Hunter Biden Scandal – Fall Of 55 http://fallof55.com/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 15:35:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://fallof55.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/fall-of-55-icon-150x150.png Hunter Biden Scandal – Fall Of 55 http://fallof55.com/ 32 32 What This Report Supposedly Authenticating ‘Hunter Biden’ ‘Laptop’ Really Said http://fallof55.com/what-this-report-supposedly-authenticating-hunter-biden-laptop-really-said/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 15:35:08 +0000 http://fallof55.com/what-this-report-supposedly-authenticating-hunter-biden-laptop-really-said/

I made a report on the WaPo History on security review of disk drive commonly referred to as “Hunter Biden” “laptop” repeatedly.

But before you tear this up James Comer fanfiction about Hunter Biden and before the twitter feed I made Elmo disappear in the fire of the dumpster, I wanted to repeat it here. WaPo asked security experts Matt Green (who worked with his Johns Hopkins students) and Jake Williams to examine the drive to see what they could authenticate.

They discovered that people kept adding content to the ‘laptop’, making it impossible to tell what was on the ‘laptop’ when it was delivered to the repairman. blind computers.

During their examinations, Green and Williams found evidence that people other than Hunter Biden had accessed the drive and written files to it, both before and after the early New York Post articles and long after the computer laptop itself had been turned over to the FBI. .

Maxey had alerted The Washington Post to the issue in advance, saying others had accessed the data to examine its contents and make file copies. But the lack of what experts call a “clean chain of custody” has undermined Green and Williams’ ability to determine the authenticity of most player content.

“The drive is a mess,” Green said.

He likened the portable player he received from the Post to a crime scene in which detectives arrive to find Big Mac wrappers carelessly left behind by police officers who were there before them, contaminating evidence.

This assessment was echoed by Williams.

“From a forensic perspective, it’s a disaster,” Williams said.

More importantly, some of the forensic data that would be needed to authenticate the reader itself had been deleted.

Analysis was made much more difficult, the two experts said, because the data had been repeatedly processed in a way that removed logs and other files that forensic experts use to establish the authenticity of A file.

“No evidence of tampering was uncovered, but as noted throughout, several key pieces of evidence useful in uncovering tampering were unavailable,” Williams’ reports concluded.

Williams was able to authenticate less than 10% of the files on disk, although this included some emails involving CEFC China Energy.

The portable drive provided to The Post contains 286,000 individual user files, including documents, photos, videos and chat logs. Of these, Green and Williams concluded that nearly 22,000 emails among these files carried cryptographic signatures that could be verified using technology that is difficult for even the most sophisticated hackers to tamper with.

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In particular, there are verified emails illuminating a deal Hunter Biden developed with a fast-growing Chinese energy conglomerate, CEFC China Energy, for which he was paid nearly $5 million, and other business dealings. . These business relationships are subject to separate Washington Post article published at the same time as this one on forensic training examinations.

The email “Big Guy” could not be authenticated.

Some other emails on the drive that served as the basis for previous reporting could not be verified because the messages lacked verifiable cryptographic signatures. One such email was widely described as referring to Joe Biden as “the big guy” and suggesting the elder Biden would receive a slice of a business deal.

There were authenticated emails from Burisma, but if Burisma was hacked (as a security company, Area 1 Security, said it was before the laptop was leaked), the hackers could have forged cryptographic signatures, including those of Burisma adviser Vadym Pozharskyi, which have come in for a lot of attention.

The reader also includes verified emails from Hunter Biden’s work with Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company for which he was a board member. President Donald Trump’s efforts to link Joe Biden to the impeachment of a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Burisma led to Trump’s first impeachment trial, which ended in an acquittal in February 2020.

The Post’s review of those emails found most were routine communications that provided little new information about Hunter Biden’s work for the company.

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Both Green and Williams said the Burisma emails they cryptographically verified were likely genuine, but they warned that if the company were hacked, it would be possible to forge cryptographic signatures, which is much less. likely to happen with Google.

Note that if I understand the timing correctly, these emails could only have been changed if the laptop had re-accessed the Burisma server after the hack.

In any case, the “laptop” is a completely unreliable shitshow precisely because Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon were in such a rush to turn it into a political scandal.

And yet the new Republican majority in Congress is sure it is “real.”

James Comer kicked off his tenure as Oversight Chairman by proclaiming that the forensic mess left by frothy conspiracy theorists is, instead, “REAL”.

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Rep. Banks says GOP will investigate Biden if party secures house http://fallof55.com/rep-banks-says-gop-will-investigate-biden-if-party-secures-house/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 19:46:00 +0000 http://fallof55.com/rep-banks-says-gop-will-investigate-biden-if-party-secures-house/

Rep. Jim Banks promised Sunday that Republicans would investigate the chaotic pullout from Afghanistan and Hunter Biden, first son marked by scandal if they win control of the House — after the GOP suffered a setback in the Senate on Saturday.

