Thursday, March 31, 2022

'NATIONAL SECURITY NIGHTMARE': Hunter Biden Laptop Had DOD 'Encryption Keys' On It, Investigation Reveals

Source: Law Enforcement Today

Published: March 29, 2022

By: Jim Patrick

WASHINGTON, DC - The same week we found out that Hunter Biden’s laptop seemed to confirm his involvement with helping an infectious disease company pursue projects in Ukraine, we are now finding out his laptop contained Defense Department encryption keys on it, a clear compromise of national security, PJ Media reports.

According to Sam Faddis, retired CIA Operations Officer who served in both the Near East and South Asia, “the ongoing analysis of the hard drive of Hunter Biden’s laptop” showed that Defense Department encryption keys were present, and said this was not an “insignificant find.”

“These keys allow access to DOD email accounts and databases,” Faddis said. “The exact number of these keys is still unknown. There may be dozens.”


This of course raises the question—why would Hunter Biden, not now or ever an employee of the Defense Department—have these encryption keys?

We may never now the answer to that question, since Hunter Biden appeared to enjoy significant access to the inner workings of government despite not holding any type of national security clearance and being an unabashed crackhead. Faddis explains that this isn’t just an “innocuous” oversight, explaining that “the keys are known more formally as ‘root encryption certificates.’

“Some of them appear to have unusually long expiration dates, with some lasting for some twenty years or more. Such keys should not be present on a personal laptop of any kind, and there is no known reason why Hunter Biden would be in possession of them at all.”

Yet, Hunter Biden is connected, primarily because of his last name and who his daddy is. It appears that those “connected” individuals are not as much concerned about why Hunter Biden is in possession of these encryption keys as they are about seeing the revelation “go away.”

Faddis said that “the keys were discovered only recently by Jack Maxey’s technical team working in Switzerland.

Shortly after the discovery of the keys, Maxey contacted the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland and reported that he had information that might compromise American national security and would like to talk to someone in the Regional Security Office to report what he had learned. His contact information was taken by the person with whom he spoke, but no one has ever called back to obtain the information in his possession.”

So let’s run through this. Hunter Biden has on his laptop computer Defense Department security keys, which he is not supposed to be in possession of, and nobody cares?

As PJ Media asks, “Could it possibly be that there are powerful people who don’t want the full truth of Hunter and his laptop to come out?”

And what could they (whoever they are) be trying to hide?

According to Faddis, “…an IT technical expert advising Maxey’s team has speculated that the keys present on Hunter’s laptop might have allowed Hunter to create throwaway email accounts on DOD servers and thereby route personal and business communications through those servers to escape detection.

Such an arrangement would be in effect a much more sophisticated version of Hillary Clinton’s use of her ‘homebrew’ server to evade monitoring of her communications while she was Secretary of State.”

Clearly, as PJ Media notes, Hillary Clinton was attempting to keep some of her communications from becoming public. What then was Hunter Biden trying to hide?

Once again, this calls into question exactly what on Earth the FBI was doing, since they had the laptop since well before the 2020 election, going back as far as 2019? Apparently nothing.


As Faddis explained, if the FBI had the laptop since that time, “if the information currently in Maxey’s possession from DOD is correct and encryption keys giving access to DOD systems were still active until Maxey and his team discovered their presence and reported them, that would seem to suggest strongly that the FBI has never bothered to investigate what is on the hard drive.”

Shocker, right? Not really.

The ineptness and sloppiness of the FBI should really come as no surprise, since that agency has shown itself to be anything but an apolitical investigative agency, as noted by Victor Davis Hanson, distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Hanson said in November 2021 that the FBI “has lost all credibility as a disinterested investigatory agency.”

This came about after Attorney General Merrick Garland set the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies after parents, with Hanson noting that “the agency was allegedly investigating moms and dads worried about the teaching of critical race theory in their kids’ schools.”

Prior to that, the FBI was up to its eyeballs in the plot to frame former President Donald Trump for “Russian collusion,” in the process submitting bogus requests got warrants to a FISA court. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith forged one affidavit to put Trump ally Carter Page under surveillance; Clinesmith would later plead guilty to a felony.

Then there was the whole bogus dossier bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee which led to the whole Crossfire Hurricane debacle. The list goes on and on.

So we ask again—why were Defense Department encryption keys on Hunter Biden’s laptop? Any investigation into this (and a host of other cases of corruption in the Biden administration) will have to wait (hopefully) until this coming November, when Republicans are poised to take over at least the House and probably the Senate.

But this is another example of the corruption which permeates the Biden family. This is the swamp that Donald Trump warned us about.

Meanwhile, our national security is compromised by this cabal of corruption, which gives the James gang a run for their money.

For more on Biden corruption, we invite you to read one of our prior reports:


The following contains partial editorial content which is the opinion of the writer.

The Free Republic is reporting a bombshell revelation that addresses the conspiracy undertaken to undermine former President Trump by any means necessary, an effort that spilled over from the Obama administration into Trump’s.

A newly released email, which was hidden from the public for five years shows that information was available which may have helped Trump during his first impeachment.

The email cites a top U.S. State Department official in Kyiv, Ukraine, who wrote to Washington officials near the terminus of the Obama administration warning that hunter Biden’s business dealings in the Eastern European nation were undermining U.S. efforts to fight corruption in the country.

The email, dated Nov. 22, 2016, was written by former U.S. embassy official George Kent, who served as one of the Democrats’ key witness in the first impeachment hearing held in the House by obsessed Democrats.

The email was classified as “confidential,” the lowest level of secrecy, by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, another “star” witness in the impeachment proceedings for the Democrats. That email was not turned over to House lawmakers during the impeachment fiasco.

