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Politico confirms Hunter Biden laptop em   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started 9/23/21 by WALTER784; 43595 views.
Showtalk
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Dec-4

That’s a frightening thought.  

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Feb-24

The net closes on Hunter Biden: First son's ex-girlfriend, 28 testifies for five hours to grand jury in tax probe about how he lived in Chateau Marmont for a month - where he learned to cook crack - and gave her thousands of dollars to spend

- Zoe Kestan, 28, gave evidence at a federal courthouse in Joe Biden's home state of Delaware for several hours last Tuesday morning
 
- Details of grand jury testimony remain secret and the lingerie designer has not spoken publicly about the case 
 
- Kestan was subpoenaed to give evidence in the DOJ's secretive three-year probe into Hunter's murky financial affairs and business with China
 
- Kestan spent months living in hotels with Biden in 2018 in New York and LA
 
- The pair were often seen at parties and art gallery openings together
 
By JAMES GORDON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM 
 
PUBLISHED: 07:16 GMT, 22 February 2022 
UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 22 February 2022
 
Hunter Biden's ex-girlfriend told a grand jury she was instructed by the president's son to withdraw thousands of dollars from ATMs and the two partied at lavish hotels from coast to coast while Hunter was in the throes of drug addiction.
 
Zoe Kestan, 28, who goes by the social media handle weed_slut_420, testified for five hours at a federal courthouse in Joe Biden's home state of Delaware last Tuesday morning in the investigation focused on the president's son for alleged tax crimes. 
 
Kestan - a garment, lingerie and textile designer - faced a range of questions over what Hunter Biden was doing during his time with her and what his spending habits were like in 2018, when he admitted to learning to cook crack at the infamous Chateau Marmont in Beverly Hills. 
 
The pair had been seen going to the openings of art shows and were regularly spotted at parties together in Manhattan. 
 
Kestan told the grand jury she was instructed by Biden to take out 'thousands of dollars at a time' from cash machines. 
 
In her testimony, Kestan reeled off a list of pricey five-star New York City hotels, including the Soho Grand and Four Seasons, where she had stayed with Biden, reports the New York Post. 
 
She also detailed their West Coast hotels, which included celebrity hot spot Chateau Marmont, where the pair stayed together for a month. 
 
An ex-girlfriend of Hunter Biden, left, Zoe Kestan, 28, right, gave evidence at a federal courthouse in Joe Biden's home state of Delaware for several hours last Tuesday morning
 
Kestan, who is a lingerie designer, was subpoenaed to give evidence in the DOJ's secretive three-year probe into Hunter's murky financial affairs and business with China
 
The DOJ's is conducting a secretive three-year probe into Hunter's murky financial affairs and business with China
 
In his memoir Beautiful Things, released last year, Hunter reveals how he was banned from the legendary celebrity hangout because of 'drug use.' 
 
The money she took out at ATMs was used to buy clothes and food, but she explained she did not know how he came to have the funds, reports the Post. 
 
Kestan joined a growing list of former business partners and associates who have been subpoenaed to give evidence in the Department of Justice's secretive three-year probe into Hunter's murky financial affairs. 
 
Federal agents went directly to Kestan's New York City apartment where they served her with a subpoena to testify at the grand jury after her name came up during the broad investigation. 
 
She appeared directly after Hunter Biden's baby mama, Lunden Roberts, 30, sat for the grand jury. 
 
As well as having a three-year-old daughter with the president's son, who he refuses to publicly acknowledge, Roberts spent more than a year working in a junior position at his investment firm, Rosemont Seneca.

Hunter Biden's ex-girlfriend Zoe Kestan lingerie designer testifies about his lavish spending | Daily Mail Online

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  • Edited February 25, 2022 2:08 am  by  WALTER784
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Feb-25

Why isn’t he in prison yet?

WALTER784
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Feb-25

The investigation is far and wide and they are still finalizing the final pieces of the puzzle.

It's not just Hunter, it's his brother and father and perhaps even dead Beau's wife along with several other players.

This is just one part of the whole story:

Hunter Biden's hot water is reaching a boiling point (nypost.com)

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Feb-26

Those texts at the end sound deranged.  If Devon Archer does time, Hunter may. If he walks with a minor punishment, Hunter won’t likely go to jail for anything.

WALTER784
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Feb-26

I wouldn't be so sure about that... Hunter's laptop still has a lot of other precious gem stones recorded as well. E-mails, banking deals, numerous projects with various nefarious partners, not to mention numerous pictures, you name it. And some of those pictures prove that Joe Biden lied when he said he never met any of his son's business partners because he's right there in the pictures too.

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Mar-2

Devon Archer got a one year sentence.  Not much considering what the could have received.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Mar-3

Liberal judges are going easy on the Democrats, but they'll throw the book at any Republican involved and give them the maximum sentence.

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  • Edited March 3, 2022 3:54 am  by  WALTER784
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Mar-6

And now we have this... redacted document for the ones they hand over and "not found" for the most damning ones... 

