Apple MacBook Pro at center of ‘smoking-gun’ Hunter Biden email

According to a new report, a water-damaged MacBook Pro that was dropped off at a repair shop in U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware in April 2019 contains an email which shows that “Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company.”

Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Magic Keyboard
Apple’s current 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Magic Keyboard

Emma-Jo Morris and Gabrielle Fonrouge for The New York Post:

The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.

An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

The blockbuster correspondence — which flies in the face of Joe Biden’s claim that he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings” — is contained in a massive trove of data recovered from a laptop computer.

The computer was dropped off at a repair shop in Biden’s home state of Delaware in April 2019, according to the store’s owner. Other material extracted from the computer includes a raunchy, 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter, who’s admitted struggling with addiction problems, smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images.

The customer who brought in the water-damaged MacBook Pro for repair never paid for the service or retrieved it or a hard drive on which its contents were stored, according to the shop owner, who said he tried repeatedly to contact the client.

The shop owner couldn’t positively identify the customer as Hunter Biden, but said the laptop bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, named after Hunter’s late brother and former Delaware attorney general.

Photos of a Delaware federal subpoena given to The Post show that both the computer and hard drive were seized by the FBI in December, after the shop’s owner says he alerted the feds to their existence. But before turning over the gear, the shop owner says, he made a copy of the hard drive and later gave it to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello…

Less than eight months after Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for the introduction to his dad, the then-vice president admittedly pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk into getting rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee during a December 2015 trip to Kiev.

“I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,” Biden infamously bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018. “Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”

Shokin has said that at the time of his firing, in March 2016, he’d made “specific plans” to investigate Burisma that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”

Joe Biden has insisted that the US wanted Shokin removed over corruption concerns, which were shared by the European Union.

MacDailyNews Note: While there’s one Apple Retail Store in Delaware, Apple Christiana Mall, copying hard drives, etc. is against Apple Store policy, so a third-party repair shop is the likely source, especially as evidenced by the multiple referrals to “the shop owner” and “the store’s owner,” by the reporters.

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  1. Trump is a criminal and a con man, not a democrat or a republican, but a criminal and a con man surrounded by a mountain of smoking guns that are mystifyingly invisible to his cultish followers.

    But sure, characterize this email as a “smoking gun”….

    1. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.

      While we are expecting everybody to tell downright the truth, many are muddying the water, drowning questions in a river of words and trying to make us forget what actually the real issue is about. If paltering and deflecting matters might become a new way of telling the truth, interaction might be doomed to culminate in a cluster shell of suspicion and mutual trust to become frantically undermined. ― Erik Pevernagie

      1. Revoke Section 230 for Twitter and Facebook.

        Facebook and Twitter are actively censoring a news story about Hunter Biden on their platforms.

        Facebook announced on Wednesday they will be “reducing” the spread of the new New York Post story about Hunter Biden, which claims new emails and photos shed light on his influence peddling, as it undergoes a review by “third-party fact checking partners.”

        The announcement was made by Andy Stone, who currently works as Policy Communications Manager for Facebook.

        Has Facebook ever preemptively limited a story from a major media outlet to verify it’s true without a specific reason to doubt it?

        No, they haven’t.

        Twitter is also censoring the Post story as users tweeted they are unable to tweet the story. When someone tries to tweet the link, a prompt pops up and says, “We can’t complete this request because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful.”

        Revoke Section 230 for Twitter and Facebook.


          The establishment is pulling out all of the stops, but they will fail.

          1. Censor this, corrupt Twitter and Facebook:

            Senate committee investigating alleged Hunter Biden drive, smoking-gun email

            A Senate committee is investigating a bombshell cache of documents about Hunter Biden’s foreign dealings that was acquired by a Delaware computer repairman and exposed Wednesday by The Post.

            The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmed it is working with the repairman, whose identity was confirmed by The Post, to verify documents from the hard drive.

            “There are so many red flags about the Biden family trying to cash in on the Vice President’s position that it can be hard to keep them straight,” Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told The Post.
            “Today’s report raises more questions that must be resolved,” Johnson said.

            “What we know for a fact is that Hunter Biden took millions of dollars from foreign nationals including, the wife of the former Mayor of Moscow, people tied to the Chinese Communist Party and other unsavory characters. Joe Biden needs to finally come clean and tell the truth to the American people about all of these issues, and he needs to do it now.”

            An email from the cache indicates Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, met with Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, while it employed his son. At the time, Biden led the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.

            Biden said last year, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” including his reported $83,000 monthly pay on Burisma’s board.

            House Democrats impeached President Trump in December for asking Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden’s employment.

            The repairman contacted Johnson’s committee in late September — one day after it released a report on Joe Biden’s apparent conflicts of interest in his son’s international business dealings, including a claim he received $3.5 million from the wife of Moscow’s former mayor.

            Senate committee investigating alleged Hunter Biden drive, smoking-gun email

            1. Okaaay…
              Based on star votes – I predict Biden by a landslide 3 : 1
              Given that this election will probably provoke the largest ever ballot count, I also predict outrageous voting interference, attempts to close the count early and…
              Partisan violence.
              Wake up America. Whether you believe in Russian interference for or against Trump/Biden, it’s been non-stop for decades. Denial is just doing their job for them.
              Vote a president with a moral spine.

