(Sept. 21) By now, it’s easy to blast the establishment media for their dishonesty in handling the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop. Easy, but still necessary. A new report from  Politico  shows why.

Top Politico reporter Ben Schreckinger released a book today examining the Biden family’s “fifty-year rise to power” in which, among other reports about the family’s problematic profiteering, Schreckinger confirms the authenticity of some of the emails found on the laptop in question.

This is, of course, about the umpteenth new story supporting the always-obvious legitimacy of the first  New York Post  reports about the computer. Still, the venue here is noteworthy. Politico is one of the “mainstream” publications that joined the frenzy last year hyping the flagrant lie that the laptop story was “Russian disinformation.” Don’t hold your breath waiting for any of those media outlets to apologize for their botched coverage, nor for the “more than 50 former senior intelligence officials” who leveled that charge to atone for spreading a falsehood for which there was precisely zero evidence .

That said, the nature of these particular emails confirmed by Schreckinger’s book is important. One was the single most significant email included in and highlighted by the early New York Post reports. In the April 17, 2015, email, Ukrainian businessman Vadym Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for having arranged a meeting the night before with his father, Joe Biden. The elder Biden always asserted that he never discussed Hunter’s Ukrainian business dealings with him, and Joe Biden’s spokesmen claimed he never spent time with Pozharskyi on the night in question even though he definitely dined that evening at the restaurant in question.

Pozharskyi is a top adviser to Burisma, the energy company that paid Hunter Biden $1 million annually to serve on its board even though he had no experience in the field…. [The full column is at this link.]

 

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