NBC Finally Responds To Hunter Biden Story . . . With An Exhaustive Expose Of An Unknown and Unrelated Document

We have been discussing the continuing blackout on the Hunter Biden story, even as reports have surfaced that the FBI not only rejected claims that the story was “Russian disinformation” but confirmed that it has an ongoing investigation into possible money laundering. Now, NBC has finally responded with an expose into allegations against the Biden. However, the article entitled “How a fake persona laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden conspiracy deluge,” does not deal with the laptop or its content. It instead focuses on an obscure document that no one has covered or discussed. The value for the Bidens was simply the headline, which was immediately used to warn people not to follow up on the Biden story as Chinese disinformation.

I will say it again. These emails are not proof of criminal conduct.  There are a lot of unanswered questions on these sources and emails. However, this is a major story either way. It is either disinformation (with criminal acts committed in lying to the FBI and Congress) or it is evidence of potential crimes and clear influence peddling by the Biden family. On its face, Joe Biden’s past denials of knowledge or involvement have been contradicted by a witness who has repeated those allegations to the FBI at his own legal peril. That is why the media blackout makes no sense. You can probe the specific allegations which now involve detailed dates, locations, and individuals — exposing lies on either or both sides. That is what the media normally does when the possible next president has been tied to possible influence peddling, suspicious foreign contracts, and direct alleged contradictions.
I have no reason to question the veracity of the NBC story, just its relevancy.  Rather than find some unknown, obscure document to debunk, NBC could start with simply asking Biden for a specific response to allegations of meetings and discussions about these foreign dealings.  Otherwise, the most relevant post-election article could be “How an evasive press report laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden conspiracy denial,”

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  1. Fraudster attempts to register dozens of dead Democrats as voters in Broward

    SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL

    Authorities have uncovered an attempt to register dozens of dead people as Democratic voters in Broward County.
    Though officials said no mail-in ballots were requested or cast under the falsified voter IDs, the scheme exposes weaknesses in Florida’s voter registration process, which relies partially on the honor system.

    An unknown person in Columbia, S.C., submitted at least 54 new voter applications in July in the same neat handwriting to the Broward elections office, several in each of 19 envelopes. Many of the voters were elderly, and had recently died in the Northeast.

    Almost all of them were flagged by Broward elections office staff as suspicious, and turned over to the Broward State Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors have been watching since August, in a sting operation to catch the culprit, internal correspondence shows.

  2. “The least curious people in the country right now appear to be the credentialed news media, a situation normally unique to tinpot authoritarian societies”
    Matt Taibbi

  3. There may be entirely domestic reasons for containment of the Hunter Biden story, running the gamut from high moral repugnance at the demonization of Joe Biden’s prodigal son, the brother of the country’s great loss in Beau, to a self-made left-wing establishment fear that the Blue Wave bass line out of Clyburn Street is “Biden or bullets”:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballot_or_the_Bullet

    The right wing of the establishment is asking itself whether it’s a Chinese disinformation virus that is eating America away from the inside, or a more tolerable strain (even vaccine) of democratic European socialism that Bernie Sanders picked up in Helsinki.

    Then there is African American socialism, from MLK to the homeland:

    https://mlkglobal.org/2017/11/23/martin-luther-king-on-capitalism-in-his-own-words/

    Hard to blame that on China.

    1. Let’s go with Occam’s Razor on this one. The mainstream media has merged with the Democrat Party and has chosen to suppress information that is harmful to Joe Biden or the Party.

      1. Meanwhile, Minority Leader Schumer promises to prioritize federal cannabis rescheduling in return for a flipped Senate. This is no small pledge – it’s an historic commitment to alternative medicine, civil liberty and racial justice. It’s also an opportunity for the federal government to levy a tax on cannabis transactions, alongside state and local taxes.