“Oversight is a primary function of Congress. And over the past few years, there has been zero oversight of the Biden agenda and the Biden administration,” Banks (R-Ind.) told host Shannon Bream on “Fox News Sunday.”

“So this needs to be a focal point of every congressional committee, especially in the Republican-controlled House.”

As Democrats retained power in the Senate with Democrats Victory for Senator Catherine Cortez Mastos in Nevada, House scrutiny is still pending.

Banks, an Afghanistan veteran, said “nobody was ever held accountable” for the random withdrawal of US troops from the war-torn country last August.

“There has never been an inquiry into the withdrawal from Afghanistan that cost the lives of 13 of our heroes,” said Banks, who is among a number of Republicans vying for the whip of majority in the House if they control the House.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), speaking on Capitol Hill in March, said Republicans would investigate the Biden administration if they win a majority in the House.
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“That means Congress hasn’t done its job in providing that kind of oversight. Oversight of the origins of COVID, of the lockdowns, of the closing of schools as a result of this. We’ve never had oversight from Congress on any of these Biden administration actions,” he said.

But Bream pointed to Republicans’ lackluster performance in last Tuesday’s midterm elections when expectations led them to make huge gains in Congress.

She asked Banks about Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), in a the wall street journal column, warning House GOP members that they risk turning off voters in 2024 if they spend more time investigating than legislating.

“I mean, the Republicans, a number of them, have made it clear they’re interested in things like investigating Hunter Biden, the FBI, COVID, the pullout from Afghanistan. Where do you see your agenda going? she asked the congressman.

President Biden, seen Nov. 9 at the White House, will face investigations into his administration if Republicans take control of the House.
President Biden, seen Nov. 9 at the White House, will face investigations into his administration if Republicans take control of the House.
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“It’s just a fact of Congress’s responsibility to provide oversight. I believe the American people, not just those on the right, expect Congress to step in and provide that kind of accountability. It is desperately needed, especially, again, if 80% of Americans say America is on the wrong track, they expect Congress to hold the administration accountable for that and their actions,” Banks replied.

“And that’s what we’re going to do. Even in a narrow Republican majority, we will still have the gavels of each of the committees and oversight is a core function,” he said.

Banks also said he backs Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy’s representative becoming president if the GOP ultimately wins control of the chamber.

McCarthy’s leadership has come under heavy criticism in light of Republicans’ disappointing results in the election and some members of the influential House Freedom Caucus were reluctant to step into McCarthy’s corner.

“Lead McCarthy has raised the most money that any leader has ever raised in the history of our party before, $500 million. He’s done his part to put us in a position to win a majority, and we’re going to do it – again a disappointingly narrow majority,” Banks said.

“But if we do what we say we are going to do and if we get serious and push the bold agenda around which our conference is unified, I think we will increase that majority in the 2024 election,” he said. he continued.

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GOP may investigate Hunter Biden, expose DC’s influence-peddling cottage industry http://fallof55.com/gop-may-investigate-hunter-biden-expose-dcs-influence-peddling-cottage-industry/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 13:06:55 +0000 http://fallof55.com/gop-may-investigate-hunter-biden-expose-dcs-influence-peddling-cottage-industry/

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In the legend of Pandora’s box, the cursed Pandora unleashes a multitude of evils upon the world. Notably, the only thing she was able to trap in the box or jar was something that should be a bounty in Washington this week: hope.

The likely Republican takeover of the House could lead to a slew of investigations in the coming months. Washington is famous for handling scandals. Indeed, it is a virtual art form in the Beltway. However, there is one investigation that comes closest to Pandora’s box for the Washington establishment. A serious investigation into the Hunter Biden scandal could plunge the political and media elite into an existential crisis.

Here are the ‘usual suspects’ who may find themselves under a microscope for the first time following a full investigation of Hunter Biden.

The Bidens

The Biden family has long been associated with influence peddling as they could add an access key to their family crest. Although they may be more aggressive than most families, influence peddling has long been a cottage industry in Washington. For decades I have written about this loophole in bribery laws. It is illegal to give a congressman or president even $100 to gain influence. However, you can literally give millions to their spouses or children in the form of exceptional contracts or comfortable jobs.

President Joe Biden has faced repeated questions about influence peddling involving his family.
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James Biden has been remarkably (even refreshingly) open about marketing his access to his brother. Former Americare executive Tom Pritchard and others allege Biden openly referenced his access to his brother and his last name in his pitch for clients. James has faced a wide range of litigation over alleged fraudulent activity as well as a personal loan acquired through Americore prior to his bankruptcy.

Hunter worked with his uncle but also went into the family business on his own. While his father recently pointed out that his son was a hopeless drug addict, this defense is in stark contrast to the fact that he maintained a multi-million dollar influence peddling scheme. The question is why foreign figures (some associated with foreign intelligence) rushed to him for international money transfers and complex transactions worth millions from Moscow to Kyiv to Beijing.

