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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Weeks before the Post published its Hunter Biden report, a YouTube channel linked to Steve Bannon-backer Guo Wengui broadcast conspiracies about "hard disks" full of Biden dirt.

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How dirty are Trump, Rudy, Bannon et al?:

Weeks before the New York Post began publishing what it claimed were the contents of Hunter Biden's hard drive, a Sept. 25 segment on a YouTube channel run by a Chinese dissident streamer, who is linked to billionaire and Steve Bannon-backer Guo Wengui, broadcast a bizarre conspiracy theory. According to the streamer, Chinese politburo officials had "sent three hard disks of evidence" to the Justice Department and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi containing damaging information about Joe Biden as well as the origins of the coronavirus in a bid to undermine the rule of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Three days later, a Twitter account linked to Guo and Bannon's Himalaya movement subsequently amplified an edited clip of the segment alongside the pledge of a "Bombshell ... 3 hard disk drives of videos and dossiers of Hunter Biden's connections with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have been sent to Nancy Pelosi and DOJ. Big money and sex scandal!"


This is why Trump won't disavow QAnon: he knows they will believe or at least willingly promote whatever crazy conspiracy theories he and his buddies belch forth.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-10-16 10:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's presidency has never been about putting America first. It has always been about the oligarchs around the world uniting to strengthen their own power and wealth. Chinese, Russian, Saudi Arabian oligarchs all approve of Trump, because they know he aspires to be one of them.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-10-16 10:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Remember what politics used to be:

Tom Downey was advising the Gore team in 2000 when he received documents stolen from George W. Bush. His first reaction was to turn them over to the FBI.

In 2020, one party's associates uses unsourced or doctored pieces of media to peddle misinformation to tabloids.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-10-16 03:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Follow up:

Steve Bannon Boasted on Dutch TV Weeks Ago That He Had Hunter Biden's Hard Drive

Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon boasted weeks ago on Dutch current affairs TV show Nieuwsuur that he had Hunter Biden's hard drive. "We have the hard drive. I have the hard drive of Hunter Biden," he said, in a clip that was not used at the time but was shared by journalist Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal on Friday after the New York Post published the purported contents of the hard drive. When the journalist asked Bannon what's on it and whether he'd release it before the presidential debate, Bannon replied, "You'll see, standby." The Post disclosed that Bannon and Rudy Giuliani gave the hard drive to the newspaper, and included an unlikely story about them obtaining it from a computer repairman who copied it.


Follow up:

Steve Bannon Boasted on Dutch TV Weeks Ago That He Had Hunter Biden's Hard Drive

Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon boasted weeks ago on Dutch current affairs TV show Nieuwsuur that he had Hunter Biden's hard drive. "We have the hard drive. I have the hard drive of Hunter Biden," he said, in a clip that was not used at the time but was shared by journalist Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal on Friday after the New York Post published the purported contents of the hard drive. When the journalist asked Bannon what's on it and whether he'd release it before the presidential debate, Bannon replied, "You'll see, standby." The Post disclosed that Bannon and Rudy Giuliani gave the hard drive to the newspaper, and included an unlikely story about them obtaining it from a computer repairman who copied it.


www.thedailybeast.com

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-10-16 08:38 PM | Reply

I foresee more charges against Bannon and an indictment for Ghouliani in the new year. The the less believable part of the story; Hunter Biden took his expensive Mac Book with supposedly incriminating emails and videos on it to the repair shop because he got water in it and just left it. Never came back to retrieve it, never followed up to find out if it was fixed. Riiiiiiiight.

#5 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-10-17 12:15 PM | Reply

Rupert Murdoch's New York Post really presents itself as a bastion of journalistic integrity in this case. Not. I suspect that were he still alive Alexander Hamilton, the paper's founder, would have challenged Rupert to a duel over this matter (and Murdoch's general conduct), and in this case, Hamilton would not have fired high...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2020-10-17 02:09 PM | Reply

Asked by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office on Wednesday whether his campaign would accept such information from foreigners -- such as China or Russia -- or hand it over the FBI, Trump said, "I think maybe you do both."

"I think you might want to listen, there isn't anything wrong with listening," Trump continued. "If somebody called from a country, Norway, [and said] we have information on your opponent' -- oh, I think I'd want to hear it."

I am sure he immediately turned it over to the FBI. And then Immediately added it to his MAGA rant.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-17 02:39 PM | Reply

IICR George McGovern immediately turned over to the authorities imformation on a similar attempt.

He didn't say Great, got anything else, I will have my people meet with your people, hey wtf just stop by my office.

#8 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-10-17 02:49 PM | Reply

Everybody involved in this crap-fest are liars and hypocrites.

Thanks, republicans.

The damage you've done may be irreparable.

You people suck.

#9 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-10-17 04:07 PM | Reply

It's being reported that while the 'New York Post' didn't get the actual emails, all they got was a PDF document where images of the emails had been pasted, so there's no way to determine if the emails were real. However, the date on the PDF document was something like a year ago, November 2019, well before when Hunter Biden supposedly dropped-off his Macbook at the repair shop, but the Post ran the story anyway.

Now if it's true that the FBI has the files, it should be clear soon whether they can be considered legitimate or not.

OCU

#10 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-10-17 07:00 PM | Reply

@#2 ... Trump's presidency has never been about putting America first. It has always been about the oligarchs around the world uniting to strengthen their own power and wealth. Chinese, Russian, Saudi Arabian oligarchs all approve of Trump, because they know he aspires to be one of them. ...

Whoa... that is one substantial piece of gravitas. Even for the respected GAL_TUESDAY alias.

Can we talk?

Let's suppose that scenario plays out. What happens next?

There are four oligarchs, one each in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Does that mean the power struggle on Earth stops?

Or will these four power centers continue to fight for ultimate control of the planet?


#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-17 09:20 PM | Reply

Time Zone - World Destruction
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#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-17 09:23 PM | Reply

"Let's suppose that scenario plays out. What happens next?
There are four oligarchs, one each in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Does that mean the power struggle on Earth stops?
Or will these four power centers continue to fight for ultimate control of the planet?"

Those are good questions. Eventually, sub-alliances would form between between those four would be my guess, and various other dictators/oligarchs would take sides.

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-10-18 07:47 AM | Reply

Krazy Rudy's explanation for why he dumped his garbage can over at Murdoch's paper " " either nobody else would take it, or if they took it, they would spend all the time they could to try to contradict it before they put it out" " is almost cruelly self-owning.

#14 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2020-10-19 06:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rudy isn't very good at black-ops.

He keeps getting caught.

I can't wait for Rudy to plea bargain at his own indictment by dishing the dirt on Trump . . . like Trump's other "personal attorney," Michael Cohen, had to do after he was kicked to the curb by Trump.

#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-19 07:11 AM | Reply

If Michael Cohen had a story to tell, Rudy Giuliani has a better one.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-19 07:14 AM | Reply

Rudy first tried to peddle this story to Faux News, but they said that they couldn't use it because it lacked authentication.

OCU

#17 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-10-19 04:57 PM | Reply

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