        2. I’m calling you out directly, First Then, as a Russian Troll or Gaslighter. This is an Apple news site with several days’ worth of new Apple product information and you only show up on the one and only political post. Mac Daily should do the right thing, and have you removed from commenting on this blog. If not, they are part of the problem.

        3. Good to hear the FTC chairman today announced just that looking into Section 230. On the president’s radar for being censored and Congressional hearings announced next week will get the ball rolling.

    2. John, thank you for your cogent response. Articles like this on MDN show exactly where their politics lie. This article has nothing to do with “where mac news come first” and everything to do with “re-elect Trump news.”

        1. Which has zero to do with the story. It’s a computer! What kind is immaterial! Shame on this site for posting this blatantly partisan hit piece. Giving serious thought to changing my Mac news source. Any suggestions, other than AppleInsider?

    3. So your logic is Trump is a “criminal and a con man” and no one else on the planet has ever done anything criminal before. You theory seems to be that Trump is the only source of evil and wrong doing in all the universe. If we can just get rid of trump then the world will finally realize universal peace and love.

      Why not be objective. You can hold trump accountable and hold Biden accountable at the same time, Let us keep an open mind and follow the facts. Why must everything be blue team vs red team.

      1. If you have an open mind, you can look up the problems with this NY Post “report.” It’s pretty clear it’s just part of a disinformation campaign. Facebook, Twitter, et al, are doing the right thing to remove a disinformation campaign.

    4. This is just MORE PROOF that Biden is corrupt. He is also a proven racist – just watch the videos proving it, AND he had dementia. Proven liar too-lying about what school he went to

      Only an idiot would support a corrupt, lying, racist dementia patient!!!

      I can’t wait to hear liburd screams when Trump is reelected !!!!!!

      1. Trump has denied meeting many criminals that he actually met on many occasions with documented photographic proof. If you cannot admit that hypocrisy, then we cannot have a reasonable discussion of this situation.

        1. You name no specifics, but I’ll reply with, “maybe so”. A chasm of difference is, Trump has been investigated non-stop and from all sides in the last 4 yrs and the same empty claims still stick to him. Biden has been poked at gently by the Repubs, but the media won’t touch him…in-spite of the fact there’s info more robust than a disproven dossier driving suspicions.

          Do you see this hypocrisy?

          1. “Maybe so…” That is a total cop out and you know it. “Maybe so” is just another tactic to sound reasonable while denying reality. Face it…Trump has repeatedly used the “I hardly knew him” defense when confronted with relationships that are personally and politically uncomfortable. Ailes, Bill Taylor, Marie Yavonovitvh, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas, Gordon Sondland, George Papadopolous, Anthony Scaramucci, Vladimir Putin (in 2016), etc. A very long, long list. I should not have to educate you on this.

            The vast majority of the Republican assertions against Biden have been debunked as manufactured conspiracy theories and false. The rest are unproven or overblown. So the two things are not equivalent in the least. Trump’s many corrupt acts Are both real and documented to the extent that his defiance of subpoenas and firing of federal officials allow.

            Compare fact checking between tonight’s town halls. Trump lies his butt off. Biden was vastly more truthful. No contest.



            And I am tired of hearing Trump and his supporters repeatedly play the “victim“ card. The Republicans harassed Clinton for five years with a special counsel, Ken Starr, with far greater powers and scope than Mueller and finally got him on…an extra marital BJ in the Oval Office. The Republicans held ten different investigations of Clinton/Benghazi with no result. In contrast, Trump surrounded himself with criminals and clearly directed much of that criminal activities, resulting in many indictments and convictions – roughly three times the number of indictments that occurred under Nixon. The only reason that Trump was not impeached is a collusive “see no evil/hear no evil” Senate and a criminal rejection of Congressional subpoenas and oversight. Trump is scared to let us see his tax info. Trump is scared to let us see his college transcripts. Why? Because the Trump persona is a myth created by a con man and his foolish supporters.

        1. I see an email from a Ukrainian with a serious agenda against Biden offering gratitude to Hunter for setting up aN alleged “meeting“ with Joe. I do not see a reply acknowledging that this meeting actually occurred or that Hunter actually even tried to make it happen. If this alleged meeting actually occurred, it might have been a passing handshake in a crowd. We don’t know anything other than Joe Biden got rid of a corrupt guy in Ukraine, the corrupt Ukrainians didn’t like it, Biden’s son Hunter has or had poor judgment, and Trump is desperate to manufacture some kind of dirt on Biden. Giuliani has been hinting about this for a long time.

          But, guess what? Joe isn’t going to employ Hunter in the White House or give him a high-level security clearance against the recommendations of everyone. So Hunter doesn’t matter when it comes to electing a President in 2020.

          However, if this Biden “situation” (which is, so far, a non-event) bothers you so much, then where was your strident voice of concern when Trump’s kids and lackeys were meeting Russians in Trump Tower to obtain dirt on Biden, colluding with Russians to release stolen Clinton emails, or coercing Ukranians to investigate Biden and then publicize it?

