The Department of Justice has finally confirmed what the American people have known for years: Hunter Biden’s laptop is real.
The DOJ’s admission has consequences for the legal charges that could be brought against Hunter Biden in a court of law — not just tax charges and gun charges, but potentially failing to register as a foreign agent or even human trafficking charges.
The New York Post’s Miranda Devine, author of “The Laptop from Hell,” reported on the legal development on X.
‼️ In a new court filing today, the DOJ confirms Hunter Biden’s laptop is real, that he left it at a computer store, and that the contents matched what they obtained from a search warrant of his iCloud.
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— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) January 17, 2024
“In a new court filing today, the DOJ confirms Hunter Biden’s laptop is real, that he left it at a computer store, and that the contents matched what they obtained from a search warrant of his iCloud,” Devine notes.
“Don’t hold your breath for a retraction from Joe Biden (‘It’s a Russian plant’), the #Dirty51 or myriad dishonest media operatives,” she continued, referring to the 51 former members of the intelligence community who interfered in the 2020 election by denying the Hunter Biden laptop was real. “They blamed Russia when the Bidens knew it was Hunter – and so did the FBI.”
“Hunter also blamed Russia when he was caught using adultery site Ashley Madison,” she added.
“More evidence presented by the DOJ: On October 13, 2018, and October 14, 2018 (the day after and two days after he purchased the firearm), Hunter said in a text message that he was meeting a drug dealer and sleeping in a car smoking crack,” she went on.
“The DOJ presents its best evidence that Hunter Biden was a cocaine user when he bought the gun: ‘To be clear, investigators literally found drugs on the pouch where the defendant had kept his gun,’” she said.
“From another DOJ filing today, prosecutor Leo Wise summarizes his allegations against Hunter Biden for lying on a gun purchase form when he was addicted to crack cocaine,” she went on.
In related news, the prosecutors bringing gun charges against Hunter Biden are not seeking to have them dismissed on Second Amendment grounds.
“Government prosecutors on Tuesday opposed a recent effort by Hunter Biden’s attorneys to dismiss the federal gun charges filed against him on the basis of selective and vindictive prosecution, with the special counsel’s office calling those arguments ‘meritless,’” NBC News reported.
“Prosecutors for special counsel David Weiss said in a court filing that Biden’s motion ‘produces no evidence to support his allegation that the Executive Branch, led by his father, President Biden, and its Justice Department, led by the Attorney General appointed by his father, authorized prosecution by the U.S. Attorney and Special Counsel of their choosing for an ‘improper political purpose’,” the report said.
Prosecutors said that “the charges in this case are not trumped up or because of former President Trump—they are instead a result of the defendant’s own choices and were brought in spite of, not because of, any outside noise made by politicians,” it states.
According to IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley, the FBI verified Hunter Biden’s laptop as early as 2019. The New York Post reported:
The FBI “verified” the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop in November 2019 and a federal computer expert assessed “it was not manipulated in any way,” IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley told Congress in explosive testimony released Thursday.
Investigators probing President Biden’s son for tax fraud and other crimes were not given full access to the laptop’s contents, however, Shapley told the House Ways and Means Committee during his May 26 deposition.
“The computer guy said that they could do a CSV list that shows when everything was created … the whole discussion was about can we rely on this information on the laptop, is it Hunter Biden’s? And their opinion was, it was, and it was not manipulated in any way,” he said.
If Hunter Biden’s laptop is real, as the Department of Justice states, then the gun charges and tax charges facing the president’s son would be just the tip of the iceberg.