        But there is some evidence that Trump would have already signed good cannabis reform policy into law, alongside another Covid-19 relief and stimulus package, if not for Democratic delay:

        https://www.marijuanamoment.net/majority-of-republicans-support-marijuana-legalization-bill-that-democrats-in-congress-delayed-vote-on/

        Cannabis may prove the pivotal swing state miscalculation on Trump’s part:

        https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisroberts/2020/08/28/donald-trump-could-legalize-marijuana-next-month-but-it-would-mean-crediting-kamala-harris/?sh=63e649234119

        Or is it all on Senate Leader McConnell’s head: the resistance to cannabis legalization; the resistance to a second Covid-19 relief and stimulus package; the possible loss of a Senate Majority; the possible loss of the White House?

    2. Hard to blame china ?….jeez louise they own the biden KKKlan…bought and paid for collusion. The almighty church of filthy lucre is the bliden KKKlans place of worship. The money flowing from communist Chinese peddlers for influence to outright buying of Ben is so obvious , so immoral… and yet you blame everything and everyone else. Typical D卐M☭CRAT. You are too blind to see the forest for the trees.

    3. MLK had no problem whatsoever with true free market capitalism, as long as it was made equally available to black Americans.

      But what MLK was speaking to in the 1960’s was the rise of crony capitalism that began after WWII, and became glaringly evident after JFK was assassinated and LBJ rapidly escalated the Vietnam War to serve the interests of the MIC.

      I.E- “[Capitalism] started out with a noble and high motive… but like most human systems it fell victim to the very thing it was revolting against.”

      – MLK

      I would add that socialism also always falls “victim to the very thing it was revolting against”.

      Which is why every billionaire in China is a direct descendant of Chairman Mao for the same reasons that the Biden’s have banked millions.

      So, despite your fervent wishes to the contrary, there is definitely plenty of blame that can be placed on China.

  4. The Wall Street Journal today reported on Kamala Harris’ sophisticated fashion sense, honed during her years as an attorney. Punctuated by some pointedly casual touches. Check out the picture of Senator Harris in her San Francisco district attorney days rocking a chocolate-hued variation on her signature suit.

    President Obama always said she was hot. Smokin’ hot. Who are we to disagree?

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/kamala-harriss-style-mixes-courtroom-and-converse-11604145618

  5. AG Barr’s house in McLean is being picketed by Trump supporters who believe he’s not doing enough to lock up Joe Biden.

    You’d think that if they have the capacity to find his address, they could also figure out that there is no criminal charge to arrest Biden on.

  6. Trump at his Reading PA rally today:
    “If we win on Tuesday or — thank you very much, Supreme Court — shortly thereafter…”

    Saying the quiet part out loud again.

    1. “Friendly and civil.”

      Seriously? You just said that.

      Have the communists (liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats, RINOs) been civil to President Donald J. Trump, the duly elected President of the United States?

      President Trump should be as civil to the communists (liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats, RINOs) as “Crazy Abe” Lincoln was to Americans enjoying their legal and constitutional rights and freedoms, you know, “Crazy Abe,” the perpetrator of the military invasion of a sovereign foreign nation, the suspension of Habeas Corpus, the confiscation of absolute private property, Sherman’s March to the Sea, etc.?

      Civil indeed.

      They owe.

      Oh, how they owe.

      1. You misunderstand the meaning of my post. The very point of my post is that those who disagree with Trump are unfriendly and uncivil. You probably didn’t look at the article I referred to.

        1. Watch Joe Biden’s handheld mic start shaking when he fantasizes about beating up Trump in high school at his campaign rally in Michigan today. (How unifying and presidential) It’s almost like Joe’s ‘handlers’ figured out a little Pavlovian trick to keep him focused by ‘vibrating his mic’ when old Joe gets scattered and off track. Why does Joe Biden always sound so angry and hateful standing there shouting at parked cars?