          You make a mountain out of a molehill when it suits your purposes. But you ignore the REAL crimes and corruption. That is why you are facing a landslide loss in a few weeks. This is going to be a big win for Biden and Harris!

          1. “You make a mountain out of a molehill when it suits your purposes.”

            KingME, and you do not?!?!? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

            “Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals is a 1971 book by community activist and writer Saul D. Alinsky”

            You probably have it memorized or framed on your wall. Be aggressive and accuse others of exactly what you are doing is too obvious.

            I’m not going to waste my time responding to all the FALSE LIBERAL talking points in your post. Not one thing you posted is TRUE. Nuff said.

            Trump and Pence 2020! 🇺🇸🦅👍🏻

      1. The FBI is still dirty, too. Infested with swamp creatures.

        It looks like the FBI sat on a MacBook Pro containing clear evidence of Hunter Biden Burisma corruption:

        The FBI had possession of this information back in December. Why didn’t the FBI come forward with this evidence about Hunter Biden’s emails, which appear to show collusion and influence-trading?

        Isn’t that something they should have told the president or members of Congress? Was the FBI deliberately covering it up?

        If the American citizen who came forward and alerted the FBI of the contents of the laptop had not made a copy of the information, it would still be under FBI lock and key.

        But the computer repairman did make a copy and sent it to Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer. That’s a stunning indictment of the FBI that an American citizen — who alerted them to alleged multiple crimes involving a guy with the last name Biden — knew not to trust the FBI and made other arrangements should the FBI try to cover it up (which, apparently, they did).

            1. If you think the Federal Government’s cybercrime experts are less qualified than a Mac repairman working out of a strip mall, you are a sick puppy and you need to call your veterinarian.

              Honestly, GeoB, there comes a point when being a useful idiot for the Russian intelligence services shades into being a conscious agent of the Russian Federation. They both involve “adhering to [the] enemies [of the United States], giving them aid and comfort,” although only doing so intentionally is defined as treason by Article III, section 3, of the Constitution.

        1. More likely a big setup. Besides, what is a repair technician doing poking around into someone else’s hard drive? Sounds like a criminal activity to me.

          And what is the guy doing making a copy of that personal data (another crime) and then sending it to a third party (another crime) before notifying the FBI? And might this act of copying the hard drive be interpreted as tampering with evidence (another crime).

          Sounds like another clumsy Trump attempt as a frame job, to me. If not, then it is, at best, fodder for the Trump faithful.

          1. “More likely a big setup.”

            You have no facts, that is DEMOCRAT DEFENSIVE OPINION. Ease up on wearing the tinfoil hat too tight.

            “what is a repair technician doing poking around into someone else’s hard drive?”

            This proves how IGNORANT you are of the law and far behind on the full story.

            Pay attention and hopefully learn: “Per Delaware code, any person who is left in possession of ABANDONED personal property “shall be vested with complete and absolute title to said abandoned personal property.”

            -Andrew Kerr

            You cannot “snoop” your own property and therefore do anything you want with “ABANDONED” property you now own by LAW. Got it?

            “And what is the guy doing making a copy of that personal data (another crime) and then sending it to a third party (another crime) before notifying the FBI?”

            TWO LIES. Here we go again —there are no crimes alerting FBI to discovery of potential criminal activity.

            Thursday posted the only snippet from a Vice article I agree with: “Dealing with an authorized repair shop is no guarantee of privacy. Best Buy’s Geek Squad works closely with the FBI, for example.”

            GoeB response: “As it should be when possible criminal material and potential evidence, for example child porn and in this case possible “pay for play,” is detected. All good citizen whistleblowers should be applauded, protected, and admired for risking their lifelong reputation.”

            Obviously Mel, you do not understand or grasp the full picture.

            “Sounds like another clumsy Trump attempt as a frame job, to me.”

            So you have verified evidence President Trump initiated a “frame job”?

            Of course not! You are simply another in a long line of hit and run Democrat SMEAR MERCHANTS spreading LIES because you hate our Great President.

            If you educate yourself on reality, no need for DEM talking points that are wrong almost 100% of the time…

  2. Don’t worry, Libs, your complicit corrupted media will sweep this under the rug as usual and very few will know the depth of Biden’s corruption until long after he’s dead, if ever.

    Whatever the Democrats blame Trump of doing or having done, that’s what they’re actually doing or have done.

    1. “200,000 plus dead under President Trump’s.”

      Trump’s what?

      President Trump is in office and at the same time so are Pelosi and Schumer. There are a total of 535 Members of Congress. 100 serve in the U.S. Senate and 435 serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. ALL OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS BEAR RESPONSIBILITY.

      Are you saying the president is to blame for 200,000+ deaths? 🤔

      Breaking News for the brainless among us: the virus killed 200,000+ people!

      All the Democrat talk if he did this or that a week or more earlier is total speculation baloney.

      About the same time all the same experts were predicting deaths of 2.5 million by the end of the year, Hello?

      If the president did not face a hostile Congress playing power grab politics that refuses to work with him at every turn and a hostile Big Media — channeling John Lennon — imagine all the people… ✌️

    1. Would any of you patronize a Mac repair shop that did not keep records on who dropped off a computer, and therefore could not identify who was entitled to pick it up? How about a repair shop that looks through the contents of your hard disk and copies it for distribution to third parties?