However, perhaps the most concerned Biden is the president himself. Joe Biden has repeatedly denied knowledge of Hunter Biden’s business entanglements despite numerous emails and photos showing him meeting with Hunter associates. That includes at least 19 visits to the White House by Hunter’s partner Eric Schwerin alone between 2009 and 2015.

While emails on Hunter Biden’s laptop repeatedly refer to his father as a possible recipient of influence peddling funds. Indeed, in an email, then-Hunter business partner Tony Bobulinski was told by Biden associate James Gilliar that the Bidens wanted to avoid such references: “Don’t mention Joe being involved, c is only when you [sic] are face to face, I know you [sic] know it but they are paranoid.”

In discussing these agreements, Joe Biden is referenced with code names such as “Celtic” or “the big guy”. In one, “the big guy” is described as being eligible for a 10% discount on a deal with a Chinese energy company. There are also references to Hunter paying his father’s bills from shared accounts. From his board memberships and corporate deals to legal fees and his artistic deals, Hunter Biden is a tour de force of the alleged corrupt practices used in Washington. Indeed, while his skills as a painter and lawyer have come into question, Hunter’s remarkable skills in influence peddling may soon be front and center in Washington.

The bandits of the device

One of the things that worries the establishment the most is that these emails threaten to pull back the curtain on the cottage industry of influence peddling. The emails contain an array of children linked to powerful Democratic and Republican leaders. For example, one of Hunter’s closest associates was John Kerry’s stepson, Chris Heinz. Like Joe Biden, Kerry is also accused of falsely denying knowledge of his son’s business dealings. Even late mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s nephew, Jim Bulger, was a business associate of Hunter Biden. The Bulgers were a powerful Democratic family in Massachusetts.

Surrounding these well-connected children are an array of insiders tied to the top of the Democratic and Republican parties. An array of lawyers and political operatives quickly formed around the most powerful to profit from these foreign deals. An investigation of Hunter Biden could not shine a light on his conduct without shining a light on everyone who supports the influence peddling industry.

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The media

The media is the last group that could be collateral damage in any investigation. This influence peddling could not have happened without the assurance that the media had the Bidens’ backs. Imagine what the media would have done with just one of these agreements with foreign political or influential figures if a child of Trump had been the recipient. The genius of the Biden influence peddling operation was to make the media an early and active participant. The media and social media companies have almost universally buried the Hunter Biden scandal ahead of the 2020 election. They have invested themselves in denial for two years of bashing or dismissing the story.

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Attorney General Merrick Garland has come under fire for failing to investigate the Biden family’s financial dealings.
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Disclosure of corrupt practices linked to the Bidens will erode what little trust there is left for the media. Figures like Bobulinski and the underlying emails were available to the media before the 2020 election. However, the media showed surprisingly little interest in pursuing the facts of influence peddling. Bobulinski and others will now likely have a chance to be heard.

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Obviously, other groups are also worried about what the sun will reveal in this scandal. This includes the FBI which appears to have scuttled or slowed down early efforts to investigate Biden’s dealings. It also includes Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has staunchly refused to appoint a special advocate despite overwhelming support for such an appointment.

There’s a difference, of course, between opening Hunter’s laptop and opening Pandora’s box: few in the Beltway expected to find hope in its sorted contents.

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New York Post deserves an apology and a Pulitzer for Hunter Biden coverage – AMAC http://fallof55.com/new-york-post-deserves-an-apology-and-a-pulitzer-for-hunter-biden-coverage-amac/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 16:21:26 +0000 http://fallof55.com/new-york-post-deserves-an-apology-and-a-pulitzer-for-hunter-biden-coverage-amac/



AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott

As the public continues to learn more about the extent of the scandal and the cover-up surrounding the shady overseas business dealings and illegal activities of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, it has become increasingly clear that the New York Posts the bold coverage of the story, and the ensuing censorship, is one of the defining moments in recent history. Despite the best efforts of Big Tech, elected Democrats and the mainstream media to suppress the truth, the Biden family corruption saga and the Posts early reports of “the laptop from hell” revealed corruption, dishonesty and collusion at the highest levels of government and the media establishment.

A little over two years ago, on October 14, 2020, the New York Post revealed to the world that he had acquired a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, the son of then-Democratic candidate Joe Biden. That laptop contained documents that linked Hunter to a litany of potential criminal activity that also involved Joe Biden. In the report that followed, the Job detailed how Biden’s son used his father’s influence as vice president to help secure jobs and contracts with foreign state-backed companies. Once in these postsHunter reportedly acted as a liaison to secure additional lucrative business opportunities for the entire Biden family.

Normally, the facts of a story like this would send shockwaves through the political world. Here, there was apparently clear evidence that Joe Biden was peddling his influence as vice president so his family could reap millions. Yet almost all mainstream publications refuse to cover the story. Instead, they baselessly and relentlessly claimed that the laptop and all the documents it contained were a giant “Russian disinformation campaign”.

