The Biden corruption story - three barks

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A look at three things about the Hunter Biden computer hard drive. From Jonathan Turley writing at FOX News:

Hunter Biden's laptop and the Facebook, Twitter censorship scandal – watch these 3 things
The convergence of law and politics is a common occurrence in Washington. While law is used to ascertain truth, politics is often used to obscure it.

That is why the truth is rarely evident in looking at a scandal straight on. Rather it requires peripheral vision or analysis – often what is not evident is what is most enlightening.

This most famous example of such reasoning was found in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story “Silver Blaze,” on Sherlock Holmes’s investigation of the disappearance of a racehorse.

The local inspector asked if there was “any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”

Holmes responds, “To the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime.”

When the inspector objects, “The dog did nothing in the night-time,” Holmes replies, “That was the curious incident.”

Jonathan brings up these three "barks"

Bark 1: This was not Hunter Biden’s computer
The most obvious response would be that this is not the computer of Hunter Biden.

Nope - they are not denying it. They are not admiting it, but there is no denial. Only silence. If it was just a handful of emails, one could have a decent case for fabrication. This is a whole hard drive and there is a lot more on it than is being released to the public at this time. Which brings us to Bark 2:

Bark 2: These were not Hunter Biden’s photos or emails
Even if the campaign cannot deny that the computer was Hunter Biden’s, it could deny that these incriminating pictures and emails were his.

Again, crickets.

Note that if these are fabricated emails or pictures, this would be a serious federal crime and the basis for legal action.

Bark 3 takes the cake:

Bark 3: This is defamation
Perhaps this bark is the most telling. If these emails or pictures are fabricated, it is a clear case of defamation and other tort actions.

It would seem that one of the hundreds of lawyers currently lined up by the Biden campaign would fire off an "intent to sue" letter.

Truth is a defense to defamation, so the letter might start with the earlier bark and deny that this was Hunter Biden’s computer and these were Hunter Biden’s file.

And so far? Nothing. Crickets. This is looking very real to me.  It will be interesting to see how they attempt to manouver out of this. Corruption and pay-for-play are serious charges and Joe Biden is smack in the middle of it.  Wonder if this was why it took President Obama so long to endorse Joe's presidential campaign.

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