Biden Laptop Was Subpoenaed By The FBI in 2019 As Part Of A Money Laundering Investigation

Last night, Fox News reported that the laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden was subpoenaed last year by the FBI in a money laundering investigation. While the status and the targets of the investigations are unknown, the subpoena would appear to support the fact that these emails are authentic and that the laptop was Biden’s. While House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and roughly 50 “intelligence experts” have assured the public that this is just Russian disinformation, both the FBI and the Director of National Intelligence have now confirmed that they do not believe the laptop and its contents are Russian disinformation. Now it appears that the laptop was viewed as sufficiently connected to possible federal crimes to be subpoenaed as evidence by the FBI a year ago.

These disclosures continue to make a mockery of the effective news blackout imposed by virtually every major news organization on the story. Notably, for years the media and legal experts have cited the fact of a secret FISA surveillance order as proof that the Russian investigation was legitimate even though allegations of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign were discredited. They have referenced the fact that the original evidence passed muster with prosecutors and a secret court for further investigation. The same standard does not appear to apply here as many dismiss the laptop as a real story or real evidence. While the laptop has been dismissed as nothing more than a false smear, it is now confirmed to have been treated as evidence in a criminal investigation. Despite intelligence officials rebutting the claims of Russian disinformation and saying the Schiff was given no such intelligence, the media continues to push this narrative or repeat the Biden campaign’s insistence that this is old news.

It is “new” news.  The laptop contains emails directly referencing at least one meeting with Joe Biden who long insisted that he never spoke to his son about his business dealings and never met with any of his associates.  Hunter Biden himself contradicted his father’s denial and said that he did speak with him about some of his dealings. Moreover, pictures have emerged with Joe Biden and Ukrainian and other figures associated with his son. Moreover, the laptop confirms what some of us have argued for years: Hunter Biden was clearly engaged in an influence peddling scheme. While Biden has insisted that his son “did nothing wrong,” this was clearly wrong even if it was not charged criminally.  As discussed earlier, the Biden camp has never denied that this was indeed Biden’s laptop and his emails.

Now, it appears that the laptop was evidence in a money laundering investigation. The serial designation is important: 272D-BA-3065729.

“272” is the bureau’s classification for money laundering and the added “D” indicates “Money Laundering, Unknown SUA [Specified Unlawful Activity]—White Collar Crime Program.” The BA indicates that the origin of the request was the Baltimore field office.

We know that Devon Archer, who partnered with Hunter Biden in Rosemont Seneca and served together on the board of Burisma, was convicted on federal charges of defrauding the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe. The fraud involved the business venture that Hunter Biden was part of. However, he was not accused as part of the scheme to defraud this tribe. The conviction of Archer was recently reinstated by a federal court.  In May 2016, seven people connected to the the case were indicted then arrested for securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud, including Jason Galanis– another associate of Hunter Biden.

The laptop was also sought in Delaware by prosecutors.

The Biden campaign is insisting that the interest in the laptop is to get to the bottom of Russian disinformation.  Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates stated  “The Attorney General of Delaware’s office indicated that the FBI has ‘ongoing investigations regarding the veracity of this entire story.’ And it would be unsurprising for an investigation of a disinformation action involving Rudy Giuliani and those assisting him to involve questions about money laundering, especially since there are other documented inquiries into his dealings.”

The laptop was clearly not subpoenaed for that purpose in 2019 and the FBI has stated that it has no evidence supporting the Russian disinformation claim.

One gets the feeling that many in the media are still trying to slow walk these new developments to hold off any new disclosures or even any inquiry until after Biden is elected. Kicking this can down the road however is becoming more and more difficult absent a total and final rejection of objectivity in American journalism.

174 thoughts on “Biden Laptop Was Subpoenaed By The FBI in 2019 As Part Of A Money Laundering Investigation”

  1. You’ve done enough Turley. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency? Being a propagandist for Trump has gone far enough Turley, your pretzel twisting of fact and the truth has been exposed in the impeachment hearings, and you have made clear that Trump is above the law. Good luck to any that has supported Trump when you will have to explain yourselves on why you have turned a blind eye to Trump’s corruption of the American system. And Turley has clearly been complicit.