But denying the truth of the story was not enough. The authors of the Job expose, Emma Jo Morris and Gabrielle Fonrougerelentless face criticalvsismaccusations of incompetenceand even conspiracies that they were in collusion with Russian foreigners officers. The owner of the Delaware computer repair shop who alerted the FBI to the existence of the laptop also faces anonymous death threats and harassment from the IRS and other government agencies.

Then the New York Post the entire account was banned on Twitter, just like somebody who shared their reports. Twitter went so far as to lock the White House press secretary’s account unless she deleted her tweet sharing the story.

These measures were not merely performative. The relentless campaign threatens the future of publishing and the career of every journalist in the Job. In addition to the institution’s attempt to inflict incalculable damage to the reputation of Jobbeing “de-platformed” by a major site like Twitter would also result in significant financial loss for the 220-year-old newspaper.

In order to justify Big Tech and mainstream media censorship on the Job, a cabal of fifty-one former intelligence officials, all of whom turned out to be Never-Trumpers, sign an open letter calling the story “probably Russian disinformation”.

Yet, to the lasting credit of the New York Post writing, they have not moved. They refused to back down and maintained their reporting.

Slowly over the past two years, publication after the reluctant publication conceded that they were wrong to reject the story. Some publications like CNN and the Washington Post even offered quiet my culpa, acknowledging that the laptop was genuine and that the information it contained was legitimate. In March 2021, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that blocking the story was a “total mistake”.

Of course, all of this only happened after Biden was securely installed in the White House, and Republican calls for an investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings have always been summarily dismissed as a distraction.

But the conspiracy to suppress the story went far beyond the media and a few disgruntled former officials. During appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast in August, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the platform had “limited the scope” of the Hunter Biden story due to an FBI warning that it was “Russian disinformation”. In the interview, Zuckerburg said the FBI informed the Facebook founder said “there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election…there’s about to be some kind of dump similar to that, so just be careful.” Shortly after this alert, the New York Post coin ran, and Facebook used its algorithm to remove the story to a “meaningful” degree. Users could share the story, but the number of people who would see it was artificially reduced. The FBI has not yet explained on what basis it sent this warning, although it later emerged that the “analysis” was conducted by some of the same officials who perpetrated the “Russian Collusion” hoax in 2016.

Such tenacity and such courage as that shown in the Posts coverage of the Biden corruption story has historically won publications and journalists a Pulitzer Prize. Yet the journalists who worked on this story received only scorn and hostility from the media establishment. Instead, Pulitzers are assigned to “approved” outlets like the New York Times who toe the Democratic Party line, spreading genuine false narratives like the aforementioned “Russian collusion” narrative involving the 2016 Trump campaign. Former President Donald Trump required let those Pulitzers be canceled. Although the Pulitzer Committee reviewed the awards, it chose to let them stand.

In the end, efforts by the media, Big Tech, Democrats and activist-minded bureaucrats to stifle the Hunter Biden story have largely failed. According to a September poll, 63% of Americans still think the information on the “laptop from hell” is “important.” With Republicans poised to regain control of the House of Representatives in November, they have promised make the investigation of the laptop and all of Hunter Biden’s business dealings a top priority. Regardless of the results of these surveys, Americans will largely have the New York Post and their courageous reporting to thank.

Andrew Abbott is the pseudonym of a writer and public affairs consultant with more than a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture.







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We reported on the last Hunter scandal two years ago – but most media still refuse to ask the tough questions http://fallof55.com/we-reported-on-the-last-hunter-scandal-two-years-ago-but-most-media-still-refuse-to-ask-the-tough-questions/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 19:51:00 +0000 http://fallof55.com/we-reported-on-the-last-hunter-scandal-two-years-ago-but-most-media-still-refuse-to-ask-the-tough-questions/

On Monday, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) released information that Hunter Biden and his uncle James Biden received $5 million of a Chinese energy company called CEFC.

Just the News reports more that this payment took the form of a zero interest repayable loan, and although it was paid in 2017, when Joe Biden was no longer vice president, it covered the work done by his son and brother for the Chinese during his time at the office.

Mistrustful! A bomb !

. . . and reported by the New York Post on October 22, 2020.

We are not unhappy with the credit; far from there. Kudos to Grassley for once again drawing attention to this deal, and Just the News for highlighting the Bidens’ love of soft loans.

What Is make us angry is that it’s been more than two years since The Post reported on Hunter Biden’s shady trade dealsand the president – aided by a complacent media – never had to deal with the evidence properly.

Yes, the emails on Hunter’s laptop show the Chinese paid at least $5 million to the Biden family, a fact confirmed by former business partner Tony Bobulinski. One of the messages printed by The Post at the time had another partner, James Gilliar, telling Bobulinski on May 20, 2017: “Don’t mention Joe’s involvement, it’s only when you’re face to face, I know you know that but they’re paranoid.”