      Methinks there is something rotten in the state of Delaware. The story just does not hold water.

      1. Agreed. The evidence trail is very fishy.

        Plus if it isn’t faked propaganda but turns out to be legit, then Rudy has reportedly committed a felony as per Delaware State law.

      2. Vice article: “Dealing with an authorized repair shop is no guarantee of privacy. Best Buy’s Geek Squad works closely with the FBI, for example.”

        As it should be when possible criminal material and potential evidence, for example child porn and in this case possible “pay for play,” is detected. All good citizen whistleblowers should be applauded, protected, and admired for risking their lifelong reputation.

        I read the hyperbole article you posted and seriously struggled to get through it. Has more holes than Swiss cheese, FULL THROTTLE ON FUD OPINIONS, righteous outrage (liberal favorite) and worse — drawing conclusions without facts. A VOLUME OF FICTION the article has as much credibility as Mad magazine, Mother Jones or CNN. Good news is thinking citizens with a fully functioning brain living in the real-world discard partisan trash and rightly choose the journalist juggernaut CREDIBILITY of the New York Post, the fourth largest newspaper in the USA, hopefully every time.

        More from Vice: “The shop owner couldn’t positively identify the customer as Hunter Biden, but said the laptop bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, named after Hunter’s late brother and former Delaware attorney general,” the article notes. Computer repair experts say this story doesn’t make a lot of sense, and that it is incredibly hard to believe that a repair shop owner couldn’t identify exactly who dropped off the computer.”

        Breaking News for Vice: Visual face identification — the shop owner is legally blind. Boom!

        Vice: “In the real world, repair shops need to know the name of the customer in order to get paid. The equipment doesn’t just get dropped off in the night like a foundling on the steps of the nunnery.”

        Vice, unlike serious journalists you did not contact shop owner to verify if they possessed contact information and I am sure they do and rightly keeping it CONFIDENTIAL. So, for Vice to extrapolate they do not is opinionated speculation minus facts. To further destroy your false narrative, the shop owner is on record since April 2019 saying he repeatedly tried to contact the individual to pick up his computer. So, either the shop owner is smart enough to keep Biden’s name confidential as the news rockets around the world for legal reasons on advisement of his lawyer, or the shop owner was provided FALSE contact information akin to a burner phone that can be dropped in a dumpster at the first sign of trouble.

        Vice: “Taking the narrative in the NY Post at face value, the Delaware repair shop behaved horribly by not protecting its customer’s data. It is a nightmare for the perception of independent repair shops, who are supposed to fix their customers’ computers, or perhaps recover data for a customer, not snoop on their hard drives. To be clear, this sort of behavior is rejected by every serious repair shop in the industry.”

        As I said in my first opinion (above), when potential evidence of criminal wrongdoing is detected it is the duty of good citizens everywhere thrust into the role of whistleblower to report it, be protected from recrimination and applauded for courage. What we do not need is a misguided ACLU lecture to PROTECT criminal wrongdoing the CORE VALUES of the FAKE civil liberties association.

        I could write volumes on the irresponsibility of the Vice article but decided to spare us all and only mention the important points. Also, the absolute statement “rejected by every serious repair shop” is unverified and false high horse righteous opinion.

        TxUser, knock yourself out indulging in your favorite pastime, drum roll please … DEFLECTION! The good news is you cannot change reality so your opinion and shifting focus to the “repairman” is totally irrelevant. As per your political M.O., enjoy my emoji representation of your post. 🙈🙉🙊

        Now, on to a plausible theory: After repeated attempts since April 2019 to reach the owner to pick up the laptop and pay repair bill, the business OWNED the computer legally by default for lack of payment. For example, my favorite hometown dry cleaner policy for over 100 years after 30 days and one reminder phone call later, if items not picked up and paid for, they OWN IT, no matter the value if polyester or a mink coat. Same with automotive repair shops and thousands and thousands of other businesses legally do the same every day no different than the computer shop. See Delaware Code law posted by @First Then on this thread.

        Therefore, following my theory to recoup business loss dollars shop owner is free to do anything he wants with the computer after 1.5 years and add a storage fee in the mix.
        So, if selling the laptop was in the works, after all we are talking high resale value MacPro laptop, logically and responsibly wipe it clean for sound and legal business reasons.

        Obviously, the clueless article was perfidiously blowing smoke and excoriating the shop owner for POLITICAL REASONS minus facts, and too stupid to think of other theories. like REALITY. No constitutional crisis here on “snooping”, sorry Nancy. 🤣

        Contrast with President Trump wrongly impeached for a phone call to Ukraine asking for corruption assistance resulting in a classic partisan political cover up move by Pelosi to protect Biden and shift blame toward Trump. To illustrate a salient point what was done by the two presidential men in Ukraine dealings — the difference in offenses is akin to comparing a stop sign traffic ticket to a felony. No matter, justice prevailed, and rightly Pelosi lost impeachment conviction and credibility.