Secret Service says it can't find Hunter Biden travel records for 2010, 2011, or 2013

by Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter
February 24, 2022 02:17 PM

The Secret Service is telling Republican investigators that it cannot find communications related to Hunter Biden’s travels for 2010, 2011, or 2013 — when President Joe Biden was the vice president.
 
Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin sent the Secret Service a letter last month seeking unredacted records tied to Hunter Biden’s travels between January 2009 and January 2017. They asked for full travel records and criticized the agency for years of “inappropriate redactions” — especially related to a controversial Kazakhstan trip in 2014. The senators also lamented that three years of documents seemed to be missing entirely.
 
James Murray, the director of the U.S. Secret Service, said the agency didn’t find any documents tied to the Republican requests in a letter in mid-February.
 
“In consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, on June 11, 2021, the Secret Service provided documents responsive to your request in accordance with law, longstanding Executive Branch practice, and Department-wide standards,” Murray wrote to the GOP. “In October 2020, the Secret Service worked extensively with your committees, and agreed to search parameters provided by your offices to identify communications regarding Mr. Biden’s travel. These search parameters did not yield communications for the years 2010, 2011, or 2013.”
 
Johnson and Grassley said last month they had determined that even though Hunter Biden was a Secret Service protectee from January 2009 through July 2014, the agency did not produce any communications about his travel for the years 2010, 2011, or 2013.
 
“[This] raises questions, given that USSS travel records show that Hunter Biden made trips to China and other destinations around the world, including, Russia, Italy, Spain, and Mexico,” they said.
 
GRASSLEY AND JOHNSON DEMAND HUNTER BIDEN'S FULL TRAVEL RECORDS FROM SECRET SERVICE
 
The Republicans have long sought access to the records on President Biden’s son and his taxpayer-funded travel while he allegedly conducted private business during Biden’s vice presidency under President Barack Obama. They have specifically zeroed in on communications between the Secret Service, Hunter Biden, and his business associates at Rosemont Seneca Partners.
 
Last month, the senators noted that the Secret Service had handed over 259 pages of records, but with “extensive” and improper redactions.
 
“These inappropriate redactions impede our offices’ ability to understand the full scope of the interactions between Hunter Biden, his associates, and the USSS,” Johnson and Grassley wrote in January. “The USSS hid names and other information contained in email conversations regarding Hunter Biden without any proper legal justification.”
 
Emails from Hunter Biden's laptop previously reported by the Washington Examiner show that Hunter Biden scheduled a meeting in 2014 with Karim Massimov, then the prime minister of Kazakhstan, to discuss an energy deal with Ukrainian gas giant Burisma. Hunter Biden said he planned to ditch his Secret Service security detail before departing from Paris to Kazakhstan to discuss the deal.
 
Hunter Biden went on a media blitz last year to promote his memoir, Beautiful Things, during which he admitted that the laptop allegedly dropped off for repairs at a Delaware repair shop could be his, but he doesn't remember. But he said it could have been stolen, he could have been hacked, or Russian intelligence could have been involved.
 
Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign, along with many in the media, dismissed the laptop story as part of a Russian disinformation operation.
 
Johnson and Grassley released a joint report in 2020, with much of its focus on Joe Biden’s role in helping guide the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy while Hunter Biden held a lucrative position on the board of Burisma, which the Republicans said “created an immediate potential conflict of interest."
 
Burisma was an issue that former President Donald Trump raised during his controversial 2019 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which led to impeachment in the Democratic-controlled House and an acquittal in the GOP-led Senate.
 
Russia is currently engaged in what looks like a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
 
While on Burisma’s board, Biden shared a close business relationship with Massimov during his second stint as Kazakhstan's prime minister from 2014 through 2016. Massimov was arrested in January by Kazakh authorities on allegations of treason.
 
The laptop emails between Biden, his Rosemont Seneca business partner and fellow Burisma board member Devon Archer, and Ukrainian Burisma official Vadym Pozharskyi show their desire to work out a deal with Massimov.
 
Johnson and Grassley noted that the Secret Service records “do not show whether USSS personnel or Hunter Biden traveled to Kazakhstan in May or June 2014.” Hunter Biden’s specific travel itinerary is repeatedly redacted in the emails.
 
In laptop emails, Biden said his Secret Service detail was annoyed when he ditched them to pursue business deals in Kazakhstan.
 
“Vadim — I’ve chosen to carry on from Paris without the Secret Service
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  • Edited March 6, 2022 3:28 am  by  WALTER784
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Mar-6

Showtalk said...

Devon Archer got a one year sentence.  Not much considering what the could have received.

But it's not just the 1 year and 1 day sentence... Archer will also have to pay more than $15 million in forfeiture by himself and more than $43 million in restitution with his co-defendants in the case.

The following link clears Hunter from this deal but there are several others still under investigation... Hunter probably was involved, but not on a criminal level.

Devon Archer sentenced for role in Hunter Biden fraud scheme (nypost.com)

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