Don’t you remember reading that? Perhaps because when this newspaper reported it, it was during a period of two weeks that Twitter banned us and Facebook prevented sharing our articles. And at the same time, 50 former liberal intelligence officials said our reporting was “probably Russian disinformation” based on no evidence – which the liberal media used as an excuse to ignore or insult us.

Of course, the laptop was real, a fact only “confirmed” by The New York Times, The Washington Post and others after Joe Biden was safely elected.

But though they reluctantly admitted the reader’s authenticity, likely because Hunter is facing possible tax evasion and gun charges, they never pressed Joe Biden on key issues:

  • What work did James and Hunter do while Joe Biden was vice president that justified millions of dollars in payments from a Chinese company? Did Joe Biden use his position to help their business?
  • What kind of promises did Hunter and James make to CEFC? Neither has experience in energy, real estate or anything. Hunter faced well-documented drug problems. What exactly were the Chinese buying?
  • The CEFC deal promised 10% “to the big guy”, according to emails, which were confirmed to be Joe Biden. Did Joe Biden get 10% of that $5 million?
  • Joe Biden still claims he “never” discussed business with Hunter Biden. So is he denying having met with Bobulinski to discuss the deal, as Bobulinski publicly says? Does he deny that he is “the big guy”? If Joe Biden knew nothing about James and Hunter’s negotiations, why was he getting a financial stake in the deal? Does he expect us to believe all this?

We’re glad to see that Republicans like Grassley still want answers, and that some reporters view Joe Biden’s efforts to dismiss Hunter’s issues as addictions rather than corruption as nonsense. But remember that Big Tech, liberal media and biased government officials spent two years interfering for the Bidens.

This material is not new. It has just been concealed.

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Judge Joe Brown sounds alarm over ‘disturbing’ Hunter Biden allegations, calls for double standard of justice http://fallof55.com/judge-joe-brown-sounds-alarm-over-disturbing-hunter-biden-allegations-calls-for-double-standard-of-justice/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 14:40:42 +0000 http://fallof55.com/judge-joe-brown-sounds-alarm-over-disturbing-hunter-biden-allegations-calls-for-double-standard-of-justice/

Judge Joe Brown has shared his thoughts on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal after presiding over a mock trial involving the president’s son on Fox Nation’s new special, “The Trial of Hunter Biden.”

Brown joined “Fox & Friends” on Monday to discuss the mock trial and what he hopes the American people will get out of it. watch the special.

“The way we set it up was actually a mock procedure to determine if there were probable grounds to believe that further investigation should take place. Some of the things on this laptop are really disturbing “, the lawyer and longtime TV judge told host Rachel Campos. -Duffy.

BIDEN ‘PROUD OF’ HIS HUNTER, CLAIMS HE IS ‘ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW’ Amid POTENTIAL CRIMINAL CHARGES

“So it looks like the public needs to encourage their system to get on with it,” he continued. “We don’t want mob justice, but sometimes the collective has to push to at least look at it because from what we were looking at on this laptop, something is wrong here. Very bad.”

Judge Joe Brown chairs Fox Nation’s special, “The Trial of Hunter Biden.”
(Fox Nation)

Hunter Biden has been under federal investigation since 2018. Officials are reportedly debating whether to charge him with tax evasion, misrepresentation and foreign lobbying violations.

A source earlier this month told Fox News that charges against the president’s son could be “imminent.”

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But even as Hunter’s fate remains uncertain, Brown pointed to the stark contrast between the treatment of the president’s son and former President Trump, just weeks after his home was raided by the FBI.

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, arrives with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden before President Biden awards the Presidential Medals of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, on July 7, 2022.

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, arrives with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden before President Biden awards the Presidential Medals of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, on July 7, 2022.
(Kevin Lamarque)

“America is no longer becoming the land of the free with this kind of thing, because it’s just obvious that compared to what happened to, say, Mr. Trump, President Trump, compared to what happened to ‘s been with this family,” said Brown, who hosted the syndicated “Judge Joe Brown” show from 1998 to 2013.

“It’s like they don’t live in the same country.”

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Judge Joe Brown sounds the alarm over Hunter Biden’s ‘disturbing’ allegations, calls for a double standard of justice http://fallof55.com/judge-joe-brown-sounds-the-alarm-over-hunter-bidens-disturbing-allegations-calls-for-a-double-standard-of-justice/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 14:40:42 +0000 http://fallof55.com/judge-joe-brown-sounds-the-alarm-over-hunter-bidens-disturbing-allegations-calls-for-a-double-standard-of-justice/

Judge Joe Brown shared his thoughts on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal after presiding over a mock trial involving the president’s son on Fox Nation’s new special, “The Trial of Hunter Biden.”

Brown joined “Fox & Friends” on Monday to discuss the mock trial and what he hopes the American people will get out of it. watch the special.

