Updated: Oct 19, 2020
It seems everyone following the Hunter Biden laptop story has been focused on the
corruption and potential financial crimes and their potential for a foreign government compromise of Joe Biden: the 10 percent for “the big guy” email and the allegation that Joe Biden’s family was required to give him 50 percent of their earnings, and of course the sources of the vast sums of money involved being Communist China, the Russian-influenced former government of Ukraine and other corrupt states.
But what if the biggest cache of compromising material wasn’t financial at all – what if it was child pornography?
18 U.S. Code § 2258A creates a legal requirement to report child pornography or electronic records of child abuse to the CyberTipline of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children or local law enforcement. Failure to report child pornography or child abuse may be in itself a crime and result in criminal charges for the computer repair shop or technician.
The store owner was so disturbed by the laptop’s contents and fearing for his safety, he released the hard drive to the FBI in December 2019. When the FBI failed to follow up on the disturbing contents, the shop owner turned over a copy of the contents to former federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani, in turn, released the material to the New York Post.
And there’s a good bit of evidence that the computer shop owner was trying to fulfill his 18 U.S. Code § 2258A obligation when he contacted the FBI and released the computer to them.
First and foremost, the signature of FBI SA Joshua Wilson on the 2019 subpoena for the Hunter Biden – SA Wilson is one of the FBI’s elite child pornography investigators. Here’s an image of the subpoena:
Our friends at the Western Journal reported that in 2012, Wilson was described by The Star-Ledger, a New Jersey-based newspaper, as “an FBI agent based in New Jersey who has spent nearly five years working full time on child pornography.” (More recent news articles suggest Wilson has also worked child abduction cases.)
But here’s a weird twist: Business Insider reported that the computer tech said he “did not see child pornography” on the computer. Unfortunately, a condition affecting the computer tech means his eyesight isn’t great to begin with. According to Fox News, the store owner says his poor vision is why he was never able to identify Hunter Biden as the man who originally dropped the laptop off.
Now here’s another weird twist: Yesterday, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures. Here’s a transcript of part of the interview courtesy of the Gateway Pundit:
Maria Bartiromo: Connect the dots, if an FBI agent is working on child pornography issues for five years why is he subpoenaing the laptop of Hunter Biden? Is there a connection here? Should this suggest that there is a child pornography issue here on that laptop?
Senator Ron Johnson: Well, I think you just made a connection. This is what the FBI has to come clean about. This isn’t a standard investigation where the FBI doesn’t indict somebody and everything remains confidential. This is something that we were talking about that relates to national security. If there is criminal activity involved that is tied to Hunter Biden or his business associates or even possible ties to other members of the Biden family that some of these emails indicate that Joe Biden is fully aware of this, that he was taking his 10% cut or requiring 50% from his family members’ salaries, this needs to be known before Americans go to the polls.
Maria Bartiromo: So was the FBI agent serving the subpoena investigating child pornography, senator?
Senator Ron Johnson: Well, you just read the news report. I can’t comment any further. I don’t want to speculate other than to say that what I said publicly before. Our report uncovered several troubling connections, so many things that need to be investigated that I really think we’re just scratching the surface. Yes, I’ve heard all kinds of things that I think will probably be revealed over the next few days. There’s a treasure trove of emails and video and pictures. Not only in the purported computer of Hunter Biden but now we got the co-conspirator Kevin Cooney that’s also starting to reveal information. I guess we’ll find new information over the next couple of weeks.
What kind of pictures and videos are there that Sen. Johnson implies must be investigated by one of the FBI’s elite child pornography investigators?
According to Rudy Giuliani, who has a copy of Hunter Biden’s hard drive, the files show Hunter engaged in sex, smoking drugs, and partially-naked selfies. Giuliani says the laptop, the contents of which he says made its way to him via the computer repair store owner, contains at least 1,000 photographs, “I have to tell you – and this is very sensitive. The stuff that we're in possession of contains 1,000 maybe more photographs that are highly, highly anywhere from inappropriate to illegal.” Giuliani lawyer Bob Costello said there are some 40,000 emails on the hard drive including thousands of texts. It also includes images of Hunter “in very compromising positions,” Costello told Fox News.
We have no prurient interest in the images, what we want to know is do they depict illegal child pornography, and could the Communist Chinese, the Russians or other adversaries have them too?
FBI SA Joshua Wilson