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Monday, November 21, 2022

House Republicans say one of their top investigative priorities is the Biden family businesses, and Hunter Biden's purported laptop could be crucial to those investigations. CBS News commissioned an independent forensic review of what is believed to be Hunter Biden's laptop data. Catherine Herridge reports.

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Chain of custody is f-ed. C'mon man.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-21 06:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

According to these experts, what they analyzed was a "pristine" copy of the laptop that was given to the FBI. From previous reporting, that copy is not to be confused with the not so pristine copy Rudy et al were peddling back in 2020.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-21 08:07 PM | Reply

I can't believe Republicans want to squander their political capital on this.
Though I suppose there's no real downside here other than the opportunity cost.
By which I mean, it won't actively turn voters Democrat like their plans to outlaw abortion and even contraception.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-21 08:35 PM | Reply

Here's a written version of Herridge's report:

Forensic analysis of copy of Hunter Biden laptop data shows no tampering

www.yahoo.com

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-21 08:36 PM | Reply

So what's the plan, Congress subpoenas Hunter Biden and he just ignores it like all the Republicans who ignored Congressional subpoenas?

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-21 08:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

At the time the story broke the FBI had worked behind the scenes with Big Tech to suppress it. Former members of the CIA claimed it was Russian disinformation and most of the media acted as stenographers knowing it was a lie.

Lefties lost their minds over some stupid Russian bot Facebook ads on 2016. The amount of coordinated corruption here absolutely blows that away and I cannot think of a messaging control equivalent in our history.

#6 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-11-21 08:42 PM | Reply

"At the time the story broke the FBI had worked behind the scenes with Big Tech to suppress it. "

They must not have done a very good job.
Hunter Biden's laptop was mentioned all over the place when the story broke.
For some, like JeffJ, the story is still breaking, all these years later.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-21 08:44 PM | Reply

"The amount of coordinated corruption here absolutely blows that away"

What's that even mean?
How'd you measure it?

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-21 08:45 PM | Reply

#6 The dirty copy of the laptop Rudy and the GOP were pushing wasn't legit. It's that simple. Experts claimed it was Russian disinformation. If it wasn't Russian disinformation, it certainly was Republican disinformation.

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-21 08:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Experts claimed it was Russian disinformation. If it wasn't Russian disinformation, it certainly was Republican disinformation."

A distinction without a difference.

It's been what, three plus years, and I STILL haven't heard about any smoking gun on this laptop.

This is a nothingberder.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-21 08:51 PM | Reply

Well, if it Russians and/or Republican disinformation , it was an exiled Chinese billionaire hijinks:

Guo Wengui and Steve Bannon Are Flooding the Zone With Hunter Biden Conspiracies

Media properties tied to an exiled Chinese billionaire are behind waves of disinformation in the lead-up to the election.

foreignpolicy.com

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-21 08:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Exclusive: Leaked Messages Reveal the Origins of the Most Vile Hunter Biden Smear

Fugitive Chinese tycoon and Steve Bannon ally Guo Wengui pushed out explicit material"and lies"on the eve of the 2020 election.
www.motherjones.com

More Leaked Audio: Bannon Bragged That He Used Porn to Help Smear Hunter Biden

He said he pushed the material as part of a plan for Trump to declare election victory.

About a week before the meeting with Bannon in late October 2020, Guo's associates had begun posting videos and pictures of Hunter Biden engaged in sexual encounters and using drugs on GTV, a since shuttered video-streaming site run by Guo. In leaked messages previously uncovered by Mother Jones, Guo directed subordinates in detail on how to post and distribute material from Biden's laptop. He further instructed them to spread false claims about the material: First, he told them to say the files included images of Hunter Biden with underage Chinese girls. There is no evidence at all supporting this allegation. Second, Guo told subordinates to claim that the Chinese government had obtained the material and used it to blackmail Hunter and his father, Joe Biden. That, too, was a lie, people involved in publishing the material told me.

www.motherjones.com

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-21 09:03 PM | Reply

At the time the story broke the FBI had worked behind the scenes with Big Tech to suppress it. Former members of the CIA claimed it was Russian disinformation and most of the media acted as stenographers knowing it was a lie.
Lefties lost their minds over some stupid Russian bot Facebook ads on 2016. The amount of coordinated corruption here absolutely blows that away and I cannot think of a messaging control equivalent in our history.
#6 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Think about it this way: If the FBI had a pristine copy of the laptop, it makes sense that they would have been able to determine that the copy Rudy, Bannon and Republicans and their media surrogates in general were promoting was not authentic. Pointing out that fact wouldn't qualify as an act of coordinated corruption. Just the opposite in fact. They were pointing out the coordinated corruption by Trump and his political henchmen.

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-21 09:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The other thing to keep in mind is that there is still an open FBI/DOJ investigation into Hunter Biden and his laptop. They may still bring charges and make a case against him in a court of law, based on whatever evidence they find, but that's very different approach from the political hit job Trump, Rudy, Bannon and their co-conspirators were attempting to pull off through the use of a corrupted/doctored version of said laptop.

