News reported on what has unfolded and been verified since the New York Post report on the Bidens broke, even as Twitter and left-wing media such as NPR continue to censor the news. Breitbart News reported:

A whistleblower CEO and Biden insider, Tony Bobulinski, released a public statement on Wednesday evening backing up the reporting of the New York Post from last week and claiming that he personally witnessed Democrat presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden discussing business deals with his son, Hunter Biden.

Sources familiar with the matter told Breitbart News that Bobulinski is the person whose allegations and inside information are the centerpiece of a forthcoming investigation by the Wall Street Journal. That Wall Street Journal story has not published yet, several days after the newspaper staff indicated to some the piece would come out—it is unclear why the Journal has not yet published—but President Donald Trump hinted on a conference call earlier this week that such a story was coming from the newspaper.

Bobulinski’s statement also seemingly authenticates at least one of the bombshell emails obtained by the New York Post, purportedly from Hunter Biden’s laptop retrieved from a computer repair store in Delaware. The statement also contradicts claims from some Democrats that a Russian disinformation campaign is at the center of the burgeoning scandal currently engulfing the Biden campaign in the final days of the election.

Bobulinski said in a press statement he released Wednesday night:

My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine.

“According to Bobulinski, the use of the term ‘the Big Guy’ in one such email was a direct reference to Joe Biden himself,” Breitbart News reported.

And, as Breitbart News reported, vice presidential hopeful Harris’ name has been connected to the growing scandal:

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was reportedly listed as one of several “key domestic contacts” for a Chinese business venture proposed in 2017 by Hunter Biden and James Biden, the son and brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, respectively. 

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Double Standards On Biden Corruption Versus Spygate Prove Big Media Is Public Enemy No. 1

Big media’s divergent handling of the Steele dossier and the Hunter Biden email stories proves that the corrupt press is not just the enemy of the people, but the enemy of truth, freedom, and our constitutional republic.

For nearly four years, big media peddled Russia collusion as reality-based and the Christopher Steele “dossier” it rested upon as “mostly verified” or “fake but accurate.” Relying on unnamed sources, inuendo, and illegal leaks, the press played a constant refrain of Russia, Russia, Russia, while promising a smoking gun would soon emerge from Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.

At the same time, when the Republican head of the House Intelligence Committee at the time, Devin Nunes, released a memorandum detailing the abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court as part of the Russia collusion “investigation,” the media portrayed the memo as resting on “shaky grounds” and designed solely to undermine the special counsel investigation, which itself was launched as a result of a leak from former FBI Director James Comey.

Conversely, when Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., lied to the American public about Russia collusion, the media portrayed his assertions as infallible. Even Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on FISA abuse did not compel corporate media to change course.

To this day, the majority of Americans likely have no idea that “Spygate” actually occurred. Heck, just two months ago, CNN’s Jim Acosta displayed his ignorance of the facts, responding to Trump’s complaints that the Obama administration had spied on his campaign. “That is just not true. That did not happen, it has not been proven,” Acosta intoned on TV.

Yes, Jim, it has been proven true.

While U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the entire Russian collusion hoax remains ongoing, much more Democrat malfeasance has already been proven true as well. The average American might not know it, though, given the corrupt mainstream press’s penchant for putting a lid on news that proves Trump was right.

When news broke that Steele’s primary sub-source had been investigated for being a Russian agent, there was scant mention of the development, even though it suggested the Steele dossier Democrats used might have been Russian disinformation. CIA Director John Brennan briefed then-President Obama on Russian intelligence claiming that on July 28, 2016, Hillary Clinton approved vilifying Trump by claiming Russian interference in the election. That major story was likewise a news blip in the election-year cycle.

In short, corporate media ignored, downplayed, or spun the biggest, most widespread political scandal in our country’s history, involving the Obama-Biden administration’s spying on a political enemy, with Russian-provided fake intelligence bought and paid for by Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.

Now, big media is ignoring, downplaying, or spinning evidence suggesting the second biggest political-corruption scandal in our country’s history. They are ignoring evidence that former Vice President Biden knowingly helped his son Hunter, and Hunter’s “business” partners, sell access and influence to foreign officials and businesses, and possibly received a kick-back of the payouts.

The evidence of the Bidens’ corruption comes not from unverified and unnamed sources, but from emails and texts recovered from a laptop left at a Delaware computer store, and emails provided by Hunter’s former business partner. The corporate press, however, pretends those emails and texts can’t be relied upon because they haven’t personally verified them. But others have. In addition, salacious videos and photographs of Hunter Biden have been recovered from the laptop, providing excellent evidence of its authenticity.

Hunter and Joe Biden also have not disputed the emails’ validity—something very easy to do. Secret Service records have also corroborated many of the travel details included in the emails.

While the evidence overwhelmingly confirms the authenticity of the emails and text messages, the fake news instead runs with intelligence official-rejected claims that the corruption scandal is Russian disinformation, pushed by none other than Russia-collusion clown Schiff! Not only is there no evidence the emails and text messages are “Russian disinformation,” Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe—who, unlike Schiff, has access to the actual intelligence—has stated unequivocally that “the laptop is not part of a Russian disinformation campaign targeting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.” FBI and Justice Department officials have also reportedly agreed with Ratcliffe’s assessment.