“The way we set it up was basically a mock procedure to determine if there were probable grounds to believe that further investigation should take place. Some of the things that are on this laptop are really disturbing,” the lawyer and longtime TV judge told host Rachel Campos. -Duffy.

BIDEN ‘PROUD OF’ HIS HUNTER, CLAIMS HE IS ‘ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW’ Amid POTENTIAL CRIMINAL CHARGES

“So it looks like the public needs to encourage their system to get on with it,” he continued. “We don’t want mob justice, but sometimes the collective has to push to at least look at it because from what we were looking at on this laptop, something is wrong here. Very bad.”

Judge Joe Brown chairs Fox Nation’s special, “The Trial of Hunter Biden.”
(Fox Nation)

Hunter Biden has been under federal investigation since 2018. Officials are reportedly considering whether to charge him with tax evasion, misrepresentation and foreign lobbying offenses.

A source earlier this month told Fox News that charges against the president’s son could be “imminent.”

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But even as Hunter’s fate remains uncertain, Brown pointed to the stark contrast between the treatment of the president’s son and former President Trump, just weeks after his home was closed. raided by the FBI.

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, arrives with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden before President Biden awards the Presidential Medals of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, on July 7, 2022.

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, arrives with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden before President Biden awards the Presidential Medals of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, on July 7, 2022.
(Kevin Lamarque)

“America is no longer becoming the land of the free with this kind of situation, because it’s just obvious that compared to what happened to, say, Mr. Trump, President Trump, compared to what happened to ‘s been with this family,” said Brown, who hosted the syndicated “Judge Joe Brown” show from 1998 to 2013.

“It’s like they don’t live in the same country.”

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Lawyer linked to Hunter Biden hit with ethics complaint – JONATHAN TURLEY http://fallof55.com/lawyer-linked-to-hunter-biden-hit-with-ethics-complaint-jonathan-turley/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 19:42:05 +0000 http://fallof55.com/lawyer-linked-to-hunter-biden-hit-with-ethics-complaint-jonathan-turley/

For those of us who have followed the Hunter Biden scandal closely, one figure remains mysterious in his role in the possible tax violations of the president’s son. Kevin Morris is a wealthy entertainment lawyer who allegedly paid up to $2.8 million in back taxes for Hunter. I have previously discussed the relationship and expressed uncertainty about whether Morris was acting as a friend or an attorney (using personal funds in a representational matter can present ethical issues). Now Morris is the subject of an ethics complaint by the conservative group Marco Polo, who lured him into an exchange of hoaxes for refuting laptop claims.

Following the New York Times and other outlets admitting that the Hunter Biden laptop was genuine from the start, President Biden moved from his long denial of wrongdoing to a type of addiction defense.

Morris received a text from “Jon Cooper” on May 19 saying he was working with an “OpSec [operations security] collective who broke the laptop. Morris took the bait by encouraging Cooper to share information about discrediting those who used the laptop to implicate the Bidens. At some point, according to the daily mail, Morris said to Cooper “You know this is historic, right? As if you were a hero. As for the real ones.

Morris allegedly threatened the band’s association and engaged in unprofessional language after learning he had been tricked by the emails.

Morris was reportedly keen to get the bogus researcher to produce material to deny the story.

Morris allegedly called the associate a “f***ing moron”, “f***nut” and threatened that “I’m going to take all your money”. He added that “I know where you live” and “you’re gonna love being a buttboy for 20 years man. Lube up.

We’ve discussed such bullying rhetoric before from lawyers like Michael Cohen. I have long denounced these threats as a scourge on our profession. Cohen, however, was disbarred for his crimes, not for his abusive conduct as a lawyer.

I am always a little skeptical of such complaints, which may raise free speech issues in the restriction of public speech. This includes past instances where I have opposed discipline for public criticism of judges.

This complaint, however, returns to the dangerously vague relationship between Morris and Biden. Was it an attorney-client relationship or a personal relationship? If it were the latter, the effort to discipline Morris would be even more problematic in my view.

In seeking to dismiss this action, Morris will have to add clarification to this relationship. If he was acting as a lawyer, his financial dealings proved more damaging than his verbal transgressions.

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FBI’s handling of Hunter Biden laptop scandal reveals US ‘has a two-tier justice system,’ says Delaware state rep http://fallof55.com/fbis-handling-of-hunter-biden-laptop-scandal-reveals-us-has-a-two-tier-justice-system-says-delaware-state-rep/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 06:23:40 +0000 http://fallof55.com/fbis-handling-of-hunter-biden-laptop-scandal-reveals-us-has-a-two-tier-justice-system-says-delaware-state-rep/

DEWEY BEACH, Delaware — Computer repair shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac — who was caught up in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal — was unable to attend the Freedom Festival banquet at Rusty’s Restaurant Rudder on Friday due to health issues. Those at the event were sorry to have missed it but admired what he had done for the country.