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-21 09:35 PM | Reply

Lefties lost their minds over some stupid Russian bot Facebook ads on 2016.

It was a whole lot more than that. Russian disinformation was all over the place, even organizing rallies in the U.S in opposition to all kinds of supposed "Leftist" crap, which was phony baloney but MAGA suckers bought into.

#15 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-21 10:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Impeach Hunter Biden!

#16 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-11-22 12:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The most shocking image I saw from the Daily Mail in 2020 was Hunter with his bathrobe open and an under-age girl naked in bed behind him.

Deny it Gal.

P.S. You disgust me.

#17 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2022-11-22 12:31 AM | Reply

---- off, ------.

#18 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-22 12:51 AM | Reply

Here's your Funny Flag, HELIUMRAT:

The Internet Research Agency and its employees, the indictment (of 14 Russians) said, sought to conduct "information warfare against the United States of America" in order to spread distrust and support Trump's election. In an operation that cost millions of dollars, the Russians studied U.S. political groups, traveled to gather intelligence in several states and developed a network of fake accounts that they used to infect the American electorate. Throughout 2016, they posted divisive content about topics such as Black Lives Matter, immigration and gun control; they bought political ads criticizing Clinton; and they pumped out hashtags like #Hillary4Prison and #TrumpTrain to their masses of followers.

time.com

Everyone else knows Russians engaged in an multimillion dollar disinformation/propaganda campaign during the 2016 campaign. Except morons who live in the dark recesses of the dark web.

#19 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-22 12:56 AM | Reply

And:

"Beyond getting voters in the U.S. to follow Facebook or Twitter accounts and read fake news websites, the Russians translated their social media influence into real-life events. Posing as American grassroots activists, the trolls set up and promoted rallies in swing states like Florida and Pennsylvania, as well as at Trump properties in New York, according to the indictment. In one of their most notable moves, the Russian trolls hired a real American to dress as Clinton in a prison uniform at a rally in West Palm Beach."

#20 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-22 12:58 AM | Reply

I heard they spent $100,000 dollars on Facebook adds that totally derailed the Clinton $2 billion campaign and handed it to Trump, an obvious Russian stooge that pees on prostitute beds or something, wasn't that the story?

Grow the ---- up.

Hillary stile the nomination from Benernie, and when the e-mails where leaked she started the whole Russiagate conspiracy.

Which is where everything you believe - indeed, the very core of being - comes from.

#21 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2022-11-22 01:59 AM | Reply

I remember how the lies about Trump came like machine-gun bullets. It turned out it was called "Crossfire Hurricane".

And you bought into it.

#22 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2022-11-22 02:06 AM | Reply

Seth Rich died for you.

#23 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2022-11-22 02:08 AM | Reply

HELIUMRAT

Your alien stuff is funny.

Your posts on this thread evidence what a gullible and sycophantic moron you are about actual events.

#24 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-22 03:06 AM | Reply

I heard they spent $100,000 dollars on Facebook adds that totally derailed the Clinton $2 billion campaign ...

People a whole lot smarter than you, with a lot of resources, said the Russians spent MILLIONS.

Try again ...

People a WHOLE lot smarter than you, with vast resources, reported the facts. Not what you "heard."

" In an operation that cost millions of dollars, the Russians studied U.S. political groups, traveled to gather intelligence in several states and developed a network of fake accounts that they used to infect the American electorate. "

#25 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-22 03:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So what's the plan, Congress subpoenas Hunter Biden and he just ignores it like all the Republicans who ignored Congressional subpoenas?

That's the way I see it. And, It's hard to imagine ANY scenario where Garland would act on a criminal referral from the House. In fact, unless the repubs resort to using their inherent subpoena power and lock him up in the jail in the basement of the HOR, H Biden can not be coerced to testify.

Congressional oversight is a joke unless they are willing to use their inherent subpoena powers.

#26 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2022-11-22 06:56 AM | Reply

I cannot think of a messaging control equivalent in our history.

#6 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Jesus. Your wadded panties are a menace to society.

#27 | Posted by Zed at 2022-11-22 08:02 AM | Reply

I remember how the lies about Trump came like machine-gun bullets.

#22 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

What lies?

Seven years later and we aren't near scraping the bottom of the barrel.

#28 | Posted by Zed at 2022-11-22 08:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#17

See #14.

#23

smdh

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-22 09:06 AM | Reply

Seth Rich died for you.
#23 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

Seth Rich's killing was exploited on Fox News and online. His parents are fed up
June 15, 20225:01 AM ET
www.npr.org

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-22 09:35 AM | Reply

I remember how the lies about Trump came like machine-gun bullets.
#22 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

Says the guy who is still promoting the debunked Seth Rich conspiracy.

#31 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-22 09:42 AM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

What's True: The Laptop belongs to Hunter Biden
What's also True: Despite having access to it for YEARS, Republicans can't find anything on it remotely criminal.

End of Story but please, lets throw another Benghazi style set of hearings before Republicans quietly admit they found nothing.

#32 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-11-22 11:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I remember how the lies FROM Trump came like machine-gun bullets.