    1. ‘All the people who thought the fake news was real are going to have a tough time when they find out that most of the polls are fake too. The TDS will be off the charts.’ (scott adams)

      He’s talking to you, FishWings 🙂

  2. There was great article yesterday that sums up several problems with the Main Stream Media and their blatant bias and lying. Here is an excerpt and there is more at the link:
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    PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Damage Russiagate Has Done
    October 19, 2020

    At this point we are amid a frenzy of what Hannah Arendt called “defactualization” in a 1971 essay she titled “Lying in Politics.” Facts are fragile, Arendt astutely observed, because they can so easily be manipulated to produce a desired image. “It is this fragility,” she wrote, “that makes deception so very easy up to a point, and so tempting.”

    The latest example of this phenom concerns the emails of Hunter Biden, candidate Joe’s errant son, which persuasively incriminate both in very profitable influence-peddling schemes when Papa was Barack Obama’s veep.

    Joe Biden, foreground, and son Hunter during inauguration of President Barack Obama, Jan. 20, 2009. (acaben, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

    Nobody denies the facts as published last week in The New York Post, not even Biden père et fils, but the facts are once again mutilated with assertions that it is another case of the Rrrrrrussians spreading disinformation.

    This is what we get after four years of the Russia collusion b.s., otherwise known as Russiagate. Anything goes if implicating Russia solves a political problem for the Democrats and keeps the war machine going for the Pentagon and the national security state. It defers the moment — at some point it will come — when the press is exposed for its radically stupid overinvestment in the Russiagate nonsense. The price America has already begun to pay is very high.

    Willow’s expression of perplexity comes after an especially lively season of revelations as regards what must count as the largest disinformation op in U.S. history. It is now six months since the Russiagate hoax — and I am fine with President Donald Trump’s term for it — began its final crash into a pile of piffle. While it remains to be seen whether more evidence of political chicanery is coming, what evidence we already have is more than sufficient to identify Russiagate as the probable criminal fraud it was from the start.

    I am refreshed that Willow Inski, who describes herself as an “attorney, wife, mother, proud American,” sees through this extravagant ruse. And yet, as she notes, a lot of people don’t. A lot of people are “still taking at face value” all the misinformation, disinformation, and outright lies our newspapers, magazines, and broadcasters have purveyed incessantly for the past four years.

    Why is a very large question. All possible answers are disturbing. But here is another big one we get to before that: When we consider together all its many consequences, has Russiagate destroyed what remained of American democracy before illiberal liberals, spooks, law enforcement, and the press colluded to erect the dreadful edifice?

    The Damage Done

    Your columnist’s answer rests on the most scrupulously precise definition of Russiagate one can manage: What we have witnessed these past four years is an attempted palace coup against a sitting president.

    Cold comfort it is that the gang that couldn’t shoot straight bungled the job. It has also created a Democratic default position: When wrongdoing by Democrats is credibly exposed, automatically blame Russia. Among much else, that has led to unnecessary tension with a nuclear power. This damage will long stay with us.

    Russiagate’s foundation stone — baseless allegations that Moscow was responsible for the 2016 DNC email intrusions — crumbled long ago. We’ve known since July 2017 that nobody hacked the email servers in question.

    This was confirmed by the Dec. 5, 2017, closed-door congressional testimony of Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike, the firm the Democrats hired to examine the DNC servers. It was made public only on May 7, 2020. Henry said under oath: “There’s not evidence that they [the emails] were actually exfiltrated. There’s circumstantial evidence … but no evidence that they were actually exfiltrated. …”

    Shawn Henry at international security forum in Vancouver, 2009. (Hubert K, Flickr)

    The emails were most likely compromised by someone with direct access to them, probably a DNC insider. ’Twas a leak, not a hack.

