Reminder: Trump impeached for his attempts to fabricate lies about Joe Biden and Ukraine

Nothingburger: but the latest attempt to vilify Hunter Biden does remind us that bad things could happen when you bring your computer in for repair.

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Follow along if interested. 
2. First the information comes from a laptop that was allegedly “dropped off at a repair shop in Biden’s home state of Delaware” and never picked up.
The “shop owner,” who is not identified, “couldn’t positively identify the customer as Hunter Biden” 
3. The “shop owner” thinks it was Hunter Biden because of a Beau Biden sticker on the laptop.
This makes no sense. You drop off an expensive Mac laptop at a repair shop and don't leave your name or contact information? 
4. But then, after claiming the shop owner couldn't identify the customer, the piece includes a receipt that was issued to “Hunter Biden” and includes an email and phone #
So why would the shop owner produce a receipt for Hunter Biden if he didn't know the ID of the customer? 
5. The piece claims the shop owner then alerted the FBI to the existence of the laptop and it was later subpoenaed by a grand jury.
But the grand jury subpoena shown does not connect the laptop to Hunter Biden. 
6. Then things get very weird. The shop owner says, before turning over the computer to the feds, they made a copy of the contents of the computer and gave them to Rudy Giuliani's lawyer
Mmmmhmmmm 
7. The New York Post allegedly learned about this copy of the laptop through Steven Bannon.
Both Giuliani and Bannon are regular sources of disinformation 
8. But this is the important point. Pretending, for a moment, that everything in the story is true (very doubtful) it is totally inconsequential.
Supposedly one “email” recovered on the laptop “proves” that Hunter once introduced a Bursima exec to his father. 
9. This is a scandal? There is no word on the length of the meeting or what was discussed.
The New York Post says its significant because Biden then called for the ouster of the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Bursima.
FALSE
The prosecutor was not investigating Bursima 
10. The prosecutor was corrupt, which is why the entire international community was calling for his ouster.
Replacing the corrupt prosecutor brought more scrutiny on Bursima, not less 
11. Allegedly, the laptop Hunter “forgot” to pick up also contains a 12 minute video of him smoking crack and having sex with an unidentified woman. 
12. Nevertheless, this incredibly sketchy, totally unverified, and ultimately irrelevant story is being promoted by mainstream journalists who don't work for the New York Post.
Don't be fooled by that. 
13. I should clarify that, assuming the email is legit, it doesn't establish that a meeting took place. Just that Hunter offered an “opportunity” to meet his father. 
14. As of 9:50AM, the New York Post piece has been shared more than 26,000 times on Facebook

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