The Trump administration/re-election campaign (there is no significant difference between the two) and theiir assorted minions, sycophants and hangers-on are desperate. The possibility of a Biden landslide in three weeks is growing. The Justice Department attempts to produce an “October surprise” regarding what Trump tried to brand as “Obamagate” haven’t found shit.

So, courtesy of Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon, and the Murdoch-owned New York Post, yesterday they tried yet another Hail Mary pass — if, this time, the quarterback flung the ball in the general direction of the football field while being dragged away to Bellevue by medics for a psych eval.

This time, the Post produced a story hung on the thunderous headline BIDEN SECRET EMAILS. Ooooh, shades of the bogus Hillary Clinton email scandal that hurt her candidacy so badly in the final days before the 2016 election!

The secondary headline screamed “Revealed: Ukrainian exec thanked Hunter Biden for ‘opportunity to meet’ VP dad.” Hmmm. That actually doesn’t sound so bad, but maybe, Jesu marimba!, this would finally prove all that happy horseshit flung around by Giuliani and the Trump humpers regarding Burisma and the Ukrainian connection (oooooh…!).

Mommy, why does the New York Post look like the National Enquirer?

According to the trove of emails serendipitously received by the Post, Hunter Biden, who gets to stand in as a “criminal” in contrast to the actual criminals among Trump’s children, introduced his dad to a top executive of the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, Vadym Pozharskyi, in April 2015. A year later, Biden and other Obama officials pressured Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was supposedly investigating the firm.

What the Post did not immediately tell its readership was that the prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was seen as corrupt and ineffective. Shokin had no interested in investigating Burisma, and Biden was among dozens of American and European officials who urged the Ukrainian president to fire Shokin as part of a larger “house cleaning” effort to restore integrity to the notoriously corrupt Ukrainian government.

Of course, Shokin was a close ally of Russia and Vladimir Putin.

The Post did tell its readers about the European pressure and Shokin’s reputation for corruption at the very end of the article.

Hunter Biden joined the board of directors of Burisma in 2014, which led Republicans to accuse the Bidens and the Obama administration of corruption. The younger Biden was likely offered the position as something of a sinecure, but he was actually a valid asset to the company (in contrast to the perception of him as a wastrel drug addict painted by the Post, Fox News, and other right-wing media outlets), and he gained nothing from the push to fire Shokin.

Pozharskyi supposedly sent “a message of appreciation” to Biden that read in part:

Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure.

Another email from 2014 supposedly shows Pozharskyi asking the younger Biden for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

The Post calls the emails “blockbuster correspondence” that supposedly “flies in the face of Joe Biden’s claim that he’s ‘never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.'”

Here’s where the already-thin story (“blockbuster” emails? “Smoking gun” evidence?) goes completely off the rails.

A water-damaged Macbook Pro laptop computer was dropped off for “repair” to a private computer repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware in April 2019. The store owner claimed that the laptop had a “Beau Biden Foundation” sticker on it. The owner of the laptop never returned for it. The store owner says the computer contained a “raunchy, 12-minute video” of Hunter smoking crack and having sex “with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images.”

The Post did not publish the video, for whatever reason, and the only photo it did publish was what appears to be a selfie of a disheveled Hunter Biden smoking a cigarette. (The photo looks like every male character in a Quentin Tarantino movie, but that’s just my impression.)

What they did publish was letters purportedly saved to the laptop. The store owner says he gave the hard drive to federal investigators. The owner gave copies of a federal subpoena which he says demanded that he turn over the hard drive and the computer to the FBI in December 2019 after the owner contacted federal authorities. The owner said he copied the drive and gave it to…wait for it…Giuliani’s lawyer Robert Costello.

Red flags flying yet? Of course they are.

Next up in this little redneck psyop melodrama: Steve Bannon, who told the Post about the hard drive last September. Giuliani obliged the Post with a copy of the drive on October 11. The Post went to press on October 14.

What else happened in late September? The Republican chairmen of two Senate committees published a wet fart of yet another “bombshell” report that used Russian “intelligence findings” to falsely claim that Hunter Biden committed an array of crimes and unethical actions while on the Burisma board. Sean Hannity screamed that the report “should immediately disqualify Joe Biden from being the president of the United States.” The report was filled with easily debunked lies and garbage allegations, and after giving the right-wing scream machine a news cycle or so to trash the Bidens, sank under the weight of the bullshit it was created from.

Anyone with two firing brain neurons to strike sparks from one another can put together the obvious: since the Senate report did nothing to knock Biden off his pins, the Trumpistas had to come up with something else, and fast.

The laptop and its “bombshell” evidence was apparently their Plan B. In the movies, “Plan B” always works. In the real world, if Plan A is a no-go, Plan B is likely to be a disaster.

The rest of the Post article is the usual garbage. Lots of inflammatory language about Biden “admittedly” pressuring the Ukrainians to fire Shokin (Biden is proud of his actions, as Shokin was a Russian tool and his removal helped the Ukrainian government lessen Russian influence on its functions), and some kind of unidentified “alleged shakedown” involving Hunter Biden — an interesting choice of words considering that Democrats factually accused Trump of engaging in a “shakedown” of Ukrainian officials during his impeachment.

