LIBBY EMMONS: Biden's lies about his son's laptop are what election interference looks like

In 2020 Joe Biden used his influence to bury a story that would be damaging to his chances at winning the election. The allegations were severe: using his influence over US policy to enrich himself and his family. The evidence was extraordinary: correspondence between himself, his son, and business associates showing that he was willingly involved in the influence peddling schemes in China and Ukraine. The laptop was real but he said it was fake.

The laptop was brought to light by conservative pundit and former Trump aide Steven K. Bannon, a man who is awaiting imprisonment by Biden's Department of Justice, because suppression, censorship, imprisonment and lies are just how the Biden administration rolls.

Biden lied to the American people when he said on the presidential debate stage that the laptop was Russian disinformation. His press secretary lied when she tweeted out that the laptop was Russian disinfo. And his campaign lied when they reached out to a Biden-supporting former intelligence agents and asked him to get a bunch of his cronies to sign a letter saying that the laptop had the "hallmarks" of Russian disinformation. The FBI lied to social media execs when they told them at an Aspen conference that the tech companies should be on the look out for a Russian disinfo campaign involving a fake Hunter Biden laptop.

NBC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, ABC, and other media outlets all lied to the American people when they said outright that the laptop was Russian disinfo. They cited the campaign, the intel letter, and the FBI in telling the public why they would not cover the revelations on that laptop. Media companies colluded to say it was fake. Social media companies conspired to censor, suppress, and remove stories and posts about that laptop.

Yet, it was all real. The laptop was real. The information on it was real. So real, in fact, that it was just entered into evidence by federal prosecutors in a felony gun charge case against the original owner of that laptop, Hunter Biden. In the gun case, the evidence used from the laptop shows that Hunter was using drugs when he lied on his gun-buy background check form saying that he wasn't. And sure, much of what was on the laptop were salacious cracked-out images of Hunter Biden. But the rest of it, the part that really mattered, the part that would have changed American minds in 2020, was also real.

The FBI knew in 2019 that the laptop was real. It had been given to them and verified. Joe Biden knew in 2020 the laptop was real. Yet the lies came fast, furious, and self-righteous.

On the debate state, father Biden said of the laptop, "there were 50 former intelligence folks who said that what this, what he's accusing me of, is a Russian plant. They have said that has all the char—four, five former heads of the CIA, say what he's saying is a bunch of garbage. Nobody believes it except his and his good friend Rudy Giuliani—"

Trump interrupted him. "You mean the laptop is another Russia, Russia, Russia hoax? You've got to be kidding me." He asked incredulously as moderator Kristen Welker tried to keep them on the topic of race relations. 

"That's exactly what, that's exactly what we're told," Biden lied.

"The laptop is Russia, Russia, Russia? You have to be kidding. Here we go again with Russia," Trump said.

That letter, given to Politico for the purposes of skewing the election in Biden's favor, said "we write to say that the arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President Biden's son Hunter, much of it related to his time serving on the Board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, has all the classic earmarks of a Russian disinformation operation."

They clarified that they "do not know if the emails, provided to the New York Post by President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, are genuine or not and that we do not have evidence of Russian involvement—just that our experience makes us deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case.

"If we are right," they went on "this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this."

But of course there's only one reason they said this, and it wasn't because they came up with the idea on their own. They were instructed to create this fabrication by the campaign, by none other than Biden's future Secretary of State, the man who is now running foreign policy, Antony Blinken. The House Judiciary Committee brought in former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell who testified that Blinken "played a role in the inception of this statement while serving as a Biden campaign advisor." 

The Judiciary Committee said it was clear that Biden "played an active role in the origins of the public statement, which had the effect of helping to suppress the Hunter Biden story and preventing American citizens from making a fully informed decision during the 2020 presidential election."

That was known by our lawmakers in the people's House over a year ago. The laptop was known to be real five years ago. It was apparent in 2020 that Biden was directly interfering in the 2020 election, willfully and intentionally lying, and getting others to lie on his behalf, so that he could have a better chance of winning the election. His entire campaign was built on lies, as has been his presidency.

This is what election interference looks like. And the toothless lawmakers who purport to represent our interests are derelict in their duty by allowing this blatant, illegal election interference to go unchallenged.

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