          1. To “swamp” creatures, illegal alien invaders, lying liberals, cheating Chinese, various and sundry parasites et al.

    2. Sean Connery thinks physically abusing people is A-OK –
      “I don’t think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman- although I don’t recommend doing it in the same way that you’d hit a man. An open-handed slap is justified if all other alternatives fail.” “If you have tried everything else – and women are pretty good at this – they can’t leave it alone. They want to have the last word and you give them the last word, but they’re not happy with the last word. They want to say it again, and get into a really provocative situation, then I think it’s absolutely right.”

  7. Hunter Biden Story Is Complicated Effort By Giuliani, Bannon, A Chinese Billionaire, And Many Others

    On the weekend of Oct. 10, President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, his former adviser Stephen K. Bannon and a prominent new ally, a Chinese billionaire and Mar-a-Lago member named Guo Wengui, gathered at Mr. Guo’s luxury apartment overlooking Central Park for dinner and cigars.

    Each faced some combination of legal or credibility issues, but on this night they had reason to celebrate: a plan was coming together.

    That weekend, Mr. Giuliani had delivered to The New York Post a copy of a hard drive purported to be from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, the son of Mr. Trump’s Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. The hard drive was filled with what the men claimed was compromising material about the younger Biden that they hoped would sully his father’s reputation.

    It was the latest in an often-bumbling series of attacks that began two years ago with the goal of undercutting Mr. Biden as a threat to Mr. Trump’s re-election by linking him to the messy personal and business affairs of his son.

    The main impact of the attacks to that point had been a spectacular backfire: the impeachment of Mr. Trump for trying to strong-arm the Ukrainian government into announcing an investigation into the Bidens. And despite the efforts of Mr. Giuliani, who engineered the Ukrainian pressure campaign, Mr. Biden went on to win the Democratic nomination and to build a consistent lead in the polls against Mr. Trump.

    Now Mr. Giuliani, undaunted and surrounded by a new cast of characters after some of his wingmen in the Ukraine caper were indicted, is trying again.

    This time, he and his allies are using a mix of unsubstantiated assertions about the former vice president, innuendo and salacious material about his son, as well as records showing that Hunter Biden invoked his “family’s brand” as a reason he was valuable to a business venture, while his team’s business plan cited his father’s work in particular countries.

    Mr. Giuliani and his allies — operating in parallel with a loosely linked network of conservatives — are in effect trying to recreate the blueprint Mr. Trump and his allies employed in 2016, when they used emails and documents, many stolen by Russian hackers, to paint Hillary Clinton as criminally corrupt and spread depraved conspiracy theories.

    A Chinese-language media operation linked to Mr. Guo began promoting some of the material about the younger Mr. Biden weeks before it appeared in The New York Post. But, as the anti-Biden forces quickly discovered, 2020 is not 2016.

    While the president has promoted the material relentlessly, many of the Trump-friendly news outlets and other organizations that sustained the effort four years ago have been diminished or sidelined. Their 2020 replacements have had less reach, and the anti-Biden material they have been pumping out has been met with heightened skepticism from traditional news outlets and social media platforms determined to avoid being seen as abetting dirty tricks.

    The New York Post articles based on the contents of the mysterious hard drive delivered by Mr. Giuliani failed to drive a broader narrative about Mr. Biden in the way that WikiLeaks did with the Clinton materials. Twitter and Facebook blocked or flagged the Post’s articles, which were published despite concerns from the paper’s newsroom.

    The National Enquirer dropped its pro-Trump political advocacy after its 2016 coverage landed it in legal trouble. The Drudge Report, which had driven huge web traffic to anti-Clinton pieces, has taken a hard turn against Mr. Trump.

    Provocateurs who aided Mr. Trump four years ago, like Roger Stone, one of his oldest advisers, and Alex Jones, the founder of the Infowars conspiracy site, have faced legal troubles and seen their social media accounts suspended. The foreign and domestic troll networks that carried the most outlandish anti-Clinton charges have been muted by tougher policing of their efforts from the social media platforms.

    Even as Fox News has covered the anti-Biden material prodigiously, some of its staff members have challenged claims that the material is damaging to the former vice president, and have questioned Mr. Giuliani’s credibility.

