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The deep, obsessive dishonesty of the laptop deniers

The lengths Democrats and the media will go to to discredit the Hunter Biden scandal continue to astound.

[b]Douglas Wise[/b], former [b]Defense Intelligence Agency deputy director[/b], admitted this week that when he saw the Hunter laptop story, [b]he knew “a significant portion of the content had to be real.”[/b]

Yet he still signed a letter, along with 49 other officials, casting doubt on the laptop just before the 2020 election because there “could” have been disinformation inserted by the Russians.

[b]But these deep staters knew exactly what they were doing: By claiming there was some theoretical lie, it gave the liberal media an excuse to ignore the reality.[/b]

Except in the two years since we first published files from the laptop, [b]not one piece of data has been proven false or “Russian disinformation.” No one’s even challenged any specific item.[/b]

It’s all real! Stop clinging to “maybes” to avoid the truth.
graphite · 61-69, M
Deep State got 50 so-called "intelligence experts" to vouch that the laptop was "Russian disinformation" when it was real. Trump revealed the extent to which entrenched power brokers plan to stay in power and will act like cornered rats when any outsider comes in to threaten that. Unfortunately, the mainstream media sides with the Deep State and at least half of America has been easily duped into siding with the Deep State.
CarolinaCrushDaddy · 51-55, M
they could have Hunter and his dad on video throwing puppies into a shark tank and it wouldnt phase them a bit.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[quote]It’s all real![/quote]

Yup, the Biden crime family is sickeningly real!
Thinkerbell · 41-45, F
These scoundrels will tell any lie, and commit any perjury to advance their crooked political agenda.
RuyLopez · 56-60, M
@Thinkerbell That is exactly right. The democrats have demonstrated it is the sure way to win. Honesty and fair play are for suckers.
They giving joe a free out,
instead of being investigated.. along with all of DC for money laundering and foreign influence..

Stupid docs no one cares about is a slap on the wrist..
Let's assume you are correct, and everything on that laptop hard drive is real. Guess what - folks got into that drive and messed with the evidence! If they had been TRYING to get Hunter off the hook they couldn't have done a better job!!

[b] https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/30/hunter-biden-laptop-data-examined/ [/b]

[quote] Thousands of emails purportedly from the laptop computer of Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son, are authentic communications that can be verified through cryptographic signatures from Google and other technology companies, say two security experts who examined the data at the request of The Washington Post.

The verifiable emails are a small fraction of 217 gigabytes of data provided to The Post on a portable hard drive by Republican activist Jack Maxey. He said the contents of the portable drive originated from Hunter Biden’s MacBook Pro, which Hunter reportedly dropped off at a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Del., in April 2019 and never reclaimed.

. . .

Thousands of emails purportedly from the laptop computer of Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son, are authentic communications that can be verified through cryptographic signatures from Google and other technology companies, say two security experts who examined the data at the request of The Washington Post.

The verifiable emails are a small fraction of 217 gigabytes of data provided to The Post on a portable hard drive by Republican activist Jack Maxey. He said the contents of the portable drive originated from Hunter Biden’s MacBook Pro, which Hunter reportedly dropped off at a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Del., in April 2019 and never reclaimed.

. . .

Most of the data obtained by The Post lacks cryptographic features that would help experts make a reliable determination of authenticity, especially in a case where the original computer and its hard drive are not available for forensic examination. Other factors, such as emails that were only partially downloaded, also stymied the security experts’ efforts to verify content.

. . .

In their examinations, Green and Williams found evidence that people other than Hunter Biden had accessed the drive and written files to it, both before and after the initial stories in the New York Post and long after the laptop itself had been turned over to the FBI.

Maxey had alerted The Washington Post to this issue in advance, saying that others had accessed the data to examine its contents and make copies of files. But the lack of what experts call a “clean chain of custody” undermined Green’s and Williams’s ability to determine the authenticity of most of the drive’s contents.

. . .

Analysis was made significantly more difficult, both experts said, because the data had been handled repeatedly in a manner that deleted logs and other files that forensic experts use to establish a file’s authenticity. [/quote]

Let me just draw your attention to that last sentence: "handled repeatedly in a manner that deleted logs and other files that forensic experts use to establish a file’s authenticity."

