WASHINGTON, DC- Let’s just get this out of the way. Hunter Biden is an idiot. His laptop, which he abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop, was “protected” with a password a ten-year-old could figure out—Hunter02.
That wouldn’t be much of an issue except for the fact, as the Daily Mail is reporting, that the laptop contained what an IT expert described as a “national security nightmare” and “classic blackmail material.” Pure genius.
Remember, this is the same person whom his father, current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden referred to as “the smartest guy I know.” That statement should give the American people great comfort knowing this senile old man could be literally running the country in just over two months. A good judge of character he is not.
According to the Daily Mail, the information easily available on the laptop and subject to being obtained by the most novice of computer hackers, included:
- Joe Biden’s personal mobile number and three private email addresses as well as the names of his Secret Service agents;
- Mobile numbers for former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, as well as nearly every member of former President Barack Obama’s cabinet;
- A contact database of 1,500 people including actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, former presidential candidate and Secretary of State John Kerry, and ex-FBI head Louis Freeh;
- Personal documents to include his passport, driver’s license, social security card, credit cards and bank statements;
- Details of Hunter’s drug and sex issues, which included $21,000 spent on one ‘live cam’ porn website, as well as “selfies’ of him engaged in sexual acts and smoking crack cocaine.
While there didn’t appear to be anything which directly implicated Joe Biden in wrongdoing, there does seem to be information contained therein that points in that direction.
In particular, one email referred to a deal with CEFC China Energy, a now-bankrupt Chinese energy firm. The email refers to a proposed split of payments, which refers to a payment of ten percent to “the Big Guy,” which is believed to be Joe Biden. In fact, this past week, Tony Bobulinski, who was intimately familiar with the Biden’s business shenanigans confirmed that “the Big Guy” was in fact Joe Biden.
For his part, the presidential hopeful has denied the charge, saying:
“I have not taken a penny from any foreign source in my life.”
That may in fact be true, however the money that came from the China deal wouldn’t have come to him directly from CEFC China Energy, but would have been laundered through his son Hunter. So, while he is technically speaking the truth, it appears he may have indirectly received money.
An IT expert told the Daily Mail that it was “staggering” that the laptop had not been encrypted.
“It’s a data breach and dangerous to have this type of material floating around,” said the expert, Chris Greany, a former police commander, who was an advisor to several British foreign secretaries on laptop security.
“For someone prominent, there is not only a risk of great reputational damage but also a risk of blackmail should the material fall into the wrong hands.”
The discovery of the abandoned laptop has been a source of controversy for the past few weeks leading up to the election on November 3. In what many called an act of politically motivated censorship, Twitter throttled the story, deleting the New York Post’s access to their Twitter page after they published the story.
In particular, the Post shared their front-page story about Hunter Biden’s private issues, as well as ties to Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company where he served on the board of directors, despite having zero experience in the energy sector.
At the time, Burisma was under investigation by Viktor Shokin, a special prosecutor in Ukraine, and Joe Biden, then-vice president under Barack Obama famously told Ukraine to fire Shokin or the US would withhold $1 billion in foreign aid.
This gave the appearance of Joe Biden using his political power to help out his son, which is of course at minimum unethical and possibly illegal. Biden has denied any wrongdoing.
The laptop included a claim that Hunter Biden had arranged a meeting between his father and an official from Burisma, a claim which Joe Biden has denied, claiming he had “no knowledge” of Hunter’s business dealings overseas.
The New York Post story was also throttled by Facebook, which claimed they were having “independent fact-checkers” verifying the story. As conservatives and Republicans have seen, Facebook’s “independent fact-checkers” are anything but.
While some have said that the outrage over Hunter Biden’s laptop is being “manufactured” by Republicans and Conservatives, that is not necessarily the case.
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This past week, Glenn Greenwald, who co-founded the news website The Intercept, resigned after he claimed he was censored for writing an article critical of Joe Biden. And Greenwald is hardly a conservative; he leans squarely to the left.
“The Intercept’s editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New York-based intercept editors involved in this effort at suppression,” he wrote.
The latest revelations about the laptop and the possible national security revelations come at a bad time for the Biden campaign, although with a complicit media and social media complex it won’t make much of a difference since the story will be buried.
As Law Enforcement Today reported earlier today, a forensics expert has confirmed the emails and metadata on the laptop are authentic. You can link to that story here.
“I have been doing this for 20 years and there is nothing to suggest the laptop or its contents have been interfered with or altered in any way,” said the expert, who has worked with numerous US law enforcement agencies.
“There is no sign of data being added. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the real deal.”
While the FBI has neither confirmed nor denied the existence of an investigation into Hunter Biden, Tony Bobulinski, one of his former business partners confirmed that he has been interviewed by FBI agents late last month and said during that meeting he handed over mobile phone records which jived with the material contained on the laptop.
The Daily Mail also said that a source familiar with the contents of the computer said Saturday.
“The sheer volume of personal and financial information indicates Hunter has been potential blackmail fodder for years.”
“It seems almost inconceivable that Hunter Biden, the son of the man likely to become our next president, was so naïve and reckless that he did not have basic encryption or even a two-state password to protect such highly sensitive material.”
The laptop’s trove of information included names and phone numbers sent to Hunter Biden by then-vice president Biden’s staff in June 2015, just days after the funeral of Biden’s other son Beau, who died of brain cancer.
Besides Bill and Hillary Clinton, the laptop also contained contact information for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
There was an earlier email dated November 2011 which had names and mobile phone numbers for Joe Biden’s Secret Service detail, which a source called “…a flagrant breach of security.”
“If a hostile state or individual had managed to hack into Hunter’s computer—and it wouldn’t have been difficult considering the lack of security on it—they would have easily found out who was guarding the Vice President and potentially been able to threaten family members of those Secret Service members.”
If anyone was a target for getting blackmailed it was Hunter Biden. The laptop showed that he had spent $21,000 on a porn “live” cam site, and $11,400 in a strip club in a single night.
The laptop also had scores of pictures showing Hunter Biden smoking crack, passed out after drinking/drugs, and engaged in sexual acts.
So much did he spend on porn sites that at one point in time his credit card was rejected because the card was maxed out.
Clearly, he was someone who was vulnerable to blackmail from nefarious actors who might attempt to influence his father.
That father could escalate to the most important job in the world on November 3.
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