        Bottom Line: As a vigilant good citizen, the shop owner struck gold and performed a valuable public service by exposing a potential scheme with a well-known corrupt Ukraine company involving the Vice President and his son. By initial accounts, apparently on the take for big buck political access called “pay for play” the shop owner rightly alerted law enforcement.

        But the best part of this banned Twitter and Facebook story the smoking gun bombshell exposed AGAIN — LYIN’ BIDEN — his Modus Operandi for 47 years right before the election!

        Fingers crossed the biased media wakes up and RECKONING is coming in more ways than one…

        1. As you say, a burner phone that contains compromising information is dropped in a dumpster. It isn’t marked with an ID sticker and dropped off with someone who advertises his ability to recover the information. Same with this laptop… an owner who knew it contained compromising information wouldn’t take it to a repair shop and abandon it. It isn’t a diversion to suggest that one of Guiliani’s Russian agent buddies might be behind this whole October surprise.

          1. “an owner who knew it contained compromising information wouldn’t take it to a repair shop and abandon it.“

            And you know how? Oh wait, you do not know… you are engaging in partisan DEFENSIVE OPINION! 🤣

            Common sense 101: If every potential criminal and criminal act in the world covered their tracks 100% beyond reproach — no person in the world would be charged with a crime, no lawyer would be employed and the profession would disappear overnight, courts and jails would be totally EMPTY. What am I implying? Stupid is as stupid does, thanks Forrest.

            To blow holes in your numerous defensive posts of the Bidens on this thread, and they are many, you finally came out in the last two weeks on record supporting Biden. Well that is something smart people have known all along for 3.5 years.

            “In a winding interview with the media, John Paul Mac Isaac, owner of The Mac Shop in Wilmington, recalled how in April 2019 a man who identified himself as Hunter Biden brought three liquid-damaged laptops to his small repair shop in the Trolley Square shopping center.
            Only one was left for repair, he said. No one returned to retrieve it, he said.”

            –Delaware Online

            Got it?

            Switching gears, unless I missed it Biden DID NOT unequivocally denounce the NY Post article calling it false or an outright lie. We all know the beach ball liberal media, will not challenge him with the same relentless veracity as directed toward the president. Last night STARK contrasting debates, CHILLIN’ VS. GRILLIN’, proved media bias and Biden support for the world to see. The hottest story for two days, ABC George did not even bring up the topic?!?!? Media cover up, grande!

            Biden’s aides quickly reacted to quell the firestorm by saying no listing on his public schedule for meeting with Ukraine officials — therefore implying no meeting occurred. Nice try, but not!

            Does Biden believe we are stupid and would fall for incomplete deflections and not properly answering questions? I know you swallow them whole like the rest of the dim bulbs, then pass them on here.

            Checking Washington archives a news reporter verified Biden had FIVE FREE hours on his schedule that day. He may not be the brightest bulb in the basement, but he is smart enough not to list a “pay for play” meeting on his schedule. He and his corrupt family know how to get away with it and enrich themselves for 47 years.

            More to come…

            1. I did not “come out in the last two weeks on record supporting Biden.” I have been saying for five years that I would vote for absolutely anybody who was running against Donald Trump, because no other Natural-born American citizen over the age of thirty-five could possibly be less qualified or present a greater danger to our Republic.

              That is why I voted against him in the 2016 Republican Primary Election and again in the 2016 General Election. I did not vote for either Biden or Trump in the 2020 Primary, but I will vote for Biden in the General Election because it is the only effective way to vote against Trump and for the United States of America.

              The rest of your comment was just as inaccurate.

            2. “I did not “come out in the last two weeks on record supporting Biden.”

              Yes you did, first time you mentioned his name!

              “I have been saying for five years that I would vote for absolutely anybody who was running against Donald Trump”

              “Anybody” could mean a third party candidate or a write in candidate. In the past two weeks is the first time you endorsed Biden by name. You can’t spin or change reality…

            3. Sometime within the first fifteen minutes of my first political science class in 1968, the professor affirmed what every reasonable American already knows:

              In a “first past the post” electoral system as we have almost everywhere in America, the winner is always the one of the two leading candidates who builds the largest coalition of supporters who actually vote. Third party and write in candidates can only collect protest votes; it is a less than 1% chance for them even to come in second. Therefore, voters who want their votes to count need to identify which of the two top candidates supports the most issues they support and the fewest that they oppose.

              For me, the critical issues for America (and, indeed, humanity) involve the application of science and reason to the environment, the novel coronavirus, and racial equity. As Donald Trump himself has told us, “Joe Biden will listen to the scientists,” while the President won’t. The only way I can responsibly respond to that is to vote against Trump, and the only effective way to do that is to vote for Biden. Voting for anybody else would just divide the anti-Trump vote.

        2. Great comprehensive write up GoeB.
          Long, so it’s unlikely any attention-span-deprived millennial snowflake would make it past the second paragraph but you covered all relevant points superbly. Thank you.

  3. According to one of the emails, the Obama administration let a Democratic P.R. company that worked for Ukrainian energy firm Burisma take part in a conference call about an upcoming visit to Ukraine by then-Vice President Joe Biden, e-mails obtained by The Post show.