    While highlighting questions about the business activities of Hunter Biden and the former vice president’s brother James Biden, Mr. Giuliani and his allies have failed to prove that Joe Biden was involved in or a beneficiary of them. And they have distracted from the documents about which there are fewer questions related to the chain of custody by making unsubstantiated claims and publishing salacious pictures and videos that have no apparent relevance to Mr. Biden’s candidacy.

    Mr. Giuliani expressed frustration with the way the news media was keeping its distance, and said he would have preferred to have pushed out the materials earlier. “I would have loved to have had this six months ago,” he said in a recent interview. “It would have solved a lot of my problems.”

    Edited From: “Their First Try Backfired, But Giuliani And Allies Keep Trying”

    Today’s New York Times

    1. REGARDING ABOVE:

      This story, from today’s New York Times, compliments the NBC News links from Professor Turley’s column. It appears this Hunter Biden story was an extensive project spearheaded by Rudolph Giuliani and Steve Bannon. But a host of others were involved.

      No wonder Republicans are furious that mainstream media refused to play along. Months of work went into this project! Too bad Julian Assange is behind bars at the moment. He, no doubt, would have boosted this effort. Then, as the NYT article notes, The National Inquirer and Info Wars have have had to contend with their difficulties which prevented them from being as useful as their were 4 years ago.

      But it is odd Professor Turley has leveraged his credibility in promoting this sham. The more one probes into this, the more it looks like the classic, rightwing frame-up.

      1. Seth wrote: “Too bad Julian Assange is behind bars at the moment. He, no doubt, would have boosted this effort.”

        You’re not half the man that Julian is, Seth.

        1. Anonymous, Assange is the creep who gave us Donald Trump. Though not because he believed Trump would be good for America. To the contrary, Julian Assange knew Trump would POLARIZE America. And that is precisely what Assange actually wanted.

          1. Assange didn’t give us Donald Trump. That was the doing of Hillary, John Podesta and the Democratic Party.

            If they’d gone with Bernie, we might have won.

            Guys like you deserve what they get — even when it’s someone as odious as Donald Trump.

      2. Brother Anonymous…lay off the koolaide !. Your total BS screed misses the whole point…NOBDY is refuting the information on whorehunters lap top…NOBODY. The truth -TRUTH of it pains you greatly ( too bad ). Your attempt to paint it floating to the top of the demorat toilet bowl as a campaign of distraction and evil malice….. yet it is evil malice and distraction to the truth that you proffer up. A real fake “look squirrel” shout from the Karen that you are.

    2. So you just irreversibly impeached irrefutable empirical evidence?

      Dang! You’re good!
      ________________

      “Who are you going to believe, me or your [lyin’] eyes?”

      – Groucho Marx

    3. So what the Times is saying is that Giuliani new that Joe Biden would win the Democratic primary two years ago. The Democrats must have told him. Two years ago they began their insidious plot against Joe Biden. It follows that we should trust their clairvoyance. I bet he’s projecting a Trump win. I am running to my bookie to bet the ranch. Talk about wacko conspiracy theories.
      I am still wating for Joe or Hunter to come forward to tell us that the emails on the lap top are not real. They wll not come forward because the laptop is real and the emails are true. Even with all the attacks on the messengers this one meddlesome fact will not go away. Say it aint so Joe!!! You just have a few days to come clean and save your soul.

    4. Pravda on the Hudson.

      Forgive my sceptism, but the NYT proved itself as a Democratic propaganda voice too often recently.

    1. The global communist Deep Deep State is the enemy.

      The singular, egregious American failure is the treasonous judicial branch, with emphasis on the Supreme Court.

      The French induced accountability through the liberal application of guillotines.

  8. A second laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, was reportedly seized in February during a raid on a psychiatrist by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

    – Breitbart

  9. Professor Turley, how many posts are we going to have about how NBC, CNN, or Chuck Todd are covering or not covering negative Biden or Democrat stories while at the same time have no posts about how Fox or NY Post are covering or not covering negative Trump or Republican stories? Please give us fair and objective analysis of both left and right media and of Democrats and Republicans. Thanks.