    But incessant propaganda and a sloppy but effective coverup have kept the fable going since then. All has been open game these past years, scabrous, apparent false-flag poisonings — the Skripals, Alexei Navalny —baseless tales of Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers’ heads. The press has reported this sort of rubbish for years as if it were confirmed fact. Spectral evidence has reigned.

    It is this coverup that has been falling apart since last spring.

    First came news that the collusion case against Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, was bogus and that Flynn entered his two guilty pleas when prosecutors threatened to indict his son if he refused. When the Justice Department dropped its case against Flynn, it simultaneously forced the House Intelligence Committee to release documents showing that no “evidence” of a Russian email hack ever existed, even as the Democrats, the spooks, and the press missed no chance to bang on about it.

    Those who got my goat at the time were people such as Adam Schiff, the Democratic congressman from Hollywood and leader of the charge on Capitol Hill, who knew there was no evidence of Russian involvement but repeatedly insisted they had seen it whenever they faced a CNN camera.

    You are right, Ms. Inski: Crowdstrike, the grossly corrupt firm that was supposed to have all the evidence one could ever want, never had any. Former FBI Director James Comey admitted in testimony that the FBI asked for but never gained possession of the DNC server, even though this would be the “best practice.” We can surmise that this was so, so that the bureau could deny responsibility for what amounts to a psyop perpetrated against Americans. In June 2019 it was reported that CrowdStrike also never gave the FBI a final report because none was ever produced since the FBI never asked for one.

    FBI Director James Comey testifying to Congress that the agency had been denied access to DNC servers, March 20, 2017. (C-Span still)

    Among the congressional testimonies released last spring, two top Clinton campaign operatives, Podesta and Jake Sullivan, acknowledged that they met after Trump’s election with the principals of Fusion GPS, the infamous orchestrator of the Steele Dossier, to keep the Russiagate ball rolling. What a difference speaking under oath makes.

    Actually, what got my goat a second time was that none of this, as in none, was reported in The New York Times or anywhere else in the mainstream media. Our once-but-no-more newspaper of record has made an absolute dog’s dinner of itself since its leadership decided to buy into the Russiagate junk. At this point I am convinced its ties to the spooks are as dense and corrupt as they were during the worst of the Cold War decades, when the publisher signed a covert agreement to cooperate with the CIA.

    https://consortiumnews.com/2020/10/19/patrick-lawrence-the-damage-russiagate-has-done/

    —————
    Like I said, there is more at the link.

    This was the money question IMHO:

    An inhabitant of Twitterland named “Willow Inski” took to the keyboard on Oct. 11, asking why anyone still accepts official accounts of the crucial theft of emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign manager John Podesta in the spring of 2016.

    Plus, I like stuff with Hannah Arendt in it. I am reading her book, Eichmann in Jerusalem, right now.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  3. The laptop that keeps on giving:

    “The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist controlled China.”

    “The reference to ‘the Big Guy’ in the much publicized May 13, 2017 [China] email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other ‘JB’ referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.”

    Those damning statements are from Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden’s former partner and the CEO of the company that the Bidens used to hide their corruption.

    The entire Bobulinski letter can be read here: https://nypost.com/2020/10/22/hunter-biz-partner-confirms-e-mail-details-joe-bidens-push-to-make-millions-from-china/

    (The Biden apologists will, of course, respond with diversions, and the scoundrel’s refuge: “When you can’t pound the facts, pound the man.”

  4. Does anyone really think that anyone will be held accountable? To date has anyone been held accountable for Hillary e-mails, FISA, Russia Russia Russia, the “insurance” group a list to long to mention, McCabe refuses to talk because of COVID (even virtual), Hell, Peter Strozk got a job at GWU, maybe JT has bumped into to him, A Shiff continues with his fables, Barr and Durham, nothing.

    Folks, We Americans have been snookered. You know what, we deserve it. We just keep letting it happen. Now they’ve managed to silence us and even talking about “truth and reconciliation”, does that come with dunce caps? Just one little nudge and we have fallen into the the abyss or are we in it already?

