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Jake Tapper suggests NYPost should delete original tweets with Hunter Biden exposé



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CNN anchor Jake Tapper tried playing peacemaker between The New York Post and Twitter on Friday when he suggested possible options both sides could take to swiftly end their ongoing feud.

Earlier in October, The Post published in an exposé emails belonging to former Vice President Joe Biden‘s son, Hunter, that were obtained via a hard drive from a laptop that had been given to a Delaware repair shop. The emails alleged that Hunter, while on the board of the corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma, had leveraged his father’s position as vice president in his foreign business dealings. Since the emails were originally published, they have since been connected to the younger Biden.

Twitter suppressed the ability for users to spread the exposé on its platform because the publishing of these emails, in its eyes, violated it policy on sharing “hacked materials.” Additionally, it locked The Post out of its account. After fierce backlash from across the platform, Twitter eventually updated its policies. The Post‘s account remains locked.

Tapper, seeing that this situation is still unresolved, tweeted in a five-part thread that if The Post were to delete the then-rule-breaking tweets and then just “tweet them out again” while also saying that Twitter could just as easily unlock its account since the tweets no longer violate the rules.

Assuming either side heeds Tapper’s advice, perhaps he should consider moonlighting as a diplomat.

Check out Tapper’s full thread:

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Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation



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In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.

The charges against Hunter Biden include:

• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm

• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer

•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance

According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.

Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.

The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.

Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.

Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.

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