In clear violation of federal law, the State Department failed to acknowledge the existence of the document to either the court or to media outlets which had requested it in a number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits filed against that agency, which sought records on Hunter and Joe Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine.

Moreover, the email’s message is in direct conflict with the messages being pushed by the mainstream media, State Department witnesses, and Democratic congressmen to the public two years ago.

As a refresher, all claimed that Hunter Biden’s lucrative job on the board of directors of Burisma, a corrupt Ukrainian energy company, a position which appeared to be a clear conflict of interest, had zero impact on efforts of the United States to fight corruption in that country.

“The real issue to my mind was that someone in Washington needed to engage VP Biden quietly and say that his son Hunter’s presence on the Burisma board undercut the anti-corruption message the VP and we were advancing in Ukraine,” Kent wrote in the email to a number of high-ranking officials in the State Department in Washington, D.C.

Among those on the email distribution list was Jorgan K. Andrews, then the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

The email described an intense pressure campaign by advocates for Burisma, which included a former U.S. ambassador,” to “rehabilitate” the Ukrainian company’s corrupt reputation and to twist the arms of Ukraine prosecutors to drop their criminal investigations of the company.

Kent also wrote to the higher-ups that he had confirmed with Ukrainian prosecutors that officials of Burisma had paid a $7 million “bribe” to help one of the cases against the company go away. The bribe was allegedly paid while Hunter Biden was serving on Burisma’s board, a position which earned him over $3 million from the company.

Free Republic noted that this was merely not “another minor email drop.” Rather, there are tremendous implications, not only  for past officials but also the current regime.

It appears that due to the speed at which the Obama administration quickly covered up Ukrainian corruption involving Hunter Biden, that seems to indicate that they were planning to use Ukraine against Trump. It didn’t appear this was merely about protecting Joe and Hunter Biden; it was to set a trap for Trump.

Clearly, they knew that once Trump became president he would want to have dealings between Hunter Biden and Burisma investigated, especially if Joe Biden eventually decided to run for president.

It appeared they were trying to protect their future witnesses for a possible impeachment pristine, which meant hiding the fact they were aware of Ukraine’s concerns and then acted like those concerns were ill-founded.

Even if it assumed that this was all done not to take down Trump but to engage in a cover-up to protect Biden, that would be bad enough.

However as noted in the Free Republic story, the “conniving nature of the Obama regime” indicates that “it’s very likely they knew Burisma-Biden would be a thread the Trump administration would tug on,” so they used that as a “Plan B” if you will, in case the Russia collusion story didn’t take hold in removing Trump, which it did not.

This seems to make sense, especially given the timing—the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the “whistleblowing” of that call by Eric Ciaramella, a CIA operative, along with the downfall of the special prosecutor investigation of Robert Mueller. The timing seems to be too perfect.

This email seems to work as vindication for Trump’s call with Zelensky, while also exposing those witnesses Democrats used in an effort to impeach him.

National security nightmare: Biden laptop had Department of Defense "encryption keys" on it...why?

Below is a previous story we filed about the Bidens’ connections to Burisma and Ukraine.


WASHINGTON, DC - As Sonny and Cher used to sing, “The Beat Goes on.”

On Wednesday, the Senate released a report that concluded that former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden allowed his son, Hunter, and other members of his family to use his official position in order to augment their income through contacts with foreign companies and governments.

According to the report, obtained by Breitbart News, apparently the Obama administration was aware of the likely conflict of interest which occurred when Hunter Biden was appointed to the board of Burisma Holdings, a corrupt energy company in Ukraine.

It bets better than that, however. Or worse, depending on your perspective. The report goes on to state that email evidence showed that Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry was also aware of the conflicts of interest. Why was that important? Kerry’s stepson, Chris Heinz, was one of Hunter Biden’s business partners.

The report says:

“Hunter Biden, his family, and [business partner Devon] Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds.”

It continued that Hunter Biden had gone on a “$100,000 global spending spree with James Biden and Sara Biden” after receiving money from a Chinese investor. It should be noted that James Biden is Joe Biden’s brother, who is married to Sara.

More disturbing, it added that Hunter Biden appeared to have paid women who were linked to an “Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”

In fact, a left-leaning website, Mother Jones, actually went into a detailed accounting of Jim and Hunter Biden’s business relationships earlier this year. It also detailed how Jim Biden had leveraged his brother’s political power to assist him in his business ventures.

So, the information about nefarious business dealings involving the two is not only from right-leaning sources. The report was originally published by ProPublica, which is a nonprofit that investigates abuses of power. In fact, the title and subtitle of the story is informative: “The Benefits of Being Joe Biden’s Brother.”

The teaser for the story read, “Jim Biden repeatedly tapped into Joe’s political network for help with his finances and to promote his business ventures.”

The Senate report went on:

“The records acquired by the Committees show consistent, significant, and extensive financial connections among and between Hunter Biden, James Biden, Sara Biden, Devon Archer and Chines nationals connected to the Communist regime and [People’s Liberation Army] as well as other foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds.”

The investigation was reported by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) of the Senate Committee on Finance, and was launched in August 2019—prior to the impeachment inquiry.

It was launched relative to a report called the “Henniges transaction,” where a company tied to the Chinese state bought an American company that makes so-called “anti-vibration technologies with military applications.” Ironically (or not), one of the companies involved in the transaction was Bohai Harvest RST (BHR), a Chinese-funded investment company in which Hunter Biden owns a stake.

The Senate report went on to divulge “examples of extensive and complex financial transactions involving the Bidens,” while also explaining that it wasn’t only Hunter Biden who “cashed in on Joe Biden’s vice presidency.”

Even more infuriating is Hunter Biden’s jet-setting overseas had him enjoy protection from the Secret Service, which continued even after he joined the board of Burisma.

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