  5. I missed in this article any fact that the laptop got seized. Subpoena. Yeah. Seized and inspected? If they came to get it he might have put it the fireplace to burn it.

  6. Yesterday, SCOTUS split 5-3 to block curbside voting in Alabama. There is no explanation from the majority for why it voted to stay the district court’s injunction granted to plaintiffs at-risk from inside voting due to #COVID19. We know the vote was 5-3 because it takes five Justices to grant a stay, and Sotomayor, Breyer, and Kagan publicly noted their dissent.

    The 11th Circuit, a conservative circuit, refused to block curbside voting because 1) it is an extremely modest accommodation, 2) blocking curbside voting for the disabled almost certainly violates the ADA, and 3) the election is less than 2 weeks away. The conservatives on SCOTUS dont give a f–k.

    Sotomayor’s dissent (https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20a67_3e04.pdf) quotes Howard Porter Jr., a Black man in 70s with asthma & Parkinson’s Disease: “So many of my [ancestors] even died to vote. And while I don’t mind dying to vote, I think we’re past that time.” Porter’s sister and uncle were hospitalized by COVID-19. His uncle died days before the trial began. Whether a vote is a risk to one’s life is not an abstract calculation.

  7. If the FBI has had this laptop and there is child porn on it, why isn’t Hunter Biden arrested? What could possibly be the holdup? If it is money laundering, why didn’t the FBI tell the president about it when he was being impeached? What could possibly be the right answer for that? And obviously the MSM has decided that no matter what revelation comes out that lends credence to this story, they will simply ignore it. Infuriating.

    1. Why do you assume that it has child porn on it?
      Why do you assume that it’s Hunter Biden’s?
      Why do you assume that Biden rather than someone else is the target of the investigation now?
      Why do you assume that they knew in 2019 whatever they know now?

      The MSM isn’t ignoring it. They’re just not jumping to the conclusions you want them to jump to.

      1. stop worrying. Hillary was ahead $25 Million in fundraising weeks before the 2016 Election, and she was killing Trump in the polls. Take a hit of Hunter’s crack pipe. you’ll be fine

  8. The NY Post/Hunter Biden story has been reported by CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, NY Times, & Washington Post. All of them, including Fox News, haven’t been able to verify the story. As Turley points out, last night Fox News reported that the laptop “allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden.” The second line in the Fox News report offers an important caveat: “It is unclear, at this point, whether the investigation is ongoing or if it was directly related to Hunter Biden.” Turley completely dismisses Fox News’ own uncertainty about whether this is actually Hunter Biden’s laptop or whether the FBI’s investigation is directly related to Hunter. Instead Turley believes he has made his case that Joe Biden lied about extensively talking to Hunter about his business dealings & ever meeting with Hunter’s business associates. Meanwhile, Turley has his own self-imposed media blackout about the Drudge Report headline that Trump wants to fire his own hand-picked FBI director if Wray doesn’t indict Joe & Hunter Biden by election day. Trump has already said that Bill Barr’s legacy will be forever tarnished if he doesn’t indict Obama, the Bidens & Hillary Clinton. Only crickets from Turley on that one. He is solely focused on an investigation which even Fox News says is uncertain if it directly relates to Hunter Biden.

    1. “Drips become streams; streams become torrents; torrents become floods.”

      Your claim that Hunter has Gonorrhea makes perfect sense

  9. “The FBI only said “we have nothing to add at this time to the October 19th public statement by the Director of National Intelligence about the available actionable intelligence”

    Hey genius, “nothing to add” is a confirmation of the DNI’s statement. If the FBI had something to add regarding the ridiculous claims that the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop was actually Russian disinformation, the FBI would have said otherwise.

    BTW, have you ever noticed that Xi Jinping looks exactly like Winnie the Pooh? They’re even the same color.

    Do you love Xi Jinping?

    1. No, Rhodes, “nothing to add … about the available actionable intelligence” is NOT a confirmation of Ratcliffe’s statement.