    An associate at Blue Star Strategies then e-mailed a memo with minutes of the conference call hosted by the White House to a top Burisma executive, Vadym Pozharskyi, as well as to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and Hunter’s business partner, Devon Archer, both of whom sat on Burisma’s board.

    The trip, in December 2015, turned out to be the one during which Biden later bragged about forcing Ukrainian officials to fire a state prosecutor who was investigating Burisma by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee.

    So there was literally White House involvement with the call with the P.R. company for Burisma about Joe Biden’s upcoming trip.

    Biden is lying* that he didn’t know anything and/or it had nothing to do with his position in the administration.

    *And/or he has dementia

    1. Slowly but surely more smoking guns will be trickling out to prove the corruption of Biden, Hillary and Obama administration. Pray to God justice will be served and the reckoning is coming.

      Oh wait, the corrupt complicit Democrat media Numero Uno NYT’s will not report it and not hold Democrats accountable. But we shall see, they can’t protect these crooks forever…

    2. The meeting you reference, Crooked, was not secret. A transcript, including the list of participants, was published within days. Not exactly a smoking gun. Nothing to see. Move along.

      The pressure that Biden put on Ukraine to fire the prosecutor wasn’t secret, either. The EU and IMF specifically asked the US to do it because the guy was notoriously corrupt. Ironically, one of the complaints was that he FAILED to prosecute Burisma. Hunter’s investment was actually at more risk due to his father’s action. Likewise, nothing to see.

  4. THis is Apple news? Really? Geez, Guliani and Bannon are invovled? It doesn’t pass the smell test. The owner never recovered the laptop? Why not? The repair shop does not knw who the owner was? Copied the hard disk?
    Lord this makes even a bad spy novel….and just before the election?
    Has the US really gone this crazy?

    1. so your theory is the republican establishment hired actors and made fake videos of Hunter biden… the republicans and their deep fakes

      “Other material extracted from the computer includes a raunchy, 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter, who’s admitted struggling with addiction problems, smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images.”

    2. No, I don’t think the “Republican Establishment” was involved. There is even less evidence of that than that Joe Biden was involved. A Justice Department investigation that was created specifically by AG Barr to look at this sort of thing has had all this data for ten months. Not only have they not filed charges; they are closing down the investigation without filing charges or issuing a report. Suggests that they don’t find it credible.

      1. Hunter Biden emails show him leveraging connections with his father Joe Biden to boost his Ukrainian Burisma pay:

        As per the Biden team’s (Joe is in nap time already today) non-denial denial:

        It’s amazing how fast the press transforms into the Biden Rapid Response Team the moment a damaging story on him comes out. But, the Streisand effect is real and the truth will win out.

        1. Bwah ha haa ha ha! None of this matters. Trump is going down in what will be an epic defeat in the modern political era. It’s not going to be pretty. Cry voter fraud all you want. It just isn’t possible to commit voter fraud on a scale that matches Trump’s coming defeat. The defeat is real. People are sick of Trump.

  5. Hilarious. If this is a smoking gun, then it is a gun with a cork attached to a string in the barrel. The so-called “unmasking scandal’ just bit the dust. They are desperate knowing they will likely soon be relegated to a regrettable, frightening, footnote in history.

    1. If it’s of so little import and so “hilarious,” why are FaceBook and Twitter trying so hard to censor it?

      What is this, communist China?

      The Senate should haul FaceBook and Twitter CEOs before them and theses corrupt companies should face ACTUAL CONSEQUENCES ASAP.

    2. Because the New York Post is the sole source for the story, which is based on “evidence” that could have been fabricated, and because responsible media outfits do not publish defamatory stories without evidentiary support.

        1. I cannot dispute John Doe’s claim to have slept with Melania Trump because I don’t know one way or the other. How does that “serve to confirm” that he really did? The Biden Campaign cannot dispute whether these emails are real because they did not send or receive them (obviously true) and say they have never seen them before (possibly true). How does that “serve to confirm” they are genuine?

          If John Doe had really sent emails, and they were proved genuine, it would still not prove that he really slept with Melania. He might have sent a real email that contained a lie. Unless I had an axe to grind, I would tend to believe Melania’s claim of innocence over a dubious email from a dubious source recovered by an anonymous repairman from a waterlogged laptop dropped off by an unknown party.

          1. “I love you all but I don’t receive any respect and that’s fine I guess. Works for you apparently. I hope you all can do what I did, and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years. It’s really hard but don’t worry, unlike Pop, I won’t make you give me half your salary.” — Text message from Hunter Biden to Naomi Biden, his daughter

            So Joe Biden got half of Hunter Biden’s contracts with foreign governments and companies. It’s only fair I guess to be paid for peddling the influence granted to you by your stupid voters over the course of 47 years.

            The Bidens are slime bags who do worse than what the left baselessly, without proof, accuses others of doing.

            1. So, you believe that Hunter Biden has been paying for his entire family (including a US Senator, a college professor, and a state Attorney General) since he was twenty? If that statement is obvious hyperbole, why isn’t everything else in the email? Assuming Hunter Biden even wrote it, of course.