    1. In order that people read your bald-faced lies and rubbish, they must first be complete idiots, no, parasites in search of evermore “free stuff,” and willing to do and/or say anything to obtain it.

      Which form of “free stuff” are you after, or is zygote-cum-fetus-cum-human being murder, aka abortion your heart’s desire?

    2. Wow..Mr Concerned “citizen”….do you not see the huge issue(s)…the glaringly big finger in AMERICA’s eye ?. You don’t get it ?. tHE FACT THAT 99% OF THE MEDIA OCTOPUS IS PLAYING COVER AND HIDE & SEEK WITH THE truth – COLLABORATE with the biden KKKlan to nix this inconvenient set of TRUTHS is bigger than all your BS fairness bunk distraction ‘karening’. This is the biggest political corruption in our history vying for 1st place with obammy’s scandalous spying on Trumps campaign…and yet you can’t handle it and want more deflection because the truth is too much for your sensibilities. Wow…just wow. Drink a lot of koolaide ?.

  10. Glenn Greennwald is very far away from being a conservative. He lives in Brazil with his husband. His reporting has been fearless. He recently wrote an article for the Intercept that was rejected by the editors. They said that the article could be published if he removed all of the material detrimental to the Bidens. He resigned, walking away from a job that payed more than $500,000 per year. He illustrates how the main stream media are in the tank for the Democrats. Have an open mind and read the article. Be prepared for a chilling story.

    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/article-on-joe-and-hunter-biden-censored

  11. Just goes to prove you can’t trust a biased non news propaganda source and begs the question Are They Really Protected By the First Amendment to be able to lie and poat false information with only a ‘ahhh geee I Sowwy?’ as a penance? That’s not nearly good enough.

    1. And so the 64 Page Document is verified by NBC’s standards, but the Laptop, Bobulinski’s text’s, emails (which the FBI now have copies); and Hunter’s business partner’s (Bevan Cooney – languishing in jail) emails (direct from Gmail), corroborating the data on Hunter’s laptop are not verified. The hypocrisy is astounding.

  12. Jonathan: We’re only 3 days from the election, it’s Halloween eve and I guess you are trying to scare us into believing the conspiracy theory pushed by Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon, Fox News, et. al. that the Bidens were involved in a vast web of corruption from Ukraine to China. You just won’t let go of this fake story. You now say the NBC story “is breathtaking in its careful avoidance of the real story” which you claim is still the mysterious laptop and the contents of the hard drive. What is “breathtaking” is your bizarre assertion the “emails on the laptop have now been verified by various sources and those emails support allegations of an influence peddling scheme by Hunter Biden”, et. al, What are those “various sources” ? You don’t say. So far as I can determine neither the FBI nor any other government agency has yet to confirm the laptop dropped off with a blind computer store owner actually belonged to Hunter Biden or the authenticity of the emails. Just a few days ago Rudy Giuliani promised a new major dump of documents from the hard drive. Is Giuliani one of your “various sources”? If so you should also be warned not to be sucked in by a conspiracy theory that, only days before the election, has run out of steam!!

    1. Two facts still prevail. 1. Joe Biden has not said that the laptop and the emails on it are not Hunter Bidens. 2. No one has said that the testimony by Bobulinski to the FBI is untrue. Posters on this thread try to say that this evidence is false, but they don’t really mater. The Democrats and Joe Biden have not made a statement saying the laptop is not Hunter Bidens and that the emails are not his. The lack of this statement should haunt the typing fingers of the prevaricaters of misinformation we find posting herein. Do gobblins or gouls have a conscience.

    2. You do not sound like someone who could be “scared” into changing your mind, or induced in any other fashion to changing your mind. I think Republicans are wrong about Democrats being “low information” voters. I think Democrats are “no information” voters instead. Because NO information whatsoever goes into their choice. They are Democrats for the same reason nincompoops in West Virginia dance around with rattlesnakes and speaking in tongues – FAITH.