      As Jacqui Heinrich, a Fox News National Correspondent, explains “Regarding the FBI’s statement that they have “nothing to add” to Ratcliffe’s statement: They understand this to mean FBI has nothing to add about *available actionable intelligence* at this time, but the investigation is ongoing – not understand it as affirming Ratcliffe.”

  10. Jonathan, you can “nice talk it” as much as you want, however the presstitutes are in the bag for Biden and are covering for him. Twitter and Facebook are covering for him (last I heard, @NYPost) was still locked out at Twitter). Project Veritas is dropping videos on how Google. who owns YouTube are controlling their algorithms to favor Biden.

    Then you have the DE State Troopers confirming there is child porn on the computer, stories of the FBI’s top child porn expert working on the computer and you have a real mess.

    Jill can pretend all she wants, however she may be a designated reporter of child abuse in DE. If she has knowledge or suspicion of what is going with the 14 year old female relative, she may be required to report it.

    This is a huge mess.

    1. And there is more going on. A chap named Bevan Cooney was convicted in a case in Oregon and was due to be released next month. He gave Peter Schweizer, author, access to his email account and with that information Schweizer was able to see all sorts of information Cooney received from and replied to Hunter Biden. It exposed more of this corruption.

      Early this week Mr. Cooney apparently was removed from the prison he was in and placed in another. Even his parents are not allowed to find out where their son is. Based on the Epstein situation, they are concerned about his future. Just gets messier and messier by the moment.

  11. The Case Against Donald Trump
    The president of the United States poses a threat to our collective existence. The choice voters face is spectacularly obvious.

    … Donald Trump is the worst president this country has seen since Andrew Johnson, or perhaps James Buchanan, or perhaps ever. Trump has brought our country low; he has divided our people; he has pitted race against race; he has corrupted our democracy; he has shown contempt for American ideals; he has made cruelty a sacrament; he has provided comfort to propagators of hate; he has abandoned America’s allies; he has aligned himself with dictators; he has encouraged terrorism and mob violence; he has undermined the agencies and departments of government; he has despoiled the environment; he has opposed free speech; he has lied frenetically and evangelized for conspiracism; he has stolen children from their parents; he has made himself an advocate of a hostile foreign power; and he has failed to protect America from a ravaging virus. Trump is not responsible for all of the 220,000 COVID-19-related deaths in America. But through his avarice and ignorance and negligence and titanic incompetence, he has allowed tens of thousands of Americans to suffer and die, many alone, all needlessly. With each passing day, his presidency reaps more death.

    But let us lay all of this aside for the moment. Let us even lay aside the extraordinary fact that Donald Trump has been credibly accused of rape. Compelling evidence suggests that his countless sins and defects are rooted in mental instability, pathological narcissism, and profound moral and cognitive impairment. Which returns us to the subject of Major Hering.

    Trump’s opponent, Joe Biden, is in many ways a typically imperfect candidate, but if we judge these men on two questions alone—Who is a more trustworthy steward of America’s nuclear arsenal? Which man poses less of a threat to our collective existence?—the answer is spectacularly obvious.

    The Atlantic has endorsed only three candidates in its 163-year history: Abraham Lincoln, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Hillary Clinton. The latter two endorsements had more to do with the qualities of Barry Goldwater and Donald Trump than with those of Johnson and Clinton. The same holds true in the case of Joe Biden. Biden is a man of experience, maturity, and obvious humanity, but had the Republican Party put forward a credible candidate for president, we would have felt no compulsion to state a preference. Donald Trump, however, is a clear and continuing danger to the United States, and it does not seem likely that our country would be able to emerge whole from four more years of his misrule. Two men are running for president. One is a terrible man; the other is a decent man. Vote for the decent man.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/10/atlantics-endorsement-against-donald-trump/616815/

    1. “Biden is a man of experience, maturity, and obvious humanity”

      Try telling that to the thousands of black men who were sent to prison for years because they were arrested for selling nickel bags of weed thanks to Biden’s crime bill, that Biden is all about being humane.

