Though Democrats and the national media have worked hard to dismiss the emerging reports surrounding the documents on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop and its implications for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, the story simply isn’t going to go away.
On Friday, Biden said his son Hunter is “an honorable man” and dismissed the entire thing as a “smear.” Tellingly, he did not deny that the laptop belonged to his son or that the documents were authentic.
That’s probably because he can’t deny it: some emails found on the laptop have been confirmed by a recipient, while Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said that Judiciary Committee staff have confirmed the authenticity of the emails.
Furthermore, Hunter Biden and his associates have been the subject of an open, ongoing FBI investigation since 2019, a Department of Justice official told reporter James Rosen.
Dodge, shift, attack
Biden swung through Iowa on Friday for a campaign event and, while there, took some time for a one-on-one interview with anchor and managing editor Beth Malicki of local ABC affiliate KCRG. At one point in the discussion, Malicki asked Biden, “So, what about the Americans who really, today, only want me to ask you about Hunter Biden’s laptop, how are you going to get them to see that you are fighting for them, when they’re so dead set against you?”
Before she could even finish the question, Biden interrupted, “By the way, there’s nothing to any of that, nothing to any of that. It’s all a smear.”
“Every major outfit, every serious investigator has pointed out that this is a smear,” he continued, referencing the mainstream media’s hesitance to cover the story. “This is classic Trump. We have four days left, and all of a sudden, there’s a laptop.”
That’s when the muddled excuses began to fly, first with a direct allusion to the story being Russian disinformation — there is zero evidence to support that claim — and then cited the results of past Congressional investigatory efforts.
“And you may recall, there’s also talk about, four months before, there was a similar thing that somebody had, allegedly. There’s overwhelming evidence that — from the intelligence community that the Russians are engaged,” Biden said.
“I mean, look, this is — my son’s an honorable man,” he continued. “And all the investigations that were done around the issue of what was going on in Ukraine, if you noticed, every one of the major people who worked for Trump, during the impeachment, went under oath, and under oath said, Biden did his job. No law was broken.”
Pointing to himself, he added, “Biden, this Biden, did his job. Hunter Biden broke no laws. That was the testimony, their testimony, from Republicans and intelligence community people.” He then pivoted, accusing President Donald Trump of making politics “too crass, too dirty, too ugly.”
Asked about the evidence of corrupt foreign deals on his son Hunter’s laptop, Joe Biden falsely claims “there’s nothing to any of that, it’s all a smear” from Russia.
FACTS: The laptop is verified as authentic. While Biden claims Hunter “broke no laws,” the FBI is investigating. pic.twitter.com/alLKtDdr1T
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