Hunter Biden

Back inside the laptop

Featured image The Free Beacon’s Andrew Kerr and Joseph Simonson have taken another dip inside the hard drive of Hunter Biden’s laptop, They looked for the light it might shed on access to the classified documents in the unauthorized possession of “the big guy.” They conclude: “President Joe Biden’s immediate family knew more about the location of documents in his possession than the president’s aides, emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop suggest.” Specifically: »

Getting there

Featured image Today’s New York Post takes up the Biden classified documents matter in an editorial and in Miranda Devine’s column. The editorial makes a few basic points that I have omitted to make in following the matter: The available evidence now suggests he was carting off government secrets at least since he was a spry 68. To us, that looks more like “incredibly reckless.” By the way, we also still don’t »

Anybody vette this guy?

Featured image Today’s New York Post cover is something of a classic. It flags Steven Nelson’s story “Classified Biden docs found in his Delaware garage next to Corvette.” The story includes photos of Biden in his ‘vette, including the one on the cover with the garage door open. How secure can you get? In my comments on the breaking news yesterday afternoon I noted Biden’s assertion that the garage is locked and, »

On the Twitter Files (briefly)

Featured image Via Matt Taibbi’s TK News site on Substack I learn that Russell Brand has interviewed Taibbi on the Twitter Files project (video below). The subhead on his post declares that he is “Discussing the Twitter Files and other questions with a man in a great hat.” Taibbi makes some points that bear on those I have made in my “Notes on the Twitter Files” and comments with fitting brutality on »

Anatomy of a Fraud

Featured image Cliff Sims was the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Strategy and Communications in the Trump administration. He was an eyewitness to the “Russian disinformation” fraud, and a participant. He told the story in a series of tweets: Want to know what it's like to deal with some journalists who "cover" the Intel and NatSec communities at the highest level, but actually serve more like mouthpieces of the permanent security »

Deep meaning of Hunter Biden

Featured image The Hunter Biden scandal lies at the intersection of the great reporting of the New York Post on Hunter Biden’s laptop and the Biden family business, the 2020 presidential election, the deep state, the suppression of the scandal by Twitter and other social media platforms, Elon Musk, and the Twitter Files. It is an incredibly important story. Daniel Oliver shares my assessment. He places the scandal in the context of »

Hunter for sale again

Featured image The New York Post has developed something of a niche in covering Hunter Biden and the Biden family business. I wonder if the Post will be a target in the offensive maneuvers Biden plans to undertake with a little help from his friends. Hunter is of course not only a piece of work, he is a creator of pieces of work. Most recently, the Post reports that Hunter has unveiled »

Notes on the Twitter Files (2)

Featured image Elon Musk has divvied up the Twitter Files documenting the platform’s historical censorship practices to Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss, and Michael Shellenberger. Each has posted long threads on Twitter reporting on the contents of the files. I posted my notes on Taibbi’s first thread on December 6. I have an abbreviated set of notes and queries following on the publication of parts 2, 3, and 4 over the past few »

The FBI factor

Featured image I wish National Review would let Andrew McCarthy’s columns out from behind its paywall, but it is not to be. I have paid the big bucks to read Andy’s columns and found the fee worth it, but it rubs against the grain of the Internet. Surely some one or two of NR’s benefactors could spring for whatever it would take to free up Andy’s columns, at least on occasion. I »

Dear President Biden

Featured image I understand you are deliberating with your family over a run for reelection as president. Speaking from outside the family, I want to share a few thoughts with you. The day you were sworn in you were older than Ronald Reagan the day he left office after two terms. Hey, the job is keeping you “young.” You are an inspiration to nursing home residents across the United States. You make »

The playbook on the laptop

Featured image Matt Ofalea compiled the four-and-a-half minute video below for Matt Taibbi this past March. Taibbi revisits the video in his TK News/Substack post “YouTube Censors Reality, Boosts Disinformation: Part 1.” Subhead: “YouTube censored this site for accuracy, yet new news today underscores that they continue to hype fake news.” As Taibbi tells the story in his post: “[Orfalea] did an exceptional job back in March in the video [below], compiling »

CBS News: This just in

Featured image It is difficult to credit the portentous tone and ludicrous gravity of the CBS New story by Catherine Herridge “confirming” the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s laptop and contents. It comes more than two years after the New York Post’s reportage breaking the story and the deep state operation that suppressed it. It seems a tad late and a mite superfluous. CBS News might have deepened our understanding of the story »

“It only took them 769 days”

Featured image I was curious how the New York Post would cover the “confirmation” yesterday of its two-year old reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Steven Nelson’s story supplies what might be an air quote in the headline: “CBS ‘confirms’ Hunter Biden laptop is real 769 days after Post broke story.” Nelson does a good job, but there is so much more to be said. Nelson apparently reserves the derision that should be »

CBS reports: Inside Hunter’s Biden’s laptop

Featured image I learn via Twitter that CBS News has a big announcement. It has retained digital forensic analyst Mark Lanterman to authenticate the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. This just in, as they say in the business: CBS News reports that the contents are what they purport to be! Clay Travis comments that this breaking news comes “[t]wo years after anyone with a functional brain realized the Hunter Biden laptop was »

Self-portrait with laptop

Featured image Michael Ramirez recently had to take a few days off due to illness. His creative juices are flowing again now that he is back on the case. Picking up on the news that prosecutors have sufficient evidence to charge Hunter Biden with crimes that would result in the incapacitation of the average citizen, Michael gives us the imaginary self-portrait produced by Hunter Biden in his current line of “work.” The »

The Biden coverup

Featured image The Hunter Biden case is not the Hunter Biden case. It’s the Joe Biden case. All the rest is the saga of a corrupt and degraded reprobate. Yesterday someone somewhere leaked to the Washington Post that the years-long investigation of Hunter may warrant a prosecution on tax and gun charges. He may even have to pay a fine. It is impossible to be too cynical about the Post story. Reading »

Hunter To Be Prosecuted? Ho Hum

Featured image As Steve noted earlier, federal law enforcement officials have leaked to the Washington Post that they think they have enough evidence to indict Hunter Biden. This is The Hill’s version of the story: Federal investigators believe they have compiled enough evidence to charge President Biden’s son Hunter Biden with tax crimes and on allegations related to falsifying paperwork having to do with a gun purchase in 2018, according to a »