      The Atlantic is nothing more than a propaganda rag.

    2. ‘Let us even lay aside the extraordinary fact that Donald Trump has been credibly accused of rape. Compelling evidence suggests that his countless sins and defects are rooted in mental instability, pathological narcissism, and profound moral and cognitive impairment.’

      Joey Two Fingers Biden has been credibly accused of several accounts of rape, and has shown serious signs of ‘profound moral and cognitive impairment.’

      The Atlantic’s journalistic integrity ranks just above the Onion.

    3. ‘he has stolen children from their parents;’

      The Obama Administration instituted the child border separation policy in 2014.

      1. Did it lose track of information for reuniting kids and parents, like the hundreds that Trump lost track of?

        The parents of 545 children separated at the border still haven’t been found
        https://www.texastribune.org/2020/10/21/donald-trump-immigration-parents-children-separated/

        They don’t even know where hundreds of the kids are – https://www.npr.org/2020/10/22/926538183/the-difficulties-behind-reuniting-migrant-children-with-their-families

  12. Kicking this can down the road however is becoming more and more difficult absent a total and final rejection of objectivity in American journalism.

    Ive posted the following comment a few times and it is worth repeating. σοφία / sophia / wisdom

    Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be “tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine”, seems the only attitude that can cope with modern times. We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires.

    «PRO ELIGENDO ROMANO PONTIFICE»

    HOMILY OF HIS EMINENCE CARD. JOSEPH RATZINGER
    DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS

    Vatican Basilica
    Monday 18 April 2005

    http://www.vatican.va/gpII/documents/homily-pro-eligendo-pontifice_20050418_en.html

      1. “Trump is all ego and personal desires”

        Apparently those attributes turned him into a great president.

          1. Marky Mark once again demonstrates his dishonesty by pretending that the only choices are “all ego” or “egoless”. If he were honest and smart, he’d say that the best presidents are in between those extremes.

        1. He’s an awful president, Cindy. Those attributes mean that he’s used the presidency to line his pockets, feed his ego, punish those who disagree with him, shrug about preventable deaths, harm our relationships with allies, and many more harms.

          1. Cindy, note how Anonymous makes all sorts of statements but can’t provide any fact to back him up. No credibility.

            1. Note how Allan does what he accuses others of doing, just like Trump does. Allan’s insults describe Allan.

                1. Sure enough one of Anonymous’ pretend friends backs him up. Are Anonymous pretend friends as prudish as Anonymous?

                  1. You are dreaming about it Anonymous and getting all excited. Don’t pull a Toobin. You act like a prude. In the fashion world the women and men change into different items very quickly. You made accusations that were prudish and stupid. You have body shame problems but I am sure one of your pretend anonymous friends can help you out

                  1. Anonymous which of your pretend friends wrote that? The one that thinks Manhattan is a city, a pretend friend who might think Brooklyn is a state or one of the prudish ones that gets all excited when he sees someone partially undressed?

        1. Jonathan, on the subject of lies, here’s an accounting on our President’s through the GOP convention:

          “As President Trump entered the final stretch of the election season, he began making more than 50 false or misleading claims a day. It’s only gotten worse — so much so that the Fact Checker team cannot keep up.

          As of Aug. 27, the tally in our database that tracks every errant claim by the president stood at 22,247 claims in 1,316 days.

          Note the date. That was when he gave his speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination. We’ve been able to update the database only to that point as of today — so already we are eight weeks behind….”

          https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/10/22/president-trump-is-averaging-more-than-50-false-or-misleading-claims-day/

        2. I already gave an example:
          Turley lied when he said “the FBI has stated that it has no evidence supporting the Russian disinformation claim”. The FBI did NOT state that they have no evidence. They said “we have nothing to add at this time to the October 19th public statement by the Director of National Intelligence about the available actionable intelligence”. That they choose not to say anything publicly doesn’t even imply that they have no evidence internally.