If the emails are authentic, as all the evidence to date indicates, then they cannot possibly be Russian disinformation. They must be truth. And that truth indicates corruption that pierces to the heart of our democratic republic: elected officials selling access to government decisionmakers to benefit their families and themselves.

While Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed to the public that he has never “discussed his son Hunter’s overseas business activity with Hunter ‘or with anyone else,’” emails indicate Hunter introduced his then-vice president father to a senior adviser to the Ukrainian company Burisma. At that very time, Burisma, which was under investigation in Ukraine for corruption, “was showering Hunter with upwards of $50,000 a month in excess compensation.”

The elder Biden also later bragged about causing Ukraine to fire the prosecutor investigating corruption at Burisma by threatening to withhold a billion dollars in loans unless he was axed. “Well, son of a b-tch. (Laughter.) He got fired,” Biden postscripted the incident at a public event.

The hard drive evidence goes even further, suggesting Hunter may have even served as the bag man for the political family: “A text recovered from the hard drive also suggests the former vice president may have received a cut of Hunter’s ‘earnings.’ ‘I Hope you all cal do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family Fro 30 years,’” a screenshot of a text from January 2019 to Hunter’s daughter read. “It’s really hard. But don’t worry unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

Other emails indicate Ukraine was not the only target of the family shakedown. “Subsequent reporting from the Post confirmed by Fox News later revealed that Chinese businessmen with deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party were offering Hunter Biden $10 million a year for ‘introductions alone.’” Again, a Hunter email indicates Joe Biden was to receive a share of the proceeds—here a 10 percent cut of the compensation package.

The evidence that Democratic presidential candidate Biden was complicit in his son’s pay-to-play scheme is solid, and the email and texts indicating the long-time politician received a cut of the proceeds even more damning. But corporate media doesn’t care. Biden is a means for them to dump Trump.

Ignoring this story goes beyond protecting corrupt politicians. Should Joe Biden win the election, U.S. national security is gravely at risk because he is clearly compromised. “Every country, every foreign politician or political faction, and every corrupt oligarch or business that paid for access has the emails, notes, receipts, itineraries, fund transfers, and maybe even photographs or recordings,” which is a fatal lever over our potential commander-in-chief.

If he becomes president, Joe Biden’s apparent corruption puts America and Americans at serious risk. If that happens, the fault will not merely lay at his feet, but at the door of every “journalist” who ignored the evidence to avoid a repeat of 2016’s election results.

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Report: Kamala Harris Listed as ‘Key Contact’ for Biden Family Business Venture in China

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was reportedly listed as one of several “key domestic contacts” for a Chinese business venture proposed in 2017 by Hunter Biden and James Biden, the son and brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, respectively.

Fox News reported Thursday morning:

A list of “key domestic contacts” for a joint venture involving Jim and Hunter Biden and now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co. included former Vice President Joe Biden’s current running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, among other prominent Democrats, Fox News has learned.

An email exclusively obtained by Fox News, with the subject line “Phase one domestic contacts/ projects” and dated May 15, 2017, Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, shared a list of “key domestic contacts for phase one target projects.”

The list, included Harris, D-Calif.; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; former Virginia Gov. Terry McCauliffe, among others.

It is unclear if any of the Democrats were ever contacted about the “target projects.”

Last week, the New York Post revealed Hunter Biden’s venture in China, citing emails in which he said that a deal could be “interesting for me and my family” and that 10% of the equity in a new firm would be “held … for the big guy.”

On Wednesday evening, Breitbart News reported that one of the recipients of Hunter Biden’s emails, Tony Bobulinski, confirmed that “the big guy” was a reference to Joe Biden himself.

Bobulinski also said in a statement to the press: “I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.”

Breitbart contributor Peter Schweizer noted recently in his book Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite that Biden’s relatives often traded on his name to make money abroad:

The Biden family partners are often foreign governments, where the deals occur in the dark corners of international finance like Kazakhstan, China, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Ukraine, and Russia. Some deals have even involved U.S. taxpayer money. The cast of characters includes sketchy companies, violent convicted felons, foreign oligarchs, and other people who typically expect favors in return.

The Biden family’s apparent self-enrichment depends on Joe Biden’s political influence and involves no less than five family members: Joe’s son Hunter, daughter Ashley, brothers James and Frank, and sister Valerie.

The Bidens leverage political power not only for generating deals, but also for the opportunities to quietly develop the financial resources of wealthy friends for the benefit of the family. Friends that help the Bidens can count on Joe to grant them governmental favors.

Though Biden has tried to dismiss recent stories about Hunter Biden’s emails as a “smear” campaign, no one has yet disputed the authenticity of the emails released by the Post, Breitbart News, Fox News, and others.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His newest e-book is The Trumpian Virtues: The Lessons and Legacy of Donald Trump’s Presidency. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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