FTFY

#33 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-11-22 11:41 AM | Reply

Remember when Trump went on Air Force One and lied to the press about screwing and paying off Stormy Daniels?

The "she's lying" quickly turned into "well what do you expect? she's a whore"

Keep digging, Magats

#34 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-11-22 11:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I heard they spent $100,000 dollars on Facebook adds that totally derailed the Clinton $2 billion campaign and handed it to Trump ... "

You obviously heard wrong. Do your research man!!

Russia Has Secretly Spent $300 Million To Influence Foreign Elections, U.S. Says

Russia has spent over $300 million attempting to win over politicians and political parties in dozens of countries since 2014, and it plans to spend even more money in future years, U.S. officials told media outlets Tuesday, the latest allegation of Russian meddling in foreign politics.

www.forbes.com

#35 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-11-22 12:33 PM | Reply

Which is where everything you believe - indeed, the very core of being - comes from.

#21 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

Actually it comes court filings and American intelligence agencies

Grand Jury Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers for Hacking Offenses Related to the 2016 Election

"The indictment charges twelve Russian nationals for committing federal crimes that were intended to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. All twelve defendants are members of the GRU, a Russian Federation intelligence agency within the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian military. These GRU officers, in their official capacities, engaged in a sustained effort to hack into the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee, and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, and released that information on the internet under the names "DCLeaks" and "Guccifer 2.0" and through another entity."

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-11-22 12:39 PM | Reply

"I heard they spent $500,000 dollars on flying planes into WTC and that totally bogged down the US with a $7 billion campaign in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Some historical context for ya.

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-22 12:40 PM | Reply

You know HRat's #21 is pure unadulterated PROJECTION.

#38 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-22 12:41 PM | Reply

Oh good. The laptop is back again.

They must have found the Chinese billionaire who was holding onto it.

Now maybe we can all finally read this email. This one single email that can't be located anywhere else. That's living on the hard drive of this laptop. That will make everything the Trumps did pale in comparison. Shaking the foundations of reality.

Republicans are Sad, Desperate Morons.

#39 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-11-22 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh good. CLownshack is back. I guess Paul Pelosi decided against pressing charges.

#40 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-11-22 12:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Lefties lost their minds over some stupid Russian bot Facebook ads on 2016. "

Here's a link to the Republican Senate Report.
www.intelligence.senate.gov

Quit pretending Republicans haven't admitted over 100 contacts between Russians and Team Trump.
www.lawfareblog.com

#41 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-11-22 02:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It is obvious that Don JR is a Coke head yet the right has no comment on his illegal behaviour.Makes it hard to get worked up about a guy that has admitted his past and turned his life around without ripping off charities like the Trump Kids.

#42 | Posted by Scotty at 2022-11-22 04:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Will this be enough to shame Robinette junior from re-applying for the position?

#43 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2022-11-22 07:27 PM | Reply

another democrat media admits they lied. they knew they were lying when they lied to you.

and don't try and deny they lied and knew they were lying. normal people know better.

Why did they lie to you ?

Because they knew you'd believe every word they printed.

STOOGES
( no not moe, curley and Joe..{ no real person thinks Shemp is a real stooge} )

They knew they could count on millions of stooges around the country.

Now is when you look in the mirror.

#44 | Posted by shrimptacodan at 2022-11-23 10:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#44 | POSTED BY SHRIMPTACODAN A

Fascists throughout the country earnestly want this laptop to amount to something it hasn't amounted to for years now.

If it could have hurt Biden it would have been used three years ago, when it might make a difference.

The laptop is just a bloody shirt to be waved, and waved, and waved, and waved.

#45 | Posted by Zed at 2022-11-23 10:40 AM | Reply

"no real person thinks Shemp is a real stooge"

He's Curly and Moe's brother, how much more "real" do you want?

Stooge.

#46 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-23 10:49 AM | Reply

BREAKING NEWS !!

CBS NEWS NOW OFFICIALLY CONFIRMS THAT LINCOLN HAS BEEN SHOT.

#47 | Posted by shrimptacodan at 2022-11-23 11:18 AM | Reply

Swing and a miss...

#48 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-23 11:52 AM | Reply

"That will make everything the Trumps did pale in comparison."

Statistically impossible. Unless reptilian aliens are somehow involved.

#49 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-11-23 05:51 PM | Reply

If they really want to spend all their capitol on Hunter, fine. I'll happily trade him for going after Pres Sippycup's kids.

#50 | Posted by morris at 2022-11-24 03:05 PM | Reply

I wonder how many Republicans campaigned on promises to investigate Hunter's laptop and actually got elected this past election. Because less than a third of voters want Congress to investigate, including just over half of Republicans. Similar polling figures for impeaching Biden. I suppose Republicans in congress are clearly aware that there will be no legislative progress over the next two years, at all, so why not spend their time wasting away in political drama? No need to work to improve the lives of Americans; just need to undermine the opposing party for a couple years leading to the POTUS election in 2024. That'll be a win for Republicans.

This system sucks.

#51 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-11-24 04:55 PM | Reply

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