          He lied when he said that the FBI has “now confirmed that they do not believe the laptop and its contents are Russian disinformation” because they didn’t confirm that either.

          He lied when he said “allegations of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign were discredited”.

          Turley also makes totally unsubstantiated claims, like “the subpoena would appear to support the fact that these emails are authentic and that the laptop was Biden’s”. They don’t do either one, and it’s dishonest to suggest it’s a “fact”. The subpoena says nothing about Biden. There are reportedly thousands of files on the laptop and external hard drive, and we have no idea whether the few that have been made public have any relationship to the subpoena.

          Is that enough, or do I have to go through the rest of the article line by line?

            1. He doesn’t have to say who it belongs to. He can say “allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden”. He can say “we don’t know who it belongs to”. But what he absolutely should NOT do is knowingly say things that are false.

              I’m not sure what you’re asking by “what about reporting related to Tony Bobulinski and Bevan Cooney?”

              Let them all be interviewed under oath: the store owner, Hunter Biden, Giuliani, Joe Biden, Bobulinski, Cooney, and anyone else who has information.

              I assume that some of the emails and other files are real. That doesn’t mean that all of the emails are real, it doesn’t mean that the laptop is Hunter Biden’s, and it doesn’t mean that we already have evidence of a crime.

              If we’re talking about poor judgment rather than criminal acts, Trump consistently shows worse judgment.

              1. Anonymous:

                Turley writes: “Last night, Fox News reported that the laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden was subpoenaed last year by the FBI in a money laundering investigation.”

                Meet your requirements?

                You write: “Let them all be interviewed under oath: the store owner, Hunter Biden, Giuliani, Joe Biden, Bobulinski, Cooney, and anyone else who has information.”

                Agreed.

                1. Yes, Turley’s description of what Fox said is OK. In that part, he wrote “the laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden”. Because Fox itself said “FBI in possession of laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden”.

                  But then Turley said “the subpoena would appear to support the fact that these emails are authentic and that the laptop was Biden’s”, when the subpoena doesn’t show that.

                  The first Turley quote is OK, and the second Turley quote is not OK.

    1. Jonathan, maybe he can start by handing his tax returns over to the moderator. The Chinese tax returns as well. I’m sure a serious concerned citizen like you wants to see them.

        1. Jonathan because your comment indicated something of substance in the article I decided to read it but I couldn’t find anything unique or of substance.

            1. Shortness is not an indication of substance. I like to read diverse opinion but I should have looked at the name first, because that author doesn’t have much to offer.

      1. No problem. As soon as Joe Biden hands over the names of the donors to his various “nonprofit” organizations. I’d settle for the names of the “anonymous” China sources who, since 2017, donated some $22 million to the Penn Biden Center at UPenn.

    2. “How should President Trump handle this subject in tonight’s debate with VP Biden?”
      **************************
      Early and often. Even Dim voters don’t like a bumbling, addicted crook or his share grabbing Dad.

  13. Turley continues lying by saying things like “the FBI has stated that it has no evidence supporting the Russian disinformation claim”.

    The FBI only said “we have nothing to add at this time to the October 19th public statement by the Director of National Intelligence about the available actionable intelligence”. That they choose not to say anything publicly doesn’t imply that they have no evidence.

    Turley is a toady for the Republicans.

    1. Anonymous, Turley also lies in this statement:

      “Notably, for years the media and legal experts have cited the fact of a secret FISA surveillance order as proof that the Russian investigation was legitimate even though allegations of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign were discredited.”

      No, the FISA warrant was not the “fact” on which the “media” has reported Trump collusion – it was their own investigations which made public many of the facts confirmed by the Mueller Report and the just released GOP led Senate Intel Comm report – nor was that FISA warrant the basis for the investigation which began about 4 months earlier. “Collusion” by the Trump administration was confirmed in both reports and Turley can relieve his ignorance or lying about the subject by reading the Senate Intel Comm Report here:

      https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/documents/report_volume5.pdf

      What a liar and propagandist this guy is.

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