(FreedomBeacon.com)- Left-wing newspaper The Washington Post argued recently that Americans should treat the leaks of Hunter Biden emails as if they are foreign meddling in elections, even if they know they probably aren’t.
In an op-ed published by the newspaper, Johns Hopkins University Professor Thomas Rid said that the emails recently published that are purported to be from the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should be treated as if they are part of a “foreign intelligence operation.”
The piece, titled “Insisting that the Hunter Biden laptop is fake is a trap. So is insisting that it’s real,” the professor says that the release of the emails, legally obtained from a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden at a Delaware computer repair store, appear similar to alleged Russian hacking in the 2016 election campaign.
“Take a step back, and the Russian interference of 2016 holds valuable lessons on what to do and what not to do in 2020: We must treat the Hunter Biden leaks as if they were a foreign intelligence operation – even if they probably aren’t,” he said.
Even if they probably aren’t? They almost certainly aren’t.
The emails, which have been investigated by the FBI and which were released to the New York Post earlier this month, have been verified by multiple people within the communication chain of the emails.
Just an hour before the final presidential debate last Thursday, a former business associate of Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, Tony Bobulinski, gave a press conference in which he said the emails were real and that he had evidence that Joe Biden had intimidate knowledge of his son’s business dealings abroad.
In the piece, Rid also praised social media platforms Twitter and Facebook for censoring the story when it was released – a move the tech giants never took when mainstream newspapers published fake stories alleging that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. It was a claim with zero evidence that was ultimately proven to be inaccurate by an extensive FBI investigation.
Rid even said that the “unremarkable” nature of the emails (it depends how you’re defining unremarkable…) suggests to him that they probably are not part of a Russian intelligence plot. Regardless, he still thinks they should be treated as such.
Have we entered a phase where Democrats and anti-Trump activists are now willing to admit that they are wrong, but push forward anyway?