A new and exclusive report from The Federalist claims the FBI must have known that a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden went missing years ago — and his father, then a candidate for president of the United States, almost assuredly knew about it, too.
The report comes as developments about Hunter’s laptops continue to cause problems for the Biden family. As the now-president was weeks away from clinching an Election Day win, his son was in the headlines for a laptop he reportedly abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop.
News outlets have attempted to uncover the contents of that device for months now. In the latest development, a video said to be contained on the laptop’s hard drive suggested that Hunter Biden lost yet another computer — and his dad was likely briefed about it.
Of course, we wouldn’t have expected the Democratic president to disclose this to the American people. (That might be asking a little too much.)
An attempt at blackmail?
It was roughly a week ago that the U.K.’s Daily Mail first reported on newly unearthed video showing Hunter Biden discussing the alleged theft of a laptop with a woman. Both were reportedly naked in the clip, which was found on the laptop abandoned in Delaware and said to date back to 2019.
Speaking with the woman, Hunter Biden said his old laptop had come up missing during a weeks-long drug and alcohol-fueled bender in Las Vegas in 2018, during which he had nearly overdosed and passed out in a hot tub. That’s when he realized his laptop — and the trio of drug dealers he’d been partying with — were gone.
He went on to fret about the device being used as “blackmail” against him as his father ramped up his presidential campaign, according to reports.
The full truth
The video caused shockwaves across conservative media, but now, The Federalist’s Margot Cleveland is revealing even more shocking news.
“Brian Della Rocca, an attorney representing [computer repair shop owner] John Paul Mac Isaac, has told me that the video of Hunter Biden telling a prostitute he thought Russians had stolen a second laptop, leaving him susceptible to blackmail, was ‘definitely on the hard drive’ of the Biden MacBook abandoned at Isaac’s shop and later seized by the FBI,” Cleveland reported this week.
She added: “This new revelation establishes that, since December 2019, the FBI had knowledge that a second laptop had been stolen from Hunter Biden and that that laptop contained material making the Biden family a national security risk and subject to Russian influence.”
So why didn’t Joe Biden disclose all this to the American people? Cleveland had two theories: “Did the FBI fail to provide Biden a truthful briefing on this intel, or did Biden fail to level with voters?”
Sadly, we may never know the full truth.