            2. Certainly have the utmost respect for you @First Then as a model citizen fighting for truth, justice and the Republican way! The Democrats and media today no longer share the same values. A big thank you for spending countless hours of time and energy publishing detailed truths educating all of us of the issues the mainstream media covers up and Democrats lie and deny. A job once done for decades by fair minded media is now dead and buried. Look forward to many more posts! 🇺🇸👏🏻

      1. Oh, but you see, when The Atlantic, bankrolled by Steve Jobs’ money inherited by his ditzy bottle blonde widow, outright lies and makes up fake Trump quotes in an obvious hit piece, as the sole source, with no proof whatsoever, no questions are asked. The disinformation is just repeated and rolled straight into campaign ads.

        But, when a hard drive with videos, photos and emails shows a U.S. presidential candidate peddling influence with foreign governments on behalf of his family members, that’s to be ignored, hidden, and censored.

        Got it.

        1. FT. Stop right there A-hole. Do not call Steve’s wife a ditzy blonde. You are now crossing the line with an incredible woman married to an incredible man. More humane than the tweet- forwarding Trump minion piece of excrement that you are.

      2. The only human being who can be linked to the laptop is an anonymous Mac repair shop owner who is so impartial as to have sent a copy of his client’s hard drive to Rudy Giuliani. He supposedly also sent a copy to the FBI, which did not regard it as actionable. He has now sent it to a Senate committee chair who has recently issued a report that regards Russian intellegence about the 2016 Clinton Campaign as more credible than the unanimous consensus of the American intelligence community. Some stories are so implausible as to be unbelievable except to the credulous.

          1. Even if one assumes the material was on the waterlogged laptop when it was dropped off with somebody whose first thought on seeing it was to send it to Rudy Giuliani, that does not mean that it was not placed there by some other agency that picked the shop for its anti-Biden leanings.

            1. Who would you expect Hunter Biden to trust with compromising information —- a rabid Trump supporter. HA!

              The FBI agent the shop owner contacted, and whose name is on the warrant, mostly deals with child pornography cases. It is reasonable to suppose that a Seth Rich true believer also buys into Pizzagate and QAnon and expected the FBI to find evidence that the Bidens are pederastic cannibal Satanists, rather than churchgoing Roman Catholics. The FBI didn’t find that, either.

      3. Gee, I never read you posting the same scenario regarding the New York Times when the President’s tax returns were illegally leaked (felony) and they published the story. You never questioned the accuracy, but now you are questioning the NY Post?!?!?

        All fair minded people that are not partisan spinmeisters full-time like you yourself already know the answer and don’t need to hear excuses from you.

        So please, keep posting your one-sided HYPOCISY DOUBLE STANDARD when it comes to politics. It is quite amusing and sad at the same time you only see 100% evil in the party you continually LIE about belonging to, and 100% no evil in the party you actually belong to.

        But at this point you are too far down the lying road to admit you LIED for years because it would validate you have no credibility in your own words. You know what, we are not in a court of law and don’t need your own words to determine the truth…

        1. What is “HYPOCISY”? Did you mean Hyper Sissy as a way to describe yourself? Trump’s upcoming epic defeat is going to be so much fun to watch. When Trump loses you’ll cry foul and point to made up voter fraud but there’s no amount of fraud that is even possible to pull off to account for how badly Trump is going to be defeated. The defeat is real. I should make t-shirts and hats. The Defeat is Real.

  6. For those not aware of this, Dan Bongino reviewed the Biden corruption about 9-12 months ago. Hunter – with ZERO experience in the natural gas business – was brought onto the board (and his friend) simply for political leverage.

    I get it. Corrupt companies, nations do this all the time.

    However, Joe Biden should NEVER has become “point man” in Ukraine, due to a massively obvious conflict of his interest w/his son on the board of a corrupt company.

    But nope, Obama said go for it Joe. And Joe was then put right in the middle of watching Burisma and his son about to be prosecuted and hauled off to jail, and if any information regarding Joe himself came out, even worse politically.

    So Biden, stupidly and arrogantly on video mind you, explained how he got the prosecutor fired and replaced. Instead they got a push over placed in who did nothing.

    Even if no corruption came out with Joe Biden, his son was going down and that would be massively damaging to Joe’s political future, let alone not wanting his son in some foreign prison, for making horrific move after horrific move his entire life…

    So Biden uses his VP powers – illegally mind you – to save his own kin and himself. Wow…

    The corruption is absolutely rife, and China and Joe and Hunter’s influence pedaling for massive dollars isn’t even out in the full public square yet. It will be – or it should be!

    47 years in DC, the guy IS exactly what people hate about DC. Corruption, self-enrichment, etc…

    I didn’t vote for Trump last time, and I don’t care about his tweets or whatnot, but his foreign policy has been amazing, and he’s turning the economy around and will do more so in re-election.

    Biden’s so corrupt and the left wanting to rig the system. Stack the court making it no more than another political body not a court… Add Puerto Rico as a state and maybe DC (taking away the people’s district), therefore rigging in 4 more Senators and 9 more House seats?

    If you can’t win with the current rules, get in power and change them. That’s not freedom and liberty folks – that’s tyranny.

