Tucker Carlson accuses 'most powerful people in world' of hiding Hunter Biden laptop scandal to 'help Biden beat Trump'
FOX News host Tucker Carlson has accused the “most powerful people in the world” of hiding Hunter Biden’s laptop “scandal” to help his dad beat Donald Trump.
During his show on Monday night, Carlson spoke about the New York Post article published last week about Hunter’s laptop containing personal texts, photos, and emails.
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The Post claimed to know of a “smoking gun email” that Hunter received from Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to Ukrainian gas company Burisma's board.
Hunter joined the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma in 2014, around the time Joe Biden was helping conduct the Obama administration's foreign policy with Ukraine.
The article claimed that Hunter introduced Biden to Pozharskyi, a top executive at the energy firm, less than a year before Biden pushed for Ukraine to fire the prosecutor.
The Biden campaign has said the meeting as described by the Post never took place.
It was reported last week that the FBI is investigating if Hunter's emails were released to the press as a "Russian disinformation" campaign aimed to bring down Biden.
US intelligence officials reportedly suspected that hacked and forged Burisma emails would be released as an "October Surprise" targeting Biden before Election Day.
But Carlson claimed the Post story shows that as vice president, Biden used American foreign policy “in order to help his son’s business interests.”
“Biden intervened aggressively in the internal affairs of another sovereign nation, Ukraine, and his son got paid for that,” the host said. “By any measure, that is a real story.”
Carlson went on to say “the most powerful people in the world aligned to censor the news, to keep it from the population of the United States.”
“Twitter prevented its users from sharing the story. So did Facebook. When Americans searched Google to read the New York Post story, many couldn't find it.”
Both Twitter and Facebook did censor the story because they said they didn’t want to allow potential false information to spread on their platforms.
People who shared the initial Post article on Twitter had their accounts briefly locked.
Carlson said that “within hours” of the Post story breaking “the premise of a free press, the basis of American democracy for 250 years, just disappeared.”
“One minute we were America, the next minute we were China,” he said. “Perhaps most horrifying of all, our news media applauded it.”
Carlson said that “every power center in America vehemently agreed with that and most ominous of all, the US intelligence community, the secretive federal agencies that have nearly unlimited power, joined in.”
“Those agencies colluded with the news media to hide information from the American public weeks before a presidential election,” he claimed.
As reported by the Post, Pozharskyi allegedly said in an email to Hunter in April 2015: “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure.”
The Post reported that an email from May 2014 shows Pozharskyi asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the Ukrainian company’s behalf.
The emails were reportedly discovered in a laptop Hunter dropped off at a local repair shop in Delaware in April 2019.
The FBI seized the laptop in December after the shop owner, John Paul MacIsaac, 44, alerted them to the laptop.
Biden's son left the damaged Apple laptop at the shop in April 2019 – but MacIsaac claimed Hunter never returned, or paid the $85 bill.
MacIsaac said he also made a copy of the laptop’s hard drive and gave it to Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer.
Trump’s former campaign manager, Steve Bannon, who was recently arrested for allegedly stealing fundraised money from Trump supporters to build a wall along the border with Mexico, told the Post about the hard drive copy.
Giuliani then gave a copy of the hard drive to the Post.
MacIsaac, who said he tried contacting the owner of the laptop to come get it, said he was afraid he would be murdered as "a guy who had something he wanted out of this shop."
While the FBI is looking for the story’s possible ties to a Russian disinformation campaign, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said on Monday that it’s not.
“Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign,” Ratcliffe said on Fox News.
“Let me be clear: The intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that.”
Carlson told his viewers on Monday: “What you're watching is the most powerful people in America aligning as one to hide legitimate information from the public.”
“This is not the way our country used to operate. Are you terrified yet? You should be terrified because it worked. That's why they do it, because it works.”
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