Ruth Briggs King, GOP state representative for the 37th district, said Isaac did the right thing by bringing to light the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop that allegedly included shady financial transactions and exploits abroad.

“I really appreciate that he realized it was illegal,” she said, referring to the alleged contents of the laptop. “I think in many ways he should be considered a true hero for America and for others, because he does what he did, keeps it and realizes something is wrong here.”

Isaac said a man he believed to be Hunter Biden dropped off three laptops in April 2019. The customer did not return to pick up the laptops within 90 days and Isaac was unable to contact him despite several attempts.

Before the scandal became public, Isaac contacted the FBI, US congressional staffers, and an attorney for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani about the contents of the laptops from late July 2019 to October 14, 2020, according to court documents (pdf).

Two months later, the FBI asked him to turn over the laptop and hard drive, which he did, and he also provided a copy of the recovered data to Giuliani’s attorney, the documents show. A Hunter Biden lawyer contacted Isaac in mid-October 2020 to ask if he still had possession of the laptops. The next day, the New York Post published an expose on the alleged contents of the laptops.

Hunter Biden, left, and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden applaud on stage during a rally in Wilmington, Del., November 7, 2020. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)

Since then, the FBI has been accused by GOP senators of harboring animosity against former President Donald Trump and attacking his Mar-a-Lago in August, but of slowing down the Hunter Biden investigation. The people at the Freedom Festival Banquet shared the same concern.

“It shows that our whole country has a two-tier court system,” said State Rep. Richard G. Collins (R-41st District). “Now you have a side for the politically favored, and you have another side that’s in the background of everything.”

If you’re a Democrat, you can do almost anything, and that’s fine, Collins said.

However, “if you’re a Republican, especially anywhere near Trump, you run a real risk of being arrested and having the FBI show up at your door with 20 or 30 agents. It really is a dangerous time in America.

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State Representative Ruth Briggs King (R-37th District, right) and State Representative Richard G. Collins (R-41st District) at the Freedom Festival Banquet at Rusty Rudder on Oct. 7, 2022. (William Huang/The Epoch Times)

FBI leadership ‘not well regarded’

Delaware Republican Party Chair Jane Brady, former Delaware Attorney General and former Delaware Superior Court Judge, said she had been a prosecutor for 12½ years.

“I worked on wiretapping and other things with the FBI. I know how they work and what they did with that laptop is not how they usually work,” he said. she stated.

Brady said a number of friends who are FBI agents have told him of their displeasure with the FBI’s handling of the laptop scandal.

“They are embarrassed by the disparity and the difference in how the FBI conducts its investigations, the priorities that the FBI has adopted, [that] follow a political agenda, not a law enforcement goal,” she said.

“And the leadership of the FBI is not highly regarded by many people within the agency.”

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Delaware Republican Party Chairwoman Mr. Jane Brady at the Freedom Festival Banquet at Rusty Rudder Restaurant on Oct. 7, 2022. (William Huang/The Epoch Times)

“I think it’s politically very sensitive to look at the president’s son, and I give credit to our US attorney’s office who seem to be trying to work diligently on what he has,” Brady said.

“But the FBI in Washington had this laptop. And when you hear what Tony Bobulinski says he told them years ago, you wonder why nothing has happened yet.

Bobulinski, a former associate of Hunter Biden, recently told Fox News that former FBI agent Timothy Thibault never followed him in the Hunter Biden investigation. In the interview, Bobulinski again claimed that President Joe Biden was heavily involved in his son’s overseas business operations.

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Tony Bobulinski, a former associate of Hunter Biden, speaks to reporters at a hotel in Nashville, Tennessee on October 22, 2020. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

“One of the great scandals of our time”

Stephen Moore, former senior economic adviser to President Trump and senior economist at FreedomWorks, said a fair investigation into what happened was needed.

“The Biden administration concealed Hunter Biden’s gambling payment. And I think that goes all the way to the big guy, Joe Biden. And so it could be one of the great scandals of our time,” he said.

Moore hopes that when Republicans take control of Congress they will investigate what happened.

“When we get to the bottom of it, we can’t have a president who is in the hip pocket and on the Chinese payroll,” he said.

“I’m just saying that the laptop contains incredible incriminating evidence that really shows it’s not just Hunter Biden, it’s Joe Biden, that these two were in cahoots in partnership, taking sides. money to foreign governments and foreign companies, and it undermines his position as the leader of our country.

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CNN’s Jake Tapper: ‘Cynical’ of GOPers for saying Big Tech censorship of Hunter Biden story is ‘rigged’ in 2020 election http://fallof55.com/cnns-jake-tapper-cynical-of-gopers-for-saying-big-tech-censorship-of-hunter-biden-story-is-rigged-in-2020-election/ Sat, 08 Oct 2022 00:15:18 +0000 http://fallof55.com/cnns-jake-tapper-cynical-of-gopers-for-saying-big-tech-censorship-of-hunter-biden-story-is-rigged-in-2020-election/

CNN anchor Jake Tapper has dismissed complaints filed by Republicans that suggest Big Tech’s censorship of the Hunter Biden scandal “rigged” the 2020 presidential election.