  7. For new readers of this ever-so relevant article of Mac news, here’s a nice posting at a political commentary website about this supposed bit of news/conspiracy/censorship by private companies:
    Quick highlights (and quotes within my highlights) from the posting:

    The story is almost universally being received as Russian propaganda

    How do we know the email is authentic?

    We do not. The New York Post published PDF printouts of several emails allegedly taken from the laptop, but for the “smoking-gun” email, it shows only a photo made the day before the story was posted, according to Thomas Rid, the author of “Active Measures,” a book on disinformation. “There is no header information, no metadata.” The Washington Post has not been able to independently verify or authenticate these emails, as requests to make the laptop hard drive available for inspection have not been granted. The New York Post said it obtained the material from former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a personal lawyer to President Trump.

    There also is no indication that Hunter Biden replied to the email.

    Moreover, another alleged email published by the New York Post contradicts the notion that Hunter Biden could influence his father. “What he will do and say is out of our hands,” Hunter Biden wrote in an email that the New York Post said was sent April 13, 2014.

    …odd that there were no copies of Biden replies; one-sided conversations just aren’t very interesting. And, frankly, that all of this somehow made it to Rudy Giuliani of all people is a serious red flag.
    More broadly, the New York Post repeats the falsehood, advanced by Trump, that the “elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company.”

    We have fact-checked this repeatedly.

    MacIsaac told reporters on Wednesday that a MacBook laptop was dropped off at his shop in Wilmington, Del., in April 2019. MacIsaac, who said he was legally blind, said that he was almost certain that it was Hunter Biden who dropped off the computer. He said that he made several attempts to get in touch with Hunter Biden but the equipment was still in his hands 90 days after it had been left there, and he said that he became curious about what he’d seen.

    He made a copy of the hard drive and gave it to Giuliani. This past weekend, Giuliani passed a copy to the New York Post. But presumably the laptop would have been of use to the year-long Senate investigation, which found no wrongdoing by Biden.

    As Giuliani has sought to locate information about Hunter Biden and Ukraine, he has regularly interacted with a Ukrainian lawmaker who was recently sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department as being an “active Russian agent for over a decade” and was engaged in an influence operation to affect the 2020 election. Those interactions have given rise to fears that the emails could be part of a broader disinformation campaign.

    Hours after the Post published its article, Facebook said on Wednesday that it had decided to limit the distribution of the story on its platform so it could fact-check the claims. Twitter said it was blocking the article because it included people’s personal phone numbers and email addresses, which violated their privacy rules, and because the article violated their policy on hacked materials.

    Facebook’s and Twitter’s actions immediately provoked strong reactions from Republicans that the social media platforms were censoring them, an outcry that grew louder later on Wednesday when the Trump campaign said the personal account of the White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, had been locked because she had posted the New York Post story. Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, a staunch Trump ally, called Twitter’s action “despicable” and termed it “the real election interference.”

    Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have been under fire from Mr. Trump and other Republicans for years for allegedly censoring their views. The companies, located in liberal Silicon Valley, have denied those claims.

    The irony is that Facebook has long frustrated critics by allowing Russian- and Trumpist propaganda to spread largely unchecked and is therefore the open social media platform of choice for Trump supporters. Yet any act of minimal responsibility is naturally used as evidence that it’s a leftist cabal.

    Even aside from the sheer hackishness of this effort, it’s hard to see how it does much damage. Absent serious evidence that Joe Biden leveraged the Vice Presidency to enrich the family, which no one—including a spirited investigation by a Republican-led United States Senate with all the investigatory powers of the federal government—has found, it’s hard to see where this all goes. And, frankly, given that Trump has openly leveraged the Presidency for four years to enrich his family, it wouldn’t change my vote even then.

    1. “I love you all but I don’t receive any respect and that’s fine I guess. Works for you apparently. I hope you all can do what I did, and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years. It’s really hard but don’t worry, unlike Pop, I won’t make you give me half your salary.” — Text message from Hunter Biden to Naomi Biden, his daughter

      So Joe Biden demanded half of Hunter Biden’s contracts with foreign governments and companies. It’s only fair I guess to be paid for peddling the influence granted to you by your stupid voters over the course of 47 years.

  8. Really, what does this have to do with Apple? This is not objective news. You are showing your political views are showing. I will be going elsewhere for my Apple news and deletin this app off of my iPhone. Giving you 1 star. Bye!

  9. The story is also that Joe splits pay-to-play donations 50/50 with Hunter. Pretty slick. To examine the full deplorable extent of money for favors, however, just go into the issue of all legislators must beg for big money from those who monopolize it, then donor class, to finance their perpetual reelection campaigns — except perhaps for good unapologetic Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders who finances his campaigns via small money.
    The solution to this huge corruption that is systemic is to remove big private money from campaigns and from lobbying, replacing it with public financing. That’s it. It’s the only way. This Joe/Hunter story of corruption is simply a traditional bi-Partisan practice, not just about Joe’s Burisma.
    But who truly wants to clean up the system of corruption? I am convinced that the DNC and some RNC allies absolutely do not want to go too deeply into muck. This is to protect their money supply from donors. They do not want to clean up this up. They only want to hurt themselves and Hunter/Joe superficially enough to try to assure a Donald reelection.

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