      If the Republicans were running Mitt Romney or Susan Collins, those type of Faith-based Democrats would still be voting for a grifter with senile dementia issues – because he is a Democrat.

      When you listen to some of the #walkaway stories on youtube, it is usually the same story , to wit, “I grew up in a liberal household and I was taught Republicans were evil, etc. etc. etc., so I have always voted for Democrats. Whenever I was confronted by conservatives, I had no real arguments and I just repeated whatever talking points I heard.”

      It has taken some of the people decades to actually compare the two parties and realize the Democratic Party SUCKS, big time. Sadly, most Democrats will never actually think about what they believe, or take good hard look at how mentally ill so many Democrats are. I say that being an ex-Democrat, who worked for Hillary in 2008, and would have voted for her in 2016 except for the stupid email stuff, and the fact that Trump cme along.

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

      1. ” I think Republicans are wrong about Democrats being “low information” voters. I think Democrats are “no information” voters instead. Because NO information whatsoever goes into their choice. ”

        There are a lot more Anonymous the Stupid voters than I previously thought. ““no information” voters”….

        1. There are a lot more Allan the Stupid voters than I previously thought. ““no information” voters”….

    3. The Biden Family can never be guilty of crimes (money laundering, fraud, influence peddling, et al.) if it is never exposed, nay, merely mentioned by the mainstream media, investigated by the FBI or prosecuted by the Department of Justice.
      ________________________________

      “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.

      – William “Mr. Deep Deep State” Barr, John “Dudley Do-Right” Durham, Chrissy “Dutiful Deep Deep State Puppet” Wray

    4. You can’t really be this credulous. There’s no chance the contents of the laptop aren’t authentic. The Biden verified the contents of the laptop. It’s called an “adoptive admission”. I hope you’re not a trial lawyer.

    1. Anonymous, ho hum. This supposed study is based on sketchy data. The period they are looking at is when the cases were increasing anyway. The “study” wasn’t based on contact tracing. I’ve not done this but I imagine that one could look at the states in question and find “protests” and riots for those same periods too.

      1. So you’re saying that it’s OK for Trump’s actions to directly lead to increased cases and deaths, as long as he’s not the only cause?

        1. I think he is saying it is not okay to grab politically motivated ‘studies’ to help you pretend that your politics are backed by ‘science’ when obviously they are not.

        2. Anonymous, did you see any studies by these pinheads talking about the spread of Covid due to rioting and looting in the streets? No. You chose the first pinhead study that you could find that seemed to back up your opinion. Yes people in close contact are more likely to get infected with Covid than people that are in total isolation. Can you tell me anything else the study said? I don’t think your skills permit you to understand the study. The conclusion was rather generic without specifics. Their methodology was poor.

          You seldom if ever know much about the sites you post on the blog.

    2. “It’s [China], stupid!”

      – James Carville
      _____________

      March 20, 2020

      “Eight months ago, January 20, 2020 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the Communist People’s Republic of China.

      “The United States was at peace with that nation and, wittingly or unwittingly, through criminal dereliction and negligence and attempting to obtain the cloak of plausible deniability, the People’s Republic of China released on the world the COVID-19 biological weapon.

      “China has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the World. The Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy has directed his entire Cabinet that all measures be taken for the defense of the United States.

      “With confidence in the United States Center For Disease Control and with the unbounding determination of the American people the Untied States will gain the inevitable triumph so help us God.

      “Congress must declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by China on January 20, 2020, a state of war has existed between the United States and China.”

      – President Donald J. Trump

      1. The Israelites under Joshua killed every living thing in Jericho in order that they not be attacked from the rear as they continued into the Promised Land.

        This was a definitive biblical solution to an existential problem.

  13. Read the NBC story. There is not a word from their suspected bad guys about the laptop. They try to generate suspicion but they do not disprove the Biden laptop existence. Their deflection is an ameturist attempt at “but look over here”.

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