Tapper has long been proud to ban lawmakers and GOP candidates who challenged President Biden’s election victory, whom he called “election deniers,” from his CNN programs.

On Friday’s show of “The Lead,” Tapper cited a Washington Post analysis that divided those Republicans into “two groups.”

“One is people lying about the election or getting it wrong and watering it down and just saying it was robbed or whatever,” Tapper told his guest. “And then there are the ‘questioners.’ oh, it was faked in a different way because twitter would do it” I’m not letting the New York Post publish, you know, publicize the Hunter Biden story or anything – but they do. accept in a way that makes them feel comfortable, but they continue to play with the lie.

“I find them almost more cynical than Holocaust deniers,” Tapper added.

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CNN anchor Jake Tapper has dismissed GOP complaints that Big Tech’s suppression of the Hunter Biden story (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
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Tapper was asked by CNN President Chris Licht to fill the network’s 9 p.m. ET timeslot at least halfway through. The timeslot had been vacant since Chris Cuomo was fired last year.

Licht would like Tapper to be “the face of his CNN” as part of the network’s rebranding effort to portray itself as apolitical and nonpartisan after years of hyper-liberal and anti-Trump coverage.

Meanwhile, Tapper’s comment suggests he has yet to pivot. In fact, despite four hours of programming between Thursday and Friday, CNN’s main anchor avoided mentioning explosive developments in the Hunter Biden investigation, according to Grabien’s transcripts.

HUNTER BIDEN SCANDAL: MEDIA SLOWLY ACKNOWLEDGES LEGITIMACY OF EMAILS AFTER DENYING LAPTOP STORY IN 2020

The Washington Post on Thursday quoted unnamed federal agents who say they have “enough evidence” to charge Hunter Biden with tax and firearms crimes.

While other CNN programs have addressed the Post’s stunning report, “The Lead” has not been mentioned in each of the two-hour shows that have aired since the newspaper ran its story.

Fox News has contacted CNN for comment.

The Washington Post reported that federal agents say they have

The Washington Post reported that federal agents say they have “enough evidence” to charge President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, with tax crimes and the purchase of firearms. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
(Photo by Teresa Kroeger)

Tapper didn’t exactly agree with the Hunter Biden scandal when the New York Post first broke his story about his infamous laptop.

“Bakari, the right is going crazy with all kinds of allegations about Biden and his family. Too disgusting to even repeat here,” Tapper told fellow Democrat Bakari Sellers in October 2020. “I mean, some of the ones I’ve seen of the president’s son and some of the president’s supporters are just completely unbalanced.”

Perhaps he was following orders as CNN’s top brass at the time were caught sparking the Hunter Biden scandal as he emerged, according to audio tapes released by Project Veritas in December 2020, after that Joe Biden has been declared president-elect.

CNN BOSS, THE POLITICAL DIRECTOR RELEASES HUNTER BIDEN CONTROVERSY, AUDIO TAPES REVEAL: ‘WE’RE NOT GOING WITH’ THE STORY

“Obviously, we’re not going with the New York Post story right now on Hunter Biden,” CNN political director David Chalian said in a conference call Oct. 14, the same day where the Post published its first article on the Hunter Biden emails. Chalian then insisted that the report “gave its marching orders” to the “right-wing echo chamber on what to talk about today”.

“The Trump media, you know, immediately goes from – OK, well, too bad – to [Michael Flynn] unmasking was, you know, deemed completely absurd in comparison to the last alleged scandal and expecting everyone else to do the same,” CNN President Jeff Zucker told his team on Oct. 16. “So , I don’t think we should repeat unsubstantiated slanders just because the right-wing media suggests we should.”

New CNN boss Chris Licht aims to rebrand the network as apolitical and non-partisan after years of hyper-liberal and anti-Trump coverage.

New CNN boss Chris Licht aims to rebrand the network as apolitical and non-partisan after years of hyper-liberal and anti-Trump coverage.
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Much of the media, including CNN, has promoted the baseless narrative that content from Hunter Biden’s laptop, which highlights his shady overseas business dealings that may implicate his father, may in fact be the product of “Russian disinformation”.

Since the election, however, the media has slowly acknowledged that the laptop is genuine.

In August, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg went viral for resurfacing about what happened between Facebook and the FBI in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election during an interview with Joe Rogan.

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“”Basically the background here is the FBI, I think, came up to us – members of our team and said, ‘Hey, just so you know, you should be on high alert … We thought there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election. We warned him that basically there’s going to be some kind of dump like that. So just be vigilant,” Zuckerberg said.

“Did they specifically say you had to be on your guard about this story?” Rogan asked later.

“No, I don’t remember if it was precisely that, but it basically fit the pattern,” Zuckerberg said.

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