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Report: FBI Aware of Joe, Hunter Biden’s Dealings, Authenticity of Laptop Ahead of 2020 Election

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A bombshell new investigative report claims that the FBI was not only aware of potentially nefarious foreign business dealings involving Joe and Hunter Biden ahead of the 2020 election but also that the now-infamous Hunter Biden laptop was authentic.

According to Paul Sperry, writing in the New York Post, within days of that publication’s “blockbuster 2020 story” that included the first damning details gleaned from the laptop, “the FBI received a flash drive containing emails and text messages from the cellphones of one of Hunter’s business partners, confirming the contents of Hunter’s computer were real and not ‘disinformation,’ as the FBI led social media and the public to believe.”

Continuing, Sperry writes, “On Oct. 23, 2020, forensic examiners from the FBI’s Computer Analysis and Response Team (CART) took into inventory the flash drive, which was loaded with the emails and texts from an iPhone and two Blackberry phones that Hunter’s former business associate Tony Bobulinski used to communicate with the president’s son about a lucrative joint venture with Chinese nationals.”

The information contained on the flash drive involved a period of time from early 2015 through late 2017, according to an FBI report known as an FD-302, which contained a summary of an interview with Bobulinski.

“BOBULINSKI was aware that the emails published by the New York Post were legitimate because BOBULINSKI was copied on them and had records of the emails on his own cellular devices,” the FBI agents wrote in their 13-page report.

Sperry notes that, by then, social media companies like Facebook and Twitter censored the Post’s story, based in part on the FBI’s ‘warning,’ and 51 current and former intelligence officials signed onto a letter suggesting that the information on the laptop was “Russian disinformation.”

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Sperry added:

The FBI report was buried in a 700-page document dump earlier this month by the House Ways and Means Committee, which received the records from two IRS investigators who blew the whistle on roadblocks the Justice Department threw up in their years-long probe of Hunter Biden.

The names of the FBI agents, both working out of the Washington field office, are redacted in the report. The agents handed Bobulinski’s attorney an “FD-597 Receipt for Property” for the flash drive.

While Bobulinski has briefed the media on what he told the FBI, this appears to be the first look at what the FBI documented about the nearly six-hour interview.

Sperry said that it appears clear from the FBI’s 302 summary that the bureau was aware at the time that Hunter’s laptop and The Post’s story about it were “legitimate” and were not linked to some nefarious Russian plot to spread disinformation ahead of the 2020 election.

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However, the bureau still joined with the U.S. intelligence community to push the false claims to social media and other media outlets, leading to censorship and actual disinformation being spread.

“The FBI’s suppression campaign ran coast-to-coast, reportedly led by anti-Trump honchos Timothy Thibault in D.C. and Elvis Chan in San Francisco,” Sperry wrote. “In effect, the FBI slapped a warning label on derogatory information on the Bidens that was not only easily verifiable — but actually verified.”

Then-President Donald Trump’s legal team, including personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, said at the time that the information appeared to be genuine. Giuliani, in fact, reportedly gave a copy of the laptop’s hard drive — obtained from a computer repairman in Delaware — to The Post.

The 302 also revealed that, despite his frequent denials that he ever discussed business with his son, Joe Biden did, in fact, personally speak to Bobulinski about a joint venture with Hunter involving a Chinese firm called Sinohawk on at least two occasions: May 2, 2017, in Beverly Hills; and May 3, 2017, in Los Angeles.

The report noted that Joe Biden was to be cut in on the profits: “An additional 10% was to be held by HUNTER BIDEN for the ‘big guy,’ which was a reference to JOSEPH BIDEN.”

Sperry concluded:

So the FBI had obtained key China-related contents found on Hunter Biden’s laptop more than two years before it took possession of the laptop, as part of a national security investigation. But it shoved it all down a black hole.

Investigators never brought Bobulinski, a potentially star witness, back in for another interview and never put him before the Hunter Biden grand jury. Why?

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