Jonathan Turley on Hunter Biden laptop disclosures: ‘Greatest frame up of all time, or greatest cover up’

Against the backdrop of more email disclosures, constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley apparently thinks that the corporate media could be a willing partner in an all-time coverup of the extent of Hunter Biden’s alleged international influence pedaling while trading on his father’s name.

Turley, the high-profile, fair-minded George Washington University law professor and self-described liberal, suggested that the Biden family has never disputed that validity of the alleged damning emails on Hunter Biden’s laptop, and that perhaps makes the media’s possible malpractice even more glaring.

The law professor implied that a binary choice is in play: either a frameup over a coverup

While the Bidens are not claiming that these emails are fake, the media has a blockbuster story in either case: either this is the greatest frame up of all time or it is the greatest cover up. The problem is that, if it is a cover up, the media played a major role in it,” Turley wrote Sunsay on Twitter.

Turley was reacting to the recent revelation in the emails that former FBI Director Louis Freeh reportedly donated $100,000 in April 2016 to a trust for Joe Biden’s two grandchildren after the kids’ father tragically passed way from cancer.

Freeh at the time was pursuing “future work” with Hunter Biden, which common sense suggests is perhaps out of the ordinary, given that the existing resources of the wealthy family. There is apparently no evidence in the emails that Freeh ever actually engaged in business ventures with Joe or Hunter Biden, however.

What is most interesting about the emails (beyond the $100,000) is that Freeh understood that Hunter Biden was the window to deal with the Bidens on deals. Both Hunter and his uncle are repeatedly referenced in a variety of deals as conduits to Joe Biden,” Turley also noted.

The laptop allegedly contains material suggesting that Hunter Biden utilized his father’s influence to make or attempt to make lucrative deals in countries such as Ukraine, Russia, and China, a story broken by the New York Post that Big Tech sought to suppress in the run-up to Election 2020.

After the election, Hunter Biden admitted that he is under federal investigation, but has been coy about whether the laptop belongs to him.

Given the way authorities purse scandals involving Democrats as opposed to Republicans, it’s far from clear if the probe will go anywhere. The FBI reportedly seized the abandoned Biden laptop from a Delaware computer shop pursuant to a subpoena in late 2019.

On his website, Prof. Turley noted that Joe Biden has repeatedly denied knowing about or participating in his son’s deals and that the nothing-to-see-here, compliant media, outside of the news outlets like the Post and the foreign press, has imposed “a virtual blackout” on the covering the scandal.

In reviewing the latest email trove, the always-judicious Turley implied that the back and forth was typical of D.C. log-rolling, but the implications of what others have described as Democrat privilege in the media are perhaps more serious:

There is nothing here that is clearly criminal. Freeh was clearly trying to tap into the Bidens for business, not that type of rainmaker dealing is common in Washington. What is most interesting about the emails (beyond the $100,000) is that Freeh understood that Hunter Biden was the window to deal with the Bidens on deals. Keep in mind that, during these years, Hunter Biden says that he was a wreck dealing with drug and alcohol abuse…

While the media assigned teams of investigators and reporters to cover every possible shady deal of the Trump children, most media outlets are continuing to bury the laptop story. If they do not report on it, it did not happen. That has fueled concerns that we have a type of state media by default where reporters follow a narrative not by legal coercion but personal conviction.

In the age of echo journalism and advocacy reporting, shaping the news has become acceptable, even commendable. At this point, the mounting evidence of self-dealing and influence peddling by the Bidens cannot be reported without being an indictment of not just this conduct but that of many journalists and columnists.

 

With regard to the foreign press alluded to above, just a few days ago the Daily Mail reported that then-Vice President Biden allegedly entertained Hunter Biden’s business associates in the vice president’s office at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., in 2014. Mexican billionaires Carlos Slim and Miguel Alemán Velasco were both present at the meeting.

Joe Biden also reportedly flew Hunter Biden and his then-business partner Jeff Cooper to Mexico City on Air Force 2 in 2016. They met with Aleman’s son regarding a “flippin gigantic” business deal.

The laptop also reportedly contains pictures of Joe Biden meeting with his son’s potential business associates.

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