The Post concludes by reporting that neither the FBI nor the Delaware US Attorney’s office would comment on the matter. Hunter Biden’s lawyer, George R. Mesires, said that Giuliani

has been pushing widely discredited conspiracy theories about the Biden family, openly relying on actors tied to Russian intelligence.

Finally, neither Pozharskiy nor the Biden campaign would comment.

Next up: The Post‘s entire email fabrication is debunked within hours, and the Post retaliates with MORE possibly libelous accusations against Hunter Biden. Stay tuned.

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  1. I have never seen a political attack with a less credible story about how the materials were obtained in relation to the significance of the accusation. TRAVELGATE was pretty dumb…but this is the new reigning champ.

  2. It started falling apart right away – the “repair shop story” was unbelievable to many of us who have actually had computers worked on.

    • As a Mac fan, perhaps the least credible aspect of the story,was someone abandoning their MacBook and refusing to come pick it up. Who does that?

      • Factually Hunter Biden did that. If you haven’t noticed no one in the Biden camps has denied the emails or laptop are Hunter’s. His own lawyer call the repair shop and asked for the laptop when the story came out. The FBI has had this laptop for 7 months and sat on it. The only ones making false acusations are the dems and Clinton when they willfully planted the Russia collusion story to divert attention from Hilary’s email scandal. They are the ones who maipulate elections.

    • Funny how it all fell back together as the facts have come out. The laptop was left at the shop. The owner did call for it to be picked up. He brought it to the FBI. After it was abandoned it became the shop owner’s property. Biden’s lawyer reached out to the owner to retrieve the laptop when the story broke. NO ONE on Biden’s team has come out to publicy deny that the laptop and released emails are not Hunter’s. Oh but hey it’s a Democrat and his family so I guess they are above the law.

      • Biden’s lawyer didn’t not call the shop to “retrieve” the laptop. The lawyer was inquiring about the laptop, about who the shop owner claims to have talked to, etc. A smart lawyer of any public figure does this to uncover the story so they can play defense, yes, even when their client says they didn’t do it. Why? Feeling the guy out tells them a lot. If the real story is a disinformation plot, whether by Russians or aided by them, the lawyer wants as much information as possible to defend his client. Your assertion proves absolutely nothing. Typical of conservative hacks, throw out a bunch of half truths/bullshit and hope none of it gets disproven, because, let’s face it, who has the energy.

  3. I like your take on “Plan B.” There’s a reason it’s plan B – it wasn’t as good as plan A! In this attempt to manufacture a scandal out of Blazing Saddles dueling fart campfire air there wasn’t any good option to begin with. It reminds me of the scene from Argo (I really wish they hadn’t taken some of the historical license they did – the true story is plenty dramatic) when Brian Cranston affirms a question from the honcho with something along the lines of “This is the best LEAST (emphasis added) bad option we have.” Sure, there are goobers in MAGA world who eat this crap with a spoon but with so much going on it’s unlikely to break through to any significant degree.

  4. The spin here is blinding. Love the logical fallacies, let’s ignore finding a credible defense and use ad hominem attacks and the genetic fallacy. We all know Democrats are good guys, it’s those Republicans who are the bad guys. This information can’t be true…because it comes from someone mean…who I don’t like.. and you shouldn’t like them either. As a swing voter I can confidently say that anyone who reads this article (who isn’t a leftist ideologue) will understand that not only has “s**t” been found, it’s about five feet deep.

    • Oh we can all see it’s shit alright, everything on Dimwit Donny’s side is turning into it, including your posting, Ms TheoreticalPhysicist.

    • If you’re a swing voter, then I’m Queen of the May. Like your little tinhorn cult leader, you’re passably good at flinging insults and spewing contempt, but you suck at actually refuting anything with actual facts. My article has half a dozen links, quotes, the whole nine yards. Your comment has a strong sneering tone. Want to prove Giuliani’s little fantasy is true? Bring it. I’m all ears.

      • are you really all ears because then you should know by now that this laptop is indeed factually Hunter Biden’s. That it was given to the FBI months ago and all the information on it was obtained legally. So over the next few days if you can follow it you will be able to see a much broader picture of the corruption that Biden was a part of. I don’t care if you are a Democrat or Republican it doesn’t change the facts of what is and will be coming out. Such a shame that Bernie wasn’t the nominee Biden is fading mentally and know all this………

        • What planet do you get your news from? None of the shit you’re slinging is true. Whether you’re a Trump troll or a Chapo Berner, it doesn’t matter. You’re a liar and a disinformation spreader. You should monetize your trollery. There must be an ad in RT or Sputnik for job opportunities as a Russian intelligence asset. Good luck! (Side note: you should be banned for spreading the lie about Biden’s “mental problems.”)

    • What happened, candy ass? Couldn’t give any actual facts to bolster your bullshit? Not really sure what are logical fallacies? Heard one of Carlson’s guests riff on the idea of “genetic fallacy” and a random brain neuron fired while you were writing this post? Guess I should write that followup article and really make you cry.

    • Hey, if the shoe fits. Explaining factual inaccuracies occur in conservative media almost 2 to 1 in comparison to mainstream “liberal” media. Because the mainstream media putts itself in check. Conservative media’s echo chamber doesn’t correct inaccuracies, it amplifies them.

    • Did you actually read the document in the tweet? Did you find any proof that that image is actually a letter from Biden’s lawyer? Back into the sewer, idiot.


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