Hunter Biden’s Laptop Scandal: Is it Russian Propaganda or Chinese Blackmail?

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter have been dominating the headlines as of late. A shocking expose focusing on their questionable connection to Burisma and their ties to Ukraine and China was recently published in the New York Post. (Screenshot: NY Post)

By Jared Evan & Fern Sidman

Dominating the headlines for the last week has been the bombshell New York Post story which turned the 2020 presidential race on its head.

The scintillating and thoroughly researched article chronicled the contents of a laptop left at a Delaware computer repair shop by former Vice President Biden’s son, Hunter in April of 2019. The emails in question allegedly provide concrete proof that the younger Biden arranged a meeting with Burisma energy executive Vadym Pozharskyi.

Pozharskyi, is reportedly Burisma’s number three executive. In May 2014, he asked Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

A subsequent email to Hunter Biden from the executive read: “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent some time together. It’s really an honor and pleasure”.

A receipt belonging to Hunter Biden was found on the hard drive of the laptop that is now in the possession of the FBI.

These two e-mails alone fly in the face of Joe Biden’s assertion of having no knowledge of the deal. Biden has repeatedly said that he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”

Immediately following the release of the shocking expose, the report went “viral” on the internet as this story was widely disseminated throughout the world. The Biden campaign then went into full panic mode and put a “lid” on media and public appearances of the Democratic candidate for president. Social media titans such as Facebook and Twitter launched their own campaigns to intentionally squelch the deleterious impact of the Post’s blockbuster article.

Twitter took it a step further by banning any linking of the Post article. Thusly, they suspended the NY Post’s Twitter account as well as initiating the suspension of the Trump campaign’s account along with those belonging to numerous Trump officials, including that of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. This controversial move served to only add a higher degree of intrigue and interest in the information that was revealed, rather than successfully quashing this story.

Twitter claimed the article violated their terms and conditions, saying that the article was comprised of “hacked material”. Twitter’s justification for defining the article as being that was composed of this purportedly “hacked material” strongly suggested that the owner of the computer store copied the contents of the hard drive prior to turning the laptop over to the FBI.

After much criticism, Twitter apologized and clarified their rules regarding “hacked” material, and by Friday, allowed the story to be shared again.

For the past several years, conservative and alternative media have endlessly reported on former Vice President Joe Biden appearing at the Council of Foreign Relations and bragging how he pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk into having lead prosecutor General Viktor Shokin removed from his post by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee during a December 2015 trip to Kiev.

“I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you are not getting the money,” Biden infamously bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018. “Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”

This famous video clip was dismissed by the mainstream media yet continued to be promulgated by Trump supporters as well as a bevy of respected investigative journalists. The NY Post article essentially solidified the case which pointed to Joe Biden’s abuse of the “power of the purse” in order to get Shokin terminated from his position.

Shokin has said that at the time of his firing, in March 2016, he’d made “specific plans” to investigate Burisma that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”

The NY Post story goes far beyond the Burisma scandal. The Post hinted at explicit photos and videos of Hunter Biden engaging in sexual activity and smoking crack. The Post said they would not publish any photos due to their shocking nature.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon were responsible for landing the expose into the pages of the New York Post. John Paul Mac Issac, the Delaware computer repairman contacted Giuliani’s lawyer Robert Costello with the copy of the hard drive, after the FBI initially showed no interest in probing its contents.

The story, however, did not end there and became even more sordid as more information leaked out.

It was reported by Business Insider that FBI agent Joshua Wilson was the individual who finally took the laptop from Issac, with a subpoena. Wilson allegedly specializes in the investigation of child pornography.

Business Insider pointed out that Wilson had previously investigated New Jersey-based pedophile, Arthur Frazer, and the signature on the laptop subpoena matched the signature of subpoenas from the Frazer case.

Questions have been raised as to whether the computer repairman in question actually stumbled upon child pornography on Hunter’s laptop and contacted the FBI as a result of his findings. The Post announced they would not publish any more images from the laptop because of their shocking nature.

Giuliani, who has had complete access to all information contained in the laptop spoke to Fox and Friends on October 16th and said the following:

“This is Hunter Biden’s emails, texts, and really, the photographs will shock the hell out of you — and they make him a national security risk for the United States of America,” Giuliani said.

“They reveal federal crimes, they reveal disgusting sexual behavior, and then they reveal sexual behavior.”

Attempting to discredit the entire NY Post story was The Washington Post, as well as such elected officials as Rep Adam Schiff (CA) who is the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy. The aforementioned officials have gone on the offensive in terms of raising wild speculation concerning the facts revealed in the Post story. They are claiming that the story is nothing but Russian propaganda at its worst.

A video that has attracted an enormous amount of online interest has been circulated by an anti- Chinese Communist dissident. The video is inherently woven into a Chinese whistleblower network which regularly broadcasts reports of this nature. The show is called Lude’s Broadcast and is hosted by Lude, Inty and Xisi.

On September 24th, the reporter made explosive allegations that a hard drive was given to the US Department of Justice and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

According to Lude’s broadcast this hard drive allegedly contained details of Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Ye Jianming, chairman of the CEFC China Energy Company conglomerate. He goes into detail about a $4.5 billion deal that Hunter Biden allegedly orchestrated.

This information has been corroborated from reporting done by the Washington Times. The paper indicated that Hunter Biden was receiving a $10 million annual fee from a Chinese billionaire who has been accused of corruption and with whom he sought to increase the cash flow with joint business ownership. This information was detailed in an August 2017 email from Mr. Biden.

