Let’s set aside for the moment the blatant censorship of the Joe/Hunter Biden story by the Ministry of Truth –- I mean, Twitter, Facebook and the rest of the anti-Trump media. That issue looms large, to be sure, but as the election nears, we can’t let it detract from what it is they’re trying so hard to bury: evidence of what Joe Biden DID while Vice President to help his son peddle influence in foreign countries. (Ironically, by trying so hard to hide it, Twitter and Facebook have succeeded in calling more attention to it. This is an example of the “Streisand Effect,” to be discussed separately.)

By now you know the story about the laptop, first reported in the NEW YORK POST. A computer repair technician in Delaware was left with a MacBook Pro that no one had ever come back to his shop to claim; it apparently belonged to Hunter Biden. As reported by the POST, it had a sticker on it from the Beau Biden Foundation and contained video of Hunter having sex with an unidentified woman and also smoking crack. It’s hard to even imagine this could have been created as part of a hoax, and the Biden campaign has not disputed the authenticity of the emails.

This discovery is important in light of what we already knew about Hunter Biden, who, with no relevant experience, was paid $50,000 a month starting in April, 2014, to sit on the board of Burisma, a corrupt Ukrainian oil and gas company. At the time, his dad, Joe Biden, was Vice President of the United States and had been appointed by Obama for some reason to be “point man” on U.S. policy in Ukraine. So the question naturally arises, what did Burisma plan to get for its investment? And did it get that? These emails suggest that it did.

According to the messages, on May 12, 2014 –- mere weeks after Hunter was asked to join the board –- a top executive at Burisma emailed him to ask him to use his “influence” to quell Ukrainian officials whom he claimed were trying to extort the company. This was the very day that Burisma publicly announced that Hunter Biden had joined its board and would be running its “legal unit and...provide support for the Company among international organizations.” But according to the POST story, Hunter Biden’s attorney says he’s never been in charge of Burisma’s legal affairs.

On April 17, 2015, the same executive emailed Hunter to thank him for the meeting he’d had with the Vice President and for getting to “spend some time” with him. Joe Biden’s campaign spokesperson disputes that the meeting took place, saying it wasn’t on his official calendar, as if that proved they didn’t meet.

We know (because he bragged about it in 2018 in front of a live audience of the Council on Foreign Relations) that just a few months later, in December of 2015, Joe Biden threatened the Ukrainian president and the prime minister that $1 billion in aid would be withheld unless their prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, was fired. Apparently, that was what it took to put Shokin in the unemployment line.

Legal analyst Andrew C. McCarthy outlines in more detail what we know and can piece together about the various meetings and communications. These also involve Hunter’s business partner Devon Archer, who used to work as a senior adviser to Joe Biden’s close friend John Kerry and was convicted in 2018 of fraud and conspiracy. (Evidence in the case also implicated Hunter, but he was not charged.) McCarthy touches on how the laptop came to be in the possession of the FBI and how a copy of the hard drive got to Trump attorney Rudy Guiliani, who passed it on to the POST on Sunday. The POST had been told about it by Steve Bannon.

McCarthy says it’s “unclear” why these emails are just now coming to light. Seems like the typical “October surprise” to me, though instinct tells me there's much more backstory to be learned.

For example, how did the computer technician come to be subpoenaed by the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware to produce the laptop for a grand jury? Yes, grand jury proceedings are secret, but what was that about? This is when the FBI apparently took custody of the laptop. As McCarthy points out, this was December, 2019, when the Democrats were just wrapping up their (phony) impeachment proceedings. It sure would have been fun for Trump to use this back in January during his Senate trial. Just imagine Trump’s attorneys putting those emails up on a big screen and saying, “HEY! You wanna talk about corruption??”

Of course, Joe Biden has maintained that he pressed for Shokin’s firing only because of claims by European leaders that Shokin was corrupt. No, no, it had nothing to do with any personal agenda that involved Biden's own son. That doesn't cut it. An honest, ethical VP would have said, "Look, son, with me in charge of our policy towards Ukraine, you can't be on the Burisma board."

The huge irony here: President Trump was impeached over a phone call in which Democrats claimed he was threatening to withhold aid if Ukrainians didn’t act to further his own personal agenda. Trump did NOT do that –- Biden DID. Trump got impeached. Biden became the Democrat nominee for President. Talk about a two-tier justice system.

And again, as we’ve said for years, what Democrats accuse Republicans of doing is always what they themselves have done (or are doing, or plan to do).

Joe Biden has insisted over and over that he “never, ever, ever, ever” (yes, that’s a quote) talked with his son about his foreign business dealings. If these emails reflect actual events, he is either thoroughly corrupt and lying his head off or else is having even more serious memory lapses than we knew. Or both.

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  • John Georges

    10/19/2020 08:41 AM

    Biden
    Most corrupt presidential candidate in history.

  • DAN HALL

    10/19/2020 02:09 AM

    Nothing will ever come of this. Politicians, especially Democrat politicians, never are held accountable. You and I would serve time. They get richer!

  • Bob Brown

    10/18/2020 10:05 PM

    Hunter's laptop the FBI got, had more than treasonous emails, it also had pics and clips of Hunter smoking crack, torturing and raping underage girls in China. This is for sale from Info Wars.

  • sharon parrish

    10/18/2020 12:04 PM

    Loved commentary by Huckabee. Very informative. Joe Biden should not be running for President especially with his son's connection to Burisma. No Joe does not recall any meetings with Burisma and Hunter. His memory and attention span is flawed by whatever neurological condition Joe Biden has. If Biden is elected he can cover up anything he wants related to Hunter and his own connection to Burisma. The people in this country need to wake up to reality. Thank you for posting your commentary.

  • Beth Pickelsimer

    10/18/2020 08:39 AM

    Authenticity of the laptop belonging to Hunter Biden was verified through the contract he signed at the business for repair work. The contract was signed by Hunter Biden and stated that property may not be left over 90 days. The computer store owner called the number left on the contract several times with no response. It wasn’t until impeachment hearings were underway and the subject of Ukraine, Hunter and Joe Biden and Burisma were being referenced that the computer repairman became alarmed and took a look at the abandoned laptop. After discovering graphic photographs and video of Hunter and thousands of emails concerning China, Ukraine, and Burisma, he contacted the FBI. He made copies of the hard drive before turning it over to the FBI.
    The store owner was alarmed that Trump was being impeached for crimes he had evidence were committed by Hunter Biden. He was also concerned for his safety after learning that the FBI hid the evidence to protect the Biden’s and implicate Trump. He contacted Rudy Giuliani’s office and other congressmen to alert them as to his discovery and that the FBI had hidden exculpatory information contained on the laptop. Giuliani and Steve Bannon, who had been investigating the Burisma connections contacted the NYPost. This background is important to the story.

  • Lisa Dravage

    10/17/2020 04:00 PM

    For starters social media should be held accountable for their censorship tactics they can't choose sides. The Biden need to pay for their crimes and we all know they are crooked. The democratic congress and senators that have been making millions at the taxpayers expense need to be charged and convicted locked up for along while. Term limits need to put into place for all levels of governments this way they won't get complacent, and they'll do their job hopefully.

  • Nadine Zerbe

    10/17/2020 02:21 AM

    The two-tier justice system is becoming more annoying all the time!!!

  • George and Janet Wilken

    10/16/2020 09:15 PM

    It’s very unsettling. And to think if Biden wins we will have a government full of these kinds of people. Look what happened with the Mueller investigation. The corrupt FBI and CIA and even the judges who were signing the FISA papers to go after American citizens. If he wins our civil rights will all be in trouble and what we say. It’s very troubling.

  • McCartney, Trent

    10/16/2020 08:45 PM

    This is a clear abuse of power. When will the Republicans start playing hardball. The Democrats have been getting away with everything and anything and the Republicans are doing ZERO and all talk. Republicans are going to bring us all down because they are letting us down.. Enough Talk!

  • Erik Ouwersloot

    10/16/2020 06:53 PM

    Neither did they reveal and kept secret that oblama was NOT a born American .......
    Neither will they reveal that all the 1000s of acres “needed” for the “railroad-to-nowhere” in California was first bought by Nancy pelosi’s husband with a federal loan, than sold to Wienstein’s husband also with a Federal loan, both man made millions when sold it to the State of California ......
    Neither will they reveal that George Soros is AGAIN financing biden’s Campaign ......

  • Karen Hebert

    10/16/2020 08:54 AM

    The Biden’s are up to their eyeballs in corruption....just as many in Congress are(padding their pockets) at U. S. citizens expense. So unethical! My opinion, it’s why they hate Trump because he knows & is trying to expose them.

  • RONALD JOSEPH STASTNY

    10/15/2020 09:12 PM

    president TRUMP is saving our REPLUBIC - the biden family got caught.Obama's people got caught, all need to pay the price

  • Madeline Baker

    10/15/2020 07:45 PM

    Every decent, honest American knows this is true. Where there is smoke, there is fire! Everything the democrats have done, is to destroy President Trump! Hopefully, Trump will be re-elected. I am doing my part. Vote TRUMP/PENCE 2020!

  • John Leake

    10/15/2020 06:05 PM

    The Biden and Sons corruption machine has been in high gear for a long time. Joe Biden is a carbon copy of Lyndon B. Johnson who was POTUS after John Kennedy was killed in 1963 until 1969. One of my high school acquaintances clerked for a politician during one summer and said he swore like no-one she had every time she saw or heard him.

  • Charles Moss

    10/15/2020 03:18 PM

    The Demwhits are doing the same thing the Nazi party did on 1930s Germany. Doing evil and blaming it on the opposition. If you can't see that, then you are part of the evil

  • Jenny Bell

    10/15/2020 02:55 PM

    It’s wonderful people like you that let me know that GOD is at work. It’s hard to trust but you make it easy.. Thank you for your wisdom

  • Kathy Chandler

    10/15/2020 02:08 PM

    Thanks for the info and explaining it so we can understand!! I’m so tired of the media censoring the news. Looking forward to more updates.

  • Mrlundgren

    10/15/2020 02:00 PM

    I have never seen so much hypocrisy as I have with the Democrats !

  • Dana Wright

    10/15/2020 01:53 PM

    Thank you for sharing this!

  • Joe Snellgrove

    10/15/2020 01:03 PM

    Go Mike !