The Hunter Emails
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Excerpt: The evidence that Vice President Biden gave access to the company that was paying his son is disputed. It comes from emails stored on the hard drive of a laptop computer that appears to be Hunter Biden’s. The emails were disclosed in a report by the New York Post. The Post was alerted to the hard drive’s existence by Steve Bannon, a former Trump adviser. The paper received a copy of the hard drive from Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer. A Biden spokesman claims that, according to Biden’s official schedule, he never met with the Burisma official. Obviously, that does not prove that the meeting did not happen, any more than the email, by itself and without more authentication, proves beyond a doubt that it did happen.
Remarkably, with less than three weeks to go before the presidential election pitting Vice President Biden against President Trump, and with Americans already casting their ballots, the mainstream media, along with Facebook and Twitter, are suppressing the Post’s report. As Reason’s Robby Soave explains, reporters who have reported on it — even critically — have been denounced by other journalists and progressive groups. [This is turning into a major fight over the suppression of the story by Facebook and Twitter, and may well result in changes to those companies’ status as “platforms” rather than as publishers. That could mean huge changes to their treatment before the law and liabilities for censoring unwelcome ideas. I’ve long thought we needed changes to those laws, but I’m just one old guy. Now, there may be a LOT of old guys (and gals and others) who think enough is enough, give us back our freedom of speech! There are even mutterings on the left side of the aisle that those companies went too far with this. Andy McCarthy is very cautious about how he’s characterizing the whole situation, but his lack of comfort about it comes through clearly in this detailed account of what led to the FBI and US Attorney for Delaware subpoenaing that laptop. If you want a clear idea of what happened, this article will give it to you. Whether or not it’s all nice and legal is a different question. Ron P. PS If you find yourself worrying about how to view NR Plus articles without using up your "free" articles for the month, this one is NOT a Plus article.~ R]