Again: "handled repeatedly in a manner that deleted logs and other files that forensic experts use to establish a file’s authenticity."

Whatever good evidence had once been on that drive, it's tainted now. The drive has been repeatedly modified since it was dropped off.

Also, note this: most of the data "lacks cryptographic features that would help experts make a reliable determination of authenticity." How much you wanna bet that the most apparently damning emails don't have the cryptographic checksums needed to establish authenticity?

BTW, in the original versions of the story, THREE laptops were dropped off. Now they only speak of one laptop. What happened to the other two? Surely they would have been useful in establishing authenticity or lack thereof. Curious disappearing evidence, wouldn't you say??
walabby · 61-69, M
The Trump administration had that laptop for two years, and did nothing. Do you really think that if there was anything real on it they wouldn't take action? This was around the same time that Trump was withholding military aid to Ukraine because he wanted some dirt on Hunter Biden.
graphite · 61-69, M
@walabby And did nothing despite mountains of evidence of malfeasance. “Although there is evidence of potential violations regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” FBI director Comey. You're acting as if the investigation began a month before the election, it concluded at that time with Hillary getting off scotfree.
Slade · 56-60, M
@walabby 🙄
RuyLopez · 56-60, M
@walabby Did you forget about the below? So pardon me if I am skeptical of the FBI.

Assistant Special Agent Timothy Thibault, who was forced out of the bureau last month, shut down a line of inquiry into now-President Joe Biden's son in October 2020 despite some of the details being known to be true at the time, according to whistleblower allegations. The Justice Department and FBI investigation into Hunter Biden may now be hobbled because of it.
“FBI officials wanted to take action with respect to this separate investigative information the FBI had in its possession related to Hunter Biden. However, Thibault blocked the FBI from doing what would normally be done,” . “Accordingly, the investigative activity and information could not be advanced as it should’ve been, which means the FBI could have gathered more evidence with respect to Hunter Biden but cut bait instead. And the FBI and Thibault cut bait right before the 2020 presidential election.”

What about the 26 FBI agents that were fired as a part of the Inspector General report.

You really want to go down the Hillary rabbit hole. That historical trail of shame for the FBI only furthers the case to distrust the fairness of the FBI and DOJ. From grants of immunity to smashed smart phones. Deleted email to scrubbed hard drives.
Their willingness to lie and deceive the public knows no bounds.
Zonuss · 41-45, M
So what. We know that they may be hiding some other things as well.
But like [b]Donald J Trump[/b] they will not be in prison for the crimes that they do.
Of course I could be wrong about [b]Mr Trump[/b] being locked up.
We shall see. But both parties are corrupt. No need in acting like they are not.
Thinkerbell · 41-45, F
@Zonuss

Many of the 100,000+ illegal opioid overdose deaths were done in the name of Biden, thanks to his corrupt open southern border policy.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/16/health/overdose-deaths-record-high-fentanyl/index.html

Zonuss · 41-45, M
@Thinkerbell Drugs is an old war. You sound silly.😂
Thinkerbell · 41-45, F
@Zonuss

Sorry Zonuss, no bonus for you.

Your tired "old-news" claptrap doesn't work.
The opioid crisis has never been worse, thanks to Bonehead Joe's border policy.
RuyLopez · 56-60, M
@Crazywaterspring Not sure what your question is.
Slade · 56-60, M
@Crazywaterspring Russia, Russia, Russia
therighttothink50 · 56-60, M
The Seth Rich info brings the whole leftist cabal down.

I think a judge ordered the fbi to release the info a few months ago. We are still waiting.
therighttothink50 · 56-60, M
Federal Judge Orders FBI To Hand Over Contents Of Laptop Belonging To Murdered DNC Employee Seth Rich
https://radaronline.com/p/federal-judge-orders-fbi-contents-laptop-dnc-employee-seth-rich/
Carla · 61-69, F
HUNTERS LAPTOP!😱
RuyLopez · 56-60, M
@Carla Breath. It’s okay, really. Just a laptop. It’s not even real remember. Just Russian disinformation.
We did know about the American coup in Ukraine at that time.
Perhaps it was the war in Europe, not Biden's election that needed protection.

 
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