Some in the Democratic Party and mainstream media apparently believe bombshell reports regarding emails from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, son of presidential nominee Joe Biden, will simply go away if they continue to ignore it, dismiss it as “Russian disinformation,” or attack the credibility of those reporting on it.
That seems unlikely to work, though, especially after Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) announced on Tuesday that the House Judiciary Committee staff had independently authenticated the emails from Biden’s laptop, Breitbart reported.
The emails are real
Jordan’s comments came during a Trump campaign conference call with reporters when he said: “Our staff has had numerous conversations … which have independently confirmed for us that, in fact, these emails are real, they’re authentic.”
“We’re confident that that is, in fact, the case, and that these emails are accurate,” the congressman added.
The emails in question were obtained from a laptop reportedly abandoned by Hunter Biden at a Delaware repair shop and left unclaimed for more than a year. Some of the emails appear to show that former Vice President Joe Biden was aware of, and perhaps involved in, his son’s dubious international business dealings.
Jordan asserted that “Hunter Biden cashed in, Joe Biden is compromised, and of course the former vice president misled the American people when he said he had no knowledge, no understanding of what his son was up to in his international business dealings.”
The Republican is not alone in declaring the emails to be authentic and not the “Russian disinformation” some in the mainstream media and the Biden campaign have falsely asserted it was.
“Appears he is now compromised”
Indeed, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe stated earlier in the week that there was no evidence of any Russian involvement regarding the laptop or emails.
Furthermore, journalists have determined that the emails are real via confirmation from other individuals named as recipients of the messages.
Perhaps most importantly, the Biden campaign has quite carefully avoided making any denials of the authenticity of the emails even as they attack those who have reported on them.
“So it seems to me the mainstream press should be pressing the former vice president on his misleading statement to the American people and the fact that it sure appears he is now compromised to the Communists in China,” Jordan said. “The mainstream press won’t ask, and frankly, even if they did want to, they can’t right now, because Mr. Biden’s kind of in hiding until the debate on Thursday.”
The real irony in all of this, Jordan took a moment to point out, is that President Donald Trump stood accused of having been comprised by dubious dealings with Russia, a claim that has now been thoroughly debunked and shown to have been election-related disinformation and propaganda put forward by the Clinton campaign and acted upon fraudulently by the Obama administration.