Another email from May 13, 2017, was obtained by Fox News. This includes a discussion of “remuneration packages” for six people in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm. The email appeared to identify Hunter Biden as “Chair/ Vice Chair depending on an agreement with CEFC,” in an apparent reference to the now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.

The email also includes a note that “Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate.” A proposed equity split references “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?” with no further details.

Fox News spoke to one of the people who was copied on the email, who confirmed its authenticity. Sources also told Fox News that “the big guy” was a reference to the former vice president.

Most shocking, the Chinese dissident claims that this hard drive, which the CCP turned over to the US DOJ and Pelosi contained “sexual abuse” depicted in the Hunter Biden videos. Lude describes the sex acts as “extreme abuse” This implies violence and rape, and it confirms that the victims of the Hunter Biden sex acts were non-consenting.

The anti-CCP reporter claims the laptop was turned over to the states in a blackmail effort, to imply to the Democratic party, that they have the “goods” on Hunter Biden, the next possible next US President’s son, and that the US will cooperate with the CCP, or else face the ultimate consequences.

Lude’s video strongly implies that Hunter Biden was compelled into engaging in illegal sex acts for the CCP. They have at their disposal, damning evidence which can be used against Biden if he should be elected as the nation’s 46th president. Lude also claims that the CCP is heavily counting on Biden to win the election

Lude’s broadcast, however, does not definitively state whether the hard drive was the same one that came from the Delaware shop. This could quite possibly be a different hard-drive. The broadcast was aired almost three weeks prior to the Post breaking the Hunter Biden scandal.

Giuliani made another eye-opening statement on Steve Bannon’s podcast last week:” I have to tell you – and this is very sensitive. The stuff that we’re in possession of contains 1,000 maybe more photographs that are highly, highly anywhere from inappropriate to illegal and have to be possessed by the Chinese government.”

Giuliani is essentially verifying what the Chinese dissident is claiming, without the explicit mention of underage child pornography.

A Candid photo of Hunter Biden, discovered in his laptop (NY Post)

Rep. Adam Schiff has been taking to the airwaves with unsubstantiated assertions that any information about Biden’s laptop or his ties to Ukraine are part and parcel of a Kremlin “smear” campaign. These claims are now being echoed throughout the mainstream media in a feckless attempt to discredit the entire NY Post expose.

On the matter of how the mainstream media is presenting this scandal, AP reported that: “Along with Fox, other outlets have with regularity, amplified the president’s attacks on the Deep State and ran with unproven allegations against the Obama administration and the Biden family, That, some Republicans believe, creates an echo chamber with Trump, an avid cable news consumer, and convinces him that the storylines are more broadly meaningful than they are,”.

“He’s in the Fox bubble, he’s not being effective against Biden, he’s throwing stuff up against the wall, it’s not going to work,” said Bill Kristol, former chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and director of Republican Voters Against Trump. “But he’s also an incumbent who is underwater because he’s done a terrible job. No campaign is going to take change that.”

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, however, has said that Schiff, Senator Murphy, AP, Kristol, and others of that ilk are engaging in extensive damage control in order to quash this article.

Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani (AP)

The Trump administration intelligence chief said he is tired of “people using the intelligence community to leverage some political narrative.”

Ratcliffe recently stated on a Fox Business Network broadcast that : “The fact that I know so little about what’s in those emails and Hunter Biden’s laptop underscores the point that I just made: This is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign, the intelligence community has not been involved with Hunter Biden’s laptop. Hunter Biden is a U.S. person, and he would be subjected to any investigation regarding fraud or investigation would rightfully be within the jurisdiction of the FBI.”

Ratcliffe added, “the only intelligence Adam Schiff gets is the intelligence we give him, and we have given him no such intelligence. We have shared no intelligence with Chairman Schiff or any other member of Congress that Hunter Biden’s laptop is part of some Russian disinformation campaign. It’s simply not true. Apparently Chairman Schiff wants anything against his preferred political candidate to be deemed as not real and as using the intelligence community or attempting to use the intelligence community to say there’s nothing to see here. Don’t drag the intelligence community into this. Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign. And I think it’s clear that the American people know that.”

Meanwhile the pressure is being applied to the FBI to release information on the Hunter Biden laptop. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) composed a letter Saturday to FBI Director Christopher Wray in which he demanded answers concerning the agency’s handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Only the FBI has full knowledge of the Hunter Biden scandal. Prior to Giuliani and Bannon releasing this information to the public via the NY Post, the FBI had not informed the public of any of the information they had in their possession.

In a recent interview with Revolver News, Bannon said that he was brought into the project based on familiarity with corruption in corporate America, on Wall Street, within the Chinese Communist Party and America’s political class.

A screenshot of Lude’s Broadcast, the Chinese dissident who made explosive allegations about Hunter Biden

“Joe Biden is a liar, a fraud, and compromised by Chinese cash. In short, he is a national security crisis, “Bannon told Revolver News. He added: The hard drive combines emails and text messages that show a massive involvement with companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. Also, there are 25,000 images that show a drug-addled, depraved lifestyle — one that decent hardworking Americans will not want near the White House.”

Bannon also said, “Rupert Murdoch’s team at the NY Post is as sophisticated and tough as there is in all media. They had the metadata and they signed off to go forward. The Russia excuse — and it is an excuse — collapsed when Fox verified the information with someone on the email chain. The Biden campaign has yet to say these emails or photos are not real. The reason? Hunter’s lawyer sent emails trying to recover the hard drive. These are real — the Bidens know they are real — and they are going to have to deal with that reality.”