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Forget your phony laptop excuses, Hunter Biden: Devine

Hunter Biden now is trying to deny that he dropped his infamous laptop off at a Delaware Mac Repair shop in 2019. 

“You didn’t drop off a laptop to be repaired, in Delaware?” he was asked in a softball interview Sunday on CBS, the same Democrat-aligned media conglomerate which paid him for the memoir he currently is promoting. 

“No. Not that I remember at all. At all.” 

At least he acknowledged that the laptop “certainly” could be his. 

His concession unmasks the crookedness of Twitter and Facebook, who censored the New York Post’s reporting last October on documents from the laptop which revealed Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s influence-peddling operation. 

Let us never forget that Big Tech and most of the media colluded to suppress a story which reflected badly on their preferred candidate less than three weeks before the 2020 presidential election. 

It was always Hunter’s laptop, and they knew it. 

We have the receipts to show he dropped the MacBook off at a Wilmington repair shop on April 12, 2019. There is his distinctive signature on the repair docket which tallies with signatures on his driver’s license and other documents. There is his personal cellphone number on the docket. 

There is the testimony of the shop owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, who logged all three water-damaged laptops that Hunter brought in that night for repair, who met again with Hunter when he returned to retrieve two of the computers and who tried contacting him afterward to ask him to collect his remaining device and pay his bill. 

Above all, we have the unmistakable contents of the laptop, the hard drive which Mac Isaac handed over to the FBI in December 2019. Eight months later, he gave a copy to Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani. 

Hunter gave himself an out in that CBS interview: “Not that I remember.” 

It’s a convenient excuse for a self-described longtime crack addict. Yet in his memoir, “Beautiful Things,” he can recount vivid details of his substance use, from his first glass of champagne at age 8 to his months-long crack benders at LA’s $830-a-night Chateau Marmont. He finally was blacklisted from the hotel in 2019 for excessive drug use. 

Hunter spends a lot of his book telling you what a great guy he is. But more illuminating than the self-hagiography are the omissions. 

Somewhere in Arkansas, there is a 2-year-old girl he refuses to acknowledge as his daughter, even after a paternity case determined she was. 

“Hunter Biden is . . . the father of three daughters [and a] son,” his book’s jacket declares, callously erasing the fourth of his five children. She may one day read those words and be cut to the core. 

Hunter says he can’t remember the child’s mother, Lunden Roberts, 28, the stripper he met at one of the seedy clubs at which he spent thousands of dollars in a night. 

“I had no recollection of our encounter,” he writes. 

Unfortunately for him, the laptop tells a different story. 

Hunter knew Roberts well enough to have added her to his phone contacts on June 4, 2017. 

He knew her well enough that three months later he was sneaking her into his DC office through a back door late at night, so often that the building manager wrote to him to request he check in after-hours visitors through front-door security. 

Hunter took umbrage and fired back a 1,700-word name-dropping diatribe to building general manager Cecilia Brownings. 

He described Roberts in that Sept. 21, 2017, e-mail as “my youngest daughter’s basketball mentor. She worked out with Maisy and Sasha Obama when they played in rec league together.” Hunter even appended a “partial bio” of Roberts which included her basketball statistics since high school. 

“Lunden is in her final semester at George Washington University’s National CSIS Masters Program and ranked #1 in her class,” he wrote. 

So, his relationship with Roberts was not a fleeting encounter. He was having clandestine assignations with her during a period of at least five months before she became pregnant with his child in November 2017. This was at a time when he was in a relationship with his brother’s widow, Hallie, with whom he had moved into a waterfront house in Maryland in August. 

The point of all this is that, like much Biden family mythology, the book is a very unreliable memoir, especially when it comes to financial misdeeds, as can be demonstrated by the receipts on Hunter’s laptop. 

Among the discrepancies: 

  1. Hunter doesn’t mention the time, in October 2018, when Hallie threw his gun in a trash can outside of a store in Greenville, Del., but he does admits to chronic drug abuse in the years beforehand. In other words, when he bought the gun two weeks earlier, he lied on the Firearms Transaction Record when he answered “no” to a question about prior drug use. In fact, the infamous “crack pipe” photo on the laptop, of Hunter asleep with a glass pipe in his mouth, had been taken just eight days earlier. 
  2. He dismisses as “[Donald] Trump’s conspiratorial delusions” the claim he “walked out of China with $1.5 billion,” after flying to Beijing on Air Force Two with his father in 2013. He claims the private-equity fund he and his Chinese partners formed at that time only raised $4.2 million and that his 10 percent stake is worth $420,000. Documents on the laptop say otherwise. The BHR Partners fund had $2.5 billion in assets under management in 2019 and he still held his 10 percent as recently as February, according to the White House. 

The reason this all matters is because Hunter’s father is president and there is evidence, not all reported, that when he was vice president and afterward, Joe Biden was involved in Hunter’s business. 

A 2017 e-mail describes how Hunter would hold 10 percent of the proceeds of one lucrative Chinese deal for “the big guy.” Hunter’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, has testified that the “big guy” is Joe Biden. 

The laptop backs him up, with a number of other e-mails in which Joe is referred to as “the big guy” or in one case, as “big man.” 

Hunter describes in his book how relieved he was when his father won the 2020 election. A Trump victory, “seemed a threat to my personal freedom. If Dad hadn’t won, I’m certain Trump would have continued to pursue me in the criminal fashion he’s adopted.” 

Now Hunter says he is “100 percent certain” that the Department of Justice investigation into his finances will clear him of any wrongdoing. Lucky guy.

Release the Capitol riot desk jockey!

Spare a thought for Arkansas window installer Richard Barnett, still languishing in a DC federal prison almost three months after the Capitol riot. 

He became Public Enemy No. 1 after he displeased Nancy Pelosi by strolling into her open office and putting his foot up on the desk of one of her aides. The photograph went viral. 

On Monday, his lawyers will file a new motion for him to be released on bond to await his trial at home, as does anyone who is not a threat to the community. And Barnett, a 60-year-old Trump supporter with health problems and no criminal record, is not a threat to anyone. 

Joseph McBride, Barnett’s lead lawyer, points out there are plenty of cases which show “a clear pattern of actually violent protesters being granted pretrial release, such as Elizabeth Duke, who bombed the US Capitol in 1983 and jumped bail in 1985, only to have to her case dismissed in 2009 under then-President Obama.” 

Richard Barnet became Public Enemy No. 1 after he displeased Nancy Pelosi by strolling into her open office and putting his foot up on the desk of one of her aides
Richard Barnet became Public Enemy No. 1 after he displeased Nancy Pelosi by strolling into her open office and putting his foot up on the desk of one of her aides
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“We also provide more recent cases involving protesters who firebombed police stations/police vehicles in 2020, as well a litany of January 6th Capitol cases . . . where pretrial release was granted under the Bail Reform Act . . .” 

Barnett’s lengthy pretrial detention is an affront to the presumption of innocence, which “comes at the expense of our constitutionally protected rights . . . The government has materially misrepresented facts and criminalized perfectly legal conduct, in order to overcome the Bail Reform Act’s strong presumption against pretrial detention.” 

The zeal of the Biden administration’s law-enforcement arm to track down and lock up every last person who entered the Capitol on January 6 is starting to look unhinged. 

Federal prosecutor Michael Sherwin, who is running the DOJ’s Capitol riot investigation, even gleefully described the arrests on CBS’s “60 Minutes” as a “shock and awe” mission. He looks to be